Maybe it’s a little longing for Dubai or the fact that this post is long overdue. Either way, it’s been ages since we did a beauty DIY. Camel herders have been drinking camel milk for ages and hundred of years ago survived solely on the milk of camels during long migrations through the desert.
The lovely people at Al Nassma Camel Milk Chocolate contacted me months ago, while I was still based in Dubai and invited me to enjoy camel milk Iftar with them over Ramadan 2013. I then bumped into them again at the VIP Lounge at the Dubai International Film Festival where they explained to me how camel milk chocolate is more creamy than normal milk and contains more fat and Vitamin C than cow’s milk.
These 2 factors made me think that camel milk chocolate would be more beneficial for the skin than normal cow’s milk chocolate. However, if you’re reading this outside the Middle East, you can still try this with standard chocolate and it works a treat too!
You will need: Honey, mixing bowl, spoons, mud for face masks, Camel Milk Chocolate (Thanks to Al Nassma for sponsoring), lavender and peppermint essential oils and an empty jar.
Begin by breaking up the block of chocolate into squares:
You can now place the chocolate into the microwave covered by a microwave cover to keep in moisture. Warm the chocolate on a medium setting for 30 seconds and then take out and stir. Continue to do so until the consistency looks like this:
Now add a table spoon of honey:
Add a heaped table spoon of the clay mud powder:
Add 3 drops of both the peppermint and lavender essential oil:
You then stir it all together and the mud will change the consistency to a paste:
Now place the warm mask on your face. The warmth will open the pores, the lavender relaxes and the honey and chocolate moisturises.
With what’s left over, you can place it in a jar and gift it to friends. You just have to make sure that you don’t place it back in the fridge as it will harden.
Now enjoy it like a Bedouin princess!
Photography: Mica Nelson