Coconut Oil Beauty Tips - Purifying Face Mask

Posted on October 18, 2016 by PBC Admin | 0 Comments

Purifying Charcoal Face Mask

Are you looking for more natural solutions to your beauty routine?

When searching for new ideas for different face masks, we were horrified to learn of the chemicals that are now being put into facial products - and you should be too. Phthalates (used for softening plastic) and benzoyl peroxide (causes rapid aging) are just two of the chemicals commonly found in facial treatments. The AnnMarie team has very diligently put together a list of the top 10 most toxic skin care ingredients HERE.

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Coconut Oil Face Mask with Activated Charcoal

Facial Mask with Activated Charcoal and Coconut Oil

Look familiar? Good! Recently, we, the Paleo Baking Company team, published our first beauty tip titled Coconut Oil Toothpaste with Activated Charcoal. We are a lot of things here, but wasteful is not one of them. So we wanted to look more into the two main ingredients that we used for the toothpaste, and find alternative uses for them. After digging further, we found this incredible all-natural face mask.  

How do Coconut Oil and Activated Charcoal work in a Face Mask?

Coconut Oil Face Mask

As stated in our previous post, coconut oil is anti-microbial and anti-fungal. Just like it works to remove the germs and bacteria from our mouths when using it in toothpaste, it also works to remove the bacteria from our face. The activated charcoal is a porous ingredient, and works by opening our pores and drawing out different metals and chemicals.

Coconut Oil Face Mask with Activated Charcoal

OMG IT'S COCONUT OIL

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Makes approximately enough product for one use.

NOTE: Do NOT use metal bowls or stirring utensils with activated charcoal.

Recipe adapted from The Pistachio Project

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut oil (softened, NOT melted)
  • 2 capsules (1/2 teaspoon) activated charcoal
  • 1/2 teaspoon organic aloe vera gel 
  • Optional: 2 drops tea tree essential oil

Directions:

  1. Soften coconut oil in a small dish (approximately 5-10 seconds in a microwave).
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until combined.
  3. Wait until the mask is completely cooled before use. Once cooled, the mask should be a thick consistency.
  4. Apply to face and allow to sit for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove with a warm, damp cloth.

As always, be VERY careful with the charcoal in its powder form, as it will stain any surface that it touches.

    Are you ready for your face to feel amazing??? Give this great face mask a try today! 

    Check out our other Coconut Oil Beauty Tips here.

    Coconut Oil Beauty Tips: Purifying Face Mask

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