3 Coconut Oil Face Mask Recipes You’ll Absolutely Love

3 Coconut Oil Face Mask Recipes You Will Absolutely LoveStop throwing your money away and exposing your skin to who-knows-what in all those over-the-counter skin care products! Instead of using chemicals for a facial, use a superfood!

And, when you think of coconut oil for face masks, think creamy, thick, and perhaps, green! – just like in the movies! Throw in a couple, sliced cucumbers and you’ve achieved a completely natural, DIY, and therapeutic spa session for yourself!

With these recipes, you’ll fall in love with the versatility, the nutritional profile, and the amazing, head-over-heels skin-tingling benefits! Benefits that can be seen immediately! We dare you to take up the challenge of going native, wild, and raw!

3 Top Coconut Oil Face Mask Recipes

The Never-Fail Mask Recipe

honey-and-coconut-oilTime: 2 minutes
Servings: Up to you!

Base Ingredients:

  • 1 Part Coconut Oil
  • 2 Parts Raw Honey

Essential Oils:

  • Your choice of essential oil

Directions:

  • Put Raw Honey and Coconut Oil in mixing bowl.
  • No need to melt the Coconut Oil first.
  • Use a KitchenAid or electric hand mixer to whip the ingredients for 2 minutes.
  • Add the essential oils after whipped consistency has been achieved.
  • Transfer to a wide-mouthed, glass jar.

Special Notes:

The Never-Fail Mask Recipe offers the very base for nearly every type of coconut oil mask you can create: coconut oil and raw honey.

Can also add the powdered form of Vitamin C, L-Ascorbic Acid, to each mask application. You can’t add it to the main recipe process because it’s highly volatile and will breakdown once it’s been applied to the mixture.

Apply a thin layer to your face. If you apply too much, it’ll become thick and goopy and will be difficult to manage.

Leave on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off.

Safe to use daily.

If using L-Ascorbic Acid, you should use the mask only once a week.

Detox Face Mask Recipe

Time: 2 minutesclay-mask
Servings: 1 mask application

Base Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp Bentonite Clay
  • 1 Tsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp Raw Honey

Essential Oils:

  • 1 Drop Lemon Oil

Directions:

  • Mix all ingredients together.
  • Apply to your face and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Wash off with warm wash cloth.

Special Notes:

Can substitute the Lemon Oil for freshly squeezed juice of half a lemon.

For normal use and applications, once a week is effective.

If you have oily skin and are prone to breakouts and acne, you may want to experiment with 3-5 applications in a fortnight.

The Acne Fighter

Time: 5 minutesbanana
Servings: 1 application

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 Banana
  • pinch of Tumeric

Directions:

  • Melt down the Coconut Oil to liquid form.
  • In a separate bowl, mash up the banana.
  • Mix together all the ingredients.
  • Apply the entire mixture to your face for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse off with cool water to close pores.

Special Notes:

Using ripe or overripe bananas makes for easier mashing, smoother consistencies, and lump-free pastes.

Tumeric won’t stain your face since you’re only using a pinch! But, if you’re concerned about your fingernails, just use a nail brush to scrub them with lemon juice – a great excuse for a nail exfoliation treatment!

Who are Coconut Oil Face Masks For?

Everyone deserves to be pampered with a coconut oil face mask, and that includes every skin type too! In fact, you can make your own face mask with ingredients right from your pantry and refrigerator to specifically combat your skin conditions!

If you have eczema, coconut oil face masks can be healing, soothing, and can relieve the itchiness while providing moisturizing benefits.

If you have oily and acne-prone skin, including coconut oil in your face mask recipes can help to cleanse out pores, prevent breakouts, and also provide moisturization.

Using coconut oil alone is still a very beneficial topical ingredient for sensitive skin types. In fact, if you have sensitive skin, less is more. You don’t have to include other ingredients to help relieve the symptoms of having sensitive skin. You could benefit greatly from the simplicity of The Never-Fail Mask recipe or using coconut oil alone.

And, if you’re one of the lucky ones that has normal skin and you want to incorporate coconut oil in your DIY and natural face masks – let us just say on behalf of everyone else that battles with skin problems, we’re totally jealous!

You can have all the radiance, vibrancy, and glowing benefits of coconut oil and can experiment with all types of ingredients! You can truly come up with some fantastic concoctions that’ll be sure to rival and far out-do the masks on the store shelves!

Natural Benefits of Coconut Oil

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There are so many natural benefits of coconut oil that it can easily take up the entirety of this post just to name them all! But, when it comes to skin care, it’s one of Nature’s most marvelous foods that’ll work wonders in several different ways!

It contains a high and very concentrated amount of lauric acid. That acid is a rare type of fat that’s only found in two things – coconut oil and breast milk. When lauric acid is absorbed into the body, it’s converted to monolaurin. And, how does monolaurin help you?

  • Highly toxic and combats viruses
  • Kills off bacteria
  • Eliminates and removes fungus
  • Deeply penetrates
  • Moisturizes the skin
  • Protects from free radical damage
  • Protects from environmental damage

Who Might Have Problems with Coconut Oil?

Rarely does someone react negatively to natural and homemade face masks, but just in case, here’s a short list of some possible factors that you might need to consider:

  • Allergy to coconut oil
  • Allergy to certain essential oils
  • Allergy to other ingredients ex. spices, foods, and glycerin

Instead, you might want to omit or substitute essential oils for fruit zests, sugars for salts, and other ingredients with yogurts, clays, and honey.

Also, if coconut oil just isn’t your thing, then you can always experiment with other carrier oils, grapeseed oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, and extra virgin olive oil.

But, if in doubt, always spot test first for sensitivity. There’s nothing worse than just discovering you’re allergic to an ingredient after you’ve slathered it all over your face! Be smart and apply a small amount to the wrist or back of your hand first to ensure that you have a green light to go crazy on your face.

Allergy Sensitive
Does your skin freak out at the first signs of weather and climate changes? Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint are the award-winning oils to build up an immunity against allergy symptoms.

Sensitive Skin
Is your skin stressed out? You can try Lavender and/or Chamomile to soothe and relieve symptoms. Geranium and Jasmine might also prove to be helpful.

Dry Skin
Sandalwood and Myrrh are excellent oils to treat dry skin conditions. Also, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Lavender, Lemon, Geranium, Patchouli, Chamomile, Rose, Rosewood, and Ylang Ylang can also be beneficial oils to experiment with.

Oily/Acne Prone Skin
Lemon, Lemongrass, Tea Tree, and Ylang Ylang will cleanse, purify, and disinfect your skin for a problem-free and zit-free face.

Bergamot, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankinsence, Geranium, Helichyrsum, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Orange, Patchouli, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, and Ylang Ylang can all aid in your battle against breakouts and flareups.

Anti-Aging
High frequency Frankincense oil is a when-in-doubt oil. It’s extremely effective for penetrating deep and providing calming and soothing skin advantages. Carrot Seed oil is also another great anti-aging oil.

But, if you’re after wrinkles in particular, consider Clary Sage, Cypress, Geranium, Helichyrsum, Lavender, Lemon, Myrhh, Orange, Patchouli, Rosemary, Sandalwood, and Ylang Ylang.

rosemaryCoconut oil can effectively be used alone as a mask for your face and even your hair! If you feel a little braver, try mixing it with honey for a skin-delicious and simple recipe. And, adding in a drop or two of essential oils of your choice just adds to the wonderful scents and purifying benefits.

But, going a step further and adding clays, yogurts, spices, and other foods can really up your mask benefits. If you’re wild and ready to go full-on with your mask recipes, consider these popular combinations.

  • Coconut Oil + Honey + Juice (Lemon, Orange, Apple Cider Vinegar)
  • Coconut Oil + Honey + Herb (Rosemary, Sage, Basil)
  • Coconut Oil + Spice (Tumeric, Nutmeg, Cinnamon) + Food (Banana, Yogurt, Avocado)

Face masks are rarely boring! Why do you think people pay so much for them at the spa? Without having to fork out a fortune, create your own salon-grade coconut oil face mask at home with the peace of mind of knowing every ingredient that’s going into your recipe!

Let your skin soak it up, heal and soothe, and glow with radiance as you take on the challenge of going primal with your skin! And, don’t forget the sliced cucumbers – you’ll become a pro at creating your own luxury spa session in no time!

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