Rosemary clay mask

Rosemary, the gentle aromatic herb can calm irritated, skin, make your skin glow and reduce acne. When the properties of this herb combine with the healing effects of Fuller’s earth (traditional Indian clay known as Multani mitti), the resultant face mask is a treat for your skin!

Fuller’s earth – Names in other languages

  • Scientific name – Bentonite Clay
  • English – Fuller’s earth
  • Hindi – Multanee mittee
  • Sanskrit – Multani mitti
  • Malayalam – Moolthan mitti
  • Bengali – Mulatani mati
  • Tamil – Multhani matti
  • Kannada – Mulathani mud
  • Telugu – Multani Mud

Here are the steps to make this face mask at home for glowing skin.

Note: This face mask is suitable for oily and combination skin.

How to make your own Rosemary and clay face mask

  • 2 sprigs Rosemary leaves
  • 1 tbsp Fuller’s earth (Multani mitti)
  • 1 tsp Aloevera gel
  1. Wash and clean rosemary leaves. Scrape aloe gel from a leaf – you can also use aloe water if you are unable to find a fresh leaf. I have used Fuller’s earth for this mask, but this mask can be made with kaolin too although the resultant effect would be different.
  2. Take chopped rosemary in a mortar. You can use a small blender if you do not have a mortar.
  3. Add some water to the mortal for easier grinding.
  4. Grind well with a pestle for a few minutes.
  5. As you can see here, the leaves are not fully ground but have been crushed enough to get the extract.
  6. Squeeze the leaves to get the extract. Pour this extract into a bowl.
  7. Now add Fuller’s earth to the rosemary extract.
  8. Add aloe gel. Those with dry skin can use yogurt instead.
  9. Mix well similar to how would for cake batter until it becomes smooth without lumps. Apply like any other face mask.

Instructions for use:

  1. Apply the face mask on your face and neck.
  2. Wash off after 20 minutes (after the mask has dried fully).

You can apply this mask once or twice a week.

Ramya Srinivasan, PDGBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. As a result of her passion in native medicine, she got her Diploma in Traditional Siddha Medicine from Bharat Sevak Samaj registered under the Indian Planning Commission. She is certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.