Herbs for Facial Masks

Save money and whip up fresh herbal masks right at home.

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Rejuvenate your skin by applying facial masks with herbal ingredients. Rather than using processed skin care products with harmful chemicals, make your own facial masks at home using fresh ingredients from the kitchen. If you don't already have the herbs in your kitchen, they're available from health food stores and organic markets. Herbal masks can reduce impurities, moisturize and cleanse your skin.

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Lavender has many uses for skin care, tea and aromatherapy. Lavender oil, distilled from lavender flowers, is one of the most popular aromatherapy oils. The fresh and sweet scent of lavender is relaxing and beneficial as a soothing component in facial masks. Lavender flowers help to reduce large pores and reduce oiliness when used in facial masks. These herbs also calm and cleanse the skin.

Lavender Facial Mask

To make a facial mask with lavender flowers, gather 1 teaspoon of flax seed, 1 tablespoon of lavender flowers, 1 tablespoon of lightly ground rolled oats and 1 tablespoon of almond meal. Boil 1 cup of water and pour over the lavender flowers and flax seed. Let the mix simmer for 1 minute and then stir and cover after you turn off the heat. Steep for 15 minutes and then strain the mixture while reserving the liquid. Combine the oats and almond meal in a separate bowl and then make a paste by adding just enough of the reserved water to get your desired mask texture. The oats, almond and flax help to smooth and soften your complexion while the lavender cleanses and soothes the skin.


Though lemongrass is an herb more commonly known for its culinary flavor, it also makes a beneficial ingredient for facial masks. Lemongrass has a light and lemony scent that freshens masks while its astringent properties help clear oily skin. Though much of grown lemongrass is harvested and distilled into oils for perfumery, you can still purchase bags of cut and sifted lemongrass leaves for making facial masks.

Lemongrass Facial Mask

Whip up a cleansing clay mask with lemongrass to reduce skin oiliness and to draw out impurities. Gather the following ingredients: 1 tablespoon of lemongrass, 1 tablespoon of rubbed sage leaf, 1 teaspoon of yogurt, 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of French clay powder. Boil 1 cup of water and pour lemongrass and sage leaf. Allow to simmer for 1 minute and then stir, cover and turn off the heat. Leave for about 15 minutes and then strain the mixture while reserving the liquid. Mix yogurt, honey and clay in a separate bowl and then add 1 teaspoon of the herbal mix to the clay mix. Stir well and add more infusion to get your desired consistency.

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