Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mud Hog

1 tbsp Bentonite clay (always use cosmetic grade clay!)
1 tsp Manuka honey (yes, you can use regular honey)
2 drops tea tree oil
unsweetened peppermint tea to make a smooth paste
10 to 15 minutes to sit, knit, read, or do a crossword puzzle

Mix all of the ingredients in a ceramic or glass bowl and stir until it's as smooth as possible; smooth on face and wait until the mask dries. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

It helps to dissolve the honey in the tea while it's still warm, which I found out after I got started. Common sense, neh? Also found out it's quite difficult to get all the lumps out of the clay, so maybe using a small whisk might help.


Rachael said...

OMG! This sounds awesome!!! And I have all the ingredients on hand! Thank you!!!

La Duchesse said...

I was amazed at how much liquid the clay soaks up.. it ended up being 3 tbsp of clay to about 1 cup of tea, which was enough to fill one of those small canning jars. O.o Didn't want to waste the leftover tea, after all! :P

Rachael said...

Wow! That's really amazing!

Also, yes, no one wants to waste tea. Isn't wise...

Now, I think I need some tea myself. *goes to put the kettle on*

word: "wayfyisa" ... looks like welsh to me...