Lavender & Clay Detox Face Mask

By Valeria D.

May 7, 2019

all skin types, anti-aging, bentonite clay, lavender

If you've never tried bentonite clay before, you are missing out! Whip up a batch of this Lavender Bentonite Clay Face Mask and give your skin some nourishment and love.

Why make the Lavender Bentonite Clay Face Mask?

Relaxing spa-like experience

This face mask will make the perfect addition to your pampering weekend skin care routine. It also makes a great present - fill in a small glass jar, stick a pretty label and a ribbon and you have a cute little something for a loved one.

Bentonite clay is known for its detoxifying properties and lavender gives a mask mesmerizing scent. Give your skin a much needed relaxing experience.


Suitable for all skin types

Usually masks containing bentonite clay are designed to deal with oily skin and balancing the skin pH. However, this Lavender Bentonite Clay Face Mask is suitable for all skin types. It contains 2 gentle nourishing oils which are added to moisturize and soothe the skin - argan oil and apricot kernel oil.

Argan oil is rich in vitamins A and E and is known for its nourishing properties. Apricot kernel oil on the other hand is excellent for soothing dry patches. If you have eczema or psoriasis, apricot kernel oil is definitely something you want to use! It has strong anti-inflammatory properties and helps reduce redness and soothe skin.

What is Bentonite Clay?

bentonite clay for face masks

Bentonite clay is a powder that is ground from a crystal called Montmorillonite crystal. This crystal is highly concentrated with negatively charged ions, which make the clay powder so beneficial in healing, absorbing excess dirt and oils, minimizing the appearance of pores. 

Bentonite clay is mostly used as a detoxing and healing clay. It’s been shown to remove toxins and improve your immune system. 

The clay contains big number of minerals like magnesium, potassium, and calcium. Our skin has the ability to absorb up to 70% of what you put on it, meaning that applying these minerals to your skin can help to rejuvenate and nourish your skin. 

You can find bentonite clay in drug stores. 

Benefits of the Lavender Bentonite Clay Face Mask

Lavender and Bentonite Clay Mask - Detox your skin - Pretty Blooming;
  • Perfect for most skin types. If you have rather dry skin, replace the bentonite clay with pink clay. 
  • Rich in minerals.
  • Tightening. Helps minimizing appearance acne.  
  • Soothing and calming, it reduces irritation and inflammation from the skin.
  • Lightly exfoliating, it sheds dead skin cells and promotes healthy cell renewal.
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DIY Lavender Bentonite Face Mask

This face mask will make the perfect addition to your pampering weekend skin care routine. It also makes a great present - fill in a small glass jar, stick a pretty label and a ribbon and you have a cute little something for a loved one. Bentonite clay is known for its detoxifying properties and lavender gives a mask mesmerizing scent. Give your skin a much needed relaxing experience.
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Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients until a thick paste forms. Stir in the lavender buds if you use any.
  • Spread onto face and let it sit on for about 10-15 minutes or until it 'cracks'. Could be different for you. Leave it until you feel it starts tightening and drying.
  • Rinse with cool water. 
  • Pat dry the skin and finish with toner and moisturizer.

Notes

Note: Stick to the measurements, especially when it comes to the dilution of essential oils. The dilution I suggest for this recipe is 2% - 4 drops of essential oil diluted in 2 tsp of carrier oil. If you want to learn more about essential oil dilution, you can check my post on the topic here. 

Final Thoughts

After removing this mask, you will have baby-smooth skin.  

Do you use bentonite clay clay in your skin care? Do you use other clays? Share your verdict in the comments bellow.

Hope you will enjoy making and using the Lavender Bentonite Clay Face Mask and I would love to hear how do you like it.

Thank you for stopping by. Stay tuned and take skin care 💓

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Lavender and Bentonite Clay Mask

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