Rainforest Elixir Mask

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The South American rainforest contains a plethora of superfoods and medicinal plants, including yerba mate, which contains 24 vitamins and minerals, 15 amino acids, and 11 polyphenols. Combine yerba mate with acai berries, which have 10 times more antioxidants than red grapes, and coconut milk, which contains the vitamins C, E, B , B , B , and B as well as iron, selenium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus, you’ll find that this Rainforest Elixir Mask gives you much, much more than a multivitamin for your skin.

Rainforest Elixir Mask

Rainforest Elixir Mask:

YIELDS: 2-3 masks

2 tablespoons yerba mate leaves or 2 yerba mate tea bags

1 cup boiling water

2 teaspoons acai berry powder

1 teaspoon coconut flour

1⁄2 teaspoon coconut cream

* What you will need: 1 cup glass measuring cup tea strainer, mixing bowl, spoon

1. To Make: Place the yerba mate in the measuring cup and pour in the boiling water. Cover and let steep for 20 minutes or more. Strain out the yerba mate leaves and discard, reserving the brew. Place the acai powder, coconut flour, and coconut cream into the bowl and stir. Be mindful not to breathe the powders as you work with them. Add the brewed yerba mate a little at a time, stirring to moisten all of the powder until you reach the desired consistency of a thick but spreadable paste. You will use 1-2 teaspoons of brew.

2. To Store: This mask is best fresh. Use immediately.

3. To Use: To use, apply a thick layer of the mask onto clean skin. Leave on skin 10-25 minutes and rinse off with warm water. Follow with toner and moisturizer.