Fresh Petals Mask

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Cucumbers and roses are widely known for their soothing, healing, and anti-inflammatory effects on the skin. This soothing, refreshing combination of cucumber and roses is beneficial for all skin types and conditions, especially sensitive, maturing, overexposed, sun-damaged, dry, or easily irritated skin.

Fresh Petals Mask

Fresh Petals Mask:

YIELDS: 2-3 masks

1⁄2 small cucumber

1⁄2 cup fresh rose petals

1 teaspoon Fresh Comfrey Oil, grapeseed oil, or your favorite carrier oil


* What you will need: blender, knife, cutting board


1. To Make: Cut the cucumber into chunks, discarding any excess water, leaving the pulp to make ⁄ cup and place into the blender. Next, add the rose petals to the blender and cover. Blend in short bursts on high, adding the comfrey oil a little at a time to achieve a thicker but uniform purée. Be careful not to overblend, as the mixture may liquefy.

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 10–30 minutes and rinse off with warm water. Follow with toner and moisturizer.


HELPFUL HINTS

Choose robustly blooming roses to pluck the petals from for this recipe. Pick them from your garden midmorning, after the dew has dried but before they wilt with the heat of the day. Remove the petals directly after cutting from the plant to preserve the highest nutrient value and reserve.