This exfoliating, pore cleaning face mask is full of minerals, enzymes, and vitamins to leave your face feeling fresh and awesome.
I blended mineral rich Dead Sea mud, enzyme loaded raw honey, and some water for the base of my mask. Into that, I whisked healing silk, vitamin-loaded seaweed powder, and gentle pore-cleansing white kaolin clay (USA / Canada).
Up next, a few drops of lightweight hazelnut oil blended with some spicy frankincense and bright lemon to lighten up the definite seaweedy scent of this mask. The essential oils were a gift from Heather, who wanted me to have a chance to check out doTerra essential oils. Aren’t those little bottles the cutest?!
After letting the mask dry on my skin, I rinsed if off using a gentle massaging motion with a damp washcloth to get some great exfoliating going on. This mask is pretty scrubby, and as such might not be a great choice for anyone with quite sensitive skin.
So, if your weekly face mask routine needs a bit of a shake-up, let me present this silky, muddy mask as an alternative. I think you’ll like it.
Dead Sea, Seaweed, & Silk Face Mask
1 tsp runny Dead Sea mud (or ½ tsp stiff mud + ½ tsp water)
¼ tsp raw honey
½ tsp water, aloe vera juice, or witch hazel
¼ tsp silk powder, peptides, or amino acids
¼ tsp seaweed powder
2½–3 tsp white white kaolin clay (USA / Canada)
2–3 drops hazelnut oil (or other light carrier oil)
2 drops frankincense essential oil
1 drop lemon essential oil
Whisk the Dead Sea mud, honey, and water together in a small dish. Once combined, whisk in the silk, seaweed, and clay, adding the clay slowly until you have a thick, smooth paste. Whisk in the oils.
To use, spread the creamy mixture over your face and let it dry for ~20 minutes before rinsing off. Follow up with some argan oil.
This looks great! If I made it in larger quantities for sharing or gifts, how long would it keep and what would be the best way to store?
Hi Teri! Read this 🙂
This looks great. If I wanted to sell this a dry mask would I just omit the wet ingredients? I know if I sold it wet I’d have to add a preservative.
Hi Fuchia! Read this 🙂 And, I would ask that if you are going to sell products made from recipes I have painstakingly developed, that you please commit to purchasing a copy (or more!) of my book when it is released 🙂
Thank you for sharing all of these wonderful creations!
Your fun facial expressions do make it more fun.
I’m still I’m too lazy to use a mask, but I always plan it on the nearest Saturday.
Maybe this time;)
I’ve gone mine on right now! Do it 😀
Face is all green, love your masks! I’m going to try the chia seed one next:)
Hi Marie! I have read a lot about phototoxicity (not sure if that’s the right spelling) and my lemon essential oil (Young Living) says not to expose skin to the sun for 72 hours after topical use. So question – is the Lemon essential oil safe to use here? I love citrus with frankincense so would lobe to use it but wanted to check! Thanks 🙂
Wow, 72 hours is a LONG time—way out of line with most recommendations for citrus EOs. According to Tisserand & Young, there’s a few points to consider. The first is that only expressed oil is a concern—steam distillation removes the photosensitizing compounds. Maximum dermal usage for expressed lemon EO is 2%, and “If applied to the skin at over maximum use level, skin must not be exposed to sunlight or sunbed rays for 12 hours.” Given the way this recipe is formatted I can’t promise lemon EO is used at less than 2%, but I believe it is given it’s just 1 drop in over 5 tsp (25mL) of product. And, even if it is more than 2%, if you did this mask before bedtime, you’d be safe by morning. Hope that helps!
Hello! Thank you for all you do! I have made a dead sea mud and seaweed mask before, but the smell was – frankly – appalling! I couldn’t get anyone to try it because as soon as they smelled it they were like “That’s not going anywhere near my face!” Do the essential oils really neutralize the smell? I’ve heard of people using lavender, spearmint and tea tree oil as well to combat the seaweed stink. I’d love to be able to gift this to friends without them going “Ewwwww!” 🙂