Clay and Charcoal Cleansing Mask



If you are experiencing skin problems like acne or blackheads, this clay and charcoal cleansing mask will work like magic.


Acne is one of the most common skin problems. Both men and women can experience acne and there is no age limit as well. You may be 40 and still have acne on your skin.

If your skin is prone to acne, then you need a cleansing mask to reduce the factors triggering acne. That is the excess oil on your skin. In our daily lives, our skin tends to get oily all the time. If we don’t clean our face, those excess oil can turn into acne.

So, we will use the magical affects of clay and charcoal to make the perfect DIY cleansing mask.


Why We Use Charcoal?

Why We Use Charcoal
Amazing clay and charcoal cleansing mask

Charcoal or generally known as active carbon is one of the favourite ingredients in DIY cosmetic products. Active carbon has amazing cleaning properties.

Charcoal can whiten your teeth and even clear all your pores. So, this ingredient is one of thesuper ingredients in different DIY recipes. 

When we combine charcoal with clay, we have the ultimate deep cleaning power. Also, clay and charcoal are ideal to make a mask since they have solid like consistency.

We don’t want our masks to drip everywhere at home right? Okay. So let’s see what we will need for our amazing clay and charcoal cleansing mask to make our skin look smoother and cleaner.

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Cleansing Mask Ingredients

How to Make Clay and Charcoal Cleansing Mask
Cleansing Mask Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup of ground oats
  • 1/4 cup of kaolin clay
  • 10 capsules of activated charcoal
  • 5 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 1/4 cup of bentonite clay
  • 5 drops of bergamot essential oil
  • 5 drops of tea tree essential oil

How to Make Clay and Charcoal Cleansing Mask

You need to first grind the oats if your have whole oats. To do this, you can use a coffee grinder. Or if you have an empty salt grinder, you can use that one for this step as well.

Add kaolin clay and bentonite clay inside a bowl. And mix these two ingredients. When you are working with clay, you need to be careful.

Always avoid metal bowls or metal utensils to mix. Just use wooden things when working with clay. Clay may react with any metal and spoil your recipe.

Add activated carbon, lavender essential oil, bergamot essential oil, and tea tree essential oil to this mixture.

Mix all the ingredients. Remember to use a wooden spoon.

Just transfer this mixture into a clean glass container.

Your clay and charcoal cleansing mask is ready.

How to Use Clay and Charcoal Cleansing Mask

To use this amazing mask, just take about one tea spoon of grinded oat, and one tea spoon of this mixture into a small cup.

Add some water to obtain paste like consistency. Apply this paste on your face. Avoid your eye area as this area may be sensitive. Wait for 10-15 minutes or until the mask dries. Then, wash your face with warm water.

Oat inside this mask will do the peeling job. And active charcoal will deep clean your pores. You can easily store this mixture in a dark and cool place up to 6 months.

If you don’t want to prepare a mask every week, you can make bulk mask and just store it at home. Also, you can always change the essential oils in this recipe or do not even add essential oils. It is all up to you.