A homemade face mask without honey?? Really? Yes, it’s possible!
Now, you might have stumbled onto this article by accident. In that case you might have a question. Why on earth is it so important that your face mask does NOT contain honey?
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Reasons for a homemade face mask without honey
Well, first of all, I’ll have you know: not everyone likes to put honey on their face. It is sticky and very thick. Especially if you use raw honey. (I do recommend using raw honey* when you use honey for homemade beauty recipes!)
Moreover, this type of honey is quite expensive. In some areas of the world, it is not even that easy to come by at all.
You might just really feel like doing a homemade face mask RIGHT NOW without having any honey available.
Honey could actually irritate your skin instead of healing it. Or you could be a vegan, generally avoiding honey.
If any of these points ring true to you, fear not. The following recipes for homemade face masks without honey will be for you. (Spoiler: Even if none of those points apply, you might want to read on. These are nice and easy DIY face mask recipes!)
Homemade oatmeal face mask without honey
Usually, everyone mixes their oatmeal face mask with that one ingredient we are trying to avoid here. But that is not actually necessary! You can, for example, make yourself a nice DIY oatmeal mask without honey by mixing
- 4 tablespoons of oatmeal
- 1 egg
Put the mixture on your face for 15 minutes. Afterwards, rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Now, if you are a vegan looking for homemade face masks, this recipe is not very helpful for you. An animal-free variation of the oatmeal mask without honey could look like this:
Vegan oatmeal face mask:
- 2 tablespoons of oatmeal
- 4 tablespoons of hot water
- 1 dash of lemon juice or aloe vera or both
If you don’t have an aloe plant at home, you can get organic aloe vera gel here*.
Mix everything until you get a creamy consistency. Apply to your face while the concoction is still warm and leave it on for up to 30 minutes.
Homemade face mask for dry skin without honey
The creamy fruit helps against very dry skin and first little wrinkles. Also, there is no necessity to mix it with anything else.
Simply smash half an avocado with a fork until you have a creamy paste. For a nice effect, leave it on for about 30 minutes before rinsing it off.
DIY turmeric face mask without honey
Now, for the first one, you will need
- 1/3 banana
- 1 teaspoon of yogurt (ideally bio!)
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric (Buy organic turmeric root powder here*!)
Mix everything together with a fork and put in on your face for about 20 minutes.
Vegan turmeric face mask:
- 1 cup of chickpea flour (Non-GMO version here*)
- 3 teaspoon of turmeric*
- 1 dash of almond oil (This one* is hexane free!)
Add just enough of the oil to get a creamy paste.
Fun fact: The turmeric face mask is the traditional Indian bridal mask. Imagine Indian brides covered from face to toe in the yellow paste in the night before their wedding.
Homemade face mask without honey or yogurt
Now let’s take it a step further: a homemade face mask without honey or yogurt!
First of all, I know the vegan variations of the face masks before this one also fulfill the criteria.
However, honey and yogurt seem to be one of the top ingredients in homemade face masks. So I explicitly wanted to give room to another vegan face mask, completely without honey or yogurt.
All you need for this mask is
- 1 slice of pineapple/papaya (ripe!)
Awesome, right? Ideally, you puree the fruit, because especially pineapple can be a little difficult to “pulverize” otherwise. Enjoy the smell of vacation on your skin!
If you are interested in more recipes for a homemade face mask without honey (and also with it), follow my Pinterest board “Homemade face masks, scrubs and wash”. Or simply follow my profile to also see all my other boards on homemade beauty topics.
PS: Just so you know, I am not a vegan or a honey hater in general. Sometimes I do use honey in my homemade beauty recipes. See my Homemade beauty tips for lips for an example.