This yummy, easy to make homemade face mask recipe is designed to balance, hydrate and cleanse normal and combination skin types.
It's also super-refreshing, and you'll find that it reveals clearer, softer, glowing skin
when you're all done with it, especially if you use it in conjunction
with other facial recipes like face moisturizers, steams and toners.
Using a facial mask once a week can really help prevent, and even reduce, the signs of aging. Caring for your skin really does make a noticeable difference...
And it doesn't hurt that these aromatherapy face mask recipes support
the rest of your body as well, boosting your immune system, relaxing
your muscles and soothing your nerves. Gotta love it!
Homemade Face Mask Recipe
1 tablespoon Cosmetic Clay of your choice (how to choose clay - see sidebar)
1 teaspoon Yogurt
1/2 teaspoon Honey
1/4 teaspoon Jojoba oil
1 drop Lavender essential oil
1 drop Geranium, Neroli OR Ylang Ylang essential oil
- Whisk together all the ingredients except the clay in a small bowl.
- Slowly add the clay a little at a time, stirring thoroughly to create a spreadable paste. (If you add it all at once you get lumps, which are annoying when you go to spread it on your face.)
If the mixture seems too thick, add a little more yogurt or a splash of milk.
Do not increase the oil, because the mask will slide right off your face.
- Cleanse your face and leave it damp, then smooth the homemade face mask over your face and neck, avoiding your eyes and mouth.
- Leave it on your face for 15 to 20 minutes (Relax! Lying down is good.)
- Wash the homemade facial mask off using a warm, wet washcloth.
- Follow with toner and
This recipe makes enough for one facial application, and it does not keep, so slather it on and let it work its magic.
Customizing Your Homemade Face Mask Recipe
Make Ahead: This recipe is pretty much one you have to make and use (yogurt doesn'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.
The higher the fat content of both the yogurt and the milk, the more nourishing it is for you skin.
This is one time when Low Fat is NOT your best bet.
Replace the jojoba oil for other aromatherapy carrier oils suitable for your skin type.
Where to Buy Ingredients for Your Homemade Face Mask Recipe
Yogurt, milk and honey are all available at your supermarket.
My favorite supplier for other aromatherapy recipe ingredients is Mountain Rose Herbs.
Their prices are good, their staff is wonderful, and their products are
excellent. Here's some quick links for your homemade facial mask recipe.
Get some handy tips on how to give yourself a complete homemade facial.
Then round out your skincare routine with these other easy homemade facial recipes.
Homemade Facial Scrubs
Homemade Facial Moisturizer
Facial Steam Recipes
Homemade Skin Toner Recipes
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