I was researching mangos for a recent article on their health benefits and I came across the idea of a mango mud mask. 

Knowing that the only skin care product that has touched my face is years is a shaving  cream, I thought, if I can do that, ANYONE can!

Also many people didn’t believe that I actually put  homemade Banana Conditioner in my hair a few weeks ago.  There is no mistaking that this is  …mask on my face… 


  • 1/2 ripe mango
  • 3 tbs. oatmeal
  • 3 tbs. almonds

mango before maskThis was the mango I used.
It was the only ripe mango I had and my daughter wanted to eat the other half and I wanted to eat a little myself so I ended up using about 2/3 of this.

oatmeal and almonds in grinder - mango maskThis was my almonds and oatmeal in a small coffee grinder – before.
(Unlike the mango, I had a lot more almonds so ate quite a few of those!)

This was my almond mixture after grinding.

This is my almond mixture and mango peaces in a bullet blender before mixing.

Mixture after blending.  At one point it was not blending well enough so I added 2 tbs. of water.
The mixture smelled a lot like oatmeal but it definitely tasted like mango. 
It’s taste was how  I would imagine mango baby food to taste like.

The mixture seemed quite liquid so the only way I knew to make sure it didn’t run off my face was to lay on a towel and then  used my hand to grab mixture and swish it on my face.
After laying  for  five minutes it seemed safe to stand up!

The most obvious experience I had was that it felt so COOL on my face.
I was expecting for it it warm up after a while but it never did.
Maybe that was the cooling properly of mango I had researched previously?

Following is what I looked like after removing…
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