Note: ‘Ghassoul Clay’ will also sometimes be spelt as ‘Rhassoul Clay’ but they are the same thing.
Let me share with you one of my favourite skin care secrets. When I first found out about this recipe, I was hesitant. The only thing I thought Clay was good for was at as a hospital for casts. lol! Ghassoul/ Rhassoul Clay is a high-quality soothing clay which is found in the Atlas Mountains In Morocco. I used this clay with a small amount of other oils in the following recipe.
Clay is a great natural product that helps clean and exfoliate the skin as well as letting your skin absorb all its wonderful minerals. It comes as a powder or a block meaning the application process would be difficult without anything else…
Here is the DIY Face Mask recipe with Ghassoul Clay:
You will need:
- Ghassoul Clay (Here is also a link for our UK friends)
- Your Favourite Oil – olive oil, coconut oil, argan oil etc – (Argan oil recommandation for our UK friends here)
- Lukewarm water
- 2-3 drops of tea tree essential oil (or essential oil of your choice)
1)Firstly, place around 2 tablespoons of Ghassoul clay (or as many as you see fit for you) into your bowl.
2)Add a tablespoon of your chosen oil and add water until you make a paste.
3) Add your drops of essentials oil if you have decided you want some in there
TIP: Do not add too many drop of essential oils to your masks as they are very potent. This is why essential oil should always be applied along with a carrier oil such as olive, coconut or argan oil. Have you ever wondered why essential oils have such a small end? It’s because they can cause burns or irritation if you accidentally add too much into your mixture. Just be careful!
Wash your face or steam it if you would like to open your pores before the process. If you happen to be curious about how exactly you can do this, here is a blog post. And now you are finally ready!
It’s as easy as that! You can use a face brush or your hands to distribute the paste on your face, let it sit for under 5 minutes, to allow it to act on your skin and then wash off with warm water. Once you have cleaned it off, rinse your face with lukewarm (closer to cold) water to close your pores.
Done! Try it out at home and let us know what you think under this post! 🙂