Bentonite Clay, also known as ‘Healing Clay’, has long been in use by people for its healing and soothing purposes. Filled with tons of minerals, this clay also has a natural electrical charge – which extracts bacteria and toxins from the skin’s surface and pores, resulting in fewer blemishes and alleviated skin redness. Bentonite clay can also help fight allergic reactions, calm skin infections, and speed up the healing time of wounds – pretty awesome!
Here at Calia, we like to add essential oils to our clay masks for that additional nourishment boost. Before adding any essential oils to your clay masks, you should always do a skin test before, to make sure your skin isn’t sensitive to them. For our DIY Clay Mask for Dry Skin, we added these essential oils:
Tea Tree oil
You can also customize your own clay mask by adding other essential oils to target the skin problems you want to resolve. If your budget doesn’t allow for regular facials, this DIY clay mask for dry skin might just be the answer to your dry skin dreams! Bentonite clay can easily be found in your local nutrition and wellness store.
DIY Clay Mask for your Dry Skin's Dreams!
- 2 teaspoons bentonite clay
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 drop Frankincense oil
- 1 drop Lavender oil
- 1 drop Tea tree oil
- Wooden Spoon (Do not use a metal spoon or bowl with your bentonite clay)
If your face turns red after you’ve rinsed the mask off, don't worry! The redness is caused by the stimulated blood flow from the clay for drawing out the toxins and impurities – hence its effectiveness as a skin care treatment.
If you’ve tried our DIY clay mask, let us know of your experience by sharing it with us in an email or on social media! We look forward to hearing from you!