This Homemade Clay Facial Cleanser Recipe is a face scrub and cleanser all in one and great for all skin types. It’s an easy DIY recipe that deep cleans, unclogs pores, gently exfoliates and calms acne, redness and inflammation. Gentle enough for daily use. Expect a healthy, radiant glow after the very first use!
Homemade Clay Facial Cleanser Recipe
Skincare products containing clay are all the rage right now and for good reason!
Clay has the unique ability to naturally deep clean and unclog pores, giving you one of the best deep cleanings you can get. Clay gently exfoliates and penetrates deep into the skin to act like a magnet for toxins and impurities (making it especially effective for acne prone skin!). It also promotes circulation which helps with healthy cell turnover. After using this Homemade Clay Facial Cleanser recipe, you’ll discover a healthy, radiant glow….even after the very first use. Over time, you can expect healthy, glowing, blemish-free, balanced skin!
I’ve been a fan of homemade clay masks for years, but never tried using clay as a daily cleanser until a few months ago. And now I can attest that it’s just as awesome as a cleanser and gentle exfoliator as it is a mask! My skin has been absolutely loving this recipe!
Daily Deep Facial Cleanser & Scrub using Clay
This Homemade Clay Facial Cleanser recipe is a clay cleanser PLUS a gentle daily exfoliator all in one.
I’m a big believer in gentle, daily exfoliation for glowing, healthy skin. One of the greatest benefits of gentle daily exfoliation is that doing so boosts collagen production. And that’s so important for great, youthful looking skin because collagen is what helps tighten and firm skin…as well as helping keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay! (It’s so important that I also supplement with collagen daily and have been doing so for the past few years…you can read more about why and how I do that HERE – it’s made one of the biggest differences in my skin!)
Gentle, daily exfoliation also removes the top layer of dead skin cells making skin brighter and also helping other beauty products like serums and moisturizers work much more effectively.
Benefits of Clay mixed with Rosehip Oil
This DIY clay cleanser recipe is gentle enough to use daily. It’s powerful, yet it won’t strip or over dry the skin. In fact, this cleanser is quite moisturizing and nourishing, especially when mixed with the rosehip oil. Rosehip oil is so good for the skin! It’s well tolerated by all skin types, even oily skin because it helps regulate natural sebum production.
Rosehip oil penetrates deeply into the lower layers of the skin where it regenerates cells and increases collagen production. It is rich in vitamin C and E, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids and retinoic acid, which studies have shown to brighten and tighten skin! It also helps restore skin’s elasticity, fades age spots and dark circles, reduces broken capillaries, and balances oil glands.
In other words, I think rosehip oil is the bomb and I can’t say enough great stuff about it for skin health. I’ve tried a few different rosehip oils over the years, but I keep going back to THIS one. It seems to be the freshest, best quality one I’ve tried so far.
Which type of clay is best for my skin?
For this Homemade Facial Clay Cleanser Recipe, I recommend choosing between 2 different clays depending on your skin type: Bentonite Clay (sometimes called Healing Clay) or Kaolin Clay.
Bentonite Clay / Healing Clay is the best choice for most skin types. It’s the most powerful, deep cleansing clay and is especially great for acne-prone, oily, combination or normal skin. I have normal skin and bentonite clay is the type of clay that I use. THIS is the specific one I use.
Side note: I didn’t always have normal, healthy skin! I used to have dry, flaky skin. I attribute my now very healthy, glowing skin to eating a whole foods diet, rich in fruits and veggies, supplementing with collagen and using all natural skin care and beauty products like this recipe. My skin honestly looks so much better now than it did when I was in my 20’s! It’s amazing the difference! Plus I think DIY skincare products are so fun to make and use….and so much healthier for you and the planet 🙂
Which essential oils are best for my skin type?
Just like you can customize the type of clay to suit your skin type, you can do the same with essential oils. Feel free to leave out essential oils in this homemade clay facial cleanser recipe (using one is not necessary for this recipe to still be very effective!), but if you’d like the very best possible results, I suggest trying one that suits your particular skin type using the list below. In my opinion, using one is definitely worth it – I don’t think you’ll be sorry if you do 🙂
I’ve been using essential oils in my skin care regimen and DIY skincare recipes for over 10 years and I swear by them. I have a few go-to essential oils for skin health that I like to rotate, but my absolute favorite for my skin is Frankincense essential oil – it’s done wonders for my skin!!! There are many great essential oil companies out there (and some not so great ones, too). I’m not affiliated with any of them, but for those wondering what I personally use….I use THIS one and I love it.
Here are some of my go-to essential oil recommendations based on different skin types:
Essential Oils for Normal Skin
Essential Oils for Dry Skin
Geranium or Sandalwood
Essential Oils for Oily Skin
Essential Oils for Sensitive Skin
Essential Oils for Acne Prone Skin
Essential Oils for Mature Skin
Essential Oils for Damaged Skin
Homemade Clay Facial Cleanser Recipe Ingredients
- Mix clay and oil (using a non-metal utensil) in your glass jar until smooth. Stir in essential oil, if using.
- To use: apply a small amount to your fingers and rub in circular motions all over face. Avoid getting in eyes. Rinse off with water and pat dry.
Use Kaolin Clay for sensitive, dry or mature skin.
Essential Oil Recommendations based on skin type:
Normal Skin - Lavender
Dry Skin - Geranium or Sandalwood
Oily Skin - Bergamot
Sensitive Skin - Lavender
Mature Skin - Frankincense
Damaged Skin - Frankincense
I use THIS homemade coffee bean face oil as a moisturizer after cleansing - LOVE it!!!!
I hope your skin enjoys this recipe as much as mine! I can’t wait for you to experience the radiant glow and healthy, clear skin 🙂