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Banana Moon Facial Mask Recipe

Banana Moon Facial Mask Recipe

This fabulous recipe reflects a wealth of age-old wisdom, and will leave any type of skin feeling refreshed and pampered. There’s just nothing like giving yourself this easy-to-make facial using ingredients that are likely to be in your kitchen year-round.

The ingredients will nourish, soothe, and gently exfoliate your skin. And they sound good enough to eat!


1 banana, just ripe
1 tablespoon honey
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon wheat germ oil
1 tablespoon finely powdered oats
1 teaspoon lemon juice (optional, if mask will not be used immediately)
1 drop each rose and Melissa essential oils (optional)

1. Peel and mash banana. Add honey, egg yolk, wheat germ oil, oats, and lemon juice, if used, and mash further to form a smooth, creamy paste.

2. If mask is too thick, add a bit of distilled water, and stir until smooth.

3. Add essential oils last, and stir to mix well.

4. To use, apply to clean face and neck, avoiding eye and mouth areas. Rest for 10 minutes, or longer if your skin is very dry. Rinse with warm water, and follow with toner and moisturizer, if desired. Use mask within a few hours of making.

Read more: Beauty, Skin Care

Adapted from Making Aromatherapy Creams and Lotions by Donna Maria (Storey Books, 2000). Copyright (c) 2000 by Donna Maria. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from Making Aromatherapy Creams and Lotions by Donna Maria (Storey Books, 2000).

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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12:04PM PDT on Jun 30, 2012

Thanks for the info.

8:42PM PDT on Mar 24, 2011

Anything on Care2 website by Annie Bond is a "don't miss this one"!
I'm continuing to buy her books as I can afford them. This recipe is just one of many of the most wonderful, easy, organic skin, body, and household cleaning recipes I've found anywhere.

6:01AM PDT on Mar 24, 2011

Thanks for the info.

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