This DIY honey cinnamon mask is the perfect hydrating, acne-fighting beauty product to add to your weekly rotation. And it's super easy to make at home!
We only use four simple ingredients for this honey cinnamon mask: honey, coconut oil, cinnamon, and lemon essential oil. Each of these ingredients has incredible benefits for the skin, which makes this mask a simple, DIY staple in my own natural beauty regime. Here's a look at the ingredients and the benefits of each:
Raw Manuka Honey: Honey is one of the best natural anti-bacterial products that exist, which also makes it great for acne prevention and acne treatment. Honey is also moisturizing and soothing and helps create a natural glow. Finally, honey also is quite high in antioxidants which helps slow down the aging process. When making this mask, make sure you're buying raw honey as it has never been heated and retains all these amazing properties!
Coconut Oil: I'm sure you've heard a million things about why coconut oil rocks for beauty products and many of them are true. It's a great oil to add to this mask as it not only helps make the texture super fluffy and luxurious, but it's also deeply moisturizing and helps repair the skin. It's also anti-bacterial and helps to unclog pores. Finally, coconut oil also helps reduce the look of fine lines!
Cinnamon: It's hard to believe that cinnamon, a staple in our pantry, is also good for our skin, but it is! Cinnamon powder not only helps to treat acne and scarring, but it also softens and soothes dry skin, while at the same time, helping to plump it up and give it a natural glow. It does this by improving circulation and getting the blood properly moving around beneath the skin.
Lemon Essential Oil: Not only does lemon essential oil smell amazing but like cinnamon, it helps to improve circulation. It's also anti-bacterial and anti-microbial, so like many of these other ingredients, it helps with acne. A great way to round out the mask!
And what I love about this DIY honey cinnamon mask is that it seriously is SO simple to make. You just whip everything up in a bowl, transfer it to little glass pots, and you're done. I like to make a big batch and give them away as holiday gifts! The ladies in my life absolutely adore them!
DIY Honey Cinnamon Face Mask
- 1 cup coconut oil softened
- 3/4 cup raw manuka honey
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 20 drops lemon essential oil
- Whip all ingredients together in a large bowl with a spoon or whisk. Transfer to containers and done!
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31 comments on “DIY Honey Cinnamon Face Mask”
What are the instructions for use of this facial mask?
Just apply for 10 minutes, then rinse with warm water and wipe clean with a soft, dry towel 🙂
I can’t wait to try these, i love making things like this.
Yay! Can’t wait to hear how they turn out for you 🙂
Could you replace the essential oil with fresh lemon juice or does using the oil have something to do with shelf life? And on that note, what is the shelf life?
It definitely helps with shelf life since it’s not a fresh ingredient. You could use lemon juice, but you’d want to use it up more quickly!
How long do you leave on face?
About 10 minutes!
Hi how long Is the shelf life after mixing up please? Also can I use plastic pots or does it have to be glass? Many thanks 🙂
You can definitely use plastic! And the shelf life should be a long time (like at least 6 months). Honey is one of the only ingredients that doesn’t ever go bad, so I honestly think you can keep it for ages 🙂
Often do you apply the honey/cinnamon mask?
I think 2x per week is sufficient!
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can i go without using the lemon essential oil or is it nessecary
Nope! Feel free to leave it out 🙂 xx
Very Informative! These are the best Face Mask for healthy skin. Honey is popular & extremely effective to freeze many skin problems. I recently removed my acne by using honey mask. It really was effective and I was able to get rid of acne. Thanks for this.
How do you store it ? In the refrigerator or just in a cabinet?
I stored mine in the cabinet!
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Can I replace the lemon essential oil with peppermint essential oil?
I personally wouldn’t use peppermint on my face!
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What size is the glass container you used in the cinnamon honey mask? Where can I find them? Thank you
It was just a leftover one that we had at home. But I like to buy them on Amazon! Here are the ones:https://amzn.to/2GDbmst
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Hi, I am making these for xmas gifts this year. My test batch came out perfect but then sitting in the jar stiffened up. Is there a way to keep it creamy?
I don’t think so because of the coconut oil. Maybe instead of coconut oil try avocado or jojoba oil!
I use honey with cinnamon for my acne skin and it works amazing! My skin is so soft en the pimples are smaller and the red marks are lighter! I really love it! Best mask for me! I never tried it to make it in large quantities o now I will try it and together with the oil!
Love that! I need to test that out 🙂 I wash my face with honey and it feels amazing!