August 12, 2014

{diy} youth elixir moisturizing mask

diy youth elixir mask recipe by life in blush

Hello lovelies! I’m back from my travels in Europe and while I love traipsing around the world my self-imposed ‘only take a carry-on’ rule unfortunately doesn’t allow me to transport my usual arsenal of beauty products. So by the end of it all my skin is usually begging for some proper care.

I saw this particular DIY moisturizing mask recipe on SurThrival’s instagram account during a flight delay and immediately whipped it up when I got home because, having already made colostrum masks before, I knew it was just the soothing remedy my skin would appreciate.

I made a few modifications from the original recipe (noted below) in order to tailor it to my skin, as well as to add an essential oil that would relax me as the mask went to work. That being said feel free to leave them out or play around with the recipe yourself!

youth elixir mask


  • 2 tsp colostrum powder (I used SurThrival’s, but you can use any brand as long as it’s marked as 6 hour colostrum. Anything beyond that and you lose the benefits)
  • 1 tsp ghee (again I used SurThrival’s version, but you can use whatever you have)
  • 1/2 tsp raw honey (unprocessed)
  • 1 tbsp spring water
  • 1 tsp calendula oil (modification)
  • 1 tsp rosehip oil (modification)
  • 10 drops clary sage (modification and I used Living Libations)


Mix all of the ingredients (except the clary sage) in a small bowl and whip it until you get a thick, creamy consistency. Next add up to 10 drops of clary sage, mix again, and then apply the mask. Leave on until it’s completely dry (about 20 mins), wash off with tepid water and finish off with your favourite facial oil.

Note: the recipe makes enough for a few applications so put any remaining amount into an air tight container and pop it into the fridge. 

>>about the ingredients>>

  • colostrum powder: nature’s first food, colostrum has powerful regenerative properties
  • ghee: superstar moisturizer for your skin (and won’t leave a greasy residue!)
  • rosehip oil: anti-aging, soothes UV-damaged skin, wounds, wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation and dehydrated skin.
  • calendula oil: anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, calendula is known for it’s ability to brighten the skin and protect it from blemishes
  • clary sage: non-irritating EO that de-stresses the mind and encourages feelings of euphoria
  • raw honey: potent healer that also brightens the complexion, evens out skin tone, and lightens scars and age spots.


  • Margie

    Welcome back! You and your great posts were missed.
    This mask looks so soothing!!

  • What lovely ingredients. I have used raw honey, rosehip oil, and calendula oil in my DIYs before, but have yet to try these other potent superstars. Thanks for another great post!

    • You’re welcome!! I’m so glad I could plant a few creative seeds into your line-up of DIY recipes 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and saying hello! xx