Tea Tree Mask

I love face masks. They give me time to slow down and do something for myself. In the heat of summer, it is especially nice to slow down, take a cool bath, apply a cool mask and put slices of cucumbers over the eyes. If you need to, please lock the door, unplug the phone, disable the doorbell, dim the lights and turn on some soft music. Sigh. Doesn’t that sound divine? Come join me in the kitchen so that we may enjoy some time all by ourselves. :-DI really liked this mask because it gave my skin a soft and dewy feeling. After letting this scrub dry on my skin then rinsing it off, my skin felt dewy baby soft and dare I say… firmer? Hmn. I think I need to go back home to use the fabulous mask. Lol. :-D If only!

Collect Needed Items:

Ingredients
Water
Hydrovance
French Green Clay
Conditioning Emulsifier
Emu Oil
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Optiphen
Equipment
Scale
Spoons
Pipette
Container for Finished Scrub

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
50 grams Water
10 grams Hydrovance
75 grams French Green Clay
5 grams Conditioning Emulsifier
4 grams Emu Oil
1 gram Tea Tree Essential Oil
3 grams Optiphen
Recipe in Ounces
1.76 oz Water
.35 oz Hydrovance
2.65 oz French Green Clay
.18 oz Conditioning Emulsifier
.14 oz Emu Oil
.03 oz Tea Tree Essential Oil
.11 oz Optiphen
Recipe in Percentages
34% Water
7% Hydrovance
51% French Green Clay
3% Conditioning Emulsifier
3% Emu Oil
.5% Tea Tree Essential Oil
2% Optiphen

Weigh everything except French Green Clay, Optiphen and Tea Tree Essential Oil into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. Using an immersion blender, mix well. Add clay and stir until no lumps remain. It takes about five minutes for the clay to hydrate using an immersion blender. If you choose not to use an immersion blender due to cleaning purposes, uses a spoon or fork to stir in clay. It is okay if you have lumps. Clay swells as it absorbs water and it can take up to eight hours for the clay to fully hydrate. Just stir after the clay has had an opportunity to absorb the moisture. Add Optiphen and Tea Tree Essential Oil and stir well. Package into containers and enjoy!
Taylor

Finished Mask

Finished Mask

Weighing Water, Hydrovance, Conditioning Emulsifier and Emu Oil

Heated Mixture

Blending

Adding Clay

Mixing Until Smooth

Adding Tea Tree and Optiphen

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12 Comments

  • Simona says:

    lovely lovely lovely!!!!! can I use glycerin or sodium lactate instead of hydrovance? :-) and what substitute for Emu oil would you suggest?

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    • Andee says:

      You can use either Glycerin or Sodium Lactate instead of Hydrovance. As a substitute for the Emu Oil, I would recommend Avocado Oil, Golden Jojoba, Sunflower Oil or Wheat Germ Oil.

      I hope this helps!

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  • Simona says:

    And just one comment: I had read that it is not recommended to use any metal when working with clay. wood, glass, porcelain, all of these are OK, but not metals. It’s something to do with the ionization of the clay. Am I wrong? Should we try to blend the mixture with something that is not a metal?

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    • Andee says:

      I’ve made masks with metal mixing containers and utensils and never had a problem. I think this is an unsubstantiated claim and I would be hesitant to believe it without several well published studies in reputable places.

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  • Simona says:

    Thanks, Andee, Looking forward to make my green clay face mask! I would say that this should be a great mask for oily scalp & hair, am I right?

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    • Andee says:

      I’m not sure about a hair mask, but I asked Taylor and she said that she would recommend using Jojoba or Squalane as the oil because those oils are similar to the ones our bodies naturally produce and we don’t want to completely strip the oils from the scalp and hair.

      I hope this helps.
      Andee

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  • Simona says:

    :-) You know, the Internet is the biggest source of information and hoaxes , it is hard to tell which is which at times ;)

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  • caren says:

    Could Bentonite Clay be a sub for the French Green?

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  • Taylor says:

    Caren,

    Absolutely. You can use any clay you would like. I mostly used French Green clay for the color. Lol.

    Taylor

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  • Simona says:

    Dear Andee, for sure Jojoba or Squalene would work great! but wouldn’t they work well for the face as well? considering that they are so close to our sebum….

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  • Simona says:

    I am so enjoying this face mask! I made 100 grams, preservative free, and with rosehip oil instead of all the other options :D I love how it sits on my face, and applying it was a pleasure.

    It was quite a challenge mixing it, I started with an electric small mixer , which failed to do its job as soon as I poured the clay, so I did the rest of the stirring manually. Still, I managed to make quite a nice paste.

    Just our of curiosity, for how many days can I keep this face mask in the fridge, before the bacteria will force me to throw it away? I have an oily skin / acne prone, and this mask (+ the tea tree EO) is something that I will apply daily for a week, to see how the skin behaves . Would it last that long?

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