Meet The Mask - 10 Minute Lavender Detox

White Clay (kaolin) is a great 'basic clay' for all skin types – even sensitive. If you have cosmetic grade kaolin on hand, you're all set to go.

Combine it with lavender for a purifying and detoxifying mask that leaves your skin feeling toned and fresh.

I know this mixture is super purple, but I made it with a white clay that had been tinted with manganese blue – just for fun.


  • White Clay (kaolin)
  • Demineralized water, lavender floral water or lavender hydrosol
  • Sweet almond oil
  • 100% pure lavendar essential oil


  • small container
  • teaspoon
  • tablespoon
  • smallish brush (for applying the mask)
  • natural sponge (for removing the mask)

 Mask Method

  1. Put approx 2 tablespoons (about 30 ml) liquid into the small container
  2. Sprinkle/add a tablespoon + a teaspoon (about 25 gr) of the clay and let it all sink into the water (do not stir until the liquid has absorbed the clay)
  3. Stir until you have an even mixture. If necessary, add liquid or clay to adjust to your desired texture.
  4. Add 1 teaspoon (about 5 ml) sweet almond oil to the mixture
  5. Add 5 drops lavender essential oil and stir the mixture until it has an even consistency


Wash your face and neck with a good cleanser, then lightly patting the skin dry.

Apply the mask with the brush (or back of a teaspoon), leaving the area around your eyes and lips free.

Let the mask sit about 15-20 minutes. Ideally, lie down and relax. 

When to Remove

This mask will crack a bit as it dries. Do not let it dry completely. When the mask looks a bit like the picture below (starting to dry), it's time to remove it. 


Wet the natural sponge and carefully soften and remove the mask.

Rinse and repeat until the mask is completely gone.

Pat your face dry and apply a (non-alcoholic) skin tonic or spritz your face with a skin mist.

Finish with a good moisturizer or face oil.

* I didn't add the color to this clay. I bought it this way from one of my suppliers. It works like an absolute dream, but it did take a few extra cotton pads with skin tonic to remove the final traces of color.