Clay masks are one of the easiest natural beauty products to make. They are very effective in removing toxins from the skin and are well loved for their pore cleansing and skin balancing abilities.
Many types of clay will work for this mask. See the different varieties of clay here.
How to make a full body mud mask
Makes enough for one whole body treatment.
- 1/2 cup powdered clay (read about the different types of clay here)
- 1/4 cup water – You could use cooled herbal tea instead of water, if desired. Chamomile tea would work well.
Instructions for making (and using) a full-body clay mask
Mix clay and water (or tea) to form a smooth paste.
Paste should be thick and have a pudding-like consistency
Stand in the shower, without the water running.
Using your hands or a brush (such as a clean paint brush) spread the mud evenly over your face and body. (You may also use a spatula, if desired). Be sure to cover your legs, arms, face, and torso, but be sure to avoid your eyes.
Wrap yourself in a large towel (or put on a robe) to keep warm while the mud dries.
Leave the clay mask on for 15 minutes. Shower off with warm water. Once the clay has been removed, do an extra rinse with cool water rinse, if desired.
Pat the skin dry and moisturize with body oil or lotion.