Treat your skin with roses and chocolate this Valentine’s Day… Roses are red, violets are blue, we have the perfect skin treat just for you! Why not treat your skin to roses and chocolate on Valentine’s Day? It’s better for you than edible chocolate, plus this mask will last much longer than fresh roses (beautiful as they are). Not only will you be showing some love to your skin by using this pampering treatment, but also giving yourself some valuable ‘me time’.
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Let’s take a look as to why we are using the Valentine’s-inspired ingredients in this skin-beautifying treat…
Referred to as the ‘food of the gods’. This tasty treat is rich in minerals like calcium, potassium and zinc. It also contains high levels of theobromine. Cacao powder is packed with anti-oxidants and contains anti-inflammatory properties. The compounds found in cacao are found in plants that promote healthy skin tissue.
It is extracted from cassava root, it’s used for its excellent absorbency of oils and to give the product a fine and smooth feel.
Roses are widely considered the most beautiful flowers in the world. Often used in Ayurvedic skin treatments, this deliciously scented powder helps to treat all skin especially sensitive. Toning and regenerative, it helps mature skin, as well as aiding in relaxing the mind and being intoxicating to the senses.
Although not typically used in Valentine’s day treats, this clay has been chosen to continue the rose-inspired theme. Deemed as one of the mildest form of kaolin clay, Rose clay gently polishes and detoxifies the skin whilst being known for its firming properties.
Rose damascena essential oil
The essential oil of Rose is extracted by steam distillation of fresh Damascus Rose (rosa damascena) and is composed of hundreds of powerful components, out of which the major contributors are citronellol, citral, farnesol, stearpoten, methyl eugenol and geraniol. Damascus roses are the preferred variety because they are the most fragrant species and are believed to be the original red roses with strongest aroma and highest oil content. Rose essential oil has been known to help to boost self esteem as well as libido! We know about the emotional and psychological effects of rose. Let’s explore some of the skin benefits of this beautiful scented essential oil: The astringent and anti-aging properties of rose essential oil has many skin benefits. The beneficial plant compounds present help with toning and lifting skin. Also gives protection against fine lines and wrinkles as well as being able to treat minor skin infections such as acne.
Chocolate and rose face mask formula
Let’s make this simple but divine skin treat.
35% Rosa damascena flower powder
30% Tapioca starch
29.98 % Rose Clay (Illite and kaolin)
5% Raw cacao powder (Theobroma Cacao Powder)
0.02% Rose damascena essential oil
Find your ingredients online or by checking out our recommended supplier list. Ingredient substitutions: If you don’t have rosa damascena flower powder you could substitute with extra rose clay. Geranium essential oil could be substituted for rose damascena essential oil.
Add all the ingredients in a clean dry jar, then add the rose essential oil. Mix well to combine.
How to use your face mask
Blend together a teaspoon of this mask powder and a few drops of water (use rosewater for extra decadence). Stir together slowly until you have a consistency that applies easily to your skin (remember to do a patch test first). Massage into your face and neck with the tips of your fingers. Wait until almost dry and rinse off. This water-activated mask treatment can be used not only on the face and neck, but as a body treatment too. Better still, why don’t you ask your loved one to help you apply it… Happy Valentine’s Day!
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