Benefits: Moisturizing and hydrating. Great for menopausal skin and/or skin which lacks tone and vitality. Increases collagen production and neutralizes free radical damage.
Makes 3-4 treatments
- 2 Tbsp. cocoa butter*
- 1 tsp. honey
- 1/2 tsp. grated beeswax
- 1/2 tsp. ginseng powder*
- 1/2 tsp. soy powder*
- zest of mandarin, optional
In small double boiler melt cocoa butter and beeswax; stir slowly until completely melted. Pour into microwave safe dish. Add honey and stir until mixture has blended completely.
Add ginseng and soy powder. Stir until mixture is a creamy consistency. Add zest of mandarin. To use, apply small amount to cheeks, forehead, chin and neck. Gently spread product until entire face is covered. May be left on skin for deep hydration or removed after 30 minutes.
To remove, splash face with tepid or cool water. Pat dry with soft towel. Store remaining whip in dry place away from sun exposure. It may be necessary to slightly melt contents before applying, as the cocoa butter and beeswax may solidify.
*Items are available in most health food stores or herb shops or by going online.
Note: Honey should not be fed to infants under one year of age. Honey is a safe and wholesome food for children and adults.
© Recipe courtesy of the National Honey Board. http://www.honey.com/
Photo Credit: Artur84