Homemade Facial Mask Recipe

This homemade face mask will nourish your skin and help reduce wrinkles

This fabulous homemade facial mask recipe is made with seaweed and kaolin clay to nourish dry, devitalized or aging skin.

Seaweed is an excellent source of protein, minerals, vitamins and amino acids. It draws out dirt and toxins while adding all those healthy nutrients to the skin.

Seaweed is also known to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and and fine lines by stimulating circulation and replenishing your skin's moisture.

Kaolin clay (white cosmetic clay) calms irritation and gets rid of dead skin cells without drying out your skin. Like seaweed, it stimulates circulation, which nourishes the skin.

Make in Two Parts

Homemade facial mask recipes are generally made in two parts - dry and wet. You can pre-make and store the dry ingredients, and then add the wet to a little of the dry mix when you're ready to use the mask.

I created a few essential oil blends for you to choose from depending on your skin's specific needs (and what scents you like!) Essential oils are great for skin because they're microscopic and can get right in there and get to work balancing oil production, soothing irritation, reducing wrinkles and such.

Homemade Facial Mask Recipe

Part 1: Face Mask Dry Ingredients

1/2 cup Seaweed Powder

1/4 cup Kaolin Clay

10 to 12 drops Essential Oil or one of the blends below

Dry Skin

4 drops Palmarosa, 4 drops Geranium, 3 drops Sandalwood OR 2 drops Ylang Ylang

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2 drops Chamomile, 4 drops Patchouli, 4 drops Sandalwood, 1 drop Vetiver, 1 drop Ylang Ylang OR Rose

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Damaged Skin

4 drops Lavender, 4 drops Palmarosa, 2 drops Neroli, 1 drop Rose

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8 drops Lavender, 3 drops Patchouli OR Sandalwood, 1 drop Chamomile OR Jasmine

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Aging Skin

4 drops Frankincense, 3 drops Neroli OR Palmarosa, 2 drops each Helichrysum and Sandalwood

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4 drops Sandalwood, 3 drops Frankincense, 1 drop each Helichrysum, Rose and Vetiver

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Part 2: Face Mask Wet Ingredients

1 teaspoon liquid Honey (unpasteurized is best)

Optional: 1/4 teaspoon Jojoba, Kukui Nut, Rosehip or Sea Buckthorn oil

1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons Aloe Vera gel



Stir together the seaweed powder and clay in a 4oz (250ml) dark glass or PET plastic jar. Drop the essential oils on top and then stir until they're completely mixed in.


To make your homemade face mask, combine the honey, oil and aloe vera in a small bowl. Slowly add roughly 3 teaspoons of seaweed mixture, stirring constantly, until you create a smooth, spreadable paste that won't drip.


Wash your face and leave it damp, then smooth the homemade face mask onto your face and neck (don't get it in your eyes or mouth).


Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes, then wash the homemade facial mask off using a warm, wet washcloth.


Follow with toner and face moisturizer.

Where to Buy Ingredients for Your Homemade Facial Mask Recipe

I prefer Mountain Rose for all my basic ingredients, like the seaweed powder and kaolin clay. I trust them - their quality is always great, their prices are good and their customer service is terrific.  Here's some quick links to the stuff you'll need for your homemade facial mask recipe.

For essential oils, I use doTerra. After comparing and experimenting with my recipes, I saw that recipes using doTerra's oils worked faster and better - plus I never experienced any of the glitches like headaches or skin irritation that happen with some other brands.

doTerra's oils cost more, which makes sense because with essential oils, you always get what you pay for. Spending a little more for something stronger and cleaner makes sense to me. (Plus I actually use fewer drops than the recipes call for, which cuts costs. Genius!)

You can shop doTerra retail by clicking the Shop button at the top. Or click Join & Save to become a wholesale customer and get 25% discount. Message me to get more info on the perks of wholesale membership. Discounts are awesome!

If you have Amazon Prime, you can get everything you need delivered right to you - no searching from store to store, no shipping costs - just fast, easy convenience!

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