Monday, September 9, 2013

DIY Dried Botanical Facial Mask

I love to pamper my skin with a facial mask about twice a month.

If you are frequent reader here on my blog, then you know that I love whipping up different homemade facial mask recipes.  I love the way my face feels smoother and softer after using a face mask.  So here it goes another facial mask recipe to try at home.

DIY Dried Botanical Facial Mask
  • 2 Tablespoons of Finely Ground Dried Botanicals; Lavender Buds, Rose Petals, Calendula Petals.
  • A Few Drops of Lavender Essential Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons of Bentonite Clay
  • 1 Tablespoon of Powdered Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon of Finely Ground Oats
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Store in a jar with a tight fitting lid.  Store in cool dry place for up to a year or more.

How To Use:
Take one tablespoon of the dry mixture and combine it with about one tablespoon of water, milk or yogurt.  Mix until you have a thick paste.  Apply to your freshly washed face and neck.  Leave on 20 minutes, and rinse with a warm soft washcloth.
  • The milk contains lactic acid that helps lightens and softens the skin.
  • The dried botanicals and oatmeal both make a wonderful natural exfoliant.
  • Bentonite clay has the ability to absorb toxins, impurities, and detox the skin.
  • This recipe makes four face mask treatments.
I store my combined dry mask ingredients with the essential oil added in a bottle.  It is super easy to mix up a mask by just adding a splash of water, milk or yogurt.

If you have a favorite facial mask recipe. 
I’d love to hear about it, so please leave me a comment below. ;o)  
Smiles, Paula

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  1. This mask sound wonderful; especially after a day in the Florida sun. Where do you get the clay and the botanicals?

    1. Your local health food store use carry both the clay and various dried flowers. Thanks for checking out my post. ;o)

  2. Wonderful ingredients. I don't pamper myself enough--I have never had a facial mask.

  3. Thanks for sharing another great recipe for beautiful skin, Paula:)

  4. Not sure if it posted or not. Here goes again, I saw your blog post on The Chicken Chick and am looking forward to trying some of your recipes.