Easy DIY Greek Yogurt Face Mask Recipe
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Learn how to make an easy Greek yogurt face mask recipe.  A natural yogurt face mask has many benefits for your skin, and this mask is especially good for oily skin or large pores with the addition of sea clay.  Use this once a week to exfoliate and tighten the skin.  


When I got my February 2021 Simply Earth essential oil recipe box, the first thing I wanted to make was this Mermaid Mud Mask face mask for large pores.  


I have oily skin and large pores, so clay masks work really well for my skin.  I try to use one once a week to exfoliate and keep my pores cleaned out so they look smaller.





Like all of the Simply Earth recipes, this is an easy one to make at home.  It has common ingredients, and you get almost everything in the February box.


If you're not a subscriber yet, don't worry because you can still make this DIY face mask for oily skin at home.  You can order your own box this month before it sells out, but they do sell out before the month is over.


Easy DIY Greek Yogurt Face Mask Recipe 


I make my own Instant Pot cold start yogurt, so I always have yogurt available. I freeze some in this silicone ice cube tray for to use for yogurt hair mask recipes.  


I also save some yogurt for a Greek yogurt face mask recipe.  Until this month's box, I'd never mixed clay with yogurt.  


My skin loves clay for a face mask for large pores.  It also loves a natural yogurt face mask, so it only makes sense that this Mermaid Mud Mask with both clay and yogurt would be amazing, too!


This is a very simple mask to make, and you can make it one small bowl.  I'm definitely adding this to my favorite recipes.


The sea clay isn't as strong as bentonite, so it didn't leave my face red.  My skin felt smoother and tighter after I used this clay mask to minimize pores.  


My skin did feel a little dry, but that's to be expected after using a clay mask.  I used my regular day time moisturizer after I used it.


Simply Earth Recipe Box


I have blogged about the Simply Earth recipe box several times already.  It's a monthly box subscription for both new and seasoned essential oil users.





Each month, you'll get 4 full sized bottles of essential oils plus supplies to make 6 easy DIY recipes.  The oils alone are worth more than the box price!


What I like about Simply Earth is that the recipes are easy.  You can make all of them in one day.  They are great for beginners who are just getting started using oils.


If you've been using essential oils for a while, you can use their recipes as inspiration.  I've taken their ideas and expanded upon them to more advanced recipes.


When you subscribe, you also get access to their Facebook group for more ideas, tips, and help.


The February box has:



You'll use these supplies to make this clay mask to minimize pores, a detox scrub, body scrap, two rollers, and a diffuser blend.  





I am loving the new Lava blend!  It's not on the site yet, but it's a blend of grapefruit, blood orange, ho wood, and sandalwood.  It's very calming for me, and it smells amazing.


If you order the Simply Earth recipe box and use code EVERYTHINGPRETTYFREE, you get the free bonus box plus a $40 gift card for a future purchase!


Yogurt Face Mask Benefits


Most skin types can benefit from a natural yogurt face mask.  Yogurt is moisturizing, and it can help lock in moisture making it great for dry skin.  


Yogurt contains lactic acid, which is a mild natural acid.  When you apply a Greek yogurt face mask recipe to your skin, it loosens the bonds between the dead skin cells on the surface of your skin to exfoliate.


This Green yogurt face mask leaves you with a brighter and smoother complexion.  It can even naturally tighten and tone the skin, which can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.


Yogurt also has probiotics in it.  These can help reduce the bad bacteria on your skin that can cause acne when you use a natural yogurt face mask.  These probiotics can also reduce inflammation to soothe acne or blemishes.





Sea Clay


Sea clay is milder than bentonite clay or French green clay.  It's good for normal to oily skin.  Bentonite clay works well for me, but it leaves my skin red.  Sea clay doesn't leave any redness for me.


Sea clay works by absorbing excess oils, toxins, and dirt from your skin.  This helps clean out your pores, which makes them appear smaller.


Clay is also a natural exfoliating without scrubbing.  If you have sensitive skin and don't like scrubs, try a clay mask to minimize pores.


A clay DIY face mask for oily skin absorbs oil and deep cleans the skin, which can mean less acne in the future.


Sea clay is very high in minerals to nourish the skin.  This complements the moisturizing aspects of this natural yogurt face mask recipe well.





Honey


I like to add just a bit of raw honey to my Greek yogurt face mask recipe.  Honey is a natural emollient, so it draws moisture from the air to your skin.


Although you won't use much in this homemade face mask for oily skin, it does help keep your skin moisturized long after you wash off the mask.


Learn more about the benefits of honey for hair and skin.


Essential Oils


I used both Geranium essential oil and Basil essential oil for this Greek yogurt face mask recipe.  Since this is for your face, it's important to keep it at a low percentage of oils.  More is not better!





Basil essential oil is an excellent anti-inflammatory.  It's soothing and helps promote healing if you have acne blemishes.  


Basil essential oil is high in vitamin C.  This helps improve skin elasticity for this homemade face mask for oily skin.  


Geranium essential oil is excellent for a clay mask to minimize pores.  It's a natural astringent, so it helps remove dead skin cells to clean out pores so they appear smaller.


It also helps brighten and tighten your skin and remove dead skin cells.  It's an excellent essential oil for a DIY face mask for oily skin. 


Greek Yogurt Face Mask Ingredients





Greek Yogurt Face Mask Directions


Step #1


Combine the yogurt, honey, and essential oils in a small bowl.


Step #2


Add clay to the mixture and stir well.  If it's too thick, add water until it reaches the desired consistency.





Step #3


Spread on your face in a thin layer.  Avoid your eyes and mouth.  Let it dry for 10 to 15 minutes.  Wipe away the mask with warm water and a soft cloth.  Rinse well, pat dry, and finish with your favorite moisturizer.  


Discard leftovers because this does not have a preservative.  You can use this face mask for large pores once a week.


I hope you like this Greek yogurt face mask recipe as much as I do!


For more natural face mask recipes, check out these posts:



Want to learn more about making your own natural products at home?  Subscribe to the Simply Earth recipe box to get essential oils, supplies, and recipes delivered to your door.  Use code EVERYTHINGPRETTYFREE when you order for a free $40 gift card!


diy, face mask, clay, essential oils, greek yogurt
Yield: 1 mask
Author: Cari @ Koti Beth
Estimated cost: $5

How to Make a Greek Yogurt Face Mask Recipe

prep time: 5 Mperform time: 5 Mtotal time: 10 M
How to make an easy Greek yogurt and sea clay face mask recipe

materials:

  • 1 tablespoon sea clay
  • 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 drops Geranium essential oil
  • 1 drop Basil essential oil
  • Water (optional)

tools:

  • Measuring spoon
  • Small bowl

steps:

  1. Combine the yogurt, honey, and essential oils in a small bowl.
  2. Add clay to the mixture and stir well. If it's too thick, add water until it reaches the desired consistency.
  3. Spread on your face in a thin layer. Avoid your eyes and mouth. Let it dry for 10 to 15 minutes. Wipe away the mask with warm water and a soft cloth. Rinse well, pat dry, and finish with your favorite moisturizer.

NOTES:

Discard leftovers.
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.