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Lavender, Honey, and Clay Face Mask Recipe – Telegraph

A deep pore cleansing treatment does not need to be done in a beauty salon, nor does it require expensive ingredients that will end up sitting dormant, reach their expiry date and be resigned to the rubbish bin.

While it may appear to be a new phenomenon, homemade beauty solutions have been around since the early days of civilization.

Cultures from every corner of the globe have their own folk remedies, lotions, potions and makeup recipes utilizing plants, herbs, nuts, oils and unusual ingredients from natural sources.

Many do not have local shops, internet or even phones we all take for granted in the western world.

I have always found it fascinating learning different customs from travelling and from research. Some recipes have logical benefits and other ones we find hard to imagine or even stomach.