Baobab Hydrating Face Mask

Baobab Hydrating Mask Ingredients - Bowl with Coconut Oil and Baobab Powder
Barbara, a dear Bumbleroot friend, recently crafted a nourishing Baobab face mask to refresh and clean the skin and we’re obsessed. We’re delighted to share in what we know is a great way to keep your skin well hydrated as the seasons change. And, coconut oil + baobab? One of our favorite combinations!

We hope you feel just as refreshed after taking such good care of your skin!

Happy hydrating!

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp (or less) coconut oil
  • 1 tsp jojoba oil
  • 2 to 5 drops of lemongrass essential oil
  • 2 tbsp Bumbleroot Foods Baobab powder

 

Mixing baobab mask ingredients in bowlMethod

  1. Mix all ingredients together. We recommend using a small bowl or lid.
  2. Massage into skin, covering your entire face.
  3. Leave on for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Voila! Remove with a tissue.

 

Baobab Hydrating Mask with Baobab Powder Finished

 

It is not necessary to rinse off this mask – in fact, we recommend allowing your skin to absorb the remaining oil.

**As we’re sustainability mavens,  we’ve made sure the mask can be used as a moisturizer as well.**

To use as a moisturizer, lessen the ingredient amounts by half or more.

Then, apply as you would a facial oil:

  1. Apply to clean skin (a little damp is okay, and helps your skin absorb the oils).
  2. Dab on nose, chin, cheeks and forehead.
  3. Blend with gentle strokes.

This hydrating facial mask/moisturizer can be kept in an airtight jar, and stored in a cool, dry place, if you desire to mix up a batch for daily use. Coconut oil lasts well when mixed; but you may want to omit the lemongrass oil for a larger batch, and instead add it in daily.

Benefits

Coconut oil (moisturizing + antibacterial to cleanse the facial surface of bacteria)

Lemongrass (properties include anti-fungal, insecticidal, antiseptic, and anti-inflammation, and it is also, stimulating, relaxing, soothing, and balancing as an aromotherapy)

Baobab (high in vitamin C – which boosts collagen production, supporting smoother, brighter skin)
When combined, this is the miracle mixture that works to hydrate, refresh, and relax your skin!

Suitable for all skin types.

 
Baobab is a superfruit that has great things, like antioxidants,dietary fiber,vitamin C, vitamin B, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. The fruit – a big, coconut looking thing – comes from Africa’s picturesque baobab tree, known as the “Tree of Life.

One serving (about 2 tablespoons) contains 24% of your daily recommended dietary fiber and 25% of the daily recommended Vitamin C. And if that wasn’t enough, the fiber in the Baobab fruit pulp acts as a prebiotic – helping your gut grow its good bacteria so that you can better absorb nutrients. And it’s extremely alkaline with a PRAL value of -52. Its tangy and slightly sweet taste works well in smoothies, tomato sauce, desserts, and many other foods.

One response to “Baobab Hydrating Face Mask”

  1. Tamu Makombe says:

    Thank you so much for highlighting the nutritional attributes of Baobab fruit. The tree of life is everywhere in southern and western Zimbabwe. As we grew up in rural Zimbabwe we were encouraged to include this fruit in our diet mainly as fruit powder. I had never fully appreciated the scientific basis for this push. Thank you.

    What other tree products are you working on?

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