Hope your Monday finds you relaxed, rejuvenated and ready for the week ahead. My weekend brought a much needed dose of relaxation after a really hectic and chaotic week. We had mild weather on Saturday with the sun peeking through the clouds so we headed out to a town nearby and took a walk with the dog (how beautiful was that quiet street?!) before heading to a cafe. I ended the day with this amazing raw honey cacao face mask that I wanted to share with you (see below).
Sunday brought my favorite - teaching yoga. I really love the little community we're building, and I am excited to announce that we're adding a second class on Wednesday nights, if you're local. After teaching, I did my own practice at home (see the vid below). This was a cool transition from side plank variation (vasisthasana) to split (hanumanasana).
Raw Honey Cacao Face Mask
The benefits of raw honey continue to amaze me. It started last summer when my husband was suffering from awful allergies. I had read somewhere that raw honey is the cure, and so he took a teaspoon and within a half hour, all allergy signs were gone. It was nuts.
When it comes to skin, I've spent more than I care to admit on the latest and greatest moisturizer, mask, toner, mask, peel and gadget. It's actually sort of embarrassing. I realized the joke's on me because this mask, made from ingredients I already have, has left my skin looking, and more importantly, feeling better than any of those expensive store-bought products.
Raw honey is antiseptic, antibiotic and antifungal, so smearing it on your face is ideal. It also makes a great base for a face mask. Cacao is full of antioxidants. Mix them together and you have a simple, yet effective face mask if you feel like pampering yourself.
Ingredients for Raw Honey Cacao Face Mask
1T raw honey (local, organic is best)
1t raw cacao powder
Directions for Raw Honey Cacao Face Mask
Mix together and smear on your face. Leave it on for 30 minutes and gently wipe off with a warm washcloth.