Best DIY Infused Face Masks to Try This Summer
Posted on May 14 2021
The sweet heat of summer is on the horizon. But with it comes increased oil and skin cell production, creating the perfect storm for serious breakouts. Nevermind sunburn from trips to the coast or the lake! At ONGROK, we’re all about concocting new recipes with the power of our botanical infuser. Did you know that your oil infuser can create more than just edibles? You can create incredible infused self care products, too! Today, we wanted to help you keep it cool and remind you to treat yourself this summer and give you the scoop on some high quality infused face mask recipes.
In order to craft these recipes you’ll need to decarboxylate your herbs in order to activate the ingredients within. Think of the decarb process like activating yeast. If you do not activate yeast, your dough will not be able to rise. Decarboxylation converts raw compounds like CBDa into activated CBD. To decarboxylate, break your desired amount of herbs into small pieces and place them into one of our decarboxylation bags. These bags are smell proof, meaning your kitchen won’t pick up any overwhelming scents as you cook. Preheat your conventional oven to 110°C. Place your decarb bag into the oven, and set the timer to 45 minutes. Once your timer goes off, remove the decarb bag from the oven and let cool for about a half hour. Now, it’s time to finesse these recipes with your handy botanical infuser.
Your Oil Infuser Brings the Heat
Our oil infuser takes your skincare game to the next level, thanks to its ability to blend fresh herbs directly into your oil. In order to infuse oils properly, CBD or otherwise, carrier oils are a must. For our face masks, we’ll be using MCT coconut oil and jojoba oil. We will also be infusing honey. Coconut and jojoba oils are some of the best carrier oils for CBD and hemp oil and come with their own added benefits. MCT coconut oil has shown to moisturize dry skin and acts as an anti-inflammatory. Jojoba oil is also an excellent moisturizer. Jojoba oil is also thought to be antioxidative, which can help ward off pollutants and other toxins. If you are sensitive to coconut oil or have oily skin, substitute jojoba oil for coconut oil in any of these recipes.
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If you’re a skincare routine champion you can even add our sunflower lecithin powder to your botanical infuser concoction. Lecithin makes an excellent addition to your skincare routine. Sunflower lecithin acts as an emulsifier, just blend it with coconut oil or jojoba oil in our herbal infuser to access its moisturizing potential.
While research is ongoing about potential benefits of CBD, preliminary research suggests it may be able to help soothe acne, itching, and other skin conditions such as eczema, and act as an antioxidant to defend against irritating pollutants. In any case, as an oil, CBD acts as a moisturizer. Now, let’s dive into some skincare self care, brought to you by your botanical infuser!
Infused Honey and Papaya Face Mask
- 1 Papaya
- 2 Tsp Full Fat Plain Yogurt
- 1 Tbsp Honey
Combine soothing papaya and infused honey to moisturize and exfoliate your skin and leave a light glow. Start by adding two teaspoons of full fat plain yogurt into a bowl and mix with one tablespoon of your infused honey. In a separate bowl, mash your papaya until smooth and stir in with other ingredients. Apply the mask and leave it on for about three to four minutes. Rinse gently with warm water and pat dry.
Infused Coconut Oil and Cinnamon Face Mask
- ½ Tbsp Cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp Infused MCT Coconut Oil
Using infused coconut oil fresh from your botanical infuser and cinnamon, this recipe allows you to bring added moisture and create a fuller look. Form your mask simply by mixing your ingredient duo together. Gently apply to your face using circular motion and let sit for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat face with a cloth to dry. As with lemon, cinnamon can be irritating to the skin, so be sure to take care when washing your face.
Infused Jojoba and Avocado Face Mask
- ½ Avocado
- 1 Tablespoons Full Fat Plain Yogurt
- 1 Tablespoon Jojoba Oil
- ½ Tablespoon Honey
Avocado and jojoba pack omega fats which can help heal dry skin. This face mask also includes honey and yogurt to keep your skin feeling healthy and soft. To create, mash one half of an avocado. Then, mix in your yogurt, infused jojoba oil and touch of honey. Apply liberally to face and leave for about 3-5 minutes. Rinse with warm water and use a cloth to dry.
Infused Honey and Turmeric Face Mask
- 1 Tablespoon Full Fat Plain Yogurt
- 1 Tablespoon Infused Honey
- 1 Tablespoon Turmeric Powder
- ½ Banana
For those dreaming of even skin tone, this infused honey and turmeric face mask is the one. Turmeric helps to brighten and tone, while yogurt and banana act as moisturizers, and honey gently exfoliates. Start by infusing honey in your botanical infuser. Mash ½ of a banana in a small bowl. Then, stir in your yogurt and turmeric powder, before adding in your oil infuser crafted honey. In a circular motion, apply a thin layer to your face. Let sit for about 10-12 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
We hope these infused recipes help you feel refreshed and relaxed this summer. Follow us for more recipes, and if you have any go to recipes let us know! We love hearing from you.