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My new obsession: Basil Face Masks

I love the smell of basil, and I often use it in my cooking, so once when I had a little too much leftover, I thought “can you make a face mask using basil?!” and it turns out that you can! After doing a little more research, it seems like basil has some skin tightening properties and it’s also good for those with oily and acne prone skin!

Anyways, just figured I’d share with you all!

  • A handful of fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice (or about half of a smaller lemon squeezed)

First grind the fresh basil using either a coffee grinder or a blender. Then add the the ground basil with the honey and lemon juice in a bowl and mix until the ingredients are well melded. Apply to a clean face and allow to sit for 20 minutes. Then rinse with warm water and again with cool water and pat dry. Use 2 or 3 times a week for best results.

Source: StyleTips101


basil eh?? Never ever would have thought to try that on for a face mask haha but sounds pretty interesting!! Thanks for sharing :slight_smile:

This is perfect as I have a bunch of leftover basil!! Can’t wait to try this!! Is it for a specific skin type or is it good for all skin types? I have dry skin.

OMG I just made this and it made my skin feel sooo unbelievably soft! Basil face mask for the win :smiley: