Facial Clay Masks
Clay has the ability to absorb excess oils, dirt and harmful toxins from the skin. Clays can be used in facials, body powders, soaps, and as a natural colorant for soap, lotions, creams, bath salts and more.
White China Clay
3 teaspoons White Kaolin (China) Clay
1/2 teaspoon Bentonite
1/2 teaspoon Glycerin
5 teaspoons Water or Hydrosol
2 drops of rose geranium essential oil
Mix the powders well. Add the glycerin and water/hydrosol. Add the essential oil last. Stir and apply to your face in a circular motion. Allow the mask to dry and then rinse off with warm water.
French Green Clay
4 Tablespoons French Green Clay
5 dried bay leaves
1 cup distilled water
Boil one cup of water and add bay leaves. Slowly add the liquid to the clay to form a fairly thick paste. Apply to face and allow drying. Leave on 15 to 20 minutes then rinse with warm water
3 Tablespoons china clay
2 Tablespoons lavender flowers
2 Tablespoons chamomile flowers
One or more of the following wetting agents: honey, floral water, herbal tea, water
Powder the dry ingredients well. Place a few tablespoons of the mix in a small bowl. Add wetting agent to make a paste. Apply to face and allow drying for ten to twenty minutes. Rinse with warm water. Store remaining mixture in airtight container. For super sensitive skin, herbs can be left out or lessened. Posted from Stephanie of Conway, AR on the From Nature with Love website
4 to 5 teaspoons rose water to make a paste
Vitamin E capsule if desired
Mix all ingredients to form a mask and apply to face. Leave on 10 minutes and rinse with warm water. Follow with a toner and an oil-free moisturizer
Not sure which clay is right for your skin type - read my article "Clay Masks and Skin Type.
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