Mix 1 tbsp facial mask powder with 1-2 tbsp of your preferred hydration blend.
Slowly add hot water (1tsp at a time) until you achieve a paste.
Let the mask steep for a few minutes prior to applying.
Once the mask is ready, simply smooth over the face, massaging to gently exfoliate. Then, sit back to relax & enjoy for 5-10 minutes. When ready, wipe off & dispose of the mask. Rinse face with cool water, optionally follow up with a dab of Alō Body Butter, and enjoy your smooth, clean, and moisturized face!
A wide variety of hydration blend options allows you control over unique skincare needs. Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Egg, Honey, Essential Oils, Teas, Yogurt, Coffee, Aloe Vera, & Hydrosols can be used to create a hydration blend for your facial mask—allowing you to blend a custom facial mask that’s perfect for your unique skin. Just a few ideas are listed below:
Olive Oil – a moisturizing oil that does not clog pores, enhances exfoliation and an overall beauty booster.
Coconut Oil – Packed with vitamin E, coconut oils helps smoothen skin by boosting your natural moisture barrier.
Yogurt – Containing lactic acid and alpha hydroxy acid, can help to dissolve dead skin cells, assisting with clogged pores, while moisturizing and creating a natural glow.
Egg White – Helps to firm skin and reduce redness
Honey – Packed with antioxidants, opens pores making them easier to cleanse, and boosts the complexion with high moisturizing and soothing properties.
Essential Oils – adding 1 drop of your favorite essential oil can add skin loving properties and an aromatherapy element to your mask.
Our soaps are packaged in organic cotton bags (made in the USA). You can reuse them as tea bags (please wash them first though!), or soap sacks. To use as a soap sack, place the small ends of soap bars into the sack until you have a small stash. Then, wash with the soap sack as a washcloth. They also make great garden soap sacks (just hang from the spigot).
Tooth suds, conditioner bars, facial powers, shower steamer 2 tablets, and sample bars are packaged in glassine bags which are 100% recyclable, biodegradable, and compostable.
Our labels are printed on recycled label stock.
Herbal salves are packaged in a reusable and recyclable metal tin… and they’re made in the USA.
Our hair tea is packaged in biodegradable cello bags made from wood cellulose fibers sourced with sustainable forestry principles, certified biodegradable, compostable and made carbon zero. Each bag meets ASTM D6400, EN13432 standards for CA and other states.
Our soapbox boxes are made from 100% recycled content, are 100% recyclable, and are made in the USA!
We ship with sustainable materials too! Smaller orders are shipped in sustainable paper padded envelopes (made from recycled materials, recyclable & naturally biodegradable). Larger orders ship in USPS flat rate packages that meet Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification standards. And, they are fully recyclable (including the padded shipping mailers which are made from #4 recyclable plastic).
Organic Gluten Free Oats aid in mild cleansing, gently exfoliate and are a wonderful natural facial moisturizer.
Kaolin Clay helps to detoxify your skin by drawing out impurities deep within your pores.
Lavender Buds act as a gentle exfoliant, provide a light fragrance to the base powder, help detoxify and tone the skin.
Calendula Petals act as a gentle exfoliant and help stimulate the blood flow to help improve the appearance of your skin.
We also offer limited edition facial masks that include dried fruit powders, milk, yogurt, honey, and herbs. Every ingredient is 100% natural, minimally processed, preservative free, and sourced organic when available.
There is more to your skin what you can see. Hormones, healthy habits, and indulging in life’s excesses all play a role in the health and appearance of your skin. Before you start to worry about what your skin will look like 30 years from now and start investing in different skin care products, you should educate yourself on your skin type. Grab a spot next to the mirror and keep reading to discover more about your skin and how to care for it.
First, take some mental notes about your skin to figure out your skin type:
Pay attention to how your skin feels on any given day of the week, in the morning, afternoon, and evening. Make a mental note about when it’s dry or oily feeling (or if it feels the same all the time!)
Take note of how your skin feels 10-15 minutes after you wash your face. Wash with a quality soap, pat dry (don’t rub) and don’t use a moisturizer – this will let your skin’s natural condition shine through.
Take a close look at the areas on your face that feel tight, dry, or become oily right after cleaning.
After paying attention to your skin, you should be able to pinpoint of which of the standard categories your skin falls into. You can also take the short quiz at the end of this article to help you analyze your results.
Our facial powder mixes allow you to customize your facial for your unique skin type, and allow you to modify as your skin changes with each season. You can even customize for different areas of your face!
Choose exactly what you put on your skin, and avoid harmful preservatives.
Formulate a facial mask for dry winter skin, oily summertime skin, and even create custom blends for your t-zone… all without buying additional products.
Enjoy smooth, clean, and moisturized skin for a fraction of the cost of other facial masks—one jar will make approximately 20 masks.