Wild morning pretties! Apparently, carbonated clay mask was a huge boom, coming from the Korean beauty section a while ago. That’s why we’re making a homemade bubble clay mask today! Not because it was a trend but because it’s beneficial for your skin, it makes a lovely gift, and it’s easy to make!
You know, those gorgeous fizzy bath bombs? Well, you can make something similar, only it’s meant for your face! See, I don’t have a bathtub, but I was desperate to make something bubbly and foamy since I have recently discovered a stash of citric acid I’ve forgotten all about it.
Anyway, this is actually a clay mask that fizzes. You may know it as a carbonated face mask or a bubble clay mask. Pick whatever name you prefer. After all, it’s important that this mask:
Easy to make.
Excellent for oily skin!
DIY Carbonated Clay Mask
Now, while browsing the internet, I came to realize that most of the people do the mask with the same ingredients. These include bentonite clay, glycerin, honey, citric acid, and activated charcoal. Some variations allow matcha powder.
I decided to make my own version of the mask. Instead of matcha powder, I decided to use dry stinging nettle leaves, which I ground into a fine powder (as much as I could anyway. If you have a coffee grinder that you don’t use, it’ll make your life easier). See below on why stinting nettles are a must in this recipe!
Secondly, I haven’t used any activated charcoal, but you can. I’d suggest to add 1 teaspoon to the recipe and be careful while working with it because you can easily make a mess! I’ve added a bit of Himalayan pink salt instead. For more benefits on Himalayan pink salt see here, but I just wanted a gentle exfoliator that would boost this DIY carbonated face mask a bit more!
Thirdly, about the clays. I’ve used yellow and bentonite clay since this mask primarily targets oily skin. But that doesn’t mean that the rest of you can’t use it! It deep cleanses the pores and tightens them, it massages the skin, and it leaves your face fresh and restored!
I haven’t used anything in place of raw honey. You could alternatively add vegetable glycerin to the mask, but it’s up to you.
Let’s have a look at the list of ingredients of this fizzy clay mask. After all, this homemade bubble mask is a beautiful thing that makes a very fun gift as well! It’s fizzy and lovely!
Since yellow clay has a rich mineral base, it’s also incredibly beneficial for the skin. It has the ability to cleanse the skin, but it’s not as drying as bentonite; it’s more soothing for the skin, making it soft, smooth, and rejuvenated.
Yellow clay is mostly recommended for a combination skin, but it provides exfoliation for any skin type. It’s Illite type of clay and more gentle than green clay. It also boosts circulation and it’s a must in this DIY fizzy clay mask.
As a powerful detoxifier and a cleansing clay, bentonite clay is a common natural remedy for oily skin and acne. It has an ability to remove toxins from your skin, to balance the sebum production on the skin, and tightens the skin.
I don’t want to go through all the bentonite clay benefits since I’ve written about it extensively several times. Have a look at this post on bentonite clay for acne and oily skin guide (with the best clay recommendations). Here’s another post on top 10 clay face masks. Lemon balm clay face mask is one of my favorite recipes, right after this clay mask for acne.
Stinging nettles are a must in my kitchen cupboard. I normally forage them during the warm months and they dry and store them for the upcoming winter. I’ve used them in numerous recipes and while they’re tasty on my plate and as tea, I love them on my face most of all!
A stinging nettle powder helps to soothe an irritated and itchy skin. It’s a must in this homemade bubble clay mask. Stinging nettles are effective natural cleansers of the skin, and they’re appropriate for oily skin. You can add them to other homemade beauty recipes, such as baths, hair and body masks, bath salts, bath bombs, scrubs, and salves.
Himalayan pink salt
You can find more about Himalayan salt scrub benefits here, but overall, this salt contains a wide array of trace elements which are naturally present also in our bodies.
Himalayan salt helps to detoxify the skin and acts as a natural exfoliator, removing dead skin cells, excess dirt, oil, and other impurities. It boosts the circulation and helps to regenerate the cells. What’s more, it helps to balance the pH of our skin, leaves the skin soft and smooth.
How do you like this fizzy clay mask? Let me know in the comments below!