14 Jul 2013

Do It Yourself Beauty.. Easy DIY Clay Mask.


I have recently become a tad obsessed with making my own clay face masks after Gemma introduced me to the wonderful Moroccan Rhassoul clay. I was instantly drawn to the idea of making my own skincare and after quite a bit of research and ebay scouring I came up with the goods!

I picked up a 50g trial pack of the Rhassoul mud for a mere 99p to get me started and then also a bag of Calcium Bentonite Clay (aka Fuller's Earth) to mix up my own clay concoction. I decided against kaolin in the end because it's in almost every clay mask and I really wanted to try something new.
When my two parcels of clay arrived (how strange) I got straight to work mixing up my own mask, I can't tell you how excited I was, beauty geek riiiight here! I decided to mix up my mask with some facial oils for nourishment and instead of tap water I used the Vichy Spa Water Spray, because I figured it must be more purified than ordinary tap water... right? 

In the end I used:
About 1tsp of Rhassoul Mud (a couple of chunks) 
3 or 4 drops of Suti Nourish Oil 
Water.. about 2 teaspoons.

I sprayed the clay with the water and left it to absorb for a minute before adding a little more gradually until I was happy with the consistency, then I added the oils (you could use any you like of course). The Rhassoul mud is rather grainy and lumpy but it doesn't make any difference to the mask itself.

Onto the results, is this stuff any good? Uhm YES! The first time I removed the mask my skin felt like silk, it was so incredibly soft I was actually in shock. Ladies & Gentlemen, I may never buy a clay mask again* why would I need to? I'm already eyeing up some manuka oil on ebay so I can DIY my own Antipodes Manuka Honey mask ;)

I have been using this mask every other night for nearly two weeks now, I get 2 uses out of each batch I make, to keep things fresh. It has really helped detox my skin from a crazy breakout and now my skin is finally on the mend! There can be a LOT of nasties hidden away in skincare to keep them fresh for as long as possible, it's refreshing knowing exactly what is going on my face for once. In an ideal world I would change the facial oils for the pure oils, there's literally millions on ebay... watermelon oil anyone?! But that's a whole other skincare story...

Would you consider making your own clay masks?



*I say this now but we all know I'm probably lying through my teeth, I'm a beauty addict, okay?!

12 comments

  1. Great idea, i’ll definitely be attempting to do this!

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  2. Looks amazing and so good for you, I will definitely be making this! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  3. Wicked. I really want to make more beauty products.

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  4. I love making my own masks! I like using the aztec clay with apple cider vinegar, but I'll try adding some facial oils to my mask next time! Thanks for the tip!

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  5. I always get break outs and masks are so expensive so I need to try this!
    http://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. I've been meaning to make my own clay mask since reading Gemma's blog post a few weeks ago! Need to get my hands on some of that Rhassoul clay :)

    Ria x
    NatuRia Beauty

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  7. This sounds lovely, I'm going to try my hand at a little diy mask making!

    www.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Lovely idea AND post. Wow, Annabel, you really churn out some good stuff over here.
    xo Lillian + parisiantobe.com

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  9. This sounds great, ebay is so useful hehe, xoxo.

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  10. I love clay masks and this DIY one sounds lovely!
    xx

    Celina | The Celution

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  11. I love DIY beauty recipes, thanks for sharing, this sounds lovely! :)

    Jess xo

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