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Raw Food Avocado Cacao Mask for Your Face

I love winter, which is a good thing, living in Minnesota. I love the snow and the cold. When the temperature starts to drop, I am like a kid in a candy shop. It means sweaters, fires and snow! I find the winter light breath taking and the air invigorating. Because of that, I am always shocked each March when I hit the wall.



Two days ago I woke to below zero temps and a ton of snow forecasted. The thought, “enough already” briefly flitted through my brain. I spun around…was that my thought? The winter lover’s though? Sigh. Yes. What to do? Have a spa evening!

We talk so much about all of the chemicals and preservatives that we put in our bodies, and how we are working so hard to eliminate them to be healthy. But what about the chemicals we are putting on our skin, via lotions and cosmetics? Your skin is your bodies largest organ and needs to be treated with the same respect as your internal organs. And after a long, dry, cold winter, our outsides really deserve some pampering. Whip up a face mask, and a deep hair conditioner, fill your bath with a great bath soak and to finish off, slather your skin with a skin softening, moisturizing oil. Bon Appetit to your body!

The cacao avocado mask is amazing for your face. Cacao actually has tons of anti-oxidants in it and is toning. The honey is a natural moisturizer and the avocado is rich in minerals and vitamin A. Your skin will just love it.

Banana Olive Oil Hair Mask. Did you know that bananas are great for your hair? The potassium helps strengthen hair and undo damage from chemicals and heat treatment. For extra shiny, and deep conditioning, a little olive oil added in makes this a super conditioner that will leave your hair soft and shiny!


Face Mask and Hair Mask

Cacao Avocado Face Mask

  1. Blend all ingredients together.
  2. Smooth on skin and leave for 1/2 hour. (this is great to have on your skin while you take your bath)

*This makes enough for 4 facials, or one facial and a great dessert. Seriously.

Banana Olive Oil Hair Mask

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a food processor, or mash together with a fork to make a smooth paste.
  2. Massage thoroughly into hair. Leave on for 1/2 hour or while you take your bath.
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  1. Marie wrote on August 20, 2014

    Some of these look great! Super simple and natural ingredients too. I can’t wait to try, thanks!

  2. Divine wrote on October 18, 2013

    Ohhh I can’t wait to try the mask! I have all of that in my kitchen!

  3. Rach wrote on September 23, 2013

    Should the hair mask be used before shampoo & conditioner? How long should it be left on the hair?

    • Susan wrote on September 24, 2013

      It is best to shampoo it out. I leave it on for 15 to 30 minutes.

  4. candace | yogabycandace wrote on September 15, 2013

    Love this! I am going to try out that face mask right now – thank you so much for sharing!! <3

  5. monica wrote on August 9, 2013

    not sure i can do this, i’m going to want to eat it yum!!

    • Susan wrote on August 9, 2013

      Your hair will like it so much more!!

  6. Manda wrote on May 6, 2013

    I have acne prone skin; will the honey make me break out?

    • Susan wrote on May 6, 2013

      According to my research, honey should be good for acne prone skin. You can google it if you are unsure.

  7. Melinda Woodhouse wrote on November 14, 2012

    This looked and tasted so good it never made on my skin, I’ve made this before as a desert and enjoyed it, next time I’ll make kit for my face when I’m not hungry. Thank you.

  8. Brenda D. wrote on August 6, 2012

    The Banana Hair mask SOUNDS AMAZING AND EASY. I love the Idea of having a spa day and I love the idea of the hair mask because I have curly hair and honestly its hard work to get it to naturally shine so i will definitely be making time to make the banana mask for my hair.

  9. Shani wrote on April 19, 2012

    Hi I was going to make the face and hair mask as well as the body butter for my Mum for mothers day but it occurred to me these may not have much of a shelf life. Are you able to tell me approximately how long each one will stay good for? Thanks


    • Susan wrote on April 19, 2012

      The body butter keeps for weeks but the masks need to be used right away. Cheers!

  10. Lana wrote on October 22, 2011

    I tried the hair mask and my hair is amazingly soft now! It’s so beautiful and shiny!
    @JK You have to make sure that the paste is very smooth and that there are no chunks left. I made this mistake too and will use a blender next time =P But my hair looks great now! Will try the face mask too =)


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