A Homemade Face Mask Your Girlfriends Will Beg You For More Of

A Homemade Face Mask Your Girlfriends Will Beg Your For More Of | Growing Up Herbal | A DIY holiday face mask your girlfriends will LOVE! Make them some today!

I’m a sucker for making and trying homemade skincare products for myself.

Seriously. Like, girly-girl obsessed with it.

Mild foaming facial soap – check. Cleansing grains – check. Facial serum – check. Face mask – check. Spot treatment – check. Oil cleansing blend – check. Herbal facial toner – check.

Should I keep going? Probably not.

So imagine my giddy excitement when I was browsing through all the handmade goodie videos and recipes inside my friend Becca’s new course – A Handmade Holiday, and I stumbled across this recipe for making a homemade face mask called Ginger Snap Face Mask.

It IMMEDIATELY got added to my to-do list for the day.

Forget making it for my sisters-in-law! I had to try it first! I mean, of course, I was just trying to be a good friend and make sure it was okay to put on their faces before I made large batches of it and gave it to them as Christmas gifts.

Psh… who am I kidding. I was totally thinking about myself!

The Best Homemade Face Mask I’ve EVER Used

I’m not joking when I say that this is THE BEST homemade face mask I’ve ever used. I love it.

  • It’s easy to make. You probably have most of what you need in your spice cabinet at this very moment.
  • It smells good. Like ginger snap cookies. Yum.
  • It tastes good. Not that I would know, of course. But seriously, if you get some in your mouth, try not to lick the rest off your face. Again, not that I’d know. I mean, that would be weird, right?
  • It works like magic on your face. Not only does it stimulate blood flow to the skin on your face without any scrubbing whatsoever (yes, it tingles in a good way), but it helps draw toxins from the pores, it pulls dead skin cells off the face, and it helps tighten your skin and shrink pores. Score!

So would you like for me to share this recipe with you?

Becca said I could, and you really need to try this and make it for your girlfriends as Christmas gifts, of course.

Ginger Snap Homemade Face Mask

A Homemade Face Mask Your Girlfriends Will Beg Your For More Of | Growing Up Herbal | A DIY holiday face mask your girlfriends will LOVE! Make them some today!

Makes 1 jar of facial clay.


A Homemade Face Mask Your Girlfriends Will Beg Your For More Of | Growing Up Herbal | A DIY holiday face mask your girlfriends will LOVE! Make them some today!


  1. Combine clays together.
  2. Next add the other ingredients in with your clay, herbs and spices.
  3. Don’t forget to stop and smell the spices. It’s good for your mood!
  4. Enjoy how pretty it all looks together.
  5. Transfer mix to a coffee grinder and grind until powdered.
  6. Store in a pretty jar. Label. Wrap for gift giving.

To Use:

Combine 2 tsp. of powder with just enough water to make a paste. Spread over the face. Let sit until dry. Rinse with warm water. Enjoy!

Today’s The Last Day!

If you’re ready to make handmade, meaningful gifts a part of your holiday traditions, this course will help you make it happen. 

And no, these DIY gifts aren’t just for the holidays. You can make these any time of the year… birthdays, anniversaries, get well, thank you, just because, etc.

Are you giving some handmade gifts to friends and family this year, mama? If so, what are you making? Share you gifting plans with me in the comment section below. I LOVE hearing your ideas!
  1. Michelle says:

    This sounds amazing! Wondering if you can skip the Moroccan red clay, or double on the bentonite clay? (Trying to save from order one more ingredient.)

    This year I enjoyed a wonderful gift-making day at our local herb farm where a small group of us had an incredibly fun day making: herbal room sprays, pomegranate-tinted lip balm, herb sleep pillows, candles, lavender and rose fizzy bath bombs, massage creams…

    The best part of homemade gifts is the fun of making AND the fun of giving!

    The handmade holiday course sounds excellent. Thank you both for sharing this fun recipe!

    • Meagan says:

      Yes, you can totally skip it. Moroccan red clay has some amazing benefits, but you can use any clay. They all differ slightly on what they do for your skin. I used French green clay and mine turned out great! Your gift-making day sounds wonderful! I’d love to put one of those on next year. Maybe I’ll do it. And yes, Becca’s course is so fun and beautiful! I’ve really enjoyed going through the videos. There are lots of ideas for things to make and give throughout the year.

  2. Chelsea says:

    I need to ask…what camera do you use? Your pictures are so crisp and beautiful! I know it takes more than a camera, but I’m sure it has something to do with it!

    • Meagan says:

      Thanks so much Chelsea! It has taken me a LONG time to get good photos out of my camera, and like you said, it takes more than a camera. It takes LOTS of practice and knowing how to edit photos to look better without looking fake. Anyway, I have a Canon Rebel with a standard lens. I’m about ready to upgrade to a newer model Canon and get a better quality lens too. A 50mm or something along those lines. Thanks for the nice compliment on the photos, though. That’s an area I’m always trying to improve in and find my own style with.

  3. Chelsea says:

    The canon rebel is on sale this week for black Friday so that is exactly what I wanted to hear 🙂 Thank you!

  4. Jill York@JillsHomeRemedies says:

    I really, really like the smell of ginger. This recipe looks great!

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  6. Tammy says:

    I have to ask… how much water do you typically use when you use this? I would like to make it for my mom and girlfriends, sisters-in-law, but I just KNOW they are going to ask, so I thought I would put a suggestion or starting point on the label. I also have to tweak the recipe a bit for my niece, since she is allergic to cinnamon. What a bummer, right?

    • Meagan says:

      I actually don’t have a set amount. I know that’s vague… sorry! I just dump about a tablespoon worth in a bowl and put a little water in it, maybe around a teaspoon. I mix it with my fingers and add more water until I get a toothpaste consistency… smooth and creamy. Sorry there’s no set amount. Some people prefer really thin masks that dry quickly while others like thicker masks that set on the face longer. It’s just a matter of preference.

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