Cattail Apothecary has gorgeous, handmade face and body products. They were born of over 20 years of study and at least ten years of dreaming of making and selling products. We love their mask powders, and this darling sample set lets you try all four in a darling set!
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From their website:
Mask powder (versus your standard pre-mix) allows for extended shelf life without the use of preservatives AND allows you to get creative with what you mix it with. Regular water works GREAT but you can add benefit by getting getting fancy - try honey, yogurt, egg, milk, herbal tea, lemon juice, avocado, apple cider vinegar, etc., etc.!
VEIL OF THE EARTH: Gentle enough for all skin types, but especially beneficial for acne prone skin/blackhead trouble spots. Charcoal and bentonite clay create a powerful team to draw out and absorb heavy metals, dirt, bacteria and other impurities. Calendula and lavender flowers soothe and heal.
VEIL OF THE FLAME: Cocoa and rose team up to deliver an antioxidant boost while increasing blood flow and reducing the signs of aging. Antioxidants can help repair the damage done to the skin by environmental toxins such as household chemicals, cigarette smoke, car exhaust and ultraviolet light.
VEIL OF THE WIND: Meadow flowers chamomile and yarrow are blended into gentle rhassoul and kaolin clays along with anti-inflammatory marshmallow root and carrot for moisturizing and soothing mask that's great for sensitive skin.
VEIL OF THE SEA: Perfect for oily or acne prone skin, Veil of the Sea brings together blemish-fighting and deeply nourishing kelp, aloe, alfalfa, and horsetail with french green clay.
Packaged in a reusable 2 oz clear glass paragon jar with black plastic lid.
GIFT SET includes a glass vial with cork (1oz by volume) of each of the four Veils in a 5"x7" muslin pouch.
Directions: Measure 2-3 teaspoons of powder into a small bowl (avoid using metal when mixing as bentonite clay loses some of its effectiveness when it comes into contact with metal.) Slowly add medium of choice to the powder to create a paste of desired consistency. Apply with clean fingers or brush to whole face or use less and target specific areas such as nose or chin. Leave on for 5-15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. Use once a week. Masks may be best used at night as they are likely to leave skin a little red for a short amount of time due to the ingredients increasing circulation.
EARTH: activated charcoal, unrefined sodium bentonite clay, organic calendula petals, organic lavender flowers
FLAME: unrefined sodium bentonite clay, organic cocoa powder, organic red rose petals, organic rose hips, organic hibiscus flowers
WIND: kaolin clay, rhassoul clay, organic chamomile, organic yarrow, organic marshmallow root powder, organic carrot powder
SEA: french green clay, kaolin clay, organic kelp powder, organic horsetail, organic aloe vera leaf powder, organic alfalfa
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL // potent natural treatment used to trap toxins and chemicals in the skin and draw out foreign material.
SODIUM BENTONITE CLAY // volcanic ash that absorbs toxins and infections, naturalizes acidity. abundance of minerals, including calcium, magnesium, silica, sodium, copper, iron and potassium. one of the most effective and powerful healing clays. unusual in the fact that once it becomes hydrated, the electrical and molecular components of the clay rapidly change and produce an electrical charge, magnetically pulling toxins from the skin.
CALENDULA // Calendula officinalis // anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral // a powerful wound and tissue healer that has long been used to soothe and heal cuts, burns, bites, sprains, bruises, rashes, sunburns, and abrasions. also works as an analgesic to help relieve the pain associated with these types of wounds and skin irritations.
LAVENDER // Lavandula spp. // nervine, antispasmodic, circulatory stimulant, antibacterial / long been used for cleansing purposes, volatile oils are antibacterial. skin soothing and healing.
COCOA POWDER // antioxidants help stop the premature breakdown of cells, increases elasticity which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helps combat acne and blemishes.
ROSE PETALS // rosa centifolia // natural oils found in roses help lock moisture into the skin. especially beneficial for those with sensitive skin due to the soothing sugars in its petals. aromatically calming. helps treat redness and inflammation.
HIBISCUS // Hibiscus sabdariffa // rich in antioxidants to help fight damaging free radicals, slight astringent properties help reduce pores, anti-inflammatory, gentle acids provide an exfoliating effect that smooths, evens completion and promotes new cell growth. naturally high mucilage content, excellent gentle moisturizer.
ROSE HIPS // Rosa spp. // rich in antioxidants as well as vitamins c, a, e and d. a natural exfoliant.