Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Going Zen.

With the out of control basil plant currently growing in my tiny apartment and the funny emails inquiring about the plant in this picture, I knew I had to find another use for all this basil besides just my pasta - add olive oitl, fresh basil, goat cheese and pine nuts (yum!). I found a basil facial mask easy to make with ingredients found in most kitchens. It was nice to take a moment, place some cucumbers over my eyes and relax to the sweet smell of orange blossom - one of six votives from Jo Malone, a holiday gift favorite.

You will need:

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp honey

What for?

  • Basil has antiseptic properties along with a relaxing aroma
  • Avocado hydrates the skin
  • Honey locks in moisture

Blend ingredients until smooth and apply facial mask on clean skin for 20-30 minute. Rinse with tepid water and enjoy the results!

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