DIY Home-Made Mud Mask

Use this mud mask to remove impurities from your skin. It's an especially nice thing to do after steams and saunas.

You can make this mask in one minute with only three ingredients. Always use two parts kaolin to one part aloe and pure essential oils of good quality. Never use perfume or fragranced oils.

I added lavender essential oil but you could substitute another if you prefer, like grapefruit or peppermint. You could even use a combination of essential oils.

Mud masks can be drying, so people with dry or irritated skin should avoid them and they should always be followed with a good moisturizer.

1 cup kaolin clay
1/2 cup aloe vera gel
3 to 5 drops essential oil of lavender or other
  1. Stir together the aloe and clay, then stir in the essential oil. 
  2. Store the mud mask inside an air-tight glass jar.
  3. To use, stand inside a bathtub or shower and spread the mud mask all over your body. Relax until the mask dries, then rinse thoroughly with warm water. Follow with moisturizer.