Rich in minerals, antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, this soothing mask helps remove dead skin cells and stimulate circulation, leaving skin feeling toned and super soft. Clay powder is available online.
3–4 heaped tbsp fresh or dried olive leaves
boiling water, to cover
4 tbsp clay powder
14 drops lemon essential oil
1 Place the olive leaves in a pan, pour boiling water over to cover and simmer gently for 10 minutes.
2 Strain out the leaves and return the liquid to the heat, continuing to simmer until reduced by half (about 10 minutes). Measure out 80ml of the olive water.
3 Put the clay powder in a bowl. Pour the olive water slowly over the clay powder, stirring well, then stir in the lemon essential oil. Bottle.
USE When cool, apply the mask to face, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 20 minutes, then wash off with warm water. The mask can be applied once or twice a week, as needed. Wash off immediately if you get any redness or irritation.
STORAGE Will keep for 6 months in the refrigerator.