Antioxidant Olive Leaf Clay Mask

THIS IS NOT EDIBLE. Rich in minerals, antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, this soothing mask helps remove dead skin cells and stimulate circulation, leaving skin feeling toned and super soft. Clay powder is available online.

Courtesy James Wong
Show: Grow Your Own Drugs Episode: Exotic Plants
TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 25 min
Prep: 5 min
Inactive Prep: 1 hr
Cook: 20 min
YIELD:
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 3 to 4 heaped tablespoons fresh or dried olive leaves
  • Boiling water, to cover
  • 4 tablespoons clay powder
  • 14 drops lemon essential oil
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Directions

Place the olive leaves in a saucepan, pour boiling water over to cover and simmer gently for 10 minutes.

Strain the liquid into a pot and return to the heat, continuing to simmer until reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Measure out 80 milliliters of the olive water.

Put the clay powder in a bowl. Pour the olive water slowly over the clay powder, stirring well, then stir in the lemon essential oil. Pour into a bottle and let cool.

Apply the mask to your face, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 20 minutes, then wash off with warm water. The mask can be applied once or twice a week, as needed. Wash off immediately if you get any redness or irritation.

The mask will keep for 6 months in the refrigerator.

Notes

The content of this program is for entertainment purposes only, and is not intended as medical advice. Always consult a professional healthcare provider before trying any form of therapy or if you have any questions or concerns about a medical condition. The use of natural products can be toxic if misused, and even when suitably used, certain individuals could have adverse reactions.

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