Recipes with Activated Charcoal

blackout mask

its ingredients clarify the skin by pulling dirt from pores and thereby helping to eliminate blackheads, and it’s as black as the night sky.

 

Recipe 1

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon of activated charcoal   (5g)
  • 1 teaspoon of beige clay
  • 2 1/2 or 3  teaspoons of spring water

Directions:

Mix* all of the ingredients together with a plastic or wooden spoon into a smooth paste, and spot test the mask on your cheek or underside of your wrist to make sure that you do not have any adverse reactions. Wash face with a mild cleanser and pat partially dry (so that it is not dripping wet, yet moist). Apply the mask evenly avoiding the delicate skin around your eyes and lips, and let sit until dry, about 7-10 minutes. As the mask dries, it feels tight on the skin, which can sometimes feel a little itchy (if you start to feel uncomfortable, wash the mask off).  After the mask dries, wash it off, pat face gently with a clean towel, and let the skin breath or apply a mild all-natural moisturizer (I usually just apply jojoba oil to any areas that are prone to dryness)

Recipe 2

  • 1 teaspoon of activated charcoal   (5g)
  • 1 teaspoon of rosewater or spring water 
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Aloe vera gel

Same directions 

 

Recipe 3

  • 1 tsp beige clay
  • 1 tsp activated charcoal powder
  • 2 tsp water
  • ½ tsp raw honey
  • 1 drop each tea tree and lavender essential oil (optional)

 

How To Make A Charcoal Mask

In a small glass bowl add the water and essential oil.

Sprinkle the bentonite clay over the top of the water mixture in the bow. Allow it to absorb for a about 10 seconds before adding the rest of the ingredients. This makes the mixture easier to combine.

Use a small rubber spatula to mash and mix everything together. The clay will want to stay lumpy, so this takes a few minutes to mix thoroughly. You’ll have enough mixture here for 2 face masks.

Once your mask is mixed, apply it liberally to your face. Allow it to dry, about 10 minutes, before washing off with soap and warm water.

 

source: Wellness Mama