If you follow our social media or are one of our awesome subscribers, you may have seen that we just launched 4 brand new products: DRY FLOWERS.
OMG, I was waiting for this moment for months. I love flowers, fresh and dry, of all colors, shapes, and scents. In a vase, in the garden, in skin care recipes. So yes, this is a total happy moment for me.
While I have many recipes planned using dry flowers, I wanted to start with one that’s super easy, yet awesome. And you need this, trust me.
DIY at Home Face Mask Advantages
While there are a few popular Rose Face Masks out in the world today, I can reassure you that you can make one yourself that’s a lot better than what you would find at Ulta or Sephora for a gazillion dollars.
Here are some of the advantages of making your own fresh DIY mask:
Your homemade mask will be preservative-free. All masks that come in a paste, cream, sheet, etc. all have some sort of preservative to help with shelf life. While preservatives have a bit of a bad rep, they are good and useful if you wish to use cosmetics that have water, aloe vera or a hydrosol as one of their ingredients. Preservatives keep any mold and yeast out of your product and increase its shelf live.
However, if you prefer fresh, use-right-after-it’s-made skin care products – kind of like eating a homemade dish that you just made as opposed to one you got from the freezer section of your local grocer – making your own mask is the way to go.
Your homemade mask will only have ingredients that you can understand and control. Unlike the Face Rose Masks that have a list of 10+ ingredients, with usually only 2 or 3 that you can recognize, your homemade mask will be your own creation. You can tweak the consistency, make it scented or unscented, and generally you can control every aspect of what will go on your pretty face.
You can change up a few key ingredients and your mask will change from a soothing, hydrating mask to an acne-fighting mask like this one.
Rose Face Mask Recipe
I have tried three versions of this recipe, then put all of them on my face at the same time – one on my chin, one on my forehead, and the other one on my cheeks. (sorry, no selfie available for this one).
The two masks with clay were the most effective in smoothing out my skin. The mask with oats and no clay was soothing and left my skin soft and happy.
Here’s how you do it:
- 2 tablespoons of Dry rose petals
- 2 tablespoons of a clay of your choice. I had French White Clay and Rhassoul Clay available so I tried this recipe with both clays. (see comparisons below)
- OPTIONAL – CLAY SUBSTITUTE: If you don’t have any Clay at home but have some oats, grind up 2 tablespoon2 of oats.
- Rose Otto or Rose Absolute (the brands I use for quick projects are either from Aura Cacia or Now, both available in most grocery stores)
- Water or Rose Water
- Grind the dry rose petals. You can either use an herbs grinder, or chop them off as best you can just like you would chop any vegetable.
- In a bowl or jar, mix the ground up rose petals and the clay.
- OPTIONAL CLAY SUBSTITUTE: If you don’t have any Clay at home but still want to make a rose mask, using ground up oats can be a subsctitute for the clay. It will not extract any impurities from your skin like clay does, but it will give you a nice, soothing mask.
- Add a few drops of your Rose Otto or Rose Absolute to the scent level you like.
- To avoid any clumps created by the Rose Oil addition, you can “massage” the oil in the rose+clay mix until you feel the Rose Oil is evenly distributed.
- Add enough Water or Rose Water to make a paste.
- Apply on face and neck, leave for 10 minutes – or until you cannot stand the clay pulling on your face anymore.
- Rinse well and follow with a thin layer of Rose Hip Seed Oil, or a moisturizer of your choice.
And you’re done!
I hope you love the simplicity of this homemade face mask recipe, please leave us a comment with your feedback or with any questions you have for us.