All Natural Face Peel

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Get a clean and fresh face without toxic chemicals!

Even as an adult my face seems to still find itself having a blemish or break out from time to time. Even the dry patches or rough spots on the occasion. All of the above I find extremely annoying and am always trying to find new ways to fight this. Using face peels is a really great way to remove dead skin, black heads, even that unwanted peach fuzz. Sure you can go buy a face peel product at that store, you know the ones that are all full of harsh chemicals but why do that when you can make your own for pennies using natural items! Let me show you how…

What you will need:

1½ tablespoons of milk
1 tablespoon of unflavored gelatin 
4 drops of Lavender Essential Oil

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First and foremost I want to give you a WARNINGThis stuff works. It works so well that it will remove peach fuzz off our face and even other facial hair like eyebrows. Please use caution where you put this on your face and pay attention when you go to peel it off. If you happen to get it on your eyebrows or any other hair you wish to keep on your face just get yourself a wet wash cloth and wipe it up until its gone. The first time I did this peel, I didn’t pay attention to the warning and I lost some eyebrows! Don’t let that be you. It hurts. BAD!

Now with that out of the way, let me tell you, this is the god father of all face peels. I have never used one that works as well and to be honest, I don’t even know if I would try another one because I am so in love with the results of this one.

Make sure before you mix all your ingredients that you have washed and dried your face really well so that this peel will adhere well.

First, we need to make sure we mix all of our ingredients up. I first mix together my gelatin and the milk. It will be lumpy, really like a glob.

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We need to heat this mixture up in the microwave to get it working correctly. Each microwave is different, it takes mine about 10 seconds on high to heat up. You don’t want it super hot because you will have to apply this to your face very soon after heating because it hardens pretty quickly and it hardens as it cools.

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I heat up my milk and gelatin first and once it’s heated up and the consistency of babies rice cereal and mixed well, I add in about 4 drops of Lavender essential oil. I will admit, this mixture doesn’t smell that great, but once you add your Lavender in, it smells better, I promise!

Next, it’s time to coat the face. AGAIN, PLEASE AVOID YOUR EYEBROWS! You don’t want this very thick and a little bit goes a long ways here. Once you have it where you want it, it’s time to wait it out. At first your face will just feel wet but within minutes you will start to feel your face tighten. Try not to wrinkle your face at this time. You will know when it’s time to peel it off when you no longer have to stop yourself from wrinkling your face, you just won’t be able to. This whole process takes about 35 minutes. I have though got it on too thick and used a hair dryer on medium heat to speed up the drying time!

Now, on to the fun part. Peeling! You will start seeing where it has cracked on your face, those are the easiest places to start the peel at! This is usually around my mouth for me. I like to look at each piece I peel off. You will be shocked at how dirty your face is, I promise!

That’s it! Feel that smooth face? It’s amazing right?

If you want to learn more about the essential oils we use and recommend read this essential oils blog post, email us at seekingwellness at fabulesslyfrugal dot com or text us at 208-907-OILS.

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Comments

  • Kate

    I hate the smell of lavendar, could I use lemon or orange oil instead or would that be irritating? How often do you do this peel? Thanks

    • Kate, you don’t want to use lemon or orange on your skin! They are “photosensitive” oils and you’ll sunburn. I’m curious, which brand of lavender essential oil do you use?

      • Kate

        I don’t use many essential oils at all, but I have some DoTerra Orange, and some other brand of orange or lemon. I cannot stand the smell of real lavendar plant/flower, or anything scented LIKE lavendar in any way, shape or form. Soaps, candles, any of it. It all gives me a nasty headache, which I realize is the opposite of what lavendar is supposed to do 🙂

        Do I *have* to use an oil of any kind in this peel recipe?? Thanks for responding, I appreciate it.

        • Becky

          You sound like me. I’m actually allergic to lavender! But, doterra lavender doesn’t give me the headache like real lavender or even synthetic does. It’s amazing. Since they remove the protien that many are allergic to, my body does not react the same way. Most essential oil companies add fillers or “stretcher” to their oils. Not doterra!

          However, if you are 100% against it, Petigrain has many similar qualities, and is often referred to as men’s lavender. You can try that!

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