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.
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
- 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.
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!