Natural Wellness with Julie Reneaud

Clay Rose Water Detox Face Mask in 4 easy steps

Our skin accumulates toxins and dirt every day.  No one wants to keep all that guck on their skin. At least, I don’t!! Using this clay rose water face mask can really help to heal and protect your skin. AND….as an added bonus, it’s easy to make using only 4 simple steps!!

To make this clay rosewater face mask, I use bentonite clay, apple cider vinegar, essential oils, and rose water.  These ingredients are all well known for their ability to detoxify, cleanse, and tone the skin. But, to prevent over-drying……I don’t recommend daily use. I only use once a week for the best results.

Clay Face Mask

Bentonite Clay

This type of clay is made from volcanic ash with its largest source being found in Fort Benton, Wyoming – hence the name, bentonite clay.

Not only is this clay known to draw out toxins from the body, but bentonite clay also has a wide range of nutrients. It has an abundance of minerals, including calcium, magnesium, silica, sodium, copper, iron and potassium that can be absorbed into the skin when used topically.

For more info about bentonite clay read – “10 Bentonite Clay Benefits and Uses“, by Dr. Axe.

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

This type of vinegar is well known for its health benefits. It has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties that can be very helpful for multiple skin conditions and overall skin health.

But don’t forget, it is acidic and should be diluted before applying to your skin.

For more info about ACV read – “5 reasons to wash your face with Apple Cider Vinegar

Rose Water

Rose damascena (Damask Rose) is the most common rose used to make this floral water.  It is full of many incredible therapeutic benefits and has many similar uses and benefits as rose essential oil (but a heck of a lot cheaper)

Here are 5 benefits of Rose Water:

  1. Antimicrobial
  2. Antioxidant
  3. Anti-aging
  4. Anxiety reducing
  5. Anti-inflammatory

For more info about Rose Water read – “5 Uses for Rose Water

Essential Oils

Essential oils are the vital fluid of a plant or their “lifeblood”.  They are “essential” because they are necessary for the plant to live and thrive by providing nutrition, immunity, healing, and the removal of toxins.  

Some say that these oils contain the very “essence” of the plant. When you walk through a forest or near a garden of flowers, the smell that grabs you comes from the aromatic oils within those plants. This is what essential oil is derived from. 

There are many brands and types of essential oils that you can use for your face mask. I prefer “Young Living Essential Oils” because I trust their Seed to Seal promise of purity.

⇒Plus, as a member, I can get member-only prices! To learn more about becoming a wholesale member yourself, read Getting Started with Essential Oils

Clay Rose Water Face Mask

Clay Rose Water Face Mask Recipe

Steps to Make:

1) Mix together 1 Tbs of dry bentonite clay and 1 tsp rose water

2) Add 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar and mix gently

3) Combine 2 Tbs of water and mix well until the clay moist

4) Add the essential oils of your choice and blend it all together. I like to use frank, lavender, and tea tree oils for my face mask.

  • 4 drops of frankincense oil
  • 5 drops of lavender oil
  • 3 drops of tea tree oil

 

To use:

Apply this mixture generously on your face and neck.

Leave in place for around 5 minutes then gently rinse using a soft washcloth.

Of note:

This recipe makes enough for single use only. I have tried to make larger batches at a time, but found that the mixture can get rather nasty quickly. Plus, if you set it aside and forget about it for a week or so, it will get moldy or really dry and crumbly. ACK!!

Rose Water Clay Mask

For best results, don’t forget the importance of daily facial cleansing. For everyday use,  I like to make all natural anti-aging & anti-acne face wipes

Moisturization and skin protection with a daily oil repair serum is also important. I like to use a DIY anti-aging essential oil face serum for this.


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