It’s time for a little witchy self-care! This green goddess facial combines pure, natural ingredients like avocado, honey and yogurt.
Easy and free of harsh synthetic chemicals, find everything you need for this project in the grocery store or your own refrigerator.
Full of nourishing vitamins and natural oils, it’s a facial so good that you can literally eat it.
Refresh your spirit and treat yourself like a goddess.
Much like kitchen witch spells, magical beauty is all about choosing and using ingredients with intention and purpose.
Everything in this facial is natural and chosen specifically for their magical association with beauty.
Here’s a quick overview.
A staple in glamour magic, green witches use the avocado to promote the goddess-like qualities of a natural beauty.
This mask recipe only calls for 1/2 avocado, but no need to waste the rest!
There are lots of other ways to use avocados in witchcraft.
Cleopatra prized honey for its beautifying properties.
Ancient Egyptian women mixed honey and milk for face masks and skin treatments.
This liquid gold is packed with skin-nourishing antioxidants, amino acids and zinc.
Magically, honey symbolizes sun magic. Every ounce of honey contains the pollen of hundreds of wildflowers–the ultimate symbol of feminine allure.
In kitchen witch magic, Greek yogurt symbolizes purity, innocence and white magic.
More mundanely, it’s rich in vitamin B6, B12 and zinc.
We use it here as a stand-in for the milk in Egyptian facials, but you’re welcome to substitute whole milk or cream.
Roses are the goddess of the garden.
Add a few drops to your facial steam to evoke the alluring beauty of this garden gem.
Or, substitute real, fresh rose petals from a fading bouquet.
Green Witch Facial
Okay, let’s get down to business.
Set aside at least 30 minutes for this facial.
Things You Will Need
-1/2 gallon water
-tablespoon Greek yogurt
-tablespoon organic, local honey
-face cloth or small spa towel
-fresh rose petals or 4-6 drops (affiliate link —>) rose essential oil
-Play soft spa music. Here’s 30 minutes of the mellow, chill-out stuff your yoga teacher always plays.
-Cucumber slices are nice if you have them. Put them on your eyes to remind you to keep them closed and sooth redness if you’re tired.
-Light some white or lavender candles.
Please note: Always, always patch test any new face mask or skin care item on the inside of your wrist before putting it on your face. An allergic reaction ON YOUR FACE really, really bites.
Step 1: Pre-Mix Your Face Mask
After you set the mood with candles, music or lighting, take a moment to mix up your mask.
Combine avocado, yogurt and honey in a small bowl and blend until smooth and creamy.
Step 2: Start with a Steam
Wash your face with a gentle cleanser or face soap.
Boil a pot of water on the stove and remove it. Pour it in a bowl and place it on a heat-safe surface at counter-level.
Add fresh rose petals (or substitute a few drops rose essential oil).
Carefully approach the water until you can feel the steam on your face, but it is not scalding. Trust me when I say steam is really freaking hot. So only get as close as you are able without discomfort.
If you wish, make a “tent” over the steam bowl with a large towel.
Steam for at least 2-4 minutes.
Gently pat your face dry with a face cloth or small spa towel.
Step 3: Apply the mask.
Using your fingers or a makeup sponge, apply the mask.
Be generous. Cover everything but your eyes and your lips.
Find somewhere comfortable to lay down that won’t be hard to clean up if you drip.
(I like a yoga mat on the floor myself).
Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes.
Step 4: Remove the mask.
Gently remove the mask, either by splashing lukewarm water on your face, or gently wiping it away with your spa cloth.
For oily skin, tone with witch hazel.
For dry skin, consider finishing with a natural oil like (affiliate link —>) argan oil.