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12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts Series --- Day 3: Hot Cocoa and Marshmallow Mask

Welcome to day three of the 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts series.

Today, I'm showing you how to make one of my favorite wintertime masks.  It's the perfect mask to help soothe and hydrate dry winter skin.  Plus, who can resist the hot cocoa and marshmallow theme?

This mask is made dry, so you don't have to worry about preservatives.  When you're ready to use it, just add a bit of water.

Treat your friends and family to a spa-quality facial mask.  They will be so impressed that you made this!

Hot Cocoa and Marshmallow Facial Mask
3 tablespoons cocoa powder (100% cocoa powder, not the drink mix)
1 tablespoons powdered milk
1 tablespoon oat powder (here's how to make your own)
2 teaspoons marshmallow root powder
1 tablespoon cocoa butter, grated

Add the cocoa powder, powdered milk, oats, and marshmallow into a small blender or food processor (appliances like the Magic Bullet work great for things like this.)  Blend the mixture for 60 seconds, or until it's completely smooth.  You don't want any clumps of powdered milk, and the marshmallow root should be powdery smooth.

Next, grate the cocoa butter and measure out 1 tablespoon.  Don't melt the cocoa butter to measure it.  It must be solid to add to the mask.

Put the cocoa butter into the blender with the rest of the ingredients.  Blend again, for about 60 seconds, until the cocoa butter is completely incorporated into the mask.

Pour the mask into a small jar or cello bag.  (I found some cute little jars at the dollar store that were perfect for this.)  Label the mask with these instructions:

To use, measure out 2 teaspoons mask and mix with approximately 1 teaspoon hot water (more or less until you get a smooth creamy consistency.)  Massage onto the skin and let set for 10 minutes.  Rinse with warm water.  


More in the 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts Series:
Day 1: Winter Wonderland Bath Soak
Day 2: Pumpkin Pie Sugar Scrub
Day 3: Hot Cocoa and Marshmallow Mask (You're here!)
Day 4: Winter Forest Bath Salts 
Day 5: Lavender Orange Bath Bombs
Day 6: Peppermint Hot Chocolate Lip Balm
Day 7: Moisturizing Shaving Soap for Men
Day 8: Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans & More Yummy Treats
Day 9: Snowball Sugar Scrubs
Day 10: Handcrafted Potpourri  
Day 11: Peppermint Orange Body Balm
Day 12: Marbled Christmas Soap

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