Homemade Clay Masks Using Natural Ingredients

In terms of beauty trends, masks have always been popular, but one thing that has changed is the type of mask. Cucumber masks you peel off to reveal soft, smooth skin used to be the top trend, but now it is all about the clay masks you rinse off.

So to help you get started, here are some homemade clay masks you can make using all natural ingredients.

Rose Clay Masks

This first clay mask is one that you can make using a few different rose products. Rose isn’t just for smelling pretty or making your home look beautiful, but can work great as a face mask to improve your skin.

You want to get both rose clay and water. You can also use rose or chamomile water instead of water in this clay mask. Some other ingredients to consider adding are jojoba or avocado oil, and roman chamomile essential oil.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons rose clay

1 tablespoon water

Instructions:

  1. Combine ingredients in a small bowl, mixing until it forms a thick paste. Add more water if too dry, add more clay if too wet.
  2. Apply to clean skin, avoiding the areas around eyes and mouth.
  3. Let dry for about 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse with warm water and follow with moisturiser.

Charcoal Clay Masks

This is definitely one of the most popular types of clay masks right now. Activated charcoal has many health benefits, including ones for the skin like reducing oily skin, helping to treat acne, and evening out your skin tone.

To make your own charcoal clay mask, all you need is activated charcoal in powder form, some bentonite clay, and a little bit of raw apple cider vinegar. Combine the ingredients and apply the mask just like any other mask you would make.

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon activated charcoal powder

2 tablespoons bentonite clay

Small amount of raw apple cider vinegar or water

Instructions:

  1. Combine activated charcoal powder and bentonite clay together, then mix in a small amount of apple cider vinegar or water to create a smooth paste.
  2. Apply to clean skin, avoiding the areas around eyes and mouth.
  3. Let dry for 5 – 7 minutes.
  4. Rinse with warm water and follow with moisturiser.

Bentonite Clay Masks

Here is a clay mask that has room for customising it. It is an all-natural mask that combines the healing benefits of bentonite clay with the skin-improving properties of various essential oils. This is a very purifying clay mask. Do not use a metal bowl or spoon with bentonite clay as it can make it less effective.

You will start with some bentonite clay, making sure it is pure clay and doesn’t have anything added to it. You will then want a carrier oil of your choosing like jojoba oil, along with essential oils that are good for the skin. Some top ones include Lavender, Geranium, Melaleuca and Frankincense, though you can mix and match with your favourite ones.

Ingredients:

2 teaspoons bentonite clay

2 teaspoons jojoba oil or fractionated coconut oil

1 drop Frankincense essential oil

1 drop Lavender essential oil

1 drop Melaleuca essential oil

Instructions:

  1. Combine clay and carrier oil in bowl and stir until well combined.  You can use apple cider vinegar instead of carrier oil for a more purifying mask.
  2. Add essential oils and mix in well.
  3. Apply to clean skin, avoiding the areas around eyes and mouth.
  4. Let dry for 5 – 10 minutes.
  5. Rinse with warm water and follow with moisturiser.

As you can see, you only need a few simple ingredients to make your own clay mask. Choose the type of clay, add some skin healing ingredients and essential oils, and you have yourself a homemade mask that is perfect for your skin.

As you can see, you only need a few simple ingredients to make your own clay mask. Choose the type of clay, add some skin healing ingredients and essential oils, and you have yourself a homemade mask that is perfect for your skin.

Have an amazing week,

Dawn 🌿🌸🌿

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