Monday, 14 April 2014

Make a Matcha Mask

If you guys like fun, easy and kinda weird things like I do, 
you'll be all over this. 

I was cleaning out our pantry (nesting is officially in full force) 
and came across some Matcha powder left over from a 
breakfast gathering months ago. Actually longer, probably 
a year. 

I love enjoying a well made Matcha Latte, but they have 
a way with me that I'm not too fond of. I don't seem to get 
that "sustained, calm alertness" that many websites claim 
Matcha offers. Instead I get that fast paced, heart pumping, 
full-on adrenaline, IdontknowwhyImtalkingthisfast kind 
of alertness. 

So I googled what to do with it. And this is what I found. 
Game on! It met all of my requirements - fast, easy, fun 
and I had all the ingredients ready to roll.

There is a little thing we say in the holistic heath world, if you 
wouldn't eat it, don't put it on your skin. Your skin absorbs
everything!! Which means all the chemicals in many lotions and 
beauty products you use on a daily basis are all seeping through 
your pores and getting into your body. No bueno. 

The benefits of this mask is pretty sweet too. 

First of all, it feels AMAZING when you put it on, the consistency 
is like smooth clay. It has an incredibly cool and soothing feeling. 
I swear as I began to put it on, I could hear my face calling for 
more. And even as it starts to dry, it doesn't feel all hard and 
cake-y as some masks do. 

Matcha has this super deep green colour that contains tons 
of chlorophyll and is known to be great for detoxifying. 
It also scores really high in antioxidants which help fight bacteria 
and infections. You could use it for better complexion, anti-zit 
treatment or just to feel rejuvenated.

The great thing about this mask is there is coconut oil in it 
as well. Coconut oil is amazing for your skin. It is 
anti-inflammatory and a really great moisturizer. It also 
has anti-bacterial properties which help for clear skin. Horray!

SO! The recipe!

1 Tbsp Matcha Powder
1/2 Tsp Coconut oil
1/2 tsp or less water

Mix this in a tiny bowl and you are good to go.

Try it and tell me, do you love it!?!

You could also try these masks which I have also tried and loved in the past: Cooling Cucumber Mask or Oat Avocado Honey Mask


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