Charcoal, Honey & Rose Face / Body Mask

Normally I would blaze right into this recipe (and please do feel free to do so for sure!).  But you HAVE to know what charcoal, honey and rose essential oil can do for you.  If you were ever going to splurge on an ingredient or two to keep around, these are the ones.  They are the fountain of youth.  The benefits that come from these three ingredients are insane.

Charcoal: Dude!  This does everything.  It completely draws out toxins and detoxifies.  You can brush your teeth with it and get crazy white famous TV people teeth.  You can use it for gas and bloating and you can actually literally cure your hangover with it.

Rose Otto Essential Oil: Rose Otto promotes healthy skin cell growth.  It strengthens and smooth skin, brightens dull / lackluster skin and soothes sensitive skin.  The aroma therapeutic properties are known to reduce feelings of stress, anxiety, sadness, fatigue, and tension - balancing both emotions and hormones.

Honey: A humectant that helps your skin absorb and retain moisture, so it pulls double duty in this face / body mask by keeping it from drying you out too much while calming the skin.   You’ll still maintain that natural youthful glow.  Honey is packed with natural antioxidants and anti-microbial properties which help protect, repair and prevent skin damage and it’s also super calming to skin.


1 tablespoon organic raw honey

1 tablespoon activated charcoal

1-5 drops rose otto essential oil


I stir and stir and stir the charcoal into the honey until it’s a final black, thick goo.  Add a few drops of rose essential oil and give one last stir to make sure everything is fully incorporated.  Then apply!  It goes on gorgeous and doesn’t drip at all.  Super easy to use and easily mess free if you’re watching what you’re doing.  I can’t help you if you decide to play hide and seek or something cray while you have it on… lol!  Leave for 20 minutes and wash with warm soapy water.  I like to jump in the shower.  Especially if I’m doing my upper body.

You can use this mask easily up to 3 times a week to keep acne and facial oil under control.  And you don’t have to apply to your entire face every time either.  Feel free to spot use where you tend to break out or become oily.  Typically, the T zone is where I’ll get a little extra shine and some minor breakouts.

Because of the rose essential oil, this is a pricey little mixture.  So if you're like me and don't like to waste anything - store anything left over for up to 3 weeks in an airtight container in the fridge.  This mixture goes far!  I can do my face and entire arms / upper body and my kids face before I run out of this one batch.

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