Kaolin and Charcoal Face Mask

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Kaolin and Charcoal Face Mask

Kaolin clay is such a versatile go-to clay, it works really well on all skin types even sensitive skin. It can be used as an exfoliator, cleanser and toner and is always gentle on your skin. Activated charcoal has amazing cleansing power it draws out toxins which helps those struggling with acne, oily skin or blackheads. Lemon essential oil will further help in minimising pores and reduce redness.

Here is our DIY charcoal and kaolin face mask recipe that you can whip up and try out at home. This recipe only makes enough mixture for one generous mask, we advise to only make as much as you need as the mask will not store well.


2tsp Kaolin Clay
1/2 tsp Activated Charcoal
1/4 tsp Rosehip Oil
1/4 tsp Baking Soda (optional)
1-2 drops of Lemon Essential Oil
1 tsp Water (or substitute for Chamomile Tea)


Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula. (NOTE: it’s important that you do not use any metal utensils or containers to mix or store your mask as the kaolin clay will absorb the metals and becomes less effective).

Using your finger tips or a cosmetics brush, apply the mask to your face avoiding the eye area (be careful not to get any on your clothes as it can leave a stain).

Leave the mask on for about 10 minutes, then wash it off with warm water and a soft face cloth.

Apply a hydrating moisturiser afterwards to prevent your skin drying out.

NOTE: Add this easy charcoal and kaolin face mask to your beauty routine every few weeks, do not do a mask more than once a week because it can dry out your skin. Although charcoal is a 100% natural ingredient, it can be very strong, so we recommend testing out this face mask recipe on some small part of your skin before applying it to your face. 

Disclaimer: Our content does not constitute a dermatologist or medical advice. 

None of our recipes are intended to treat, prevent or cure diseases. Consult with a
healthcare professional before starting any skin treatments for your specific conditions.

Posted: Tuesday 26 November 2019


  • if you add a preservative to this, would you be able to make larger batches & store them for longer periods
    Posted: 2020-02-01 20:40   by Justine
  • if you add a preservative to this, would you be able to make larger batches & store them for longer periods
    Posted: 2020-02-01 20:36   by Justine