I remember the first time I heard you could use charcoal to cleanse your face; I was thinking “charcoal! Like the black gritty stuff that’s left over after a BBQ?” Not exactly my idea of a skin saviour but I’ve tried worse (or weirder).
Charcoal, much like Bentonite clay, is an amazing product that detoxifies the skin by pulling impurities out of the pores, allowing for the deepest clean you’ve ever felt.
If one is good then two is better and this recipe has not just charcoal, but Bentonite as well – talk about a double whammy! With oats as a gentle exfoliant and Essential Oils to soothe any skin ailments, this is by far my favourite way to get my skin looking as fresh as a daisy.
CHARCOAL CLEANSING GRAINS
¼ cup ground oats
¼ cup kaolin clay
¼ cup Bentonite clay
10 capsules activated charcoal
7 drops lavender essential oil
7 drops frankincense essential oil
7 drops tea tree essential oil
Grind oats in a coffee grinder to get a fine powder.
Mix the oat powder with the Kaolin and Bentonite in a glass mixing bowl. Be sure to measure the clay with non metal measuring cups.
Add the activated charcoal and essential oils and stir with a wooden spoon until well combined.
Transfer to a lidded container and keep for up to 6 months.
To use: mix a teaspoon of grains with a few drops of water to make a paste. Gently massage into skin, making small circles with your fingers. Rinse with tepid water and follow with a mist and moisturiser.
And there you have it, a super easy charcoal cleanser!
Lots of Love
Alex Brennan & The Model Handmade
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