Today, let’s make a “dry mask”. This mask contains oatmeal, lavender buds, chamomile leaves, and french green clay. Your loved one receiving this mask will simply add a liquid to a teaspoon of powder to make a paste. It’s the perfect gift because it’s pretty in a clear glass jar, does wonders for any skin type and isn’t messy!
First let me say that this mask is amazing for pretty much any skin type.
DIY Mask Ingredients:
Oatmeal is very nourishing as well as calming.
Lavender buds and the chamomile help to soothe inflammation as well as relax the skin.
If you really want to make this an amazing mask, you could add a few drops of Ylang Ylang essential oil to help balance the skin. You could add geranium for evening skin tone or tea tree for fighting acne.
You can add many liquids to form a paste. Water is of course the easiest, but aloe, yogurt and honey also work!
For more ideas of dry ingredients you could add to customize a “just add water” masks, I have written a post full of options for every skin type!
DIY Dry Oatmeal, Lavender and Clay Mask
- 1/4 cup Oatmeal
- 2 TBSP. French Green Clay, Bentonite, Rose, Fuller’s Earth or Kaolin
- 1 TBSP. Lavender Buds (find them HERE) or 10 drops Lavender Essential Oil (find it HERE)
- 1 Organic Chamomile tea bag (find them HERE)
- Add all ingredients to a food processor or coffee grinder and blend until ingredients are in a powder from.
- Add to a jar!
- Scoop out about a teaspoon and add just enough water to get a spreadable paste.
- Apply to clean, dry skin and allow to set for 10 minutes.
- Rinse with cool water and follow up with a moisturizer.
This recipe makes a little over 1 ounce. You will get about 3 masks from it. You can double, triple or quadruple it rather easily to suit your gift giving preferences.
Also, if you want to skip the lavender buds, you could substitute lavender essential oil for the buds. Just add a drop at a time until you get the scent you like.
IMPORTANT: Clay will bring lots of circulation to the surface of the skin and will leave the skin red for about 20 minutes after the mask has been removed. I would advise you to leave the mask on anywhere from 10-20 minutes and rinse with cool water. I used aloe vera gel with mine and loved the hydrating and soothing results!!
More DIY Dry Mask Recipes: