Detox Face Mask

Want to naturally cleanse your face? This detox face mask is my go-to product for keeping my skin clean and clear.

Detox Face Mask Tutorial

Bentonite clay is a “superfood” I often use in my home. It has cleansing and detoxifying effects that are beneficial to our bodies internally and externally. When used on the skin, bentonite clay will help draw out and absorb impurities. This makes it a wonderful ingredient to use in homemade skin care products like this detox face mask.

This clay mask also calls for coconut oil, lemon juice and honey which help clean the skin with their anti-bacterial properties.

My four-year old daughter Naomi loves to make homemade beauty products with me and asked to test out this mask when I made it recently.

Detox Face Mask

Detox Face Mask



  1. Mix the ingredients together and apply to your freshly washed face. Let the mask sit for 10 minutes before rinsing.Use as desired. I make this mask once a month, but if you are prone to oily skin you may want to use it more often.

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Detox Face Mask
  • 2 Tablespoons Bentonite Clay
  • 1 Teaspoon Virgin Coconut Oil
  • ½ Tablespoon Raw Honey
  • Juice of half a lemon 0r 1 drop of lemon essential oil
  1. Mix the ingredients together and apply to your freshly washed face. Let the mask sit for 10 minutes before rinsing.
  2. Use as desired. I make this mask once a month, but if you are prone to oily skin you may want to use it more often.

Detox Face Mask


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About the author: Hi! I’m Tiffany – aka Coconut Mama. I’m a real food mama of three coconut babies. I’m passionate about traditional and healing foods. As a true believer in the health benefits of coconut, I use coconut products in all my recipes. You can download my free Coconut Flour Recipes E-book here. Thanks for stopping by!
35 comments… add one
  • Alex July 13, 2017, 3:52 pm

    This recipe didn’t work for me at all. Ingredients formed a lumpy ball and it wouldn’t stick to my face. What a waste of my products!

    • The Coconut Mama July 14, 2017, 1:23 pm

      I’m sorry to hear that! I’ve made this several times without a problem.

  • Deidra Wills August 6, 2016, 10:54 am

    Hi! What a great sounding recipe!! I have a question though is there a good shelf life? I would love to make a batch of this so it’s ready to go when I need it. I imagine that it should hold nicely especially because of the lemon but not sure how long the shelf life would be our if it’ll have to be stored a certain way other than an air tight container. ..

  • christin norris August 27, 2015, 11:11 am

    Just a heads up the mixture may need some tweaking as far as the amounts of each ingredient. If you’ve ever stepped in dog poo and had to scrape it off your shoe, that is basically the texture of this mask lol

  • moments August 12, 2015, 4:28 pm

    How long does this last and does it need to be refrigerated

  • L July 30, 2015, 12:03 pm

    Add more lemon juice to thin it out. Lemon juice really helps to clean out the pores.

  • Laura July 17, 2015, 12:51 pm

    Amazing face mask!! I tried it and posted it on my blog because I loved it so much! Thanks so much for sharing this!

  • Melanie April 15, 2015, 12:50 pm

    I tried this following exact directions and mine also came out like a clumpy putty that wouldn’t stick to my face 🙁

    any suggestions?

  • Erin August 23, 2014, 7:23 pm

    What is the shelf life of something like this if I wanted to make a bigger batch?

  • shannon May 30, 2014, 11:20 pm

    Do you think yl lemon oil would work also and if so how many drops would you suggest!

  • lauren May 19, 2014, 7:49 pm

    I didn’t measure out the ingredients but I suggest letting this sit for a few minutes so everything can come together properly.
    When I applied right after mixing it started to fall right off my face and into large clumps.

    • Becky January 24, 2015, 9:38 am

      I had this problem too. I mixed it just like it said and it just got clumpy and wouldn’t stick to my face.

  • Sandra May 15, 2014, 3:13 pm

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  • Laurel April 10, 2014, 3:06 pm

    In reading the comments from Amazon reviewers I’m concerned since several people said that Lead is on the ingredients list, and it says not to use on children.

    • Betsy T January 11, 2015, 5:55 pm

      The lead is not a pollutant and not a by-product of manufacturing. It is naturally occurring and in small enough amounts that it will not cause harm. It is part of the natural ingredients of clay dirt.

  • Heather March 16, 2014, 9:46 am

    Hi, this looks great! I wonder, does this make enough for just one mask application, or is there enough for a couple of uses? If there’s enough for multiple uses, how do you store the extra and how long is it good for? Thanks!

  • joannabanana21 February 10, 2014, 12:34 pm

    i make this combo all the time except without the lemon juice. i ran out of clay a few weeks ago and my face is not looking good : (
    need to make a trip out to the health food store!


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