Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Soothing and Refreshing Cucumber Coconut Milk Facial with Oatmeal and Cardamon

This facial is super easy, gently exfoliating and refreshing! It's also vegan!

Here is what you will need:

1 Medium to Large Cucumber
1 Can of Coconut Milk
1 Tsp. of Oatmeal
1 Tsp. of Cardamom Seeds
Mortar and Pestle or Electronic Grinder

Peel and chop up the cucumber and drop it in the blender. Open the can of coconut milk and drop the gelatinous portion (usually found at the top of the can after you open it) into the blender. Blend these two ingredients until they are smooth. Pour into a bowl.

Put the oatmeal and cardamom seeds into the mortar and pestle (or grinder) and grind until it is a fine powder.  Add the powder to the cucumber and coconut milk mixture and fold together with a large spoon.

This is a light, but moisturizing mask that offers a very gentle way to slough dead skin. And it smells fantastic! Store in a plastic container in the refrigerator. You will get a lot of facials out this one! You can find a recipe card for this in our facials and body scrub recipe board on Pinterest. Feel free to enjoy the other recipes there, as well!