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Feb
19

Homemade Facial Mask Recipes


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Homemade Facial Mask RecipesHomemade Facial Mask Recipes

There are so many homemade facial mask recipes out there how do you determine which one you should use?  Below, Natures Garden will look at 10 face mask recipes and their ingredients to help you decide.  So, whether you are looking for a facial mask to help with acne, to pull out blackheads, or to help give you a glowing complexion, we are here to help.

Homemade Facial Mask Recipes: Key Ingredients

First, let’s look at a few ingredients used in a homemade facial mask recipe.  While there are many combinations that can be used in these recipes, there are a few key ingredients needed to formulate a facial mask recipe.  Of course, you need a cosmetic clay.  This is will help your mask harden.  You have several options but we will look at each one below.  You will notice, each of our recipes will include vegetable glycerin.  Glycerin is used to help pull moisture back into your skin.  A facial mask can help pull impurities out of your skin but it also can pull moisture from your skin.  It is important to use an ingredient that will put that lost moisture back into your skin.  So, let’s look at these two ingredients a little closer.

Vegetable GlycerinKey Ingredients: Vegetable Glycerin

Vegetable glycerin is a humectant.  Humectants will draw moisture to your skin.  This will help leave your skin moisturized and not dry.  It is a thick, clear, odorless liquid.  Vegetable Glycerin is very thick in consistency.  It is not only used in facial masks but also soap making, lotion making, and other household items.

Key Ingredients: Cosmetic Clays

There are several choices when looking at cosmetic clay.  Below, we will take a closer look at each one.  We will also talk about each one.

 Bentonite Clay PowderBentonite Clay

Bentonite clay, also known as sodium bentonite, is beige green in color. When water is added it will give your products a glide.  In cosmetic recipes, it will help to remove toxins and impurities.

 

 Dead Sea Clay PowderDead Sea Clay

Dead Sea clay will provide your skin with rich nutrients.  It is rich in iron, aluminum, potassium, and calcium.  It also helps to remove toxins and dead skin cells.

 

 French Green Clay PowderFrench Green Clay

French green clay naturally has minerals that will help nourish your skin.  When used in a homemade facial mask, it will help remove impurities as it dries.  French Green Clay also helps to shrink the size of your pores as it dries.

 

 Kaolin White Clay PowderKaolin White Clay

Kaolin Clay is white clay that is a great option for sensitive skin.  It is most often used in makeups.  However, just like most cosmetic clays, kaolin clay helps cleanse the skin by removing toxins.

 

 Red Moroccan Clay PowderRed Moroccan Clay

Red Moroccan Clay powder is another great clay for homemade facial mask recipes.  It will help remove impurities from the skin. It also will help shrink the size of your pores.  However, it is also very moisturizing for your skin.

 

 Rhassoul Clay PowderRhassoul Clay

Rhassoul clay is another popular clay for facial mask recipes.  It contains a wide range of skin-loving minerals like sodium silicon, iron, potassium, magnesium.  These minerals help not only cleanse the skin but also tone the skin.  Rhassoul clay is used in many luxury spas to help with the reduction of pore size, and to help remove dead skin cells smoothing the skin.

 Rose Clay PowderRose Clay

Rose clay is another great option for sensitive skin. It contains many skin loving minerals.  It also helps to pull toxins from your skin.  In addition, it helps to increase circulation, it helps with skin irritation, and finally to reduce inflammation.

 

Key Ingredients: Herbs

The great thing about creating your own products is that you get to choose what goes in them.  Why not use natural ingredients to help your skin.  Herbs make a wonderful addition to facial mask recipes.  So, you can choose the herb or herbs to fit the type of facial mask you are creating.  There really are so many options.  You can read about some of the benefits of each one and choose the herb that fits your needs best in our cosmetic herb classes.  Then, infuse them into your homemade facial mask recipe.

 

Activated Charcoal Mask RecipeHomemade Facial Mask Recipes: Activated Charcoal Mask Recipe

Now, let’s look at our first recipe, the activated charcoal mask recipes.  So, this recipe contains vitamin E and vegetable glycerin, but what makes it truly unique is the addition of activated charcoal.  Activated charcoal is a detoxifier.  It will cleanse and detoxify your skin.

Candy Cane Facial Mask RecipeHomemade Facial Mask Recipes: Candy Cane Facial Mask Recipe

Next, the Candy Cane Facial Mask Recipe contains both beet root powder and hibiscus powder.  Beet root powder contains high levels of nutrients including B vitamins and vitamin C.  It also contains potassium and magnesium.

Chocolate Facial Mask RecipeHomemade Facial Mask Recipes: Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe

The Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe uses organic cocoa powder.  Indulge in a sweet treat without the calories.  The organic cocoa powder contains caffeine which is actually beneficial for the skin.

Firming Facial Mask RecipeHomemade Facial Mask Recipes: Firming Facial Mask Recipe

The firming facial mask recipe uses the addition of hibiscus powder.  Hibiscus powder is called a natural Botox by some.  So, it will help smooth wrinkles, tone the skin, and right acne.

Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask RecipeHomemade Facial Mask Recipes: Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe

The Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe uses both alfalfa powder and spirulina powder.  This is a fun St Patrick’s Day recipe.  The spirulina powder gives the face mask a green color.  In addition, the alfalfa gives the mask additional cleansing and purifying properties.

Pumpkin Facial Mask RecipeHomemade Facial Mask Recipes: Pumpkin Facial Mask Recipe

The pumpkin facial mask recipe uses pumpkin seed powder.  Pumpkin seed powder is used for its anti-aging properties.  It is rich in vitamins and antioxidants.  It also has skin softening properties.

Refreshing Facial Mask RecipeHomemade Facial Mask Recipe: Refreshing Facial Mask Recipe

The refreshing facial mask recipe is probably our most popular face mask recipe.  In fact, it both peppermint powder and peppermint leaf.  The mask is infused with peppermint which provides a cooling effect.  It leaves your skin feeling refreshed and relieved.

Homemade Facial Mask Recipe: Soothing Facial Mask Recipe

Now, the Soothing Facial Mask is the perfect way to soothe your skin and promote healthy cell regeneration.  This is due to the addition of comfrey root.  In addition, it contains chamomile which is great for softening the skin and is fabulous for wrinkles.  Burdock root is added due to its treatment of skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis.  Finally, it contains dandelion root which is great for age spots and skin blemishes as well.

Turmeric Facial Mask RecipeHomemade Facial Mask Recipe: Turmeric Facial Mask Recipe

Finally, we have a turmeric facial mask recipe.  What is so special about turmeric? First, it helps your skin glow and look healthy.  In addition, it is a wonderful anti aging herb, great for skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and acne.  Lastly, some have found it to heal and help with dry skin.

Homemade Facial Mask Recipes: Creating a Facial Mask

So, we have talked about a few of the key ingredients.  We have also talked about some of the recipes that we have formulated.  Now, let’s talk about creating a facial mask.   Well, there are a couple of options here.  First, you have to decide if you want to use a preservative.  A preservative is important anytime there is a presence of water in a product that will be stored, like in a facial mask.  A preservative is going to prevent bacteria.  Other ingredients, like vitamin E, may work as antioxidants, but antioxidants do not stop the growth of bacteria.  They simply slow oxidation.  So, preservatives are needed to prevent bacteria growth.

Now, some do not want to use preservatives in their products.  Well, you do have another option.  You can very easily mix your powdered ingredients such as your clay and powdered herbs together.  Then, place this mixture in a jar.  Separately, place vegetable glycerin in a bottle.  You can then sell the jar and bottle as set along with mixing instructions. Not only does this option allow you to exclude a preservative, but there are also a couple other benefits.  It is also a quick product to make.  Finally, it will have a much longer shelf life.  You can see an example of a facial mask created like this in the activated charcoal face mask recipe.  However, those that want to mix their facial mask ahead of time so there is no mixing needed, you can see how to do this in the refreshing facial mask recipe.

Homemade Facial Mask Recipes: Using Your Facial Mask

Once you have formulated your facial mask recipe to yours, or your customer’s skin type, it is time to use it.  So, at this time, if needed mix the facial mask according to the instructions.  Then, simply apply a layer to your face.  Allow the mask to harden before removing it using warm water.

 

Note: Natures Garden sells our clays and herbs for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. (The information we provide is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration). Keep all clays and herbs out of reach of children and pets. Special care should be taken by pregnant and/or lactating women when handling herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.

 

Apr
06

Lavender Face Mask Recipe


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Lavender Face Mask RecipeLavender Face Mask Recipe

Today, we will be showing you how to create a lavender face mask recipe.  This mask is perfect for sensitive skin.  We use both kaolin clay and soothing lavender.  Lavender is a wonderful addition to your skin care routine when you need to revitalize and tone your skin.  To read even more about the remarkable lavender benefits in your bath and body products, click here to see our free lavender class.  Kaolin clay was added, in part, to help cleanse your skin.  However, we will look a little bit closer at each of these ingredients below.

Lavender Face Mask Recipe:  Cosmetic Making Supplies Found at Natures Garden

Lavender Flowers Powder
Kaolin Clay Powder
Vitamin E Oil
Vegetable Glycerin
Disposable Pipettes
2 oz White Double Wall Jar
White Dome Lids 58/400
1 oz Clear PET Bottle
White Smooth Disc Lid 20/410

Lavender Face Mask Recipe:  Other Equipment You Will Need

Mixing Bowls (one medium and one small bowl)
Scale
Mixing Spoons
Distilled Water

Lavender Face Mask Recipe:  Total Recipe Amounts

96 grams Lavender Flowers Powder
224 grams Kaolin Clay Powder
24 drops Vitamin E Oil
12 grams Vegetable Glycerin

Lavender Face Mask Recipe:  Weigh Out the Lavender Powder

First, let’s talk a little bit about lavender powder.  Lavender flowers powder has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, healing, and toning properties.  So, it is a perfect addition to a face mask recipe.

Weigh Out the Lavender PowderNow, you will need to weigh out the lavender flowers powder.  So, get your scale out.  You will also need your medium size bowl.  Then, use your scale to weigh out 96 grams of your lavender flowers powder.

Lavender Face Mask Recipe:  Weigh Out the Kaolin Clay Powder

Next, let’s talk about kaolin clay powder. Kaolin clay is also known as China Clay.  It is a white clay that is wonderful for those with sensitive skin.  This type of clay is often used to make mineral makeup.  It is used in cosmetic products like foundation, blush, and even eye shadow.  When used in a bath bomb, it helps to harden them.  In this case, there are two reasons we added it to this recipe.  First, it will help harden the face mask when applied to your face.   In addition, like most cosmetic clays, kaolin clay will help clean your skin and help with removing toxins.

Weigh Out the Kaolin Clay Powder
So, go ahead and weigh out the kaolin.  You will add the clay to the same bowl you have added your lavender to.  To your medium bowl, add 224 grams of your kaolin white clay.  Then, mix the two ingredients together.

Lavender Face Mask Recipe:  Add the Vitamin E Oil

The next ingredient we will be adding is vitamin E.  Vitamin E oil from Natures Garden comes in the purest form, this is called Tocopherol T-50.  It is not tocopherol acetate.  Vitamin E oil is an antioxidant and is fabulous for your skin.

Add the Vitamin E OilNext, to your bowl containing the powdered ingredients, you will be adding your pure Vitamin E oil.  So, use a disposable pipette to add 24 drops of the Vitamin E oil right to the powder.  Then, once again, mix the ingredients together.

Lavender Face Mask Recipe:  Packaging Your Facial Mask

For this recipe, we decided to package the powder portion of the mask and vegetable glycerin separately.  We chose to create the facial mask recipe this way for a couple of reasons.  First, creating the facial mask mixture separately without the water you will not need to add a preservative. In addition, you will be able to prepare a quick product for your customers.  This project can be created in just a few minutes.  Each two ounce jar will create approximately 4 facial masks.

Packaging Your Facial Mask:  The Powdered Portion

The Powdered Portion

Now, your powdered portion is complete.  You can begin packaging your powdered portion of the facial mask.  So, use a spoon to fill each of your 2 oz white double wall jars.  You will be able to create approximately 8 jars of facial mask.

Packaging Your Facial Mask:  The Liquid Portion

First, let’s talk about the vegetable glycerin.  Vegetable glycerin is a humectant.  This means it will draw moisture to your skin.  So, we add vegetable glycerin to the facial mask to help leave our skin moisturized.  It is important because, when using a facial mask, you are using ingredients that draw impurities from your skin.  So, adding vegetable glycerin will help to leave your skin feeling moisturized.

The Liquid Portion

Next, we will prepare the vegetable liquid portion of the facial mask.  While yes, water needs to be mixed to a mask, we will not be adding it at this point.  That will come later when it is time to use your mask.  So, we will prepare eight bottles of vegetable glycerin.  To each of your half ounce bottles add 12 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Then, place a white ribbed lid on each bottle.

Lavender Face Mask Recipe:  Using Your Facial Mask

We talked earlier about packaging our mask.  So, in order to use the lavender mask, you will need to mix it.  As we talked about before, by mixing it on an as needed basis, it will prolong the shelf life and make it a very fast project to create.  With that being said, we will now talk about how you can use the mask.  It really is a simple process.  In addition, if you are selling this mask as a product, you can sell the jar and bottle as a set and label it with instructions.

Lavender Face Mask Recipe:  Mixing Your Facial Mask

You will need one of your jars of powder.  Also, you will need one of the bottles of vegetable glycerin.  Finally, you will need your small mixing bowl at this time.

Mixing Your Facial Mask

We will start with the lavender powdered mixture.  First, to your small bowl, add about 1 tablespoon of the powder.

 

 

 

Adding Vegetable Glycerin

Next, you will need your bottle of vegetable glycerin.  Then, add about 1/2 teaspoon of your vegetable glycerin to the powder.

 

 

 

Finally, you will add your distilled water.  Ultimately we added about 2 tablespoons.  Lastly, mix to incorporate all of the ingredients together.

Lavender Face Mask Recipe:  Applying Your Facial Mask

Once you have mixed your ingredients together, simply apply a thin layer of the lavender face mask to your face.  Then, relax and allow the lavender mask to harden.  Finally, once the mask has completely hardened, use warm water to remove the clay mask.

Other Ways to Use Lavender:

Natures Garden also carries a variety of other types of lavender as well.  So, let’s take a look at other ways to use lavender in your products.

Lavender Essential Oils and Lavender Flowers

First, let’s look at lavender essential oils.  We carry a couple of types.  First, of course, is our pure lavender essential oil.  Our lavender 40/42 essential oil can be used in a variety of soap and cosmetic recipes.  In addition to soap, you can use it in anything from powder, to lotion to lip balm to hair conditioners.  The sky is the limit.

Lavandin essential oil is next on our list.  For those wondering, “What is lavandin?”, it is a lavender hybrid.  Lavandin does have an aroma that is similar to a lavender essential oil but is not the exact same scent.  It is still a natural and pure essential oil as well.  It can also be used in a variety of soap and cosmetic products.   On a personal note, I especially love this essential oil mixed with peppermint essential oil.  When mixed 2 parts lavandin to 1 part peppermint essential oil, it smells amazingly fresh and clean!

Finally, our whole lavender flowers not only comes in a powdered version, we also carry dried whole lavender flowers.  These can be used infused in lotions, added to bath bombs, or used to create a lavender bath tea just to name a few.

Lavender Fragrance Oil

First, let’s talk about Natures Garden’s Lavender Flowers Fragrance Oil.  This lavender scent is that of true lavender flowers.

Next, on this list of Natures Garden fragrance oils is Lavender Luxury Fragrance Oil.  This lavender aroma starts with notes of lavender, bergamot, eucalyptus, along with citrus zest.  Then, it is followed by notes of lily and sage.  Finally, it sits on base notes of pine, cool camphor, and clove.

Of course, we couldn’t forget to mention Lavender Martini Fragrance Oil.  This one is unique and extremely popular here at Natures Garden, especially it soap.  I would consider this one a must smell fragrance.  To explain this one, think gin meets lavender with an effervescent pop.

Lavender Mint WOW Fragrance Oil is the perfect combination of both mint and lavender.  This lavender scent brings the two together perfectly.  This fragrance oil really is the balance without one overpowering the other.

Fun Lavender Facts:

Now, let’s talk about lavender itself.  Lavender grows wild in Southern Europe, Australia and the United States.  There are many lavender fields that you can actually visit.  Can you imagine visiting one of these farms and begin engulfed in the aroma of lavender?  To find just a few of these fields, read more on the country living website here.

While Natures Garden sells lavender only for use in soap and cosmetic recipes, it is often used in products like smoothies.  Check out these lavender facts and smoothies from Green Blender.

Another reason to love lavender is for its ability to repel insects like flies, fleas, and mosquitoes.  In addition to the fabulous floral aroma of lavender, they are so easy to grow.  It will make a great addition to your flower garden.  They also attract those adorable little butterflies.  Read more from Natural Living Ideas.