Rose petals, oats, and rhassoul clay combine to make this wonderfully soothing and beautifully scented facial mask. Seven other rose petal recipes are included for more ideas on using this lovely herb.
Back when I was taking my Botanical Skincare course (my affiliate link), one of our assignments was to create a specialty facial product. Knowing that I had rose planned as the Herb of the Month for February, I set out to create something special with rose petals.
The result? A really fantastic treatment for the face with a base of rose petals, oats, and clay!
I had actually stopped using clay-based facial masks some time ago. I found them too harsh, drying, and irritating for my skin. However, I learned through the skincare course that I just needed to use a different kind of clay for my skin type!
My skin is really in the normal range, not too oily or too dry. But I am in my 30s, and that means that my skin is happier with more gentle treatments and a boost of moisture. The perfect clay for me is one called rhassoul. It gently exfoliates, tones, and firms skin without drying, making it a great clay for all skin types, even skin that’s beginning to age. Not that mine is. Ahem.
Oats also provide a bit of gentle exfoliation, along with soothing emollient properties. Rose petals lend their anti-inflammatory and astringent actions while imparting a wonderful scent. This really is a lovely mask to use when you want something simple yet luxurious for your face!