Clay masks are no modern, latest-technology inventions. People from centuries ago were aware of the beauty benefits of clay, particularly the improvements it can bring to the health of your skin. What’s different today is the better variety, you could say. For pretty much any skin issue you have, there is probably a type of clay or a mask recipe that could treat it. We probably won’t even manage to cover all the possible combinations. Instead, we’ll enlist our favorite recipes for some of the most common of problems. Keep reading ahead to discover the best combos, what each mask can do to improve your skin, and some useful tips about working with bentonite clay. Trust us, it’s vital information.

5 DIY Clay Masks

#1 Tea Tree Oil Clay Mask

What it’s good for: Fighting acne.


  • 1 tbs. bentonite clay
  • 1-2 tbs. water (Clean tap water is fine for short-term use. Use distilled or boiled and cooled water for long-term use.)
  • 1 tbs. ground oats
  • 4 drops tea tree essential oil


In a small bowl, mix the clay with the oats. Do not use any metal bowls of utensils when working with bentonite. Add water until you get a pasty consistency and then finally include the tea tree oil drops. Slather on face and keep on for around 10-15 minutes. Finally, rinse and dry off with a clean cloth.

#2 Honey and Clay Mask

What it’s good for: Fighting acne and fading signs of aging by nourishing the skin.


  • 1 tbs. bentonite clay
  • Distilled/boiled and cooled water (1 tbs.)
  • 1 tbs. organic honey


Mix everything in a bowl (remember to not use metal utensils) and then apply to face, keeping on for roughly 10-15 minutes. Remove with lukewarm water and a washcloth.

#3 Apple Cider Vinegar Clay Mask

What it’s good for: Detoxifying properties and exfoliation, but also for treating sensitive skin with aftermaths of allergic reactions.


  • 1 tbs. French green clay
  • 2 tbs. raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 drop Frankincense essential oil


Combine everything and then apply the mask to your face, expecting to feel a slightly tingly feeling. Wash off after 10 minutes.

#4 Yogurt Clay Mask

What it’s good for: Containing natural lactic acid, it can tighten pores and keep blemishes at bay.


  • 1 tbs. bentonite clay
  • 1 tbs. plain yogurt


Combine everything according to the metal utensils rule and then slather on face, keep on for 10-15 minutes, and then remove with warm water and a clean cloth.

#5 Rose Water Clay Mask

What it’s good for: Treating pigmentation and oily skin types.


  • 2 tsp. Fuller’s Earth
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 tbs. rose water


Mix everything in a bowl and then regularly apply to face (around twice a week) for 10 minutes each time. Rinse off and then dry with a washcloth.

Wrapping Up

And these were our favorite clay masks which you can do from the comfort of your own home. You will notice that clay-based masks tend to be less messy as well, so if this used to be one of your problems with normal masks, you will be happy to use these. Pick your problem, pick your favorite, and start gathering the ingredients.