Who doesn’t love the feeling of a purifying face mask? It cleanses your pores and gently exfoliates your skin making you feel fresh and rejuvenated. It’s like going to the spa from your couch. There are a ton of great, clean beauty face masks on the market. But, I have found that making my own gives me the best results. In this post, I’m sharing the recipe for my DIY Purifying French Green Clay Mask using clean ingredients from one of the most trustworthy, organic agriculture companies on the planet. It works great for all skin types. I found that doing a face mask 1-2 times per week helps keep oily, acne prone skin in check.
Skincare 101: Use Organic Products and Brands You Can Trust.
Back in 2012, I learned how to make my own skin care. I came across Sophie Uliano’s book, Do It Gorgeously: How to Make Less Toxic, Less Expensive, and More Beautiful Products, and I was hooked. I made everything from screen cleaner to skin care and sunscreen. I still have my DIY notebook with all of her recipes. I also kept them electronically organized using the Bento Box app so I’d have access to the recipes and ingredients on my iPhone. This way, I could have them on hand at the grocery store when I needed to restock the ingredients. I love Sophie’s approach. She always keeps it simple and straight forward. Her video tutorials are easy to follow, and she always tells you where to get the best, safest ingredients.
She uses organic ingredients from Mountain Rose Herbs, one of the best, most trustworthy organic agriculture brands out there. I highly recommend their company for all of your DIY skin care needs. I’ve been buying my essential oils, dried flowers, containers and herbal oils from them ever since. I love supporting small businesses that deeply care about the integrity of their products, organic farming, and sustainability. My skin is sensitive and acne-prone, so I’d rather make my own products because then I can control the ingredients that are used. Some DIY skin care products I’ve made in the past are: Soothing Eye Serum, Restorative Facial Oil, Soothing Acne Gel, and Gentle Facial Exfoliating Scrub– all from Sophie Uliano’s Gorgeously Green repertoire. One of my favorite Sophie Uliano Gorgeously Green how-to videos is: How to Make a Purifying Clay Mask. This is the mask I try my best to use 1-2 times a week. I can totally feel a difference in my skin when I do.
DIY Recipe For A Purifying French Green Clay Mask.
It’s very simple to make your own face mask. Sophie Uliano recommends using french green clay because it draws out impurities in your skin. Great for clogged pores, and removing any surface grime or dirt from your skin. Here is the simple 4-ingredient DIY recipe below:
- Aloe Vera Gel
- French Green Clay
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Chamomile Essential Oil
Mix your own face mask paste using 2 tablespoons of french green clay, adding 3 teaspoons of aloe vera gel. Add 3 drops of lavender essential oil to calm your skin, and 3 drops of chamomile essential oil to soothe sensitive skin. Blend it really well to combine the oils beautifully. Smooth it on your skin, and leave it on for 30 minutes. Your skin will smell and feel amazing.
What To Do Next.
Feel free to get lost in the world of Sophie Uliano. She’s incredible. I first learned about her when she was on Oprah with Julia Roberts. She has so many incredible, DIY recipes for everything from skin care to home cleaners! I get all of the ingredients and storage containers from Mountain Rose Herbs. Also, Vanity Planet makes a skincare fridge you can keep on your bathroom counter for your convenience. Let me know how you liked the face mask in the comments below. Loved this post? Join my email list to get more posts like this as soon as their published.