Cucumber and Peppermint Soothing Mask Recipe
This blend is a heavy-duty skin soother that is indispensable after facials, chemical peels, sunburns, or really bad cases of dermatitis. Any distressed skin with flakiness, peeling, dryness will benefit from this formula. Peppermint when used as an infusion is much gentler than peppermint essential oil, while cucumber soothes and feeds the skin with silica.
½ fresh medium cucumber
5 oz / 150 ml filtered tap/mineral water
1 packet peppermint tea
2 oz / 60 ml aloe vera juice
2 drops vitamin E
Optional: 30 ml carrot juice.
METHOD: Puree the cucumber using a stick blender. Prepare the peppermint tea using filtered water and allow it to steep for 3 minutes. Combine with the rest of the ingredients and shake well.
APPLICATION: splash directly on the areas of concern; use in compresses; add to the bath water.
STORAGE: 3 days in a refrigerator. May be frozen and used as ice cubes to rub gently as a quick skin reviving treatment.