DIY Activated Charcoal Face Mask to Detox & Purify Skin

Pamper yourself this holiday season with an activated charcoal DIY face mask. If you’re looking for an incredible gift idea, this DIY face mask is the perfect gift!

Activated charcoal is an amazing ingredient that works well to draw out impurities from your skin. It’s a natural exfoliant and detox agent. Kaolin clay is a very mild clay that can be used on normal, dry and sensitive skin because it does not draw oils from the skin. Aloe vera gel is cooling and soothing to the skin and works as the perfect base for the activated charcoal and kaolin clay in this mask. Tea tree essential oil gives the mask a fresh scent plus it’s antibacterial, making it ideal for getting rid of acne.

The ingredients in this activated charcoal face mask reduce, purify and detox pores. The mask also moisturizes your skin, making it a great weekly home beauty treatment that gives amazing results. It’s easy and quick to throw together as a last-minute handmade gift, and is sure to leave your skin soft and glowing!

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DIY Activated Charcoal Face Mask

Using activated charcoal in homemade beauty products has many benefits. Learn how to make this DIY activated charcoal face mask to detox and purify skin.

If you have extremely sensitive skin, tea tree essential oil sitting on the skin for 10-15 minutes can be a little irritating. If you’re concerned, you can omit it completely from the recipe.

What You’ll Need: 

  • 2 ounces aloe vera gel
  • 0.5 ounces activated charcoal
  • 0.25 ounces white kaolin clay
  • 5 drops tea tree oil


  1. Place 2 ounces of aloe vera gel into a mixing bowl.
  2. Weigh and add 0.5 ounces activated charcoal and 0.25 ounces white kaolin clay.
  3. Gently stir to incorporate dry ingredients into the gel. Then, using a whisk or hand mixer, blend on low-medium until face mask is creamy and smooth.
  4. Optional tea tree essential oil can also be added. Continue whisking or mixing on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  5. Fill the face mask into a jar and label.

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To use, apply a medium layer to clean, dry skin. Avoiding the eyes, gently massage product onto face. Allow the face mask to sit on the skin for 10-15 minutes. When the mask is dry, use warm water to gently rinse off and pat the skin dry with a towel. There is no need to wash the skin after, but you can if you prefer.

For a full body detox, dry brush your skin then pair this face mask with Grapefruit & Tea Tree Body Wash and Invigorating Organic Detox Body Oil. The combination detoxifies, removes impurities and excess oil, reduces inflammation, and is antibacterial.

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Be sure to also try our DIY Armpit Detox. It draws out toxins and chemicals from your skin and armpits, which is especially helpful after many years of conventional deodorant use.

What is your favorite facial mask to detox and purify your skin this holiday season? 

Pin this activated charcoal face mask to your natural beauty board.

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