Our Clay Detox Face Mask is a perfect way to gently pull toxins out of your pores for clear glowing skin. This lemongrass and green clay detox face mask is perfect for helping cleanse and detoxify your face.
I’m so excited to join up with Andrea Ashley to bring you this three part Soups and Skin Care Series. Andrea Ashley is a clinical aromatherapist, natural skincare formulator and owner of Andrea Ashley Co, an online shop for custom skin care and essential oils supplies.
Clay Detox Face Mask Video
In this video, we show you how easy it is to make a detox face mask that will leave your skin feeling refreshed.
Watch to the end to see me making weird faces to stretch my jaw out.
Make sure you check out the previous video in this series where we show you how to make a yummy Detox Thai Green Soup that detoxifies the body from the inside out.
You may also be interested in my FREE eBook Healing Herbs and Spices where I explain the health benefits of the 12 commonly used herbs and spices and share 4 bonus recipes.
How our Clay Detox Face Mask pulls toxins out of the skin
Green clay contains iron oxides and plant matter, which gives it that green colour and make it great for contributing to healthy skin. It removes impurities from the skin and tightens the pores, tones the skin, exfoliates dead skin cells, and reduces inflammation in acne.
Jojoba oil is a liquid wax and is almost identical to our own sebum. It’s a great fit for our skin because it is easily absorbed and doesn’t leave a greased feeling.
Lemongrass essential oil has detoxifying properties, is great for oily skin and acne skin.
Clay Detox Face Mask Recipe
- 2 tsp green clay
- 2 tsp coconut milk
- ½ tsp jojoba oil
- 1 drop lemongrass essential oil
- Gently mix until combined.
- Apply to the face and let sit for 15 minutes or until the detox face mask dries.
- Rinse with lukewarm water, pat dry, and finish with a natural moisturizer.
Alternative essential oil options: If you don’t like lemongrass essential oil, you can substitute it for juniper berry. Juniper berry essential oil is great for detox and it is also good for acne, oily skin types. If your skin is not oily or it is super sensitive, you can simply follow the clay detox face mask recipe and replace lemongrass with lavender essential oil.
Alternative clay options: White Kaolin clays are more gentle, whereas red clay has a very strong pulling property for detoxifying. Bentonite clay can hold up to 40X it’s weight in toxins.
In the video, I mention my cookbook Healthy Homemade Soups and Sandwiches which contains:
- Over 30 unique soup and sandwich recipes created by Holistic Nutritionists
- Vibrant full-colour pictures for every recipe
- Directions to properly freeze and reheat soups
- Explanation of the nutritional differences between frozen, fresh, and canned veggies
- The downfalls of canned soup – BPA and sodium
- Healing properties of 12 common herbs and spices
- Kitchen essentials 101