Friday, 28 November 2014

DIY Homemade Orange Peel Face Mask For Oily Skin & Acne

 

I had some orange peel powder left in my pantry and I was wondering what to do with it. I saw this recipe for orange peel face mask in one of my beauty recipe books and gave it a try. It was very easy to make and it left my face soft and clean. This pack is perfect for normal to oily skin and it is great for preventing acne. This mask has got multani mitti commonly called fullers earth in English, fresh orange juice, orange peel powder and orange essential oil. I have to say, this pack smells so refreshing because of the uplifting smell of orange peel powder and orange essential oil. Next time you buy oranges, make sure to buy organic oranges that are not wax coated. After eating the oranges, remove the pith, sun dry completely till crisp and powder it finely in a dry mixer. Store it in an airtight box and you can use this powder for a long time, but make sure to sun dry well. Orange peel powder treats dark circles, prevents acne and pigmentation. Multani mitti is an wonderful ingredient to remove the oiliness and black heads from the skin effectively and it also dries to a firm mask in the skin. I just got orange essential oil last week and I strongly recommend this essential oil to everyone, as even a sniff of this amazing essential oil invigorates and refreshes us. But always use essential oils with base oils or like in this face pack. To make the face pack, take orange peel powder and multanimitti in a bowl, add freshly squeezed orange juice to it to make a thick paste. Now add the few drops of orange essential oil, the consistency should be neither too thick nor too thin and we should be able to spread it on the face easily. This face mask thickens into a thick coat on the face. Once the mask is dry wash it off, you will find your skin considerably softer and smoother. When buying multani mitti, make sure to buy very good quality multani mitti from reputed shops, that has a clean fresh smell and store it in an airtight jar. 

 


METHOD:
1. Peel the skin of oranges that are not wax coated and sun dry them till crisp.


2. Powder it in the mixer, when the peels are still crisp from sun drying.


3. Mix orange peel powder and multani mitti powder in a bowl.


4. Add few drops of pure orange essential oil to the pack.


5. Now add enough freshly squeezed orange juice to get a thick paste. To use, apply this paste all over the clean face, wait for it dry and then wash it off.


NOTES:
  • The orange peel powder should be smooth, else the face pack will be grainy.
  • To grind the peels to fine powder, always grind the peels immediately after sun drying.
  • Use only organic oranges for making the powder.
  • This pack can be used even weekly twice and it is best made fresh each time.

9 comments:

  1. Is that orange essential oil compulsary??? I don get it in pondicherry. ..

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    1. Dheepika, Orange essential oil increases the collagen production in the skin and makes the pack smell heavenly, but if you don't get it, just skip it.....

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  2. hi, i am loving your post.
    i wanted to know all this scrubs and mask, what is their shelf life and how do i store them?

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    1. Usually the shelf life of homemade masks and scrubs are very less, about 3 to 4 days if stored in the refrigerator..

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  3. Hi mam...
    I really love your post..I got bentonite clay since I have acne scar skin..so shall I replace fullers earth with that clay????

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    1. You can substitute fuller's earth with bentonite clay as it is very good for acne. Try and let me know how you like the face pack... :)

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  4. Hi Ramya, your posts are amazing! How can one tell whether an essential oil is pure or not? Which brands do you use and where do you buy them from?

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    1. Dear Mala, I am very glad that you like the posts. It is hard to tell whether the essential oil is good just by smelling it as the perfume also can be faked. In my personal opinion it is best to buy from reputed brands. We get very few brands here in local stores in India. But now you can shop online and there are good brands but they since most of them are imported they are very very expensive. When buying online check the reviews before buying, usually they are correct. I use Indian brands like aroma magic and satinance and at times and I buy then from my local departmental store. In the future I am planning to buy online, have to do my research :)

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