DIY Make It: Clay Mask Recipe

Make it: your own detoxifying red clay mask recipe and DIY!

make it clay mask recipe
// This post is sponsored by Lionsgate to celebrate the opening of the movie The Divergent Series: Allegiant which opens this weekend in theaters.   As always thank you for being supportive of the sponsors that Petit Elefant running. //

Red Morrocan Clay mask
Have you read the Divergent Series?  It’s a collection of 4 books, young adult dystopian novels, based in post-apocalyptic Chicago, wherein individual personality and free will are rather heavily discouraged, (read: the leaders of the society will kill you dead if you make your own choices or exhibit a personality other than the one you were assigned).   The heroine, Beatrice Prior, or Tris (played by Shalene Woodley in the movies) likes making her own choices thankyouverymuch, and as a result spends her life on the run from the baddies.  In the 3rd movie in the series, Allegiant, Tris heads out the city of Chicago beyond the wall, to this place.
allegiant movie
Which looks suspiciously like beautiful Southern Utah to me.  Maybe the San Rafael Swell, which is known for its gorgeous red rock mountains.  And where there’s red rock, there’s red clay, and where there’s clay . . . you guessed it, there’s a facial.
I’m serious.  I spent a fair amount of time in my youth camping through Southern Utah, and I can personally attest to the beautifying qualities of a good clay mask facial.
But you don’t need to romp around Red Rock country to get a good red clay facial.  You just need to know about I’ll share the ingredients and steps to your own facial so you can make it at home.  Easy!
make your own clay mask
DIY Red Clay Mask Recipe
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Make your own DIY detoxifying red clay mask facial. It's so easy, and only uses a few ingredients - I'll teach you how to make it in only a few steps!
Recipe type: DIY Beauty - Clay Mask Facial
Serves: 1 clay facial
  • red clay mask powder
  • water
  • lavender essential oil (optional)
  • foundation brush
  • wooden or plastic spoon
  • small bowl
  1. Measure out 1-2 teaspoons of red clay powder and put into a small bowl.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon water.
  3. Using a wooden spoon or plastic spoon, mix the powder and water together. Don't use metal when using clay masks, the metal gets leeched into the clay!
  4. If you're using essential oils, add ½ teaspoon to the mix.
  5. Mix together until you have a thick liquid consistency. You want the mask to stay in place on your face without dripping.
  6. Let the mask dry for about 15 minutes, or until dry and cracked.
  7. Remove using a warm washcloth.
  8. Immediately apply a good moisturizer to replace all the oils pulled from your skin.
  9. Enjoy!
DIY make your own clay mask
Red clay masks are so good for your skin.  The clay removes toxins, pulls oil out of clogged pores, and removes dead skin cells from your face.  It makes your skin so soft and smooth, I love it!
DIY red clay mask
The great thing about having your own red clay mask powder is that you can make it any time you want – just mix up enough for one facial.
make your own DIY clay mask
Paint the clay mask onto your face, put your feet up and relax, and you’ve got yourself a nice little spa day at home.
red clay facial
Allegiant opens in theaters this weekend, March 18th!  Enjoy the red clay mask!  I hope you make it soon.


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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!

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