1/22/2015

Avocado Honey Mask

Avocado Honey Mask

I am excited to introduce a new series on the blog today, Holistic Beauty. In this series I will share my tried and true beauty recipes that are easy to incorporate into your everyday life.

My beauty philosophy is simple, use products that are as fresh and organic as possible, laugh often, and take really good care of yourself. Beauty starts within. We can make all the organic face masks in the world and will not help if we’re over working ourselves, hiding our emotions, and feeling bad about ourselves on a daily basis. The Holistic Beauty series will explore a range of recipes and practices that will help you shine brighter from the inside out.

Avocado Honey Mask

Avocado Honey Mask

I’m kicking this series off with one of my favorite edible face masks. The Avocado Honey Mask is a wonderful winter face treatment that helps hydrate and nourish dry skin. Avocado contains loads of vitamin E, A, B, and K. Unlike store bought masks that can have harsh ingredients, fresh avocado is very gentle and safe for sensitive skin. Be sure to use ripe avocado in this recipe.

Avocado Honey Mask

Oatmeal is an amazing skincare ingredient. I remember having chicken pox as a kid and oatmeal baths saved me. In this mask oats work as a gentle, anti-inflammatory exfoliant. Like avocado, oats are mild and good for sensitive skin. I like to pulse them with my nut and seed grinder to make the mask easier to apply to the face.

Avocado Honey Mask

Lemon juice is loaded with vitamin C which is a wonderful skin brightener. Lemon juice can help reduce sun spots and blackheads. The citric acid acts as a very mild skin peel which will improve the texture of skin over time.

I love using raw honey in masks for its antibacterial and humectant properties. Raw honey is an excellent skin cleanser and helps give us dewy, glowy skin. Plus if you happen to get a little in your mouth the honey makes it super tasty!

Avocado Honey Mask

Avocado Honey Mask

This mask is fun to play around with and very versatile. The following recipe makes enough for a few masks depending on the size of your avocado. Store leftovers in a glass container in the fridge and use the mask every other day until it’s finished. I make this mask 1 x per week when avocados are in season. Lastly, use organic ingredients if possible and have fun!

Avocado Honey Mask

Avocado Honey Mask

Makes 2-3

 

Ingredients //

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/4 c. rolled oats
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. raw honey

 

Method //

  1. Pulse the oats in a nut/seed or coffee grinder until you have a coarse meal.
  2. Mash the avocado in a bowl with a fork.
  3. Add the oats, lemon juice, and honey. Mix well to combine.
  4. Apply mask to a clean face with fingers or a brush.
  5. Leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse with cool water to close pores.
  6. Follow with your favorite toner and moisturizer.

Have a great time making this Holistic Beauty recipe! I’d love to hear your thoughts and see a photo of you with your mask on social media! It’s pretty fun ;)

xoa

 

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photos by Asami Zenri

Comments

  • Olga

    Ashley, thank you for sharing so many fantastic recipes and ideas (and words of wisdom!) on your blog. I have tried a few of your edible recipes in the last month and was really impressed an happy with the results, so greatfull!! Can’t wait to try this mask too! Raw breakfasts became my go to and make such a difference to how I feel, I can’t believe it!

    • ashley

      Thank you for your sweet words Ogla, really happy to connect with you. So glad you are enjoying the recipes and that you noticed a difference in how you feel, that is powerful! Enjoy this mask and have a wonderful weekend! xoa

  • Claire

    thank you for this and what a great idea for a new series of blog features. I can’t wait for more. Personally I’d like a recipe for some kind of exfoliant/scrub for the body which will slough off all this rough winter skin!

    • ashley

      Hey Claire! Wonderful to hear from you and thanks for the kind words! I’ve got some scrubs coming, one is next week ;)
      Have a great weekend. xoa

  • Marie Edgemon

    Thank you for this simple, inspiring recipe. I couldn’t tell if it was covering my face because it’s so goopy, but when I rinsed it off I could feel that it had dried over all of my face. I really loved the smell of this on my skin and the moisturizing feeling when I rinsed it off. Thank you :-)

    • ashley

      You’re so welcome Marie. It is really goopy! Glad that you enjoyed it and that your skin felt soft afterwards. I love the smell too, the honey is my favorite scent. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead. xo

  • Corina

    Hi Ashley, this is a nice addition to my regular and first homemade mask (with yogurt, honey, sea salt and coconut). After spending tons of money for vegan and organic masks, I was thinking why not using the already good food I am eating also for beauty treatments (so simple!). Now I am looking forward to trying out your mask. :-)

    • ashley

      Oh wow your mask sounds divine Cornia, yum ;) I am right there with you. Skincare can get expensive really quickly and it’s much more fun to make your own when you have the resources. Enjoy!! xoa

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  • GULNAR

    Can I save avacado mask week in frigde?

    • ashley

      Hello! Yes, you can save the mask in the fridge for up to 4 days. Enjoy! xoa

  • Debbie

    Just wondering how often in the weekdo I use this mask haven’t tryed yet thank you Debbie.

    • ashley

      Hello Debbie,
      You can use this mask 2-3 x per week as it is non-drying and very nourishing.
      Enjoy!
      x

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