The doorway to deeper, inner beauty, Ayurveda beauty care is an herbal science. Designed to help you glow from within, these three facial treatments are designed to bring natural healing to your biggest organ, the skin.
Most of the ingredients in these recipes are available at health food stores.
Fragrant Facial Mask
2 tablespoons oatmeal (superfine regular oatmeal ground in a blender)
2 teaspoons goat milk powder
Ż teaspoon clayŚmultani mitti clay (yellow clay from India), or plain white kaolin clay
1 teaspoon rose petal powder
1 teaspoon sandalwood powder
2 drops rose attar (essential rose oil from India infused in a sandalwood base)
Mix all dry ingredients in a small jar with a tight-fitting lid. Take half of the dry powder and mix in 1 ounce of warm water; to this, add one drop of rose attar. Apply with a brush or the fingers. Allow the application to remain on the skin for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.
Almond Milk Cleanser
20 whole almonds
1 cup water
2 ounces rose hydrosol or lavender hydrosol
4 drops geranium essential oil
1 ounce vegetable glycerine
Soak the almonds overnight and peel them. Blend in blender with the water and until liquefied; strain to remove residuals. Add the hydrosol to the almond milk, then the geranium essential oil, and then the vegetable glycerin. Shake vigorously before use. If kept refrigerated in an airtight container, this cleanser can last up to two weeks.
1 part rice bran powder
1 part chickpea powder
╝ part hibiscus powder
╝ part rose powder
╝ part sandalwood powder
╝ part coriander powder
Mix the ingredients together. When ready to use, take the amount needed and add a few drops of water to moisten before applying with circular movements to face and neck.