Basic Purifying Clay Mask
 
Basic formula that can be changed according to your skin type
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp powdered clay (choose the kind of clay according to your skin type and needs)
  • 1 tsp Chamomile, Lemon & vanilla infused oil (or other oil of choice)
  • 1 tsp Honey (skip if vegan)
  • Herbal infusion of choice, enough to make a thick paste (you can drink the leftovers!)
  • 5 drops essential oil of choice
Instructions
  1. Add the clay to a ceramic or wooden bowl and using a ceramic or wooden spoon, and add a couple tablespoons of liquid. Let it stand for some 10 minutes - the clay will start absorbing the water on its own. Mix the clay vigorously, and, if needed, add enough liquid to make a thick paste. It should not be runny, as you should be able to 'plaster' it on your face in a thick layer. At this point you can add the honey, oil and essential oil if using.
  2. Put it on your clean face, and leave it on for 8-10 minutes if using Rhassoul or bentonite, 15 minutes if using green clay or kaolin with normal skin, 20 minutes if using kaolin with oily skin.
  3. Wash it off without rubbing your face harshly - rinse it off delicately with warm water, and finish off with starchy rice water, with a tonic or flower water. Put on a delicate moisturizer to finish the job properly.
Recipe by Hortus Natural Cooking by Valentina Solfrini at http://hortuscuisine.com/blog/2015/01/20/natural-beauty-make-purifying-clay-face-mask/