Soft green clay, known as montmorillonite, has been mined for centuries in western France. It is now widely sought after in the beauty and hair care sectors. Mineral-rich and highly absorbent, this clay is excellent at absorbing dirt, debris, impurities, oil, and toxins from the skin. It is particularly effective for oily skin and hair. Green clay is also known for stimulating circulation and having a toning and firming effect. These properties are perfectly balanced in this recipe by the soothing and calming combination of avocado and a lavender hydrosol.
½ ripe avocado (flesh only)
2 teaspoons lavender hydrosol
1 teaspoon agave nectar
1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
1 teaspoon matcha powder
1 teaspoon green clay
½ teaspoon CBD oil
1 drop geranium essential oil
1 drop cedarwood essential oil
Standard kitchen blender
Glass or stainless-steel bowl
Glass or wooden stirrer
1-oz (30-g) glass jar and lid
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Makes: 1 oz (30 g), enough for two uses
1. Blitz the avocado and cucumber in the blender for 1 minute until the mixture is liquefied.
2. Add the lavender hydrosol, agave nectar, aloe vera gel, matcha powder, green clay, and CBD oil, then blitz for a further 30 seconds.
3. Stir in the geranium and cedarwood essential oils.
4. Transfer the mixture to the glass jar and seal.
Store in the refrigerator for no longer than one week.
Apply the green clay mask to your face and let it work for 15 minutes. Wipe off with a damp cloth and rinse with warm water. The clay can be stubborn, so be sure to remove it completely from your face! Pat your skin dry with a soft cotton cloth.
Unlike traditional clay masks, this one will not harden (because of the nectar and hydrosol ingredients).
This recipe is from The CBD Beauty Book by Colleen Quinn. To get more great blog posts like this one - direct to your inbox – be sure to sign up to our mailing list here.