DIY-GlamGlow type mask

I have been making this mask since I found this tutorial on Pinterest.  I have made this mask for myself 3 times and for my sister and friends as well.  I have changed a few things from the original recipe but for the most part I have kept it the same.  This recipe is closest to the original GlamGlow Supermud, minus the bits of stuff in it.  To buy GlamGlow  on Sephoras website it is between $21 and $76 CAD for 0.5oz-1.7oz!! I bought everything to make mine for just over $45 CAD. And I have so far made it at least 6 times and still have a lot of ingredients left.

The ingredients for a GlamGlow type mud mask.

The ingredients for a GlamGlow type mud mask.

To make this mask you will need :   

  • 1/4 cup Bentonite Clay(This was the hardest for me to find, I ended up calling around for it)
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 6 capsules Charcoal(Who knew? Its in the vitamin section!)
  • 1 Tbsp Aloe Vera Gel
  • 3 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 2 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • 4 oz of Chamomile tea (steeped strong-I use 2 bags)
  • 1 glass/plastic container with a tight fitting lid

Directions :

  • Steep tea in 4 oz of water and let it cool.
  • Melt the Coconut Oil

In a bowl mix all the ingredients except the tea and whisk together.

 

It should end up looking like wet bread crumbs/dirt.  If you want you could use some of the boosts mentioned in the original post but I have just made the 'regular' kind.

The finished product.

The finished product.

You than slowly add in the cooled tea until you get a thick pudding type consistency (I always end up using the full 4 oz).  Put the lid on it and put it in the fridge for at least an hour, and voila! You have a mud mask!  You should also keep it in the fridge so it doesn't go bad.

I love making this mask over buying one as I find I am not afraid of using too little!  I slather this stuff on!  Wait for about 10-20 min than wipe it off with a warm washcloth.  It is so cheap and easy to make that you don't worry about the cost/time.  I can get around 30-40 applications from one batch of this.

I use this mask at least once a week and my skin is so soft and moisturized after.  I cut down the charcoal from the original as I found that it was just to hard to get all of the black off of my face with the 8 capsules.  Kind of looked like I had a bad case of blackheads unless I scrubbed a little harder than I liked.

Have you ever made a mask?  What do you typically use?  I am always on the hunt for a new DIY to try!