She Reminds me of Apricots…

Apricots LittleBirdsMama…or maybe I should put it the other way around. Apricots remind me of her. “Her” is the friend I was really close to but somehow she and I lost contact. I wanted to write her a letter for so long (social media is not her thing) but this takes time and so passes another day, another week, another month and another year.

My friend followed a very natural lifestyle which was something that her mother had taught her. It was also her mother who had given her a book with recipes for natural beauty products such as the home-made apricot facial mask. As usual, I had forgotten about it but with introducing Thiago to solids via the baby led weaning method (he did not want to eat puree), I let him taste dried apricots. He loved them! Suddenly, I remembered that there was this easy recipe for the facial mask. With apricots being rich in various vitamins and in particular in beta-carotene (an antioxidant and precursor of vitamin A which we need for good skin), the effect of this mask is smooth and healthy glowing skin!

What you need

3-4 ripe or dried organic abricots

1 coffee spoon organic extra virgin olive oil

Boil apricots in hot water for approx. 15-20 minutes. Take the pit out and peel the skin off (facultativ). Put them in a mixer, add olive oil (leave out if you have oily skin) and mix to a paste. Spread paste over face and relax for a good 15 minutes. Rinse with water and use your day creme. Enjoy the healthy glow ;)

I love this facial mask. It is easy to make, smells good and the immediate effect is amazing. I will use it for my pampering session tonight…and then I will write a letter to my friend; this time for sure!