Being in nature has a strong effect on me, working long hours indoors, I start to lose connection with myself. I feel isolated and depleted from fresh air, the blue sky and warm sun. To get in touch with nature one has to go back to the only place where everything is synchronize in a beautiful most eloquent way. To feel the dirt beneath your feet like golden flecks that drift in the air, as every step you make leads you to a path of belonging. There is a lake near my house, and it lies on the center of hills covered in trees. The birds sing and you can hear crickets orchestrating their ballads to the tune of the wind. It truly is the most beautiful thing as a human being to experience. To surround yourself with water, mud, dirt and greenery.
I love how the trees grow out from the water. Nature is so amazing.
Beautiful colors painted by nature.
Everything is connected perfectly.
I love the different patterns on the tree.
This inspired me to create a recipe that has natural elements. When we stick to using natural ingredients and a wholesome diet, our radiance shine. We stay more connected to who we really are, and our emotions sing with happiness because we stay in the moment. Happy to feel that connection that we ever so crave.
Each of these ingredients represent dirt, mud, greenery and water that were inspired from my hike. The have healing properties as well as detoxifying the skin from everyday pollutants that we come in contact from daily activities and our surrounding areas.
Here is what you will need.
1/4 Teaspoon Activated Charcoal: It absorbs toxins, thus help detoxify and get rid of impurities that come in contact with the skin. Deeply cleanses the skin, assist in absorbing excess oil and grime. Perfect for those who suffer from skin problems such as acne.
1/2 Teaspoon Raw Vanilla Bean: Mild exfoliation, has a beautiful aroma. It reminds me of dirt as well.
1/2 Teaspoon Irish Moss: Rich in Vitamin A D, E, F and K, Irish Moss assist in softening the skin as well as preventing wrinkling of the skin.
1/2 Teaspoon Kelp Powder: Rich in minerals, Kelp also known as sea algae has firming abilities for the skin, and improves skin texture.
1/2 Teaspoon Olive Leaf Powder: Has anti-Inflammatory and anti-fungal properties. Assist in healing wounds and has high levels on antioxidants.
Your skin is the canvas and this is the palette that I have chosen.
Blend with Rose Water
Add 1 pump of Barbary Fig Seed Oil
3 drops of Neroli
3 drops of Carrot Seed
3 Drops of German Chamomile
It blends into a smooth consistency and it is a vivid black tone.
Apply to cleanse skin and leave for 15 min. This mask will help draw out impurities due to the activated charcoal. It will feel nice and cool on the skin. Be mindful and try not to scare people.
Hope you enjoy this mask.
Photographs were taken by myself, inspired by nature.