This homemade face mask is packed with nutrients and moisturizers

This facial mask recipe is super-nourishing for dry, damaged and aging skin types.

It's packed with easy-to-find, inexpensive items you'll find in your kitchen (mostly!) that provide powerful restoring, age defying benefits.

Use this recipe regularly for a few months and you'll really notice a difference in the tone, clarity and smoothness of your skin. It's awesome!

Using a good face moisturizer, cleanser and toner everyday also helps keep your skin young and healthy looking.

Beneficial Ingredients

Kaolin clay gently draws impurities from the skin, as well as cleansing, exfoliating and stimulating circulation. Sour cream contains lactic acid, which tightens and softens skin, while honey draws moisture into the skin.

Carrier oils such as Kukui Nut, Sweet Almond or Sea Buckthorn oil provide vitamins, antioxidants and other skin-restoring benefits, and a drop of cider vinegar balances pH and helps control the development of wrinkles.

Nourishing Facial Mask Recipe


2 tablespoons Kaolin Clay

1 Egg Yolk OR 1 tablespoon Sour Cream

1/2 teaspoon Honey

1/2 teaspoon Cider Vinegar

1 teaspoon Sweet Almond or Kukui Nut oil

2 drops Rose OR Sandalwood essential oil

1 drop Palmarosa OR Neroli essential oil



Whisk together all the ingredients except the kaolin 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 sour cream 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 moisturizer.

Customizing Your Homemade Facial Mask Recipe

Replace the sour cream with yogurt or milk, which also remove dead skin cells, tone and soften skin.

Note: the higher the fat content, the more nourishing they are for you skin. Low fat is NOT your best bet here!

Replace the Sweet Almond or Kukui Nut oil with other aromatherapy carrier oils best for your skin's unique needs.

Check out Borage oil, Rosehip oil and Sea Buckthorn oil.

Other hydrating, skin regenerating essential oils you could use include chamomile, helichrysum, carrot seed, frankincense and patchouli.

Simply replace any of the essential oils in the facial mask recipe with these.

Where to Get Face Mask Recipe Ingredients

Eggs, honey and cider vinegar are found at your local supermarket. So are sour cream, milk and yogurt  - Don't forget to buy as high fat content as you can!

I started using essential oils from doTerra after comparing them to the other brands in my stash.

I found myself using fewer drops per recipe and actually getting better results. Plus, I've never had a bad reaction, which sometimes happens with other brands.

doTerra's oils cost more than other brands, and that's as it should be. It's like buying a BMW vs. a Kia - the more expensive car is the better quality vehicle.

If you can afford them, I recommend giving doTerra's oils a try and comparing them for yourself.

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I recommend Mountain Rose Herbs if you're on a tight budget. Their oils are more affordable and the quality is good. Plus they have almost all other aromatherapy recipe ingredients, making them a one-stop shop. Click the links for...

Or... If you love having tons of options to choose from, browse through Amazon and see what looks good to you. Plus you can order everything online and have it delivered. Just remember that inexpensive oils are likely to be lower in quality - how else do they get the cost so low?

Facial Masks for Other Skin Types

Normal & Combination Skin: Simple Homemade Face Mask

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.

Acne & Oily Skin: Homemade Acne Face Mask

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

Sensitive & Problem Skin: Gentle Face Mask Recipe

Perfect for soothing red, irritated skin and helping calm itchy, scaly patches caused by eczema or psoriasis.

Wrinkles: Wrinkle Reducing Mask

Nourish your skin and help reduce wrinkles with this fabulous homemade facial mask recipe.

What Next?

Follow this hydrating face mask with a toner and moisturizer specifically for mature, dry or damaged skin.

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.

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Gentle enough for using around the eyes. This wrinkle cream recipe is fun and a lot easier than you might think to make. Customize it to your skin type.

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Learn about the best essential oils for acne. Then harness the power of essential oils by making your own homemade acne remedies.

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Choose the best carrier oil for your aromatherapy recipes. Each carrier oil has its own distinct qualities, so each oil is best suited for certain skin types or conditions. Don't be afraid to experiment.

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