DIY Clarifying Honey & Spice Face Mask

There are few thing I love more than raw honey. OK OK so I’m dramatizing this a bit. I mean, there’s my family and friends, a warm cup of tea on a sunny Sunday morning, little fluffy puppies… but I think raw honey may very well come next!

This is not a superficial relationship; I don’t love this sticky-sweet substance simply because of its deliciousness. Raw honey has depth; it has purpose. Many purposes, in fact. The health benefits of raw honey are vast, just one of which is the fact that it is a wonderful antibacterial agent and helps heal skin conditions and wounds when applied topically. For this reason, raw honey is a great all-natural remedy for acne. It can be slathered on to help soothe inflamed skin and kill acne-causing bacteria.

Cinnamon is another great antiseptic, while nutmeg helps diminish acne scars and smooth skin. Raw honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg therefore make for an amazing, all-natural clarifying face mask.


DIY Clarifying Honey & Spice Face Mask

Ingredients

  • 1 tablepoon raw honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Directions

If your raw honey is in a semi-solid state (most typically is), melt it by placing it in a small heat-resistant bowl and placing it in a shallow pan of boiling water (do not allow the water to get into the bowl). Stir the honey until it begins to liquefy, and remove from the pan. Mix in the cinnamon and nutmeg, and stir the ingredients together until you have a smooth paste. Make sure the mixture is not too hot and apply a thin later of the mask over your face, avoiding the eye area. Be sure not to over-apply since the honey will not solidify and may run. Leave the mask on for about ten minutes and then wash it off.

That’s it! Easy-peasy as always.

Oh, and feel free to eat any leftovers.

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  1. Hi, I’ve been looking all over for your DIY balancing facial cleansing gel, and can’t find it! What happened and where did it go? 🙁

  2. Hi, Danielle. Sorry for the confusion. While the wash works great for me and I still use it, it seems like many people were having issues with it (either getting it to gel properly, or the lemon being too harsh) so I pulled it down. I’m working on another now that will be more universal and simpler to make!

  3. You are so sweet to respond so quickly.. I have been searching the website for that gel too! I love your site and feel so grateful to have discovered it. Thank you for all of your time and passion that you pour into this lifestyle.

  4. With this mask, YES since there is no water (which could grow bacteria) or clay (which would dry out). In fact, that’s a great idea and would make a nice gift!

  5. Hi. My friend and I did this mask and we both were in a lot of pain when taking it off. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that we both have some acne, but since I read that the honey works for acne healing, we thought it would be good for both of us. It felt fine while we were applying it and while it was sitting on our skin, but as we took it off it stunk like crazy! I don’t know if we did anything wrong, we followed the instructions, but just wondering.