Thursday, October 16, 2014

Banana, Wheatgrass, Lemon Skin Care Mask

Regardless of what you think...you are NOT looking a moldy banana!

This was one of my 'experiments' this morning as I work up REALLY early and had some extra time on my hands.  I thought I would make my own skin care mask using raw and vegan ingredients that I had on hand.

Many of you know I really don't like Bananas but I have learned to like up to a half of one in a few specific smoothies from time to time.  After I was done making a smoothie this morning I did this before throwing the banana peel away.  Not only do I NOT like the taste of bananas I like the aroma of them even less!  So here's what I did and it worked on many levels!

1 Banana Peel
1/2 Scoop of GoL's Wheatgrass Powder
Lemon Juice

I sprinkled the wheatgrass powder on top of the peel and wet it down with the lemon juice.  It was really wet and 'soppy' like a drenched wash cloth.  I took it and smeared it all over my face and neck.  It dried like other masks would.  Between the lemon and the wheatgrass aroma - it cut the banana aroma - at least in half!  YAY!  After wearing this on my face and letting it dry I washed it off with hot water.

It left my skin VERY soft all day!  I'm very excited about this!  I will be posting about my natural skin care mask attempts as I have several others planned, too!  With the research I have done all three of these ingredients are great for skin...not only consuming them but putting them ON your actual skin!  I took some photos but they looked beyond ridiculous so I won't post those...teehee!

14 comments:

  1. This is an interesting idea. Anything that makes your skin feel soft all day is definitely worthy of a try! Thanks!!

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    1. I was surprised it worked all day like it did! I hope to post more attempts and recipes for skin care using fruits and veggies

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  2. Wonderful! Will try... We like making moisturisers from cocoa butter, aloe vera gel, roses and essential oils- there is a post on the blog about it if u r interested. thanks for this one :)

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    1. I've tried Cocoa Butter products but haven't made any on my own using that as an ingredient - just might have it - SOON :) Yes...I would love that link if you have it let me know! Thanks!

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  3. Very interesting idea and sounds like it worked well. Have not tried homemade skincare yet, but I've been meaning to.

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    1. Let me know if you do! I'm interested in what other people are doing :)

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  4. Gee! The things ladies put on their faces. Here, you put on a banana mask, you'd probably be invaded by an army of ants in no time at all. Tropical climate - lots of insects, critters and pests here. :D

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    1. LOL this made me laugh...but probably true in most parts of the world this time of year!

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  5. What a cool idea! Good use of a banana peel. Please share more homemade skin care tips =)

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    1. I hope to, soon :) Thanks for the encouragements :)

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  6. Wow! What a great DIY facial mask you have concocted! So glad it made your skin feel soft! I love to make natural beauty products. Wheatgrass alone is amazing for so many things and yes, I use the inside of a banana peel as a beauty aid too. It's great for whitening teeth as well. I am so glad you shared your natural mask with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop.

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    1. Thanks for the additional info on the uses of those ingredients I experimented with! That's awesome!!! I plan on doing more especially with the wheatgrass powder - soon!

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  7. I love this article, thanks for sharing your thoughts with us!! I am regularly using Sakare's skincare mask products. I would strongly recommend this to all.

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    1. Thanks! I'm not familiar with that line. Is it a vegan line?

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