Homemade Berry & Honey Face Mask RecipeOriginally published on August, 29th 2021. Last updated on September 7th, 2021 Skip to Recipe
I’m a huge advocate for all-natural skincare. I believe we should treat our skin like the food we eat. Make sure we are only applying all-natural ingredients, free from any toxins or chemicals. Know what’s best about this process? Most of the ingredients you need to make quality skincare products can be easily found and accessible. When creating this homemade berry, rose, and honey face mask recipe, I aimed to find the best all-natural ingredients that make a high-quality face mask.
Face Mask Recipe Ingredients
The ingredients I combined to make this homemade face mask recipe add a lot of nourishing properties that your skin craves. Using this homemade face mask, your face will be refreshed and rehydrated, leaving you with a vibrant glow. The berries in this face mask recipe are Acai berries which are filled with antioxidants and Vitamin C.
After incorporating this face mask into my nightly ritual, I can literally feel the health of my skin improving. I’m left with much clearer skin, I feel more hydrated and less dry, and my skin is oh so soft.
How to use face mask
I enjoy making this recipe in the summer when honey is seeping out of the honeycombs, and the farmer markets tables are bursting with jars of honey. However, you can create this recipe any time of the year. It’s just like making a jam. I love to think of making this face mask, similar to making a jam, that it’s just preserving a bit of summer all year round. When you use the face mask, you will be called back to the bliss of summer.
To apply the face mask, use a spoon or your hands to scoop 1-2 tablespoons of the berry rose mask out of the jar and onto your hands. The face mask goes on best when it is room temperature or slightly cooler. As when the honey touches your skin it will be slightly warmed. Gently apply the mask to your skin, applying in a circular movement. That way, the honey, berries, and powdered roses will leave your skin so soft and gently exfoliated.
What is honey tapping as a skincare technique?
Another way you can apply this mask is by using a technique called “honey tapping”. I learned this technique from a skin esthetician and friend, Ona, who owns Unity Skin & Wellness in Newport Beach, CA. If you are in the Southern California area, you absolutely must go see her for a facial!
Anyway, “Honey tapping is a technique that helps to strengthen the lymph and connective tissue for more toned skin. In addition, this ritual and technique help to promote lymphatic drainage, and hydration, leaving your skin feeling quenched and refreshed.” (source). Since this face mask recipe includes honey, you will receive the benefits of honey tapping when applying this face mask.
Creating your own skin care products can be intimidating at first. If you run across any questions, want to share your creation, or just reach out, feel free to comment below or find me on Instagram (@mytinylagunakitchen)!
- 1/2 cup of honey
- 3/4 cup of acai berry powder
- 2-4 tablespoons of dried rose petals
- 1-2 teaspoons of macadamia nut oil
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla bean powder
- 5-10 drops of grapefruit essential oil
- 5-10 drops of lavender essential oil
- 5-10 drops of sweet orange essential oil
- 5-10 drops of frankincense essential oil
- Put dried roses into a blender, coffee grinder or food processor to process into a thinner consistency.
- Pour honey in a mixing bowl, add berry powder, dried roses, macadamia nut oil, and vanilla bean powder. With a spoon mix well.
- Add in the essential oils, if you want more fragrance add more essentials oil.
- If you want a thicker consistency add more berry powder, and if you want a thinner consistecy add more macadamia nut oil or honey.
- Add to a jar to store, place jar in the fridge or in a cool area to store for a longer shelf life.