Soothe, balance, and pamper your skin with this gentle DIY rose face mask. The simple, natural ingredients are perfect for all skin types.
Whether your skin is prone to breakouts, tends to be dry, or needs a little TLC, there’s nothing like an all-natural, homemade face mask.
And if you want to take a homemade face mask recipe up a notch, there’s nothing like adding some herbs!
While many herbs offer skin-soothing benefits, my favorite for face masks is fragrant, luxurious rose petals. All it takes is a few more ingredients and you’ve got a spa-like facial that pampers your skin.
You’ll love how this DIY rose face mask makes your skin feel. You’ll also love how simple it is to put together! Follow along for all the details and get your printable tutorial card at the end of this article.
All This Natural Face Mask Has to Offer
Face masks are a simple way to treat yourself to an at-home spa experience. And while you can find a number of natural masks in stores, making a homemade face mask ensures you don’t have to worry about any preservatives or questionable ingredients sitting on your skin.
Best of all, they’re easy and inexpensive to make!
This DIY rose face mask offers your skin a number of benefits you’ll love.
- It smells heavenly thanks to freshly powdered rose petals.
- It gently washes away dead skin and impurities so your skin glows.
- It both tones and moisturizes your skin with simple ingredients.
On top of all this, one of my favorite things about this mask is the quiet and solitude it gives me.
You see, when my little ones discover me with pink mud slathered all over my face, they take off running. Apparently, it makes them decide that whatever dilemma they needed me to solve isn’t so important after all!
I’ll take it.
When I really want to unwind, I’ll take a quiet Epsom salt bath with essential oils while my face mask does its work. I practically feel like a new person afterward!
DIY Rose Face Mask Ingredients
You probably already have some of the ingredients for this lovely face mask, like oats. Find the rest at Mountain Rose Herbs.
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase through a link, your cost remains the same while I can earn a commission. Thanks!
More Than Just Bouquets: How Rose Petals Help Your Skin
Rose petals star in this face mask. The moment you mix it up and begin applying it to your face, you’ll feel some stress and tension melt away simply from their indulgent scent.
But they don’t just smell good. The medicinal uses of roses help your skin, too!
- Anti-inflammatory, so they help reduce redness and irritation
- Astringent, so they help tighten pores and add more tension to your skin
- Anti-oxidant, so they help reduce free radicals that can lead to wrinkles and other signs of aging
Before you use rose petals in your face mask, though, make sure they’re certified organic or from an unsprayed plant. Florist and commercial roses are heavily sprayed with pesticides, and you don’t want to apply those to your skin.
It’s also best to choose petals from old-fashioned or heirloom rose plants. These roses have more medicinal properties than modern varieties that were bred for bloom size, color, or thorn absence.
You’ll love how the rose petals soothe your skin, and the scent is sure to leave you smiling!
What Makes Rhassoul Clay Special?
Years ago, I stopped using clay-based face masks because my skin would end up dry, red, and irritated after using them.
But during my Botanical Skincare certification, I learned about different clays and how they can benefit your skin. Suddenly, I understood why my skin protested clay masks.
I had been using bentonite clay, which can balance oily skin, ease bug bites, and even naturally clean your teeth. But for my average, middle-aged skin, bentonite pulled out too much moisture.
Rhassoul clay, on the other hand, is different.
“Rhassoul” (sometimes spelled “ghassoul”) comes from an Arabic word meaning “to wash.” It’s been used for over 1,000 years for gentle skin and hair care. Rhassoul clay can clean and exfoliate your skin, but it won’t pull out too much moisture.
Because it’s rich in minerals like silica and magnesium, rhassoul can also support skin health. In fact, researchers in developing nations found rhassoul clay successfully protected the skin in certain medical situations when other options were cost-prohibitive.
Once I switched to rhassoul clay, my skin stopped protesting face masks. Instead, it feels smooth, soft, and refreshed after using them.
Skin-Boosting Powers of the Humble Oat
Some medicinal plants have a wonderful compound called mucilage in them. Mucilage’s superpower is that it gets slimy when it contacts water. When slimy mucilage contacts bodily tissues, it soothes, smoothes, and moisturizes them.
Thankfully, you don’t have to look far to find mucilaginous herbs. You probably have one in your kitchen right now. You might even eat it for breakfast.
Yes, I’m talking about oats. You know how oatmeal can get a little slimy and wallpaper-pasty-like if it sits out for a while? You can thank mucilage for that. Mucilage is also the reason oats make a great remedy for itchy rashes like poison ivy and chicken pox.
So while slimy, pasty, cold oatmeal may not make a great breakfast treat, it works really well in a face mask. Ground oats offer some very gentle exfoliation and a nice bit of mucilage so your face doesn’t dry out too much from the clay and roses.
Getting Creative with Your Final Touches
Once you have the 3 simple dry ingredients ready to go for your skin-pampering DIY rose face mask, it’s time to add some wet ingredients. These hold your mask together, and depending on what you choose, can even add their own therapeutic benefits.
- Water is the obvious choice and works just fine. You won’t get any added benefits from it, but it’s free, easy, and convenient.
- Plain yogurt or full fat milk is moisturizing and slightly acidic, so it helps gently cleanse your skin.
- Aloe vera gel is exceptionally high in mucilage, so it provides a lot of moisture that can ease red, irritated, or dry skin. Be sure to choose an aloe gel with minimal added ingredients, or use fresh gel from a plant you grow.
- Raw honey is antimicrobial so it can reduce pimples and breakouts while gently moisturizing your skin. Try an herb-infused honey for even more herbal benefits.
- Hydrosols are distilled herbal extracts that are perfect for skincare. Rose water is an obvious choice for this mask, but there are so many more options! Try sage for oily skin, cucumber for dry skin, or neroli (orange blossom) for a luxurious, high-end feel.
I like to mix and match wet ingredients depending on how my skin feels at that moment. I most often use a blend of honey, yogurt, and rose water, though.
How to Easily Make Your Own Rose Face Mask Recipe
Making this DIY rose face mask couldn’t be easier. You’ll simply grind, measure, and mix your dry ingredients to make the dry base mix. Then, when you want to treat your skin, combine a spoonful of the dry mix with your wet ingredients.
Your printable tutorial card is right below these instructions.
Ingredients for Your Mask
- 1/3 cup rhassoul clay (I recommend Mountain Rose Herbs, but you can also find it on Amazon)
- 1/3 cup oats, powdered*
- 1/3 cup dried organic rose petals, powdered* (I recommend Mountain Rose Herbs, but you can also find them on Amazon)
- Liquid ingredients for each application (yogurt, milk, honey, water, aloe gel, or hydrosols are great options)
*While you can purchase whole oat flour and powdered rose petals online, your mask will be more potent if you grind these ingredients just prior to mixing. Thankfully, that’s easy to do! Simply use a clean coffee grinder to powder them.
Instructions for Making & Applying Your Mask
- Combine the clay, powdered oats, and powdered rose petals in a small bowl and transfer to a small glass jar for storage.
Tip: If your bathroom floor has ceramic tiles and you’re worried about dropping the jar (oh, the mess that makes!), you can also store the dry mix in a high-quality plastic jar.
- When you’re ready to apply the rose face mask, combine 2 teaspoons of the dry mix with 3 teaspoons of liquid. Stir to make a thin paste.
- Wait a minute to check the consistency. If it feels thick, like mashed potatoes, add another teaspoon of liquid so the mask will spread easily.
- Apply the mask in a thick layer to your face, under your chin, and on your neck (if you’d like). Wait about 15 minutes, then gently rinse off using warm water and a soft washcloth.
- Follow up with your favorite moisturizer while your skin is still damp. Herb-infused jojoba oil is one of my favorites!
Printable Recipe Card: DIY Rose Face Mask
- Using a clean coffee grinder, powder the oats and rose petals until you have 1/3 cup of each.
- Combine the powdered oats, powdered rose petals, and rhassoul clay in a bowl. Transfer to a 8-ounce (half-pint) glass jar or high-quality plastic jar.
- When you're ready to use the mask, combine 2 teaspoons dry mix with 3 teaspoons wet ingredients (see Notes) to form a thin paste. After a minute, check the consistency and add more liquid if needed.
- Apply the mask in a thick layer on your face, under your chin, and on the upper part of your neck. Allow it to dry for 10-15 minutes, then gently wash off with a soft wash cloth and warm water.
- Follow-up with your favorite moisturizer while your skin is still damp.
If you use this mask weekly, you might experience fewer breakouts, smoother skin, and a clearer complexion. It’s a great way to give yourself a break after a full week or hard day, too.
And if anyone tries to interrupt your little home spa time, just pop your head out of the bathroom so they can get a full view of your pink, muddy face.
If they’re anything like my kids, they’ll take off running and you’ll get your quiet back.
Better skin and 15 minutes of solitary downtime? There’s a lot this mask has going for it!