HOW TO MAKE NATURAL FACE MASKS
Making & using natural face masks can be fun activities to do at home in your down time. There are countless different types of masks, catering to various skin types and treating a plethora of skin issues. Many of the ingredients you may also already have on hand in your kitchen!
In the recipes we will be going over in this email, we'll be using a combination of household ingredients and more specific skin care materials such as essential oils and facial clays. Using homemade, all natural face masks is much better for your health and skin than using mass-produced sheet masks or masks that contain preservatives & unnecessary chemicals.
Join us in another DIY skin care project and experience the wonderful benefits of using natural face masks!
1. SOURCE/ GATHER SKIN CARE MATERIALS
When we say 'skin care materials,' we're referring to more specialized products, intended mainly for the purpose of caring for your skin. These can include the following:
- Essential oils (some good ones for the skin: rosemary, geranium, lavender, tea tree, lemon, frankincense, cedarwood, patchouli)
Rose water or Lavandin
- Carrier oils (coconut oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, rosehip oil, etc.)
- Aloe vera gel
- Bentonite clay, french pink clay, green clay, or red clay
- Witch hazel
- Activated charcoal
★ Items underlined in blue are links to products available on our online shop. ★
2. SOURCE/ GATHER HOUSEHOLD INGREDIENTS
When we refer to 'household ingredients,' we're talking about items that you might already have for cooking, or any other common ingredients that people tend to have available in their homes. This can include the following:
- Baking soda
- Raw honey or manuka honey
- Olive oil
- Turmeric powder, cinnamon powder
- Lemon juice
- Apple cider vinegar
- Green tea
✿ ❀ RECIPE IDEAS ❀ ✿
- 4 tsp Clay (white or pink)
- 4 tsp Rosehip Oil
- 4 tsp Raw Honey
- 2 tsp Rose Water
- 8 drops Frankincense Oil
- 4 drops Patchouli Oil
Leave On For: About 15 minutes For Acne-Prone Skin:
- 4 tsp Green Clay
- 4 drops Tea Tree Oil
- 2 tsp Manuka Honey
- 4 tsp Turmeric Powder
- 2 tsp Lemon Juice
- 2 tsp Aloe Vera Gel
Leave On For: 10-15 minutes For Deep Hydration:
- 4 tsp Honey
- A handful of Oats
- 4 tsp Jojoba Oil
- 4 drops Geranium Oil
- 4 drops Cedarwood Oil
- 1 dropper full of our Hydrating Face Oil
Leave On For: 15 minutes For Glowing Skin:
- 1 Papaya (mashed)
- 2 tsp Aloe Vera Gel
- 4 drops Lavender Oil
- 2 tsp Argan Oil
- 2 tsp Orange Juice
Leave On For: About 10-15 minutes For Skin Nourishment:
- 4 tsp Honey (raw or manuka)
- 2 tsp Turmeric Powder
- 2 tsp Coconut Oil
- 6 tsp cooled Chamomile Tea
- 4 drops Frankincense Oil
- 4 drops Rose Oil
- 2 tsp Red Clay
Leave On For: 15-20 minutes For Detox:
- 10 tsp Sweet Almond Oil or Olive Oil
- 4 tsp Bentonite Clay
- 2 tsp Activated Charcoal
- 4 drops Lemon Oil
- 4 drops Juniper Oil
- Drops/sprays of Rose water (to thin)
Leave On For: About 15 minutes ✰ BEFORE USING MASKS
: Please read our "Info on Using Your Mask
" section below for details on how to use them. ✰
3. COMBINE & ADJUST CONSISTENCY
Choose from one of the above recipes and begin combining your ingredients. Also feel free to add, remove or sub-in ingredients wherever you feel-- get creative with it!
- We like to start by first mixing the dry ingredients, then adding the liquids until you get to your desired consistency.
- The texture of your mask will vary depending on the materials that you are using.
- Overall, you want to have a good balance of wet and dry, resulting in a sort of cream-like or wet clay texture that you can easily smooth onto your face.
- Masks that don't contain a powder, like the Glowing Skin recipe above, might have a thinner or more glossy consistency to them.
- You can always add regular water, rose water or lavandin to your mixture to thin it out if it's too thick or dry.
✰ Some ingredients you have to be careful not to add too much for it can irritate your skin. This includes essential oils, green clay, bentonite clay, cinnamon powder and apple cider vinegar. ✰
4. BOTTLE AND USE!
Once you finish making your mask, it's good to go! In the recipes that we provided here, it should yield about 2-3 ounces of face mask. This will come to roughly 4 uses. If you want to save some for next time, we recommend storing it in a small jar with a lid.
★ If your mask contains fresh ingredients like lemon juice or papaya then you may want to store it in the fridge until you use it-- don't wait too long to use these 'fresh ingredient' masks because they will spoil. Ideally they are to be used on the day they're made, but can be used up to a few days after that. ★
✿ ❀ INFO ON USING YOUR MASK ❀ ✿
- Make sure your face is clean before using a face mask. Remove any makeup. Try our natural Make Up Remover!
- Before applying your mask to your whole face, you may want to test a small patch of it on the side of your neck or on your arm. This is a precaution to make sure you don't have an allergic reaction to it.
- If all is well with the patch test, then you can start using your mask! Apply face mask evenly to coat your entire face, avoiding the mouth & eyes. See the recipes above to find out how long you should leave your mask on (depending on which one you make), then rinse off thoroughly using lukewarm water.
- After your mask, you might want to consider using another product such as face oil or moisturizer, rose water/ toner, or a serum. Apply what you would normally use in your daily skin care routine. Below we've linked some great products that we sell on our online shop if you want to try them out! All handmade in small batches using natural ingredients
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