We all have blemishes and breakouts from time to time right? Blemish Balm to the rescue!
Once I ditched processed food my skin improved quite a bit, a lot less breakouts! Then I started oil cleansing and my skin got a lot plumper and had more “life” to it. Then when I added essential oils, specifically Frankincense to my daily skin routine my skin took a final turn for the amazing, this time in softness. The texture of my skin has never been better. If you struggle with your skin, I highly encourage you to try eating less processed food, and giving oil cleansing and essential oils a try. However, even when following all the best practices for my skin health, I can get surprised by a breakout once and a while.
That’s when I use my recipe for a gentle and effective blemish balm, that will help support your skin when the breakout fairy comes to visit.
The Recipe – Time: Less than 5 min
Blemish Balm Ingredients:
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon bentonite clay –> I got mine here!
- 3 drops tea tree oil– also know as melaleuca oil
- In a small bowl mix all three ingredients. Do not use a metal bowl or spoon to mix, it changes the properties of the clay.
- Store in a small glass jar
How to Apply:
Take a small dap of the blemish balm and rub it directly on your skin. The product will not “rub” in, it will lay on top of your skin. I apply twice a day if possible and let it sit for a couple hours. Rinse off with luke warm water before going to bed.
What Is Bentonite Clay?
Bentonite Clay is a really cool substance! The clay has an ability to produce an “electrical charge” when hydrated. When it meets fluid the electrical components change, giving the clay the ability to absorb toxins. Bentonite is well regarded for the ability to absorb/remove toxins, heavy metals, impurities, and chemicals. This makes it great for working with our skin!
Honey– honey can make your skin glow, because it is FULL of antioxidants! Honey is one of my number one “foods” for the skin! It is antibacterial which helps banish those breakouts as well as being a soothing to skin. Inflammation surrounding breakouts responds well to the natural moisturizing and soothing nature of honey. It is the very gentle base of this recipe. Honey also helps to open the pores, making the clay more effective.
Tree oil– is – “Commonly known as tea tree oil, Melaleuca has long been valued for its cosmetic benefits, especially for its natural skin-cleansing benefits. Melaleuca’s intrinsic properties cleanse away dirt, toxins, and dead skin, giving you healthy-looking and feeling skin.”
From Young Living:
Looking for ways to use Melaleuca Alternifolia( Tea Tree Oil)? Here are some suggestions:
- Use a cotton swab to apply Melaleuca Alternifolia directly to the face.
- Add a drop to your shampoo to support a healthy-feeling scalp.
- If you forget to transfer your laundry to the dryer in a timely manner, run another washing cycle with a few drops of Melaleuca Alternifolia added to the water.
- Add a drop of Melaleuca Alternifolia to soften the skin around a splinter before removing it.
- Freshen and deodorize your rugs. Combine a few drops each of Melaleuca Alternifolia and Lavender with ¼ cup baking soda. Leave mixture overnight to let the oils absorb into the baking soda, and then sprinkle over rug and vacuum immediately. (As a bonus, your vacuum will smell fresher, too!)
- Diffuse Melaleuca Alternifolia to purify the air in your home or workspace.
I hope you give this simple DIY blemish balm recipe a try, I have a feeling your selfies will thank me 😉 !
Looking for other 5 minute beauty tips? Try my DIY Hair Mask!
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