This homemade clay mask is my favorite! Ship the harsh chemicals and store-bought products, and make your own natural face mask at home.
How to make a detoxifying homemade clay mask with two simple ingredients. This easy face mask is a great natural alternative to store-bought masks.
I discovered Aztec Healing Clay about two years ago, and I LOVE it. While I *try* to use this mask once a week, if I’m honest about the pace of my life, it’s more like twice a month. I mix up a quick mask, apply it to my face, and then relax for 15 minutes while it works its magic.
This clay mask leaves my face feeling squeaky clean (the mask has a “pulsating” effect when on your face) and for me, it keeps my adult acne (ugh!) in check.
Homemade Clay Mask Recipe
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Just 2 Ingredients:
- apple cider vinegar
- Indian Healing Clay – you can order it online here
- (optional) – a couple drops of essential oils – lavender is my favorite. It’s relaxing, and it helps mask the apple cider vinegar smell.
Why I LOVE Aztec Clay
How I use my clay mask:
**full disclosure: this is what works for me. Your results may vary, so check with your doctor if you have questions.**
The jar of “clay” is actually a powder. You need to mix it with a liquid to make a clay mask.
This is where the apple cider vinegar comes in. The back of the jar of cla reads:
“Mix clay with equal parts of raw apple cider vinegar and/or water. Use a non-metal bowl and utensil. Stir the mixture well to a smooth paste. As more Clay or liquid as needed.”
When you stir it up, the mixture will bubble and fizz. That’s totally normal. I prefer to make a thicker, spreadable paste, but you can make a thinner mixture if you like.
Spread on your face, and let sit five to fifteen minutes. If you have sensitive skin or are new to using this face mask, I definitely recommend starting with a short amount of time, or testing the mask on a small patch of skin first.
Once our time is up, gently rinse off the clay with warm water. It can get mess, so I like to do this in the shower.
My skin always feel squeaky clean after I use this mask. I absolutely love it!