Body & Soul: Sea Kelp Body Mask

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Bring out your natural glow with kelp.

<em>Makes 12 ounces<br />
</em>This rich sea kelp body mask removes toxins and renews the skin. Kelp, aloe vera gel and pure clay combine to give your whole body a healthy, radiant glow.</p>
<p>Mineral-rich kelp powder also can be used alone as a body scrub to remove surface impurities. Powdered kelp can be found in most natural food stores and Asian markets. </p>
<li>½ cup powdered clay</li>
<li>¼ cup powdered kelp</li>
<li>½ cup aloe vera gel</li>
<li>¼ cup seawater (or mix sea salt with distilled water) </li>
<li>Mix together all ingredients to form a smooth paste or mud. Spread mud over your face and body. (Use a medium paintbrush to spread mud evenly.) Allow mud to dry 15 to 20 minutes.</li>
<li>Shower with tepid water to remove mud, then gently pat skin dry. Follow with a rich moisturizer, such as cocoa butter or coconut oil, as this treatment can dry out your skin.</li>
<p>Note: If you don’t want to cover your whole body with the mud, just cover your upper torso.</p>
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<em>Janice Cox is the author of</em> Natural Beauty at Home and Natural Beauty from the Garden (<em>Henry Holt & Company, New York).</em>
<em>For more recipes and ideas, visit her website at</em>
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