Sunday, November 6, 2011

Honey Nutmeg Face Mask...

This whole changing of the seasons is
doing a number on my skin this year...
we are talking dry patches, redness, & breakouts.
I think my skin is becoming more sensitive as I get older, so I have
been trying a more natural approach to take care of my skin.
I wanted to share with you my journey with natural skin
remedies, starting with a face mask that I love...

There are many benefits to this yummy smelling
honey & nutmeg mask...

Nutmeg... is historically known to be an anti-inflamitory used
for skin problems such as rosacea and eczema.

Honey... don't get me started. I could go on and on about
the benefits of honey for your skin & hair. 
Honey's natural anti-oxident and anti-microbial properties
help protect the skin from damage & helps rejuvenate 
damaged skin. Honey absorbs impurities from the pores which
makes it a great cleansing pore face mask. Honey is also
an amazing moisturizer & helps keep moisture locked into 
your skin. Okay.. I'm done {for now}. I just love honey!

Cinnamon {optional}... cinnamon is an exfoliant and can stimulate 
the pores which helps the nutmeg & honey to work better on the skin.
Cinnamon has been used for thousands of years as an  
antiseptic, astringent, antifungal, & many other other things.

Making the DIY Honey Nutmeg Mask...

I used one of my small mason jars to make the mask
in, so that I could store the leftover mask that 
I didn't use for another day...

I used equal parts of both the honey & the nutmeg.
This time I left out the cinnamon because
I wanted it to be really gentle on my skin since
it has been so sensitive.

Mix 1 tbsp Honey, 1 tbsp Nutmeg, & 1 tbsp cinnamon 
in a bowl.. & there you have your simple diy mask.
Apply this to cleansed skin... leave on your face for
30 minutes... then cleanse skin using warm water.

I recommend testing this mask on your inner wrist
first before using it on your face to make 
sure you will react well to the ingredients. 

It may not look like a lot, but a little goes a long way!
This mixture will last you for a few days.
I use this mask for a few days in a row,
Then I take a break from it for a couple of days.
You should see an improvement in your skin 
after one use of this mask.

Another great benefit of this DIY mask?
It helps with acne flare ups & also 
fades scars & sun damage on your face.
This mask helps brighten your complexion
and even your skin tone out...
I already see a difference after a few times
of using this mask on my face.
Warning!! This mask smells so good, you will
want to eat it...

I hope you like this little series of skin care that
I am doing... I really want to share with you 
my journey with natural skin care. &
the best part is, you can find most of these 
ingredients in your kitchen already.

You can see my blog post from yesterday {here}
Do you have any DIY skin remedies that you love?
share them in the comments below or on 
I hope you all had a lovely Sunday...
I can't thank my husband enough for such an 
amazing weekend... & great news.. I'm feeling
so much better!! Sayonara head cold!
Talk to you soon!
xx Liz Marie


  1. The weather in Michigan always messes with my face! I can't wait to try this out! Thanks for sharing!

  2. My skin has been acting crazy lately too, and I hate it!! A while back I tried out the Oil Cleansing Method, made with Olive Oil and Castor Oil. It was moisturizing, but after using it for a while, I feel like it made my pores more clogged than they already were :( I am still trying to get that cleared up, so I may have to try this! Thanks for posting! Love reading your blog :)

  3. Thank you Casie & Jennifer! I hope that this works for you ladies as well.. & Jennifer I am really hoping that this does not clog my pores after a while, hopefully mixed with exfoliating and cleansing my face.. it's a good balance, but I will keep you updated! Let me know how it works for you! Thanks again for the comments..

    liz marie

  4. Wow! I have done honey facials before, but I never knew to add nutmeg. Thanks for the tip! I came over from Mingle Mondays and I LOVE your blog. It is beautiful. :)

  5. So going to try this! Where do you get your mason jars??? Can't wait to try this :D

  6. I actually got this tiny little mason jar in a pack of four at our PX on base here, I'm assuming you can find them at any grocery store.. I need to get me some more.. they come in handy!

  7. I am headed to try this now!! I have seen the same change in my skin- its been so dry and little breakouts here and there !! I need to try something - cant wait to go mix this~ thanks for the tip!!!

  8. WOW, this is great. Thank you. I do not have the dry skin, but freckles have come from the sun and my pores could use a good cleaning. BTW, I found your blog on Not So Moody Monday. It's a pleasure to meet you. I am following your blog. Hugs & Blessings!

  9. This is wonderful! I'm going to make a batch for my mom, she also has sensitive skin and suffers from rosacea. Thank you for sharing!

  10. You are do creative! You have inspired me to embark on several makeover furniture projects. Now I just may have to try this mask. Thanks

  11. As a fellow honey lover I just have to share a good honey story. Honey is fantastic on bee stings due to it's natural drawing property. One hot summer when my big boy was a little boy (could fit under a BBQ table little) he was playing in his shorts and ran under the outdoor table at a friends house only to run smack bang into a wasp nest. He had so many stings all over his little body. We immediately smoothered him in honey and he barely cried as it drew out all the stings. My sister was a nurse and was totally in awe at what an amazing substance honey is! I can't wait to try this yummy sounding face mask.

  12. Good Morning. I am a new follower from "Monday Mingle". I am looking forward to your blog posts. I am going to enjoy keeping up with your variety of DIY tipsideas. When you get a chance stop by Have a great Monday!

  13. Great idea...I'll try this today!


  14. Just in time for me to try before the ball! :)

  15. If you add some aspirin, it will do even more for acne-prone skin. Aspirin and salicylic acne medication are both just products of willow tree bark.

    Take 2-5 uncoated aspirin (per use), and use your fingertips to drop a few drops of water onto them. They will instantly crumble and begin dissolving. Mix into enough honey to make a smooth paste to cover your face.

    I've started using this remedy lately. I didn't know about nutmeg and cinnamon before, so I'll be adding those as well. The aspirin and honey don't exactly stink, but they don't smell good. The spices will do double-duty of helping skin and making the mask smell better.

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  17. I really have got to try this!!!

    New follower here from Monday hop

  18. This is GREAT! I am going to pin this to my pinterest and try it this week! Visiting from Boerman Ramblings!

  19. I followed you on GFC and liked on facebook on Blogitforward Tuesday!

  20. I'm so excited you shared this. I have super sensitive skin & EVERYTHING breaks me out, I really can't wait to try this out!!!

    I'm a new GFC follower from the Blog It Forward Tuesday Hop. I would love for you to stop by and visit my blog,!

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  21. This is great! I am looking for a good mask. Is the honey hard to wash off? Just seems so sticky. I think I want to try it though!

  22. I just discovered and used this mask the other day, so I love the coincidence that you just posted about it too! I have rosacea and very sensitive skin and it looked lovely after I used this mask. The only thing I didn't like is that it dripped. Other than that, this one is a winner!

  23. This is great! I will have to try it! I am in Wyoming and winter comes SUPER early here, meaning my skin is already protesting the bitter cold and wind!

  24. Im so going to try this! Thanks for sharing! Found you through Yesterday on Tuesday! Newest follower! Love your blog :)

  25. Oh, wow! That sounds great! I've been having an awful time with dry skin on my face for the past few weeks. Would you share this here?

  26. Sounds really awesome! I bet it smells heavenly! Thanks for the recipe, I must try this for myself! So glad you shared this @ Show & Share! Thank you!

  27. I will make this tomorrow- my skin is rebelling on me lately. Thanks!

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  29. I'll have to try this! Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Blog it forward Tuesday. I'll share.
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  30. I can't wait to try this mask - going to Pin it right now :)

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  32. Hi Liz Marie, thank you so much for sharing your honey nutmeg face mask with us. One question though, can you use any kind of honey or does it have to be in it's natural state, e.g. without any additives? I really want to try this and see if it makes a difference to my "old" skin, LOL I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  33. I have some redness on my face for years i have to try this thank yoy

  34. Well this is good info for me. Thanks for sharing this!