Calming Calendula Mask

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Using calendula with french green clay, this easy 3-ingredient calendula face mask recipe is effective for acne-prone that cleanses and removes impurities from your pores.

This is a local flower to us, being native to Europe, calendula has centuries long reputation as an effective remedy for aiding pain, reducing swelling, treating wounds and preventing muscle spasms. It’s first aid healing properties are thanks to it’s microbial and anti viral properties. I remember my mammy talking about it being a healing flower when I was young.

This calendula face mask is mixed with a french green clay, together they are good for:

  • Inflamed and irritated skin
  • Deep cleansing and detoxing
  • Acne and blemishes or oily skin
  • Helps to prevent aging skin
  • Oily or normal skin
  • Shrinking the appearance of pores


One of the easiest ways to use these beauties is by using dried calendula flowers, I have used them in a lot of recipes, including recipes for irritated skin, eczema and generally to aid the skin.

When you are purchasing you need to know that, they look like this. 


Another easy way to use Calendula is through a Calendula Oil. Calendula oil is extracted from the fresh flower petals.

In this form, Calendula oil is: 

  • Very moisturising 
  • Reduces redness and skin irritation 
  • Reducing appearance of stretch marks
  • Soothes sunburn 
  • Calms eczema 
  • Heals nappy or diaper rash


Calendula oil looks like this:


You need:

Equipment required:

To Make:

  1. Grind calendula flower petals in your coffee grinder. Or you can use calendula powder.
  2. Add 1 tsp of boiling water to ground calendula and mix.
  3. Mix in 1 ½ tsp French Green Clay until smooth.
  4. Using a mask brush, apply evenly to a cleansed face. Remove before the mask fully dries.
  5. Leave on for 15 minutes and using a make up removing sponge or mitt, remove with warm water. 
  6. Finish off by completing your skincare routine, by using your toner, serum and moisturiser.


If you want to store this mixture by avoiding adding the liquid. The dry mixture can be stored in an airtight container. This is an excellent way to use it during another or in a treatment situation. 

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Not a Maker?

I love to using Calendula products, but if making them isn't your thing then you can buy them form Kiehls, this is a brand I loved an adore their concept stores and counters in shopping departments. I have used their cleanser, toner and moisturiser for some time and can really rate it!


Kiehls Calendula Serum Infused Water Cream

The Calendula serum-infused water cream, which is suitable for all skin types, provides intensive moisture and leaves a hydrated, soft feeling on the skin and thus lets the complexion shine visibly.

Kiehs Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash

A refreshing, deep cleansing foaming face wash for normal to oily skin. This beauty gently cleans the skin, removing dirt and oil without stripping skin. Your skin looks instantly refreshed and revitalized after its use.

Kiehls Calendula Herbal Extract Toner - Alcohol Free

This is an original Kiehl’s classic, can you believe that it was first introduced to customers more than 40 years ago? This gentle yet fffective toner formulated with select herbal extracts. After cleansing your skin this gently cleanses and soothes normal to oily skin types. One of the big selling points is that it contains no alcohol or harsh products that dry or irritate your skin. It is excellent to use to soothe and improve problem skin areas.


Disclaimer: This information and content does not replace that advice of a dermatologist or medical advice. Please seek medical advice if you suspect that you have a dermal condition. 

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