Activate and invigorate your skin with our seasonal sulfur face and body mask. THE LAND is an ethically harvested clay mask that is rich in natural minerals and antioxidants. Application once per week awakens and detoxifies the skin, helping to eliminate dead skin cells and other environmental impurities while improving clarity and complexion.
WHY WE LOVE IT
The sulfur clay in this mask was honorably harvested with my own two hands from the sacred lands we now call the Ojai Valley. We ask for permission to harvest from the water first. We ask the plants and all of the creatures who live nearby if we may take a small amount to share with our community. We make offerings of tobacco, prayers and meditations with the land. When the answer is a clear yes, only then, are we inclined to ask the stewards of the private lands for permission as well.
We distilled each essential oil for this formulation from plants grown and harvested in the Ojai Valley. Lavender, helichrysum, cedar wood and white sage essential oils combined with powdered Yerba Santa and a touch of Fuller’s Earth Clay evoke a sense of what it feels like to be held within the earth. Its scent is warming, pungent and sulfury. The texture is smooth and varied, providing a versatile palette of minerals to help exfoliate and replenish tired or dull skin. Our base ingredient, sulfur clay, is an incredible drawing agent that is nourishing while simultaneously helps to clarify and rejuvenate the skin.
Sulfur one of the most abundant naturally occurring elements found on earth. It is involved in nearly every metabolic function in the body. So much so, that approximately 0.25% of your total body weight is sulfur. Every single cell in your body contains sulfur. This abundant and versatile element is known as “nature’s beauty mineral” due to its effects on collagen production. It enhances and plumps up the cells, helping to produce more collagen which helps to improve skin elasticity. Sulfur is the most concentrated in keratin, the main ingredient to healthy hair, skin and nails. Sulfur also calms and soothes irritated skin, relieves pain and helps the body eliminate toxins. The clay that we harvested for this mask is rich in sulfur and other minerals such as sulfate, calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, silica, zinc and nitrogen.
The combination of this powerful sulfur mask with the Tonic and a seasonal hydrosol is incredible. The results are immediate. Hydrosols are naturally acidic, helping to tighten and tone the pores without disrupting the delicate skin microbiome. The Tonic contains raw apple cider vinegar along with honey, CBD and nettles which all help to boost and brighten complexion all the while drawing impurities out of the skin. Should you experience patches of acne after using this mask (thats a good detox sign!) the Tonic can also be used as a spot treatment to dry out any zits or boils. It helps to reduce redness and inflammation and has many other wonderful benefits for the skin.
Additionally, the Tonic is an excellent formula for spring cleaning from the inside out. Raw apple cider vinegar and stinging nettles along with CBD help to gently cleanse the internal organs. This formula contains a high amount of CBG, a cannabinoid that is being heavily researched for its effects on anxiety and stress. You can read more about the Tonic in our Journal post here.
THE SPRING CLEAN RITUAL
Add 2 teaspoons of the powder to a small dish for mixing. Drop by drop, add hydrosol, a dropper full of Tonic, honey or any other wet ingredient to the clay until a juicy, mud consistency is reached. Apply to clean face, neck and chest, avoiding eyes, nostrils and lips. Let dry for 20-30 minutes. Once mask is dry, reconstitute with warm water. Gently exfoliate while rinsing with circular motions. Rinse and pat dry. Mist liberally with hydrosol before applying the Youth Serum, Zen Cream, or Hemp Butter.
This mask can be used as a full body treatment or to target specific areas for detoxification such as the arm pits and lymphatic channels. After using this face and body mask, you may experience some detoxification. The sulfur in the clay draws impurities to the surface of the skin to be expelled from the body. After the initial detox period, this mask may help to tone and clarify skin. For best results, use once per week.
Please note this mask smells like sulfur and may linger on clothing and skin after treatment. If you are allergic to sulfur, we do not recommend this product for you.