Raw Food Avocado Cacao Mask for Your Face
I love winter, which is a good thing, living in Minnesota. I love the snow and the cold. When the temperature starts to drop, I am like a kid in a candy shop. It means sweaters, fires and snow! I find the winter light breath taking and the air invigorating. Because of that, I am always shocked each March when I hit the wall.
Two days ago I woke to below zero temps and a ton of snow forecasted. The thought, “enough already” briefly flitted through my brain. I spun around…was that my thought? The winter lover’s though? Sigh. Yes. What to do? Have a spa evening!
We talk so much about all of the chemicals and preservatives that we put in our bodies, and how we are working so hard to eliminate them to be healthy. But what about the chemicals we are putting on our skin, via lotions and cosmetics? Your skin is your bodies largest organ and needs to be treated with the same respect as your internal organs. And after a long, dry, cold winter, our outsides really deserve some pampering. Whip up a face mask, and a deep hair conditioner, fill your bath with a great bath soak and to finish off, slather your skin with a skin softening, moisturizing oil. Bon Appetit to your body!
The cacao avocado mask is amazing for your face. Cacao actually has tons of anti-oxidants in it and is toning. The honey is a natural moisturizer and the avocado is rich in minerals and vitamin A. Your skin will just love it.
Banana Olive Oil Hair Mask. Did you know that bananas are great for your hair? The potassium helps strengthen hair and undo damage from chemicals and heat treatment. For extra shiny, and deep conditioning, a little olive oil added in makes this a super conditioner that will leave your hair soft and shiny!
Cacao Avocado Face Mask
- 1 avocado
- 2 tablespoons cacao powder
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
- Blend all ingredients together.
- Smooth on skin and leave for 1/2 hour. (this is great to have on your skin while you take your bath)
*This makes enough for 4 facials, or one facial and a great dessert. Seriously.
Banana Olive Oil Hair Mask
- 2 ripe bananas
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Mix all ingredients together in a food processor, or mash together with a fork to make a smooth paste.
- Massage thoroughly into hair. Leave on for 1/2 hour or while you take your bath.
candace | yogabycandace wrote on September 15, 2013
Love this! I am going to try out that face mask right now – thank you so much for sharing!! <3
monica wrote on August 9, 2013
not sure i can do this, i’m going to want to eat it yum!!
Susan wrote on August 9, 2013
Your hair will like it so much more!!
Manda wrote on May 6, 2013
I have acne prone skin; will the honey make me break out?
Susan wrote on May 6, 2013
According to my research, honey should be good for acne prone skin. You can google it if you are unsure.
Melinda Woodhouse wrote on November 14, 2012
This looked and tasted so good it never made on my skin, I’ve made this before as a desert and enjoyed it, next time I’ll make kit for my face when I’m not hungry. Thank you.
Brenda D. wrote on August 6, 2012
The Banana Hair mask SOUNDS AMAZING AND EASY. I love the Idea of having a spa day and I love the idea of the hair mask because I have curly hair and honestly its hard work to get it to naturally shine so i will definitely be making time to make the banana mask for my hair.
Shani wrote on April 19, 2012
Hi I was going to make the face and hair mask as well as the body butter for my Mum for mothers day but it occurred to me these may not have much of a shelf life. Are you able to tell me approximately how long each one will stay good for? Thanks
Susan wrote on April 19, 2012
The body butter keeps for weeks but the masks need to be used right away. Cheers!
Lana wrote on October 22, 2011
I tried the hair mask and my hair is amazingly soft now! It’s so beautiful and shiny!
@JK You have to make sure that the paste is very smooth and that there are no chunks left. I made this mistake too and will use a blender next time =P But my hair looks great now! Will try the face mask too =)
Lana wrote on October 20, 2011
The hair mask sounds really good. My hair gets so dry and frizzy during fall and winter. This mask might help! Will try it tonight before taking a shower.
Anna wrote on March 7, 2011
Oh my gosh, I tried the banana/olive oil mask over the weekend. It was amazing! My hair was so soft and shiny and I had no trouble washing it out.