5 DIY Natural Face Masks You'll Absolutely Love!

Our latest 'Spring Clean Your Skincare Sustainably' virtual workshop focused on how to create your own natural DIY face masks using what's already in your cupboards!

We covered recipes, do's & don'ts for at home facials & some basic massage techniques that are guaranteed to leave you refreshed & glowing for the weekend.

If you missed our live workshop, don't worry because we recorded it for you! You can find our full facial guide here too to follow after your face mask treatment.

Our Favourite DIY Recipes:

#1 Dry Skin: Hydrating Avocado Mask
  • ¼ avocado
  • 1 teaspoon of organic honey (or agave syrup for a vegan alternative)
  • ½ teaspoon natural oil (olive/avocado/sunflower/Abyssinian…)

Benefits: Avocado contains natural oils that quickly soften and moisturise the skin. Honey hydrates by drawing water to the surface of the skin, contains anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits, and has a low risk of irritation.

To make: Mash the avocado together with the honey. Add the natural oil to loosen the mixture slightly & add extra nourishment. Spread evenly onto your face (& neck if you wish), rinsing off after 15-20 minutes. You can substitute the honey for blended cucumber packed full of vitamin E to create a soothing face mask to hydrate and reduce swelling & puffiness.

#2 Combination Skin: Creamy Banana, Strawberry & Oatmeal Mask

  • 2 tablespoons of oats
  • ½ a ripe banana
  • 1-2 mashed strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon of organic honey (or agave syrup for a vegan alternative)

Benefits: Oats contain amino acids, which help to heal blemishes and repair damaged skin. These benefits are boosted by the addition of honey to relieve tired, inflamed skin. Bananas contain lots of  skin boosting vitamins, including vitamins A and E. Whilst strawberries destroy free radicals that cause premature aging – promoting youthful looking skin!

To make: This mask doubles up as a gentle scrub too! Leave on for 10-15 minutes before gently exfoliating the oats into your skin & washing off with warm water.

#3 Dull Skin: Brightening Raspberry & Lemon Mask

  • 1 cup water (boiled)
  • 1 teabag green tea
  • 6 raspberries
  • ½ teaspoon of lemon juice

Benefits: Green tea has anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe redness and irritation, while raspberries and lemon juice contain loads of juicy vitamin C which is a great antioxidant to help reduce skin damage & premature aging.

To make: Steep the green tea in the boiling water for 2 minutes, then empty the tea leaves out in to bowl. Add the raspberries & lemon juice to the leaves & mash into a paste. Apply to face and relax for 15 minutes before washing off with warm water.

#4 Oily/Problem Skin: Detoxifying Green Clay Mask

  • 2 tablespoons of Green clay (maybe not one you will have at home, but you can get from health food stores like Planet Organic!)
  • 1 teaspoon of honey (or moistursing agave syrup for a vegan alternative)
  • 1 tablespoon of water for oily skin or natural oil for dry skin

Benefits: Green clay will draw out oils & toxins whilst re-mineralising the skin. Again, honey is anti-inflammatory & anti-microbial, good for drawing moisture into the skin while killing acne-causing bacteria. This mask is great to speed up the healing of problem skin!

To make: Mix the green clay & water or oil stirring thoroughly. Mix in the honey and add a drop more water or oil if the mix if too dry for you. Apply the mask, leave on for 15 minutes & remove with warm water & a washcloth.


#5 Beauty Kitchen Face Masks

If you haven't already tried our own Beauty Kitchen Face Masks, here's more info! All of our products are cruelty free & microplastic free, made with natural & sustainably sourced ingredients. These three face masks are also part of our Return•Refill•Repeat programme where you can send back your empty packaging ready for us to wash and reuse again, all in a bid to combat single use plastic waste in the beauty industry.

Abyssinian Oil Quick Fix Moisture Mask 

For a quick beauty fix! This rich, hydrating mask is made with Abyssinian Oil to give skin an intense moisture boost that leaves your complexion looking brighter, firmer and glowing. Contains hydration boosting ingredients like Sweet Almond Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Rose Absolute, Abyssinian Oil & kaolin clay to detox skin.

Abyssinian Oil Night Halo Potent Sleep Mask

An even more intense hit of overnight hydration! Containing Olive Oil, Beeswax, Cocoa Seed Butter, Organic Shea Butter, Blackcurrant Seed Oil & Rose Absolute packed full of calming essential oils that help you drift into relaxation. Wake up to skin that feels hydrated, balanced and ready to take on the day.

Seahorse Plankton+ 5 Minute Miracle Mask

Rejuvenates for bright and glowing skin in just 5 minutes! Contains so many skin boosting & renewing ingredients including Kaolin Clay, Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Sustainably sourced plant based marine extracts, Seabuckthorn Seed Oil, Blue Chamomile, Lavender Oil, Magnolia Flower Oil & Vitamin E.