Posted on 21 October 2013



It’s so easy to make your own deeply penetrating and skin nourishing face mask using clay. I have been using dried clay since a was a little girl; I used to make face masks with my Mum during our mother and daughter bonding time! Clay detoxifies the skin, draws impurities out of the pores and promotes fresher, cleaner, more radiant looking skin.


Australia is full of natural minerals and clay is bountiful! For this tutorial we choose a pink clay from Heirloom Body Care, comprised of Zeolite.

Zeolite removes toxins by deeply cleansing, purifying and detoxifying your skin, unclogging and refining your pores. Mined in Queensland, this mineral is a very pale pink in colour and suitable for all skin types.



50g pink clay
10g fresh rose petals
50g yogurt
1/2 lemon – squeezed
10g honey
20g almond meal
50g distilled water


In a small dish mix the pink clay with the almond meal. Almond is well known for its softening properties. Ground almond will gently exfoliate and tone your skin.

Place the fresh rose petals into a pestle and mortar, crushing into a paste. Rose has been used for centuries in skin care. Rose petals contain lots of skin nourishing goodies: carotene, B group vitamins and vitamin k. The ascorbic acid of this plant will smooth, tone and moisturise dry sensitive skin.

Add distilled water to the clay and almond mixing together into a runny paste. Combine the crushed rose petals into the clay paste and add a dollop of yoghurt.

Yoghurt has been used in skincare for centuries. Even egyptian Queen Cleopatra is famous for her sour milk baths that kept her skin glowing and youthful. Yogurt contains lactic acid, calcium,zinc and vitamin B.

Lactic Acid – used in many skin care products, lactic acid is one of the key ingredients in yogurt. It helps smoothen rough skin, exfoliate skin and moisturize dry skin.

Zinc – contains anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce red swellings caused by acne or rashes it also has mild anti-astringent properties that help tighten tissues. Also it great for cell reproduction and growth of tissues, zinc reduces the size of acne and pimples. Additionally, zinc in yogurt helps regulate oil production in the sebaceous glands thereby preventing oily skin and frequent acne breakouts.

Vitamin B -Yogurt is rich in vitamin B which keeps your skin looking radiant and hydrated.

Squeeze half a lemon and the honey into the paste. The lemon will brighten the completion of your skin and the honey is an all-natural humectant. This means that honey attracts and helps retain skin moisture, hydrating your skin.

Apply the face mask to dry skin and leave for 5 – 10 minutes. Wash gently with warm water and pat dry with a towel. And the results will make you wonder why you spend money on expensive shop bought face masks. Your skin will be left feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Try to incorporate using a face mask into your weekly skincare routine and you will notice a big difference over time.

For more DIY clay face mask tutorials, Cleanse loves:
Yogurt & Green Clay by VMac + Cheese  ::  Aloe Vera & Clay  by Lips So Facto
Banana & Bentonite Clay Mask by Peaceful Dumpling  ::  Sour Cream, Clay & Tumeric by Sera Michael

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