Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Gentle Oatmeal, Milk and Honey Mask Facial Recipe - Herbal Spa Treatments


Another popular spa treatment is the facial. Not only is this a relaxing treatment, it is also very good for your skin. A facial cleans, exfoliates and nourishes to promote clear, well-hydrated skin. This treatment begins by gently cleansing the skin using a mild soap designed to match the person’s skin type – dry, oily, sensitive, combination. Next it is exfoliated, which can be accomplished through a facial scrub, which is much gentler than what is used on the body, or by using a mask. A quick toner will help to tighten the open pores. Finally the face is gently massaged with a light moisturizer also designed for a person’s skin type.

Many people already use a cleanser, toner and facial moisturizer. The exfoliants tend to be the luxury when it comes to a facial. The purpose of the exfoliant is to slough away dead skin revealing a fresh face and to draw out impurities deep within the pores so the skin can function more effectively. Because the face is so delicate, it is imperative that only gentle exfoliants be used in a facial.

Gentle Oatmeal, Milk and Honey Mask

2 tablespoons pink kaolin clay
1 tablespoon fine colloidal oatmeal
1 teaspoon milk powder (goat’s milk or buttermilk work well)
1 teaspoon rosehip powder
1 teaspoon honey powder

Mix the ingredients together and package for later use. This recipe is designed to be kept dry until ready for use making it quite convenient to both sell and use. At that time, place a small amount of the above mixture in the palm of your hand. Mix just enough water to form a paste. Spread the paste on face in small circular motions and leave for 15 minutes followed by a rinse with warm water. Hydrosols, such as rose, or very light oil such as sweet almond oil can be used in place of the water.


  1. You to recommend this facial mask for people with sensitive skin too or not? I recently made a similar recipe minus the honey powder & the milk powder. Instead used finely grd: oats, chamomile, calendula & fine coconut; kaolin white clay, essential oils. Based on the recipe, it was to be for all skin types....well it was disasterous in the bathroom for me that evening. I ended up with raw angry red cheeks that I had to relieve using Lemon Balm Hydrosol. Any advice is welcome, thanks!

  2. If your skin is sensitive, you need to be very careful what you put on it. For starters, I would suggest that if you use a mask like this, do not rub it on your face. Gently spread it on it, leave it to sit, and gently rinse it away after 15 mins. I would actually just use the oatmeal, milk and honey and none of the other stuff if you have sensitivities. The colloidal oatmeal is a fine powder which is much gentler than regular oats used for cooking. I would suggest trying that.


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