As a person who has dealt with oily face issues ever since my teenage years, I have always loved face masks that really tighten up well and make your face feel so clean. Store-bought ones are expensive so I tended to only get them from time to time as a treat. Making your own costs a little bit up front to get the ingredients, but once you have them you will be able to make many many batches and save quite a bit of cash. Thanks to mynaturalskin.blogspot.com for the recipe!
- 1 heaped teaspoon Fuller’s Earth clay
- Concentrated green tea
- 3 drops tea tree oil
- Boil a small amount of water (about 1/3 cup).
- Add a green tea bag, making a small amount of very concentrated tea.
- Put a heaping teaspoon of Fuller’s Earth clay into a small bowl.
- Add concentrated tea slowly, mixing until you have a creamy consistency. (this is what I always call the “instant mashed potato syndrome” – you add a little bit of liquid, then oops it’s too much, add a little more dry, oops now it’s too dry, add a little more liquid….eventually it will come out right!).
- Add tea tree oil.
- Apply to face and let dry. It will be green when you put it on, and once it’s dry it becomes very pale, almost white.
- Rinse and enjoy your clean face!
- If you’re having trouble finding the ingredients locally (I know I did!) you can purchase them at www.mountainroseherbs.com. I paid $7.50 for a pound of Fuller’s Earth clay (imagine how many teaspoonfuls I’ll get out of that!) and $5.25 for the tea tree oil (again, at 3 drops per batch you will get many many many batches). The tea I picked up at our local Aldi for less then $1.