The Cooling Q

When I had published ‘The Delicious Face Mask‘, I was ecstatic (I was totally buzzing) that I had received several messages on Instagram to my @sabziandsaffron page, asking for a face mask that could help with various skin types and concerns.

This might have been a small request on your part, but I was just so happy to see these messages and more importantly, to see that you trust me with giving you more suggestions. So please keep them coming! I would love to share more recipes with you.

Moving on to another one of my favourite Face Masks, it’s quite simple to make but extremely effective. As someone with very sensitive skin, it doesn’t take much for my face to react to something and feel irritated or inflamed. So I had created this mask (with tips from my mum who has incredible skin!) to quickly calm down the reaction and cool my skin. This mask is also good for those annoying colourless bumps you can get on your forehead, and another benefit (yes, there’s more!) is that you can use it to help reduce any puffiness in the face.


So this Face Mask is a Hero in Disguise! It helps calm, cool, de-puff and softens the bumpy imperfections of my face. Without further ado, I give you ‘The Cooling Q’:


  • Yoghurt
  • Cucumber
  • Coriander
  • Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Our home is always stocked up with Sabzi (the good green stuff, such as Coriander, Parsley and mint). It has so many incredible benefits – which is why it is a part of my Blog Name!


  1. Using a handheld blender, blend ¼ of the cucumber (about 8 thick slices) and a handful of coriander until smooth and watery.
  2. Add two heaping tablespoons of yoghurt to the mixture, and using a spoon, mix the contents of the bowl. Add in 4 drops of Ylang Ylang essential Oil and mix.
  3. Rub this onto your face, and leave it on for 10-20 minutes (or until it hardens) before washing away with cold water.




The recipe will create enough to share with family, friends or for you to pour into a bottle and store in the fridge (please use within several days).

I hope you love this face mask! And I would love to hear from you (your thoughts or any requests) on this blog or my Instagram page @sabziandsaffron.

(P.S. If you’re wondering what happened to the rest of the cucumber slices in the first photo…I ate them all!)


1 Comment

  1. Marjan
    September 12, 2017 / 9:19 AM

    My favourite mask so far! For me, it helped reduce the puffiness around my eyes. Much needed first thing in the morning!

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