Homemade Face Mask Recipe

This facial mask recipe soothes, restores and moisturizes

This homemade face mask recipe is perfect for soothing red, irritated skin and helping calm itchy, scaly patches caused by eczema or psoriasis.

It contains ingredients that are gentle but powerful at rejuvenating. They draw impurities out of the skin, attract moisture and soften, breaking up and lifting away dry, dead skin cells.

Oatmeal and aloe vera calm redness and irritation while feeding your skin with healthy proteins, amino acids, minerals, vitamins and enzymes.

Chamomile, helichrysum and patchouli essential oils soothe inflammation, reduce problem-causing bacteria, and promote cell renewal so your skin rejuvenates faster.

For best results, use a good face moisturizer every morning and night to nourish skin and lock in moisture. Facial steams and toners are also good for keeping skin soft, supple and healthy-looking over time.

Homemade Face Mask Recipe


1/2 tablespoon Kaolin Clay

1/2 tablespoon Rolled Oats

1/2 teaspoon Avocado OR Evening Primrose oil

1/2 teaspoon Aloe Vera juice

1/2 teaspoon Honey

1/2 teaspoon Yogurt or Milk

One of the essential oil blends below

Sensitive Skin Blend

  • 1 drop Chamomile
  • 1 drop Jasmine OR Rose
  • 1 drop Lavender

Eczema & Psoriasis Blend

  • 1 drop Chamomile OR Helichrysum
  • 1 drop Jasmine OR Rose
  • 1 drop Patchouli OR Sandalwood



Grind the oats to a very fine powder in a clean coffee grinder.


Whisk together the oil, aloe vera and honey in a small bowl until completely combined.


Slowly add the clay and oat powder a little at a time, stirring thoroughly to create a spreadable paste. (If you add it all at once you get lumps.) If the mixture seems too thick, add a little more yogurt or milk. Do not increase the oil, because the mask will slide right off your face.


Stir in the essential oils.


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 face moisturizer.

Customizing Your Homemade Face Mask Recipe

Make Ahead: This recipe doesn't store well, but you can pre-mix the clay, oat powder and essential oils and store them in a dark glass or PET plastic jar. Click here to see some great little glass jars from Mountain Rose Herbs.

Replace the yogurt with chamomile or green tea if you have lactose intolerance or dairy issues.

Replace the Avocado or Evening Primrose oil with other aromatherapy carrier oils best for your skin's unique needs. Check out Sweet Almond, Kukui Nut, Rosehip and Sea Buckthorn oil.

If your skin is ultra sensitive, leave out the essential oils and the aloe vera - even without them, this homemade face mask recipe will soothe, feed and hydrate your skin.

Where to Get Supplies

I like Mountain Rose Herbs because they're ethical and sustainable, with lots of quality choices at good prices. I also like that they're a one-stop-shop for all my basic ingredients.

After some experimentation and comparison, I switched my oils to doTerra because I found they work better. They cost more than some other brands, but that's because the quality is higher. There's no fillers or substitutes to drop the cost of making them.

You can shop retail by clicking doTerra's Shop button at the top. Or click Join & Save to become a wholesale customer and get 25% discount. Message me if you want more details on how to maximize your savings.

For the best variety of any online store ever, browse Amazon. They have every brand you can imagine, and a wide range of prices.

Please remember - you get what you pay for, especially with essential oils. If a bottle of oil only costs a couple of dollars, it's only going to be worth a couple of dollars. There are no laws enforcing purity so you have to trust the supplier. Buy the best oils you can afford.

Here's how I think of it... For budget, choose Mountain Rose. For quality, choose doTerra. For variety, choose Amazon

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