Make your own beauty mask from dead sea mud, myrrh, and silk protein. Feel like royalty as you pamper yourself, and take the time to care for your skin. The recipe makes enough for several masks, and the mud mask can be stored in the fridge.
Did Queen Esther actually use this complexion mask? Undoubtedly, probably NOT. But it’s made up of some special ingredients from the land of the Bible, including oil of myrrh, which she did use. And the ingredients are healthful and are renowned for their restorative actions. And you are quite frankly, royalty in your home. You deserve the restorative benefits of this mask, without all the harmful ingredients found in mass-produced facial masks. You can easily make this at home as often as you want, once you’ve stocked the ingredients.
Why you should be using facial masks
Masks increase the circulation of your skin, remove toxins, and bring dryness and oiliness into balance. They are an easy way to introduce healthful minerals to your body. They cleanse and shrink your pores. They repair and rejuvenate your skin.
The benefits of clay
Clay helps stimulate circulation while gently exfoliating and cleansing. It draws toxins out of the skin. It is rich in minerals like iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, copper, and selenium that are easily absorbed through your skin. French Green Clay is also antibacterial.
The benefits of Dead Sea mud
Dead Sea Mud is rich in magnesium, iron, silica, calcium, and potassium. It is healing and rejuvenating. So much so that when you visit the dead sea, there are buckets of mud along the beach for you to slather all over your body. Businesses dot the edge of the beach that specialize in the renowned health-giving effects of dead sea mud and dead sea salt.
Myrrh, Frankincense, and Rose Geranium for youthful skin
Cleansing, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, relaxing, stimulates circulation, astringent, tonic, and healing to the skin.
Silk protein for smoother skin
Silk protein added to the mask improves the texture of the mask, as well as the texture of your skin. The protein is easily absorbed into your skin and draws moisture in. It makes your skin smoother and keeps it hydrated.
Queen Esther’s Beauty Mask
Dead Sea & Silk Face Mask
1½ tsp Dead Sea mud
1 tbsp water
¼ tsp silk protein powder
1 tbsp French green clay (or other natural clay)
5 drops myrrh essential oil
1 drop rose geranium essential oil
3 drops frankincense essential oil
Place the Dead Sea mud and water together in a small jar and mix together to dilute the mud. Stir in the silk protein, and then stir in the French green clay. Stir well till the mask is smooth and creamy. Add the myrrh, rose geranium, and frankincense essential oils and stir to combine.
To apply the facial mask:
Pull back your hair. Ring out a facecloth in hot water and place it on your face to open your pores. Hold for a few seconds. Remove the washcloth and while the face is still damp apply the mask, avoiding the eye area. Apply using your fingers in a circular motion. Apply as thickly as you like, being sure that you’ve covered your face. (avoid the delicate skin around your eyes.)
Now go read a book, weed the garden, or make a cup of tea. Allow the beauty mask to dry completely. About 20 to 30 minutes should do, depending on how warm and dry your home is.
You’ll use about 1/2 tsp. of this mask. Place a lid on the jar and keep the beauty mask in the fridge. It should keep for up to two weeks in the fridge. You can use this mask once or twice a week. More often if you have a breakout.
Rinse off the mask
To rinse off the mask, use a facecloth dipped in warm water. Get every last bit of the beauty mask off. And then rinse your face with warm water. Pat your face dry. Your skin should feel tighter and smoother.
Apply argon-pomegranate serum to your whole face to complete the facial pampering. Your skin will drink it in.
Now, don’t you feel like royalty? Breath deeply of this feeling as you honor yourself, your journey, and the woman you are becoming. (with apologies to the men who can also benefit from this beauty regime.)Print
Dead Sea & Silk Beauty Mask
Add this queenly beauty mask to your regime and enjoy the benefits.
- 1½ tsp Dead Sea mud
- 1 tbsp water
- ¼ tsp silk protein powder
- 1 tbsp French green clay (or other natural clay)
- 5 drops myrrh essential oil
- 1 drop rose geranium essential oil
- 3 drops frankincense essential oil
- Place the Dead Sea mud and water together in a small jar and mix together to dilute the mud.
- Stir in the silk protein, and then stir in the French green clay.
- Stir well till the mask is smooth and creamy.
- Add the myrrh, rose geranium, and frankincense essential oils and stir to combine.
- Store in a sealed container, and keep refrigerated. Mask will last for two weeks. Use 1/2 to 1 teaspoon per use.
How do you keep yourself fresh and lovely on the homestead? What’s your secret to healthy, beautiful skin?
If you were to add some vitamin E oil (or another preservative), how long do you think this would last? I started making bath & body products and am selling them, but I haven’t done any masks yet because I don’t want them to go bad quickly. Thanks!
Joybilee Farm says
I would be very hesitant to sell a ready made mask without a chemical germicide. Once you add water it is perishable. You could sell the dead sea mud (which contains a germicide) by itself and add the other ingredients as a separate add in.
I’ve read that you should not use any metal when working with any clays since it absorbs toxins so easily and would absorb metal from the spoon or bowl. Is there any truth to this? I love the mask recipe!
Joybilee Farm says
Stainless steel is usually nonreactive. I’d avoid silver or tin. The contact with clay is so minimal that I don’t think it is a serious concern. Certainly don’t store in a metal container, and don’t leave a metal spoon in the jar for a long time.
Joybilee Farm says
Nonreactive stainless steel is safe around clay, as the stainless steel doesn’t unbind the metals used in it. But you want to avoid silver, lead, aluminum, and copper utensils.
hahahaa you look pretty 😀