A Little Something for Mothers Day.

At Sense Abilities, we know and appreciate how hard it can be to find a little time for yourself, especially when it becomes second nature to put others first. That’s why we wanted to share with you a few little sensory recipes for some lovely skin masks that you can whip up at home and have a little pamper time with.

These sensory delights can be made using store cupboard ingredients, can be made in a flash, and because we all know how hard it is to snatch a moment here or there, we wanted to keep it quick and simple.

Before you make these masks, do check the ingredients and please, don’t use or make them if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Mind your eyes when applying and also, despite some of them sounding very delicious, we wouldn’t recommend eating them either!

Oatmeal Face Mask

What you need:

2tsp oats

1tsp baking soda

A few drops of water

Make the mask:

Combine the oats and baking soda and then slowly add some water to make a paste. Smooth and massage the paste over your face. Relax for between 10- 30 minutes, and the paste will start to dry. Then rinse off with warm water and moisturise.

Avocado Face Mask

What you need:

2 avocados

2tbsp cocoa powder

1tbsp honey

Make the mask:

Mash the avocados and add the honey and cocoa powder. Massage in to the face and let it sit on the skin for up to 20 minutes, then rinse of with some warm water. Moisturise if needed.

Lemon Face Mask

What you need:

Juice of 1 lemon

1/4 cup olive oil

Make the mask:

Mix the juice of one lemon with the olive oil and apply to your face. Relax for around 15 minutes, then rinse away with warm water.

Lemon & Honey Face Mask

What you need:

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1 tbsp honey

Make the mask:

Mix the lemon and the honey together and massage on to face. Relax for 15 minutes and rinse off with warm water.

Banana Face Mask

What you need:

1 banana

2 tbsp honey

1/4 cup of plain yoghurt

Make the mask:

Mash the banana and mix with the yoghurt and honey before applying to face. Relax for 15 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.

Honey Hand Scrub

What you need:

1tbsp honey

1tbsp oats

1tbsp fresh lemon juice

1tbsp brown sugar

Make the hand scrub:

Combine the ingredients and gently massage half the ingredients onto your hands for 1 minute or so. Sit back for 10 minutes and then rinse off with some warm water. Keep the rest of the scrub for up to 4 days in the fridge in an airtight container.

We highly recommend filling the bath with bubbles, digging out that scented candle, putting on some soft music and lying back with one of these masks for a lovely, relaxing sensory treat that you absolutely deserve.

Happy Mothers Day from us here at Sense Abilities!

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