Guess what? The clay facial mask I liked contains coconut too. (To see a list of coconut derivatives, go here, thanks to Becky at the Allergic to Coconut? blog). See how repetitive this whole coconut being in my products thing is? So I scoured the internet to look for DIY remedies for acne, and came up with a list of ingredients. Me being me, I decided to put all of them in the same mask, if one thing is good, why not superpower it with all of them? Luckily, the only thing I needed after ordering the stuff to make lotions and the shampoo was French Green Clay which I got from Majestic Mountain Sage (no affiliation other than being a satisfied customer).
Denise’s Acne Clay Facial Mask
First of all, I found that this made a bit more than I needed (half again as much), so depending on the area you want to cover and how thickly you want to cover, you might want to adjust the quantities.
- 1 Tablespoon of French Green Clay
- 3 aspirin tablets crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of apricot kernel oil
- 1 drop of tea tree oil
- 1/2 teaspoon of honey
- 1/2 teaspoon of distilled water
Crush aspirin tablets in your mixing bowl. I used a pestle to my mortar and pestle, but you can use a metal spoon. Add salt and lemon juice to container. Let salt and aspirin dissolve in lemon juice. Then add honey, apricot kernel oil, and tea tree oil, and mix thoroughly. Then add French Green Clay and distilled water and mix until all ingredients are incorporated.
Smooth mixture on face and let dry until you can touch the mask without any coming off on your finger (10 to 15 minutes). Wash off with warm water and a facecloth. I’d have taken a picture with it on my face, but I thought I’d spare us all that kind of shock. Try it and let me know what you think, I liked it very much.