Clay and Lavender Face Mask (Plus: How to Gift a Face Mask)

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2-Part Face Masks

Face masks are generally difficult to give as gifts because they don't keep for long once prepared. However, there is a way around this:

Two-Part Face Masks!

To gift a face mask, we need to separate it into two parts:

1. Dry ingredients

2. Wet ingredients

By separating the ingredients, we are keeping them fresh. When ready to use, simply mix 1 tablespoon of dry with 2-3 teaspoons of wet, until a paste forms. Spread over the face and leave for 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water.

Here is one example of how to prepare a two-part face mask:

Clay and Lavender Face Mask

This mask is suitable for most skin types. The liquid portion can be changed as desired.

Ingredients are linked to Mountain Rose Herbs, where I purchase most of my supplies.

mask ingredients


1 part lavender flower powder
2 parts white cosmetic clay (also known as Kaolin clay)
Chamomile hydrosol – can be substituted for another liquid, such as rose water or oil (avocado, almond, olive or jojoba oil would all be good choices).


Mix the lavender flowers and cosmetic clay in a small bowl. You will need to gauge how much to make depending on the size jar you want to use.

lavender clay mask

An example of how this works would be: 3 tablespoons lavender flower powder and 6 tablespoons clay.

Place the dry ingredients into a clean jar and label.

hydrosol and mask

Pour the hydrosol (or another liquid ingredient) into a jar and label.

DIY 2-Part Face Masks

When ready to use:

At time of use, mix 1 tablespoon of lavender-clay mix with 2-3 teaspoons of hydrosol (or another wet ingredient), until paste forms. Spread over the face, avoiding the eyes. Leave for 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water and a washcloth.

Gifting suggestion:

If giving this two-part mask as a gift, consider including a small bowl and spoon for mixing. Be sure to include the instructions above.

For more face mask recipes, see my eBook, DIY Face Masks and Scrubs.

shg 5This is Day 13 in the 31 Days of Simple, Homemade Gifts Series. 

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  1. This is a great series! I’m always looking for gift ideas.

    I’ve never tried making or using a face mask. Sounds like that would have been a fun idea to do as part of the spa day we had for my sister and niece a few years ago.