homemade natural skin care recipes

When it comes to skincare treatments, it doesn't get more natural than clay masks. Clay is a natural substance (if your garden has clay soil, you know exactly what it is!) with a slightly grainy texture. That texture helps with exfoliation, while the nutrients in the clay tone, firm, and nourish the skin. Perhaps most importantly, clay is famous for its ability to draw dirt, oils and toxins, resulting in deeply cleansed and softened skin.

Give yourself a clay mask now and then once or twice a week is a good routine. It's a relaxing, enjoyable ritual that results in cleaner, softer, lovelier skin! Here's how:

These recipes can be use with the Green, Red or White clay

Its depend your type of skin


Green Clay :    Oily Skin                                                                                    

Red Clay     :    Dry Skin and Mature                                                                            

White Clay  :    Sensitive and Mature Skin                                                                           


What do you need

For your Homemade clay Recipes

* Note: Instead of water, you might use an herbal infusion or floral water (calendula to soften and smooth, lavender to cleanse and moisturize, marshmallow root to soften, peppermint to cool and refresh, for example). You can also make clay masks with other liquid ingredients -- such as milk or yogurt, honey, juices, and egg whites. And you can incorporate other nourishing ingredients, such as oats.

when preparing your recipe never use metal or tap water

Homemade skin care recipes

Basic Mask Clay


3 tsp of  clay.

Some mineral or spring water

Few drops of almond oil or whichever natural oil you have such as argan oil , jojoba oil , olive oil or almond oil.

mix to a smooth consistency

apply to face for 10 / 20 minutes (+/- depending on your skin type)

wash off with cool water.

Regulating  Mask Clay-and-lemon

mask recipe for oily skins

Clay Mask Instructions


- 2 tablespoonfuls of green clay

- Half a lemon juice

Add some water depending on the consistency you need

Mix 2 table spoonfuls of green clay with half a lemon juice – Add some water depending on the consistency and whisk the preparation until the paste becomes homogeneous and creamy.


Anti - Acne Green Clay Mask

Green Clay is an anti-inflammatory agent with soothing and antiseptic actions for skin types prone to acne and whiteheads.


½ tablespoon of clay

3-4 drops of natural apple vinegar

a little cold boiled water

Clay Mask Instructions

mix to a smooth consistency

apply to face for 10/20 minutes (+/- depending on your skin type)

wash off with cool water

use daily before bed for 1 to 2 months until your skin clears



Mask with Cucumber 

Effective for cleansing skin and removing inflammation, as cucumber juice is a great moisturizer and wonderful for minimizing inflammation:


½ cucumber (medium size) – 2 inches in length

2 tablespoons of Clay for your skin type

Preparation and Usage: grade cucumber and mix with green clay.  Apply mixture with wide-bristled brush or with your fingers on your face, let dry, wash off with cool water and apply nourishing cream.

Action: cleanses, removes inflammation

Skin type: any

Frequency: 1-2 times a week

Storage: 6 hours in the fridge (prior to use)

Time to prepare: 10 minutes


Application time: 20 minutes, 10 minutes or 5 minutes depending on skin type (oily, normal, dry)

Mask with Honey and Rose Water

This mask provides moisturizing effect while nourishing and tightening skin.  Honey is rich in micro-elements, which also makes this mask effective for aging skin:


3 teaspoons of Clay for your skin type

3 tablespoons of Rose Water

1 teaspoon of honey

Clay Mask Instructions

Preparation and Usage: thoroughly mix clay, rose water and honey, getting it to the thick paste consistency. Apply in thick layer on clean face, leave to dry and wash off with cool water.

Action: nourishes, tightens skin

Skin type: any

Frequency: 2-3 times a week for aging skin; 1 time a week for all other skin types

Storage if desired: 6 hours in the fridge (prior to use)

Time to prepare: 5 minutes to mix after 30 minutes of soaking clay with water


Application time: 20 minutes, 10 minutes or 5 minutes depending on skin type (oily, normal, dry)

Red clay with raw honey


1 teaspoon of red clay

1 teaspoon raw honey

1 teaspoon of water (or more if needed)

1/2 tsp of powdered calendula and chamomile flowers (optional)

2 drops of lavender essential oil (optional)

Clay Mask Instructions

Mix the  clay with the powdered herbs (if using) in a small bowl.

Add honey and mix to form a thick paste.

Add enough warm water to form a thin paste. Add lavender essential oil (if using).

Immediately apply to face and neck in a circular motion, avoiding the eyes.

Leave on 10-15 minutes or until it has hardened.

Wash off with a (dark colored) wash cloth soaked in hot water (really hot water helps to steam off the mask without having to rub the skin).

Pat skin dry and enjoy your smooth skin!

Purifying Green Clay Mask for Oily Skin

This purifying mask is wonderful for oily skin


1 tbsp green clay

1 tsp apricot kernel oil

3 drops of palmarosa essential oil 

Clay Mask Instructions

Mix the palmarosa and apricot oils together.

Add a few drops of warm water.

Mix together and add more water if need be to get a good, spreadable paste.

Apply mask.

Let dry for 10 minutes.

Rinse off with a warm washcloth.