Essential Oils

Homemade Restorative Face Mask

March 4, 2015
Reduce and prevent wrinkles, tighten and tone skin, and minimize scarring ... ALL NATURALLY with some of these Essential Oils! So much better than Botox or a Face Lift!

Before I start this article, and before I go any further … I’m warning you right now that there are some pretty scary looking pictures of me to follow.  Like my husband is embarrassed to see these on the internet … my kids think I’m ‘dressed’ for halloween … and my baby is scared of me … kind of pictures.  Yep.  Talk about putting it all out there!

But this is too good not to share.  And to get my point across, you get to see my crazy/scary/embarrassing face plastered on your screen.  Sorry about that.  If your eyeballs hurt after this, I sincerely apologize.

But … seriously.  This facial mask is my new OBSESSION.  I use it so much that I’m worried I’ll forget it’s on and answer the door with a green crusty face.  I bet the UPS guy wouldn’t bother knocking any more … he’d probably just throw the package from the truck and speed along.  And I wouldn’t blame him one bit!  #crazylady  #issheawitch

So … now that I’ve properly warned you, let’s get to this AWESOME mask, shall we?!?

Homemade Restorative Face Mask.  Better than Botox, and at 40 cents .... WAAAY better than a face lift!  Only three ingredients!!  Via View From The Fridge

I wish I could go on and on and on about how awesome this mask makes your face feel, but I’ll try to keep this short, to the point, and helpful … with some fun scientific facts thrown in (about WHY it’s so awesome).

Also … I can’t stop touching my face.  I’m pretty sure people are starting to wonder …

It’s just so soft.  

Okay … back to the short, helpful part …

SUPPLIES

Here’s what you’ll need:

Homemade Restorative Face Mask.  Better than Botox, and at 40 cents .... WAAAY better than a face lift!  Only three ingredients!!  Via View From The Fridge

Ingredients:

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  1. Apple Cider Vinegar*
  2. Bentonite Clay*
  3. Frankincense Essential Oil

Homemade Restorative Face Mask.  Better than Botox, and at 40 cents .... WAAAY better than a face lift!  Only three ingredients!!  Via View From The Fridge

Ready to mix?  Here’s how …

  1. Grab any nonmetallic bowl and nonmetallic spoon (this is important!!!)  plastic, glass, ceramic … these all work great!  Using anything metal will lessen the effects of this mask … just sayin’
  2. Throw two Tablespoons of Bentonite Clay into the bowl:Homemade Restorative Face Mask.  Better than Botox, and at 40 cents .... WAAAY better than a face lift!  Only three ingredients!!  Via View From The Fridge
  3. Add two Tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar to the clayHomemade Restorative Face Mask.  Better than Botox, and at 40 cents .... WAAAY better than a face lift!  Only three ingredients!!  Via View From The Fridge
  4. Add 5-6 drops of Frankincense Essential OilHomemade Restorative Face Mask.  Better than Botox, and at 40 cents .... WAAAY better than a face lift!  Only three ingredients!!  Via View From The Fridge
  5. Mix!  (this is the fun part … the mixture expands and starts to look like a sponge!!)Homemade Restorative Face Mask.  Better than Botox, and at 40 cents .... WAAAY better than a face lift!  Only three ingredients!!  Via View From The Fridge

Then … slap that mud on your face!!

(and prepare for scary pictures …)

Homemade Restorative Face Mask.  Better than Botox, and at 40 cents .... WAAAY better than a face lift!  Only three ingredients!!  Via View From The Fridge

Nice scruncie, Katie!! #hello1992

also, please tell me why I still own a scrunchy (and why I decided to take a picture of me with it on) ….

And one more picture of my crusty face because I haven’t embarrassed myself enough …

Homemade Restorative Face Mask.  Better than Botox, and at 40 cents .... WAAAY better than a face lift!  Only three ingredients!!  Via View From The Fridge

Aye.

Wait 15-20 minutes for the mask to harden (and for you to look REALLY scary)!!

Homemade Restorative Face Mask.  Better than Botox, and at 40 cents .... WAAAY better than a face lift!  Only three ingredients!!  Via View From The Fridge

Then wash away.

Homemade Restorative Face Mask.  Better than Botox, and at 40 cents .... WAAAY better than a face lift!  Only three ingredients!!  Via View From The Fridge

Apply moisture (or as a bonus … apply some Rose Oil first).  Your face may be slightly red for 15-30 minutes after this mask … just warnin’ ya.  It’s because all those toxins are stripped from your pores!

Then, simply apply makeup as normal (or go to bed if you’re planning to do this at night).

You’ll want to stroke your face all day long … it’s just so soft.  And tight.  And your pores will be so much smaller.  Noticeably smaller.

It’s seriously amazing.  AMAZING.  I’m pretty sure if you try this, you’ll be as obsessed as I am.  Matt is also obsessed with this … which I’ll probably be in trouble for sharing with the world (but at least his crusty green face isn’t plastered on here as well).

Now … can we talk about WHY and HOW this face mask works?

First … the Bentonite Clay:

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Bentonite Clay helps rid the body of toxins when used both internally and externally.  It’s been used for centuries and is composed of aged volcanic ash.  You’ll notice that when you mix bentonite clay with water, it swells and looks almost sponge-like.  And your observation would be correct … this water/clay mixture truly acts like a sponge to absorb toxins within the skin and body.  Something you probably won’t observe, however, is the fact that when combined with water, bentonite clay creates an electrical charge.  The clay/water mixture creates a strong negative charge which binds to the positive charge in most toxins and heavy metals.  It also helps reduce blemishes, scars, and calms itching from eczema.

Detoxified Skin … hooray!

Second … the Frankincense Essential Oil:16476425628_ee1a17abb1_m

Frankincense Essential Oil has several wonderful benefits on the body and mind (you can see more below), but ONE of these benefits is it’s wonderful effects on improving the appearance and health of your skin.  It promotes regeneration of healthy cells and keeps existing cells and tissues healthy.  It has been shown to tighten skin and improve skin tone, eliminate sun spots, reduce scarring from acne, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Tight, toned, and smooth skin … hooray!

After applying this mask, you’ll want everyone to touch your face … just to feel it’s newly revealed softness!

It’s seriously my favorite skin care product I’ve found to date … and it’s SO cheap!!

Looking for extra credit?  Here are a couple other oils that will improve the look of your skin:

Reduce and prevent wrinkles,  tighten and tone skin, and minimize scarring ... ALL NATURALLY with some of these Essential Oils!  So much better than Botox or a Face Lift! Okay … so now you’re dying to buy some Essential Oils, right?  Young Living is a wonderful company and sell only the highest quality oils on the market.  If you’re looking to get started, check out our fabulous promotion going on now (click HERE for more info):

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Or find additional uses for oils HERE.

Sorry again for the scary … borderline creepy pictures.  The process of good skin is just not that glamorous … what can I say?!?

So … now that I’ve completely embarrassed myself, I want to hear your miracle go-to skin products or recipes!  Please share in the comments below!!

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35 Comments

  • Reply Saira March 5, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Hi Katie I found you on the Thrifty Thursday link party & wanted to invite you to another blog party – just for MOMS with blogs like you. No need to stick to thrifty articles – we showcase all awesome content from online moms. Also, I’d love it if you would add me to your Link Party page: http://www.momresource.com/mom-blogs Hope to see you at the Mom Blog Party: http://www.momresource.com/mom-blogs-week-2
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    • Reply Chan May 25, 2015 at 10:37 am

      You should add Elemi Essential Oil to this list. I ordered mine on my ER a few months back. It’s great for skin and reducing wrinkles. I’m going to try this mask. Thanks for posting!

      • Reply Katie May 27, 2015 at 8:12 pm

        Ohhh … going to look for it now. Thanks for sharing and for stopping over!

        • Reply linda October 1, 2015 at 12:15 pm

          where do you get the clay?

          • Katie October 1, 2015 at 8:38 pm

            Hi Linda, I got mine on Amazon. There should be a link to it in the post, but let me know if you have trouble!

  • Reply Amanda @ Dwelling in Happiness March 6, 2015 at 12:19 am

    Awesome!! I’ve gotta try this, I didn’t even think to make my own mask! The pictures are perfect, too. :) Thanks for sharing!
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  • Reply Selene Galindo March 7, 2015 at 9:29 am

    This sounds delightful! I love homemade cleansers, exfoliates and masks so this is perfect! Thanks for sharing! Pinned :)
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  • Reply Chewing Crayons March 7, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    I’m so trying this! Lord knows I need a facial, and one that I can control the ingredients in- I’m all over that!
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  • Reply Sharilee March 9, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Looks like I need to get some bentonite clay. Can’t wait to try! Found you at the Inspiration Monday link party.
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  • Reply Laurie March 11, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Hi Katie, just wanted to let you know that you’ve got a new follower in me. I’ve been enjoying your posts and will be pinning this one as well. Thanks for sharing on Brag About It!
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  • Reply Nicole Wilson March 12, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    I just mixed a batch of this and slapped it on my face! Feels nice and cool, kinda tingling. Hoping for some great results :)

    I followed the recipe as you listed and I had a bout half leftover in my bowl. Is this normal? Should I reduce my amounts next time? I assume it won’t keep for another use…

    • Reply Katie March 23, 2015 at 10:49 pm

      Maybe reduce the amounts next time. Sometimes I feel like I use more than others. It should work great either way! Hope you had good results!

  • Reply Audrey March 12, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    My face sure could use a little beauty treatment.

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  • Reply Carrie This Home March 13, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    This looks like such a fun way to treat yourself! Don’t worry Katie–you still look as cute as ever even with the face mask!

    • Reply Katie March 17, 2015 at 10:49 pm

      ha! Thanks, Carrie!! You’re too sweet (but I DO look scary)!

  • Reply Sarah F March 30, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    I have this all in one oil that clens and tones and softens everything. 1 tbsp castor oil, 3 tbsp avocado oil, 20ndrops lavender, 5 drops frankincense. I use the oil cleansing method and rub some on my dirty face and use a hot damp wash cloth to open up the pores for a minute and then wipe off. Ive been using this to take off my waterproof mascara and take off makeup. Also this same recipe I’ve rubbed onto eyelashes to make them longer. Massage onto eyelashes and eyelid and it really makes longer lashes. Love your recipe I can’t wait to try it!

  • Reply Laurie E April 28, 2015 at 10:50 am

    What a great recipe!!! I got the clay from Amazon this past weekend and couldn’t wait to make this mask! I LOVED IT! You were right, my skin looked and felt AMAZING!!!!!!! I was a little worried about the smell of the vinegar, but that dissipated in minutes after applying!

    I can’t wait to do it again this weekend!

    Love your blog!!

    • Reply Katie April 29, 2015 at 12:59 pm

      Wonderful!! I’m so glad you liked it … And thank you for letting me know! You’re so sweet! Your comment made my day! Hope you’re having a great week!!

  • Reply Debbi L April 29, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Can you make this in advance or put in jar to give as a gift? I would love to make this and the face cream to give away.

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  • Reply Joann Woolley May 19, 2015 at 12:56 am

    I loved the mask face pictures! I need to start using my essential oils for all these great DIY items at home. I think you have inspired me!

    • Reply Katie May 20, 2015 at 9:51 pm

      Yes!! This is one of my favorite ways to use the oils! Glad I could inspire you with my scary greenish face!!

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  • Reply Dayna October 21, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Love your blog!! I did the mask tonight and my skin does feel so nice and soft. I’m still a little red buthopefully that will go away soon. Probably should have asked if it was good for occasional sensitive skin? Also, I was curious what benefits the vinegar provided? My kids were so curious about the mask, when I asked my daughter if I looked pretty when I had the mask on, she replied with a very quick no! Got to love their honesty!

    • Reply Katie November 13, 2015 at 9:34 am

      Ha! My boys think it’s a halloween mask when I put it on. And, yes, the redness will subside after 10-15 minutes … I promise!! Thanks for stopping by and for the comment!!

  • Reply Beth October 29, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    Hello!
    Tried the mask tonight and love it! Just wondering how often can you use it?
    Thanks for the great directions and pictures!!!
    Beth

    • Reply Katie November 13, 2015 at 9:33 am

      Hi Beth! I use it a couple times a week, and it works great. I would say you could use it as often as you want as long as your skin doesn’t get irritated or dry! It is great, isn’t it?!?

  • Reply Carol November 8, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    I’m totally going to try this! I wish there was an ‘after’ photo, but I guess I’ll see for myself. Thanks for the info!

    • Reply Katie November 13, 2015 at 9:27 am

      Ha … I’m no face model, but I do love how the after feels! Be prepared for a bit of redness right after you wash it away. It will subside in 10-15 minutes, though …. I promise!!

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