Organic Acne Treatments

Buying Recipe Ingredients

Mountain Rose Herbs is one of my favorite suppliers.

Here's some quick links for buying ingredients.

French green clay

Bentonite clay

Rhassoul clay

Lemongrass essential oil

Petitgrain essential oil

Tea Tree essential oil

Glass jars

How to Choose Your Clay

Rhassoul Clay

(Moroccan Red Clay)

For very oily, acneic skin.

Powerful cleanser and detoxifier.

Boosts circulation.

Tightens pores.

Not for dry or sensitive skin.

Buy rhassoul clay.

French Green Clay

Good for oily skin.

Draws out excess oil, dirt and toxins.

Boosts circulation.

Tones skin.

Buy French green clay.

Fuller's Earth Clay

For oily, acne-prone skin.

Draws out excess oil, dirt and toxins.

Can lighten or "bleach" skin.

Buy fuller's earth clay.

Bentonite Clay

Good for oily skin.

Draws out and traps dirt and toxins.

Should be off-white in color (not pure white.)

Buy bentonite clay.

Kaolin Clay

(White cosmetic clay)

Best for normal, dry, mature and sensitive skin.

Does not absorb excess oils.

White, pink or yellow in color (white is mildest.)

Buy kaolin clay.

Homemade Acne Face Mask

A simple facial mask recipe to deep clean and balance oily, acne-prone skin

Oily, acne-prone skin needs extra attention, especially when it comes to keeping it clean and clog-free.

A homemade acne face mask treatment is an ideal way to give your face the care it needs. When you use them weekly, and acne cleansers, toners and moisturizers daily, your skin has a better chance of staying clean and clear.

Homemade face masks made with clay deep clean the skin, unclogging pores and drawing out excess oil, dirt and grime.

Lemongrass and tea tree provide additional cleansing action, eliminating bacteria that contribute to acne.

Homemade Acne Face Mask Recipe


2 teaspoons Cosmetic Clay of your choice (see left-hand column)

2 - 3 teaspoons low fat Yogurt OR strong Herbal Tea

2 drops Lemongrass or Petitgrain essential oil

1 drop Tea Tree essential oil


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl, stirring in enough yogurt or tea to create a spreadable paste.
  2. Cleanse your face and leave it damp, then smooth the homemade acne mask over your face and neck, avoiding your eyes and mouth.
  3. Leave it to dry for about 15 to 20 minutes (Relax! Lying down is good.)
  4. Wash the homemade acne face mask off using a warm, wet washcloth.
  5. Follow with an astringent toner and a moisturizer or acne treatment oil. Do not fail to moisturize! It may seem counter-productive when your skin is already producing lots of oil of its own, but failing to moisturize causes your skin to make more oil to replace the protective layer you just stripped from it.

Where to Buy Ingredients for Your Homemade Acne Face Mask

Yogurt, milk and herbal teas are all available at your supermarket.

My favorite supplier for aromatherapy recipe ingredients is Mountain Rose Herbs. Their prices are good, their staff are wonderful, and their products are excellent. Here's some quick links for your homemade acne face mask.

If you have Amazon Prime, you can get your supplies delivered for free (plus anything else you want!) I've added links to some of the ingredients - poke around on Amazon to get everything you need...

Customizing Your Homemade Acne Face Mask

Make Ahead: This homemade acne face mask recipe is pretty much one you have to make and use (yogurt and milk don't store well) but you can pre-mix the clay and essential oils and store them in a dark glass or PET plastic jar. Click here to see some nice glass jars from Mountain Rose Herbs.

Replace the yogurt with milk, which removes dead skin cells and softens skin. (By the way, yogurt contains lactic acid, which tightens and softens skin.)

Replace 1/2 teaspoon of the yogurt with 1/2 teaspoon of aloe vera gel, which is excellent for healing acne. Some folks with sensitive skin react to aloe vera, so if you have sensitive skin, you might want to skip this idea.

Use peppermint tea or any citrus tea to tone skin, and chamomile tea to calm irritation. Green tea adds age fighting antioxidants.

If you use peppermint tea, you could replace the lemongrass with peppermint essential oil - zingy!

You can also replace the lemongrass with any citrus essential oil - but you don't want to use citrus oils if you'll be exposing your skin to sunlight, since can increase your risk of sunburn.

Ready-to-Go Organic Acne Facial Products

If you're struggling with acne and you're looking for skin care products that are a little more sophisticated than this homemade acne face mask, I definitely recommend Just Natural Organic Care.

All their products are organic - they're better than most commercial products because they only use the best ingredients - no harsh fillers or chemicals to hurt your skin. Check these out!

Acne Spot Treatment

"Hi there! I just want to take this time to thank you for these WONDERFUL PRODUCTS you have made (the acne spot treatment especially!) I honestly can't thank you enough!! It has only been 2 weeks and my skin has been improving!" Eileen C, Shenandoah TX

Acne Night Treatment

"It really works - I'm in my mid 30's and I broke out like crazy suddenly. Nothing had worked, but this acne night treatment has saved me. Unlike Proactive or some other acne treatments out there, this does not dry out or irritate skin at all." Barbara N, Acampo CA

Acne Facial Scrub

"I love this stuff. It's amazingly all natural and makes your skin feel so soft. I have adult acne and notice that when I use this stuff before I go to bed my skin is much less irritated in the morning. Love it, love it, love it!" Susan L, Rumson NJ

Acne Face Cream

"Best blemish acne cream I've ever used. Calms the blemish down overnight. I've been a Proactive user for several years and it doesn't compare to this product! The jar is small, but you don't need much at all. Great product!" Patrick C, Chesapeake VA

Still Looking?

Want to make more than just a homemade acne face mask? Use the Search Box to find more recipes.

Simply type in "acne" (without the quotes) and hit Search. All the pages on this site that contain the word Acne will pop up. Poke through them and decide which ones suit you best - and remember, you can use more than one recipe depending on your skin's needs of the moment.

Here's a few more acne recipes to get you started...

Best Essential Oils for Acne

Tea Tree Facial Wash

Astringent Facial Toner

Light Daily Facial Lotion

Healing Night Cream

Acne Facial Scrub

Acne Treatment Oil

Herbal Facial Steam

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Homemade Acne Remedies Main Page

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