DIY Activated Charcoal Face Mask

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There are many benefits of using charcoal in homemade beauty products. Learn how to make the best DIY activated charcoal face mask with natural ingredients.

Activated charcoal face mask in white bowl with paintbrush

Activated charcoal is a trend that has been going strong for a while now, and for great reasons. It is an amazing ingredient that works well to cleanse skin.

The particular ingredients combined together in this mask reduces the appearance of pores and moisturizes your skin, making it a great weekly home beauty product that will have your skin looking beautiful.

Check out my Activated Charcoal Face Soap recipe or my DIY Charcoal Bath Soak for some more great ways to use it!

White square bowl of activated charcoal face mask for tight skin

DIY Activated Charcoal Face Mask

Learn how to make and how to use the best DIY activated charcoal face mask recipe with natural ingredients.
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Prep Time: 0 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Makes: 1 Use


  • 2 teaspoons Matcha green tea powder
  • 1 teaspoon activated charcoal powder
  • ½ teaspoon jojoba oil
  • 1 teaspoon bentonite clay
  • 5 drops Frankincense essential oil
  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil
  • Filtered water


  • Mixing bowl
  • Paintbrush


  • Combine all ingredients except water in a small dish, be sure that everything is well combined. If you want to make a larger batch you can easily double or quadruple the ingredients and leave in jar, saving the next step for when you are ready to make a single mask.
    Activated charcoal face mask ingredients in a bowl
  • Add 2 teaspoons of filtered water to your powder mixture and stir, continue adding water a ½ teaspoon at a time until the powder is a creamy loose mixture, but not too loose or it will run off your face. The consistency should be like wet toothpaste. Hot water will help dissolve it all quickly and will cool by the time it is ready to go on your face.
    Activated charcoal tightening mask in white bowl

To Use

  • Spread all over a damp face – I even go down my neck. I like to use a wide paintbrush to apply it with (the kind you might use on a canvas not a wall).
  • Allow it to dry well, or about 10-15 minutes.
  • Rinse with warm water and pat skin dry.
  • After your mask is removed your face will likely be bright pink and your skin will feel tight – so be sure to follow up with a moisturizing homemade face cream.

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