Saturday, July 18, 2015

inspired by s.w. basics hibiscus mask

I haven't ordered anything from s.w. basics in awhile so seeing that the now offer a mask was a big temptation! They make their products simple with only a handful of ingredients so I figured I would try and diy my own version to see if I liked how the ingredients worked on my skin before deciding to treat myself (something about glass jars I tell you) if you live in Winnipeg Scoop and Save on Portage Ave has a large bulk herb selection where you can scoop out what you need an pay pennies to try out new things. It cost me $0.60 to make this!

What you will need: (will make 3-4 masks treatments)
  • Coffee grinder
  • 1/2 tbsp* dried hibiscus flowers (then ground up)
  • 1 tsp dried lavender buds (then ground up)
  • 2 tsp clay of your choice (I used/had kaolin, not French green)
  • Jar of your choice
* I added a bit more the leaves are hard to measure

How to make:
Place lavender buds and hibiscus in the coffee grinder and pulse until a fine powder. It took a less than a minute the hibiscus is will have little chucks try to shake it and get them to become fine.
Pour into your jar and add in the clay, shake to combine.

For the mask scoop out 1 tsp (or less one is a bit much but half seems too little...) mix with your choice of liquid and apply to your face. The pink color does not stain your face! Let dry and rinse off.

I had been meaning to try adding lavender powder in masks for quite some time so I am glad I got around to trying it. The mask itself smells wonderful the hibiscus is a very unique addition. I can't 100% tell if it is better than any other clay mask I have used. I will use up what I have and go from there. But overall this was very easy to "dupe" glad I tried it!

Has anybody tried the actual mask? Any good reviews?

1 comment:

  1. this is neat!!! i never knew where to find raw ingredients like this in the city!

    Have a great week!
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