Looking for a rich, nourishing DIY spa treatment for your face? Try this DIY face mask recipe!
You’ll love the way your skin feels after using this mask. The recipe allows for various adaptations depending on your skin type and availability of ingredients.
Why these ingredients?
Rhassoul clay, also known as Red clay, Red Moroccan clay, or Ghassoul clay has numerous beneficial properties. Originally mined deep within the Morocco Atlas Mountains, Rhassoul clay has been shown to improve skin texture, skin elasticity and much more. For more, see Rhassoul Clay for Natural Beauty Care
Oats have anti-inflammatory properties and are ideal for sensitive skin. Oats contain saponins, a cleansing agent and help relieve signs of aging skin. Choose gluten-free oats to avoid any unexpected irritation from gluten.
Ground sand, almonds or sea salt
Exfoliants like sand, almonds or sea salt, help eliminate the outer layer of dead skin and allow the new skin cells to come to the surface.
(My friend brought to me from her recent trip to Isreal. I now have the sand for recipes like this. Sand from the Dead Sea is available online through Ebay or Amazon.)
Almonds supply natural vitamin E and other oils to help nourish and supplement the skin while exfoliating. Sea Salt is readily available and affordable and is rich in natural minerals. Sea Salt does a great job of opening the pores.
Lavender has an abundance of healing properties, including stimulation of skin cell growth and rejuvenation.
Roses are full of antioxidants and help reduce inflammation. They have excellent antiseptic and antibacterial properties, making them ideal for a face mask.
*Note: I substitute 2 tablespoons of my Queen of Hungary herbal blend for the roses and lavender.The blend contains rose petals as well as other healing herbs. Find out more about this herbal blend at Just So Natural Products.
Any white clay can be used in place of the Moroccan red clay. Essential oils can be used in place of the dried herbs/flowers.
- 1 cup rhassoul clay
- 1/2 cup finely ground oats
- 2 tablespoons exfoliant (may use ground almonds, sea salt, or finely ground sand )
- 2 tablespoons ground dried lavender
- 2 tablespoons ground dried roses
- Combine all ingredients in glass jar.
- Stir with a bamboo skewer or similar utensil.
- You may prefer to combine all in a food processor and blend.
- Cap the jar and store away from direct sunlight to preserve ingredients.
- When ready to use, combine 2 tablespoons of the mask blend with enough water to make a paste.
- Stir and massage onto face.
- Leave it for 10 minutes or longer.
- Gently rinse with warm water.
- Enjoy your soft, silky skin!
Would you rather purchase this combination? Check out Just So Natural Products’ Rhassoul Luxury Clay Mask.
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