DIY Activated Charcoal Mask, Cleanser and Scrub February 25 2019

We love sharing fun and easy DIY recipes and here's a winner for anyone who is combating acne and breakouts.

Depending on your preference, you can use candelilla wax, beeswax, or solidified coconut oil.

Researchers do confirm that activated charcoal can help draw microparticles, such as dirt, dust, chemicals, toxins, and bacteria, to the surface of the skin, to make removing them easier.

(Study results here: http://www.ejpmr.com/admin/assets/article_issue/1512093026.pdf)

You can find most of these ingredients at your local health food store.

ACTIVATED CHARCOAL CLEANSER, MASK & SCRUB

1/2 cup Hemp Seed Oil OR Pure Aloe Vera (Juice)
1 TBSP. Jojoba, Argan, or Castor Oil
3 tsp. Activated Charcoal
3 tsp. Bentonite Clay or Any Powdered Clay You Prefer
1 Heaping T. Candelilla Wax, Beeswax, or Solidified Coconut Oil
20 Drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
20 drops Lavender Essential Oil

DIRECTIONS:

Create a double boiler by adding water to a medium sized pot.
Place a glass bowl over the pot or place a measuring cup inside the pot.
Add oil, clay, charcoal and wax/oil to the glass cup.
Turn stove top to medium heat.
Allow wax/oil to melt.
Thoroughly mix ingredients.
Remove glass from stove top and pour into a 4 ounce glass container.
Allow to cool.