Rose Clay Face Mask Recipe

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This rose clay face mask recipe is my current new favorite thing. It’s soothing, hydrating, and gently purifying. And it smells so good!

Rose clay face mask diy face mask for sensitive skin

Rose clay face mask DIY

When it comes to face masks, I’ve always thought I only needed ingredients targeted at oily, problem skin, like this French green clay mask. Little did I know that there is definitely a place for soothing and hydrating masks in my routine.

I find myself reaching for this rose clay face mask more than any other mask right now, because I simply love the results it gives.

The idea for using clay as facial masks has been around for a very long time (source). Wealthy ancient Egyptians used to use clay for different face masks in their beauty routines. It is said that Cleopatra used a Dead Sea mask twice a week. If that’s not reason to start incorporating clay masks into your routine, I don’t know what is! 🙂

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DIY clay mask for dry skin

I experimented and tested this recipe a lot of times before getting it just right. I wanted something that I could put together and keep in a container at room temperature. Something I could pick up and use whenever I wanted, without getting out extra containers and utensils and mixing something up each time I wanted to do a mask.

Let’s face it: The only time of day I typically do facial masks is in the evening. And I sure don’t want any extra effort than necessary for my evening time of relaxation! Are there any other moms out there who can relate?

Because it is so gentle, this mask is really good for any skin type, including dry, sensitive, and mature skin. For the most amazing skin moisturizer ever, check out my tallow balm recipe

How do you make a rose clay face mask?

For this mask, I use a combination of pink or rose clay and white kaolin clay. Both of these clays are very absorbent and soothing to the skin.

I combined the clays with aloe vera gel for intense hydration and soothing. Next, I blended in some calming herbs and rose essential oil. 

Since I wanted to be able to keep this rose clay face mask recipe in my bathroom, ready to use anytime, I used a natural preservative. You can also leave the preservative out if you prefer. 

How to Make a rose clay face mask recipe Instructions



  1. Measure clays and aloe vera and mix together thoroughly.
  2. Add powdered herbs, essential oil, and preservatives, if using. Mix well.
  3. Use immediately, or store in a glass jar with a lid for later use.


Rose clay face mask recipe

About the ingredients for making this rose clay face mask recipe

There are a huge variety of liquid components for facial masks. This part of the recipe designing process is what took me the longest to pin down. I settled on aloe vera gel as the liquid base. And I must say, I absolutely love it. It is by far my favorite of anything else I tried. Aloe vera gel is cooling, hydrating, and soothing to the skin, and pairs perfectly with the pink and white clays.

I also experimented with adding some powdered herbs. Since I wanted this mask to be primarily soothing, I chose chamomile and rose hips. Chamomile is a very calming herb and works beautifully to combat inflammation.

What does a rose clay mask do?

A rose clay mask has wonderful benefits. The pink kaolin or rose clay is a wonderfully gentle way to purify and detoxify skin and tighten pores. 

Pink clay is great for normal to dry skin and helps to gently cleanse and exfoliate. White kaolin clay is rich in beneficial minerals.

Rose hips are high in vitamin C, which is a wonderful antioxidant for facial skin. Rose hips are also brightening to the skin, as you might remember from my honey face wash recipe.

In keeping with the pink rose theme, I added rose absolute essential oil as well. This is great for calming and soothing skin, and also makes the mask smell quite lovely.

Since I wanted to be able to mix up a bigger batch of this mask and have it ready whenever I wanted to use it, I also added a very small amount of natural preservatives.

Any skincare item that has water in it (like the aloe vera gel does) needs to have a preservative to keep it fresh if you want to store it at room temperature for more than a day or two. This is completely optional, and you could leave the preservative out if you wanted to use the mask more quickly and not store it. Or, you could also store it in the fridge.

DIY rose clay face mask for dry or sensitive skin

Just relax

I’ve talked about it before on my blog, but I won’t pass up an opportunity to bring this up. In our fast-paced, busy lives, it’s more important than ever to cut out time to just relax.

So often, especially during the busy holiday seasons, we can get so caught up in our ever-growing to-do lists, that we forget to make enough time to just sit.

Let this rose clay face mask recipe for dry skin be a little reminder to take a little time for yourself. After all, we have to take care of ourselves if we’re going to be there for those who need us.

So the next evening that you have some time, put away the lists and technology, whip up a clay mask, pull out a good book, and relax.

While you’re at it, check out my entire homemade anti-aging skincare routine here

More facial pampering recipes

How to Make Tallow Balm | Ultimate Skin Healing Moisturizer 

Honey Face Wash | Honey on Face Benefits

Honey Mask Benefits | Honey Mask DIY 

Tallow Lip Balm Recipe with Honey

Do you have any favorite face masks?

Have you made any DIY face masks? What do you like to do to relax?

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Yield: 4 fl. oz.

Rose Clay Face Mask

Rose clay face mask diy face mask for sensitive skin

This rose clay face mask recipe is my current new favorite thing. It's soothing, hydrating, and gently purifying. And it smells so good!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 6 tbsp Aloe vera gel
  • 4 tbsp Pink clay
  • 12 tbsp White kaolin clay
  • 1 tsp Powdered chamomile
  • 1 tsp Powdered rose hips
  • 6 drops Rose absolute essential oil
  • 12 drops Natural preservative, (optional)


  1. Measure clays and aloe vera and mix together thoroughly.
  2. Add powdered herbs, essential oil, and preservative, if using. Mix well.
  3. Use immediately, or store in glass jar with lid for later use.




30 thoughts on “Rose Clay Face Mask Recipe”

  1. Hello,
    I got the preservative you recommended. I noticed the recipe says 12 drops, but there’s no dropper. Can you let me know what the measurement is tsp?

    • It depends how much you use at a time, but for a nice thicker layer (like I like to use) it has enough for about 4-6 masks 🙂

  2. I was wondering if dry ingredients can be combined and then add the aloe gel as needed, to avoid preservatives? What would the ratios of clay mixture to liquid/gel would make enough for one mask treatment?

    • Yes you can! For one mask treatment I’d probably use around 1-2 TBSP of dry ingredients and add enough Aloe vera gel to make it the right consistency. The amount of Aloe vera will depend on the consistency of the gel you’re using, since they vary.

  3. Hello!!!
    I made the Rose Clay Mask But there are 2 issues with it
    1- It turned out Chocolate milk coloured instead of Pink
    2- It got separated after 1 night like water came above the clay( i used phenonip as preservative). Below the water it is thick clay….
    Your response will be highly appreciated. Thanks

    • Hmmm I have never had anything like that happen with it, sorry you experienced this! Did you make any other substitutions besides the preservative?

    • Yes, sometimes you do have to adjust that a bit, depending on how think your aloe vera gel is. Adding a little more aloe vera gel will help get it to the right consistency.

      • Hello, what aloe Vera kind you recommend?
        A little stinging , was normal?
        3. How long can the mask stay if it’s at room temperature ?

  4. Hello,

    I watched your DIY tutorial for the Rose Clay mask and I had a couple questions. In the video, it appears that you added more rose clay than what the written recipe calls for? Can you clarify? Also, I noticed that you added more kaolin clay to the mixture to give it a more thicker consistency but from the video, it appeared to still be a little soupy. Will it thicken up as it sit? I want to try making it but I want to do it right. I don’t want to add to much or to less of an ingredient which may affect it’s ability to provide results.

    • I might have been doubling the recipe in the video; I can’t remember… But if you follow the recipe measurements, it should turn out. Of course, the ingredients can definitely vary a little for so many reasons, so if you make it and you want it thicker, use more white kaolin clay. If you want it more liquid, add more aloe vera. 🙂

  5. Thanks so much for this! I’m going to have our church ladies try this as a diy for our ladies event. Can you clarify on the size your recipe makes? You mention you are filling an 8 oz jar in the video, but in your recipe it says 4 fl oz. at the top.

    • Hello! With the natural preservative added, it should be good for around 6 months or so. Without the preservative, it should be used in a few days. Or, you could keep it in the refrigerator for around 6 months. Hope that helps! 🙂


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