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DIY detox cleansing grains + mask

A gentle homemade facial cleanser with charcoal and clay that gently exfoliates the surface of your skin and also detoxifies your pores.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: DIY Beauty
Cuisine: Beauty
Keyword: cleanse, detox, essential oils, face mask
Yield: 3 /4 cup
Author: Stephanie Gerber
Cost: $5


  • Coffee grinder
  • Small bowl
  • Wooden spoon



  • Combine the clay and ground oatmeal in a glass mixing bowl (be sure to measure the clay with non-metal measuring cups.)
  • Add the activated charcoal and essential oils. Stir with a wooden spoon until well combined.
  • Transfer to a container with a lid.
  • To use, dispense a small amount (about a teaspoon) of grains into your hand. Add a few drops of water to get a wet paste. 
    Gently massage into skin, making small circles with your fingers. Rinse with warm water and follow with toner and moisturizer.


You can also leave the grains on your face for 10–15 minutes for a deep cleansing face mask.
Store in an airtight container with a lid, and be careful to not introduce water. Dry grains will keep for at least 6 months.