It’s no secret, I love clay and I use it extensively internally and externally for both health and beauty. I’ve shared with you my skin detox boosting bentonite clay mask recipe. I use it religiously when I’m on a juice fast to keep my skin gorge and blemish-free.
Though I’m a big fan of bentonite clay (this Atzec Secrets brand especially- it’s the only one that gives that amazing throbbing sensation), I also really love a therapeutic French green clay called montmorillonite. It’s orginally from Montmorillon, a small commune in the Poitou-Charentes region, in western France. It’s been mined in the region for hundreds of years and it’s a big healing and beauty fave in France (and exclusive spas worldwide).
Montmorillonite is especially fabulous at clearing up problem skin, so this purifying facial mask is a great skin detox weapon that can be used weekly or even daily on trouble spots.
Photography and Recipe by Ndoema
1 tablespoon of French green clay
1 tablespoon of rose water
1 tablespoon of manuka honey with umf 10+ (it has powerful anti-bacterial properties)
5 drops of lavender essential oil
Place all the ingredients in a glass bowl and mix well using a wooden spoon (it’s preferable not to use metal utensils with clay).
Once you’ve achieved a smooth and creamy consistency, apply topically and let the mask dry and do it’s magic for a good 30 minutes.
Gently brush off the dried clay mask with a natural facial brush. (I love this facial cleansing brush from Bass)
Rinse off the remaining clay with warm water and a washcloth.