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Soothing and nourishing DIY cucumber face mask

Cucumber is a great ingredient for organic beauty recipes because of its soothing, hydrating, and cooling effects. This soothing and nourishing DIY cucumber face mask recipe includes ingredients like aloe vera and coconut oil, for extra benefits and nutrition. It will help get rid of puffiness around the eyes and will help hydrate the skin.

Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients in this recipe.

Aloe vera:
It has historically been used to treat skin conditions of many kinds, including burns and dark spots. Aloe vera has potent anti-inflammatory properties.

Coconut oil:
Because it is high in healthy fats like medium-chain fatty acids and nutrients like vitamin E, it helps moisturize and heal the skin.

Cucumbers:
They are often used in organic beauty because of their hydrating and cooling properties. Cucumbers are about 95% percent water, which explains why they are so good for hydration.

Process the following ingredients in a blender:
1 cucumber
3 tbsp of aloe vera gel
3 tbsp of coconut oil
5 drops of geranium essential oil

Blend until creamy smooth
Transfer to ice cube tray and freeze

When you want to use it, simply take out a cube, let it thaw completely, then apply it on the face and around the eyes. Leave on for 10-15 minutes. You will start to feel the soothing effects.

Note: If it gets in your eyes, wash with cold water immediately.

AS ALWAYS: Check with your health practitioner before you try this recipe. This organic beauty recipe is not meant to replace any treatment or drugs you are taking.

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REFERENCES:
1. “DIY Cooling Cucumber Mask.” The Paleo Mama. The Paleo Mama, n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2014.

2. “Aloe Vera.” NCCAM. NCCAM, n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2014.
3. “Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Vegetable Oil, Coconut.” Self Nutrition Data. Self Nutrition Data, n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2014.
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