If you want to have softer and smoother skin without using harsh ingredients found in store-bought products, coconut oil is the perfect alternative. Here are some different recipes for making your very own coconut oil face mask.
Coconut and Honey
This is a classic combination and two ingredients often used together with DIY face products. For this mask, you want to make sure you have organic coconut oil and raw honey that has not been pasteurized. This is very important for you to get the most out of your coconut oil face mask. Some essential oils can also be added, such as rose or lavender essential oils. Just a couple drops is all you need. You just need to combine the ingredients and store it in the refrigerator. Clean your face, apply the mask, and massage it into your skin. Let it sit about 10 minutes, then rinse it off.
Edible Face Mask
You don’t actually eat this face mask, but you definitely can have some of it ingested since it is all made of food-grade products. That is what makes it so fun to have around! The face mask is going to use coconut oil, along with some plain yogurt and lemon juice. You can also try using lemon zest, though the juice of a lemon is really all you need. One thing to note is that since it has lemon juice, be careful about cuts or sensitive areas on your face. All you need to do is combine your yogurt, melted coconut oil, and lemon juice in a bowl, then apply it your face. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes before you rinse it off.
Try Green Tea and Honey
This is a recipe that also uses honey and coconut oil, but also adds in some hydrating and healthy green tea as well. Green tea is not just great for drinking regularly, but for adding directly to your skin. For this type of face mask, you want to start with virgin or extra virgin organic coconut oil, mixed with some raw and organic honey and green tea leaves. Choose the loose, organic tea leaves and not the tea bags you find in the regular supermarket. Combine the ingredients, and follow the same instructions as any other face mask. Apply the mask to your face, let it sit for several minutes, then rinse with cool or lukewarm water. Make sure you are not rinsing your face with hot water as it can dry it out.