Gel face mask recipes.

They are extremely hydrating.

They are great for a dry, dehydrated skin type.

They also instantly soothe a sensitive skin, making them the perfect antidote for sun burn.


Instructions Step 1:

  1. Begin by measuring the water and pouring it into a bowl.
  2. Weigh out the Xanthan gum and sprinkle it onto the water. Xanthan gum is a gelling agent that is completely natural.
  3. Next mix the gel until it completely dissolves be careful not to over whisk or the mixture will become too white and frothy.
  4. As an optional step, consider adding glycerine at around 1%, this will help to prevent the gel from drying on the skin.

Step 2: 

Finally add all the pre-measured active ingredients, mix together, apply and enjoy….

Rose Face Mask Recipes

This is one of those lovely fragrant, gel face make recipes.

Step 1
100 ml Rose water
3 ml Xanthan gum
12 drops of Preservative
Vegetable oil if required

Step 2
5 drops Geranium essential oil
7 drops Palma Rosa essential oils
7 drops of Rosewood essential oil

Sensitive Skin Face Mask

This recipe is formulated with aloe vera gel, an ingredient I really like for its gentle, soothing properties.

Step 1

76 ml Spring water
3 ml Xanthan gum

Step 2
8 ml Lavender Hydrosol
8 ml Aloe Vera
2 ml St Johns Wort oil
11 Drops preservative
2 ml NFF Moisturiser
10 Drops Lavender essential oil
1 Drop Chamomile oil


These gel face mask recipes are really effective.

The great thing is you can get creative, adding whatever herbal infusions or essential oils you want, depending on your skin type.

You can easily change the colour of your gel without having to use artificial colouring.

For instance, to make your gel yellow add Marigold or Carrot CO2, to make them orange add Sea Buckthorn CO2, ensuring that you add the colours in step two.

If you find your mask is too runny, just sprinkle on more Xanthan Gum, until you achieve the required consistency.

As with all other masks, they should be applied to the skin neat and left on for around 15 minutes to have any real benefit, then rinse off with warm water.

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