Natural & Simple DIY Facial & Face Mask – Self Love Sunday

Happy Sunday, beauties.

Today I was inspired to write a quick and easy post for Sunday – a self love focused post (keeping up with my New Year’s Resolution). Sundays are for facials and big cups of tea.

Step 1: Pour yourself a big cup of tea

I started off with Yogi tea’s Ginger this morning. I love ginger tea in the mornings to get the digestive juices flowing. Not only is ginger quite warming (which is wonderful on cold days like today), but it is also great for preventing the common cold.

Ginger Tea from Yogi


Yogi Tea on iHerb here for $3.88. 

Step 2: Facial Steam with Malaya Facial Steam 

Facial steaming so darn relaxing. I am loving Malaya Organics’ Revitalizing Facial Steam.

Herbal steaming aids in clearing out toxins and impurities from the skin, so I love to do this before a facial mask. This steam is a nourishing blend of herbs and flowers that are known for their anti-inflammatory and astringent properties. Some of the key ingredients? Hibiscus flower, helichrysum flower, calendula flower, marshmallow root, rose petals, sage, orange peel, lavender flower, burdock root, yarrow leaf and flower and elder flower. Hello beauty!!!

malaya facial steam

How to facial steam?

Place a handful of the flowers and herhbs in a bowl and cover with steaming water from the kettle.

Place towel overhead and hold face 10-15 inches above the bowl for 7-10 minutes.

Rinse with cool water.


Malaya Facial Steam at Athropologie.

Step 3: Facial Mask with Wedderspoon Manuka Honey and Oats

One of my favourite at home DIY face masks is Manuka Honey from Wedderspoon plus oats. Manuka honey is so well known in the natural beauty space for, well, almost anything. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, manuka honey reduces redness, can heal burns, scars, congested or inflamed skin and even eczema. Additionally, manuka honey helps to oxygenate the pores to draw out bacteria, drastically improving acne-prone areas.

Simply blend up a spoonful of oats plus a spoonful of manuka honey, and make it a paste on your face. Apply it everywhere, avoiding the eyes and mouth, and be sure to have a cup of tea to put under your face to catch the drips (ha!).

You can leave this mask on for a while, it’s super hydrating and healing. I usually leave it on for 30 minutes. 
manuka honey


Manuka Honey from Wedderspoon on iHerb (different kFactors have different prices, I love using KFactor 16).

Step 4: Curl up on the couch with a your journal

The final step (before washing off your face mask, and continuing thereafter) is to curl up on the couch or get comfy at the kitchen table with your journal or a good book – or my favourite, both! Right now I’m journaling around the full moon that just past as well as what I’m excited about for the week ahead.

LPN Self Love Sunday

Get  your self love on, beauty!

Have a fantastic Sunday.

Lots of love,

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  • Anna

    Happy Valentine’s!!! Tons of love to you, Kate!!
    I started my yoga practice again thanks to you (I’m really not exaggerating) and bought Manduka mat on your recommendation. It really is soooooo worth it. My knees and elbows are so much better now with Manduka.
    I wanted to ask what you think about yoga trapeze. Have you tried it?

    • Oh I’m so thankful to hear this! And so happy you’re happy with your new mat! I’m still using mine <3

      I have not tried a yoga trapeze, but sounds fun! xx

  • Beautiful inspiring post! I love honey facials! In the morning, I apply a layer of organic honey on my face before jumping into the shower, then let the steam go to work. Just before I finish, I remove the honey with a warm washcloth and voigla! It leaves my skin so silky smooth!

    • So glad you stopped by. That’s a great addition! Love it! xx

    • This sounds amazing! I never thought to do it that way. I usually apply honey after getting out of the shower.

  • This looks like such a lovely way to spend a sunday. I’m very intrigued by the facial steam I just might give it a go!

    naghmeh lesani

  • I really enjoyed this post! I’ve heard of steaming your face before but never an actual facial steam to add to it. I will definitely have to try it and the facial mask seems nice and gentle for my sensitive skin!

  • Hey!! thanks for the useful info .You can also check out our Natural and organic Hydrating Mask for glowing skin Organic Hydrating masks for glowing skin

  • omar dotson

    thanks for all the info and i have a quick tip for Eyeliner from scratch
    Mix 1 part activated charcoal, 1/2 part black iron oxide, and either 1/2 part aloe vera gel, or 1/3 part shea butter for black eyeliner. You can add a small amount of mica powder for a little shimmer. Mix very well and store in an air-tight container. You’ll have to use a brush to apply. . You can add cocoa powder or brown iron oxide for brown eyeliner.
    here is where i found this recipe

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