Last updated on June 23rd, 2019
DIY Detox Lavender Face Mask
This homemade lavender face mask makes the perfect addition to your pampering routine (so does this peppermint foot cream!). Made from bentonite clay which is known for its detoxifying and healing properties as well as lavender essential oil. Whip up a batch of this lavender clay face mask and give your skin some love.
It’s been said that Bentonite clay is a healing clay- and in my personal experience that’s beyond true. It’s been shown to combat metal exposure, remove toxins and improve your immune system. Essentially, it is a detox clay. I myself have used it not just in face masks but red bums, hives and for other detox scenarios. It’s made to heal which makes it the perfect base for this lavender face mask.
The other main ingredient in this lavender clay mask is raw apple cider vinegar. If you haven’t heard by now, apple cider vinegar has been quoted to do almost everything- which you should probably take with a grain of salt ;)That aside, I love this vinegar and do find that it reduces inflammation. I use it to combat both digestive issues, heart burn and skin inflammations.
And of course lavender essential oil. The smell of lavender is calming making it perfect for a night of pampering (or in sleepy time spray!), and it has also been shown to reduce skin irritations and redness.
Truthfully, this lavender face mask diy is a little piece of health in itself. It’s best not used on a daily basis (twice a month is plenty) though.
Notes On The Diy Lavender Face Mask
One thing to note with this mask is that you’ve got to use pure ingredients- only then will it be effective.
Meaning, make sure you use bentonite clay and not a knock off and look for pure, raw, un-strained apple cider vinegar (the one with the strings and mother still in the bottle). Only then will you reap the most benefits.
Another thing to make note of is using apple cider vinegar on the skin. I’ve trailed this lavender clay face mask a few times now and some of those times I used too much AVC. This caused some redness on my face which scared the shit out of my at first but went down in about 20 minutes.
The recipe below is what I personally use but, some people’s skin doesn’t enjoy acv (apple cider vinegar) and the potency of the vinegar will irritate it. Do a test patch (not on your face) before using the mask.
Fun disclaimer: I am not a doctor or a herbalist, or even an EO specialist. Consult with a specialist before using anything diy.
Ingredients In The Lavender Face Mask
- 2 tablespoons bentonite clay
- 1 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 3 drops lavender essential oil
- 1.5 tablespoon water
How To Make The Lavender Clay Face Mask
Add the clay to a small bowl.
Add in the apple cider vinegar and lavender essential oil.
Mix all ingredients until a thick paste forms.
Spread onto face and let sit until it’s “caked”. It should be starting to dry and peel (10-12 minutes). Using a warm cloth remove the mask and apply your favorite lotion
Note: make sure you don’t use a metal spoon or bowl to mix or apply the mask. Metal deactivates the detoxing properties in the clay
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DIY Lavender Detox Face Mask
- 2 tablespoons bentonite clay
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 4 drops lavender essential oil
- 1 tablespoon water
- Mix all ingredients until a thick paste forms.
- Spread onto face and let sit until it's "caked". It should be starting to dry and peel (10-12minutes). Using a warm cloth remove the mask and apply your favorite lotion
Note: make sure you don't use a metal spoon or bowl to mix or apply the mask. Metal deactivates the detoxing properties in the clay
This simple, detoxifying lavender clay mask is perfect when your skin needs a bit of love. It’s made from healing clay, anti-inflammatory ingredients and perfect for soothing inflammation and helping remove toxins and repairing.