Medicinal mushrooms are becoming more and more popular not only as a functional food but also in the cosmetic and skincare industry.
Get natural care for your skin and slow down aging
We all want to look beautiful and younger-looking. We try different expensive cosmetic products and apply lots of makeup, but still, our skin is not glorious as we want it. Nature offers an immense variety of organic ingredients that can help with the care for our skin and be beneficial for our body at the same time.
Try this face mask for a month. Make a photo of you before and after. You will see the difference, and that is not all, everybody around you will tell you that your skin is shining and full of life.
Vitalizing Mushroom face mask
NOURISHING MEDICINAL MUSHROOM FACE MASK TO SOOTHE AND HYDRATE YOUR SKIN
Including both shiitake and reishi, this is a perfect way to infuse your skincare routine. This recipe is all-natural and we strongly suggest you use 100% organic materials to make this face cream.
30g shea butter
24g jojoba oil (you can also use macadamia oil, liquid coconut oil or sweet almond oil)
14g vegetable-derived emulsifying wax
120g filtered water
6g potato starch or arrowroot or tapioca
1tsp Shiitake Extract (aids the skin to hold moisture)
1tsp Reishi Extract (powerful anti-aging compounds)
Optional: essential oils can also have an anti-aging effect, and provide a nice scent! Lavender, frankincense, tea tree, and peppermint are some other beautiful options)
How to make it:
Melt the shea butter, jojoba oil, and emulsifying wax together in a double boiler.
Allow cooling to about 40-45 degrees celsius.
Heat the water to about 40-45 degrees celsius (either on the stove, kettle or microwave).
Transfer the water to a measuring jug or something that will be easy to use an immersion blender in. Add the potato starch and mushrooms to the water.
Then add the oil mixture.
Use an immersion blender to combine the oil and water mixture, it should emulsify into a beautiful face cream.
Transfer the face cream to a jar and place it in the fridge for a day. After 24 hours, stir through any essential oils you wish to use.
You need to store the face cream in the fridge as there is no preservative or anti-bacterial agent in there (bacteria will grow as the cream is based in water). If you wish, you can use a natural preservative and then not store it in the fridge.
Use daily as a face mask. Try massaging the face for 10 min every evening.
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