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7 DIY Coconut Oil Face Mask Recipes

We all need a little self-care in our lives, and what better way to relax than with a face mask? Whether you like to sit and read a book while the mask works its magic, indulge in a pan of organic brownies or homemade gummies, or love to soak in a hot bath, nothing says self-care quite like looking after your skin.

Face masks don’t have to break the bank. In fact, they can be made from the comfort of your home with some simple ingredients that you may already have in your fridge or kitchen cupboard! 

Here, we’ve created seven DIY face masks that use infused coconut oil as a base. With your LĒVO, simply follow the instructions for an easy lavender oil infusion, then pick which face mask you’d like to make from the list. Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial and anti-fungal, making it a wonderful base for a homemade face mask. That's why we’ve picked coconut oil as our go-to oil for skincare. 

Whether you’re looking for a natural exfoliation, want to tone redness, or promote glowing, renewed skin, one of these 7 DIY coconut oil face mask recipes will work for you. So, get exploring!

The Base: Lavender-Infused Coconut Oil

You can use this infused oil as a base in all of the below recipes! If you don’t like lavender, use rosemary instead. 

Image of LĒVO's lavender coconut oil, used for DIY coconut oil face mask recipes.

Ingredients:

Instructions: Take your fresh or dried lavender and fill your LĒVO Herb Pod to at least halfway. Add 1 cup of organic, virgin coconut oil to the reservoir. Set LĒVO temperature to 175°F and infuse for 30 minutes to one hour. 

Note: With all of the following recipes, you will want the coconut oil to be soft and easy to mix, but not melted. If it’s too hard, zap it in the microwave for 10 seconds. If it’s too soft, pop it in the fridge until it firms up a touch. 

1. Infused Coconut Oil & Honey Mask

Benefits: Raw honey has bacteria-fighting properties, so its perfect if you have acne or a few spots! It’s also been found to reduce the appearance of acne scars, moisturize the skin, and promote wound healing. The great thing about honey is that although it might not seem so, it is water soluble, meaning it will wash away easily with warm water. That means no sticky residue! The addition of lemon essential oil gives your skin a Vitamin C boost, and helps fight pore-blocking bacteria. 

Image of honey used in LĒVO's diy coconut oil face mask recipe.

Ingredients: 

  • Raw honey (mānuka or kānuka honey, if you can get your hands on some!)
  • Lavender-infused coconut oil
  • Optional: Lemon essential oil

Instructions: Take 1 tablespoon of your good quality honey and mix it with 1 tablespoon of the LĒVO lavender-infused coconut oil in a small bowl. If you’re using lemon essential oil, add a few drops to the mix. Make sure your skin is damp, not wet, and apply to your face after cleansing, making sure to avoid the delicate eye area. Leave for 15-20 minutes before rinsing. 

2. Sweet Exfoliating Scrub

Benefits: One of the most common pantry items is drawn upon here: sugar! This face mask exfoliates and buffs away dead skin cells, revealing fresh, soft skin. It may help ease ingrown hairs, dislodge blackheads, and promote a more even skin tone. Exfoliating regularly can also assist with the absorption of other skincare products such as serums and moisturizers. Lemon juice may help with the reduction of acne scars and pigmentation. 

 Image of sugar used in LĒVO's exfoliating DIY coconut oil face mask recipe.

Note: Don’t use if you have active acne flare-ups, dermatitis, or any other painful skin condition. 

Ingredients: 

  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Brown sugar
  • Lavender-infused coconut oil 

Instructions: Juice half a lemon into a small bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of the LĒVO lavender-infused coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar to the bowl. Mix until you have a smooth paste, adding more sugar if needed (you don’t want it too runny). Rub into cleansed, damp skin, exfoliating in circular motions. Leave on the skin for 5-10 minutes, then rinse thoroughly. 

3. Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric & Avocado Face Mask

Benefits: Turmeric has long been used as a great acne-fighting antibacterial for skin, and the fact that it’s full of antioxidants and is a natural anti-inflammatory means it’s a great option for most skin types. Similarly, avocado boasts antioxidants and anti-aging properties, whilst also containing lutein, which can improve skin elasticity. 

Image of avocados used in LĒVO's diy coconut oil face mask recipe.

Ingredients:

  • Powdered turmeric
  • 1 avocado
  • Lavender-infused coconut oil

Instructions: Add 1 teaspoon powdered turmeric, half of a mashed avocado, and 1 tablespoon of lavender-infused coconut oil to a small bowl and mix together until smooth. Apply to cleansed, dry skin and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Try not to leave it on for too much longer, as turmeric can temporarily stain skin. 

4. Naturally Exfoliating Oatmeal Face Mask

Benefits: Not just for your morning porridge, oatmeal is also a great skincare product if mixed with the right ingredients. Oats can help absorb excess oil in the skin, and cinnamon is a wonderful antibacterial and antifungal. Adding warm water to the mix will make for softer oats, meaning you can smooth them over your skin more easily. 

Image of oatmeal used in LĒVO's diy coconut oil face mask recipe.

Ingredients:

  • Plain oats
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Warm water
  • Lavender-infused coconut oil

Instructions: Grind 2 tablespoons of oatmeal in a food processor. Add to a small bowl, then mix in ½ teaspoon cinnamon, 1 tablespoon lavender-infused coconut oil, and enough warm water to make the mixture smooth, but not runny. Apply to your face and leave on for up to 20 minutes, before rinsing with warm water. 

5. Nourishing Greek Yogurt Face Mask

Benefits: This recipe could absolutely be mistaken for breakfast! But the benefits of this face mask make it just as good as a topical treatment. The lactic acid in yogurt makes it a gentle exfoliant, so it can buff away the top layer of dead skin cells on your face. Hello glowing skin! Oatmeal can be helpful for calming redness, so it is a great face mask ingredient after too much sun exposure or if your skin’s feeling a bit tired and sensitive. 

Note: Don’t use if you’re sensitive to dairy products. 

Image of LĒVO's yogurt diy coconut oil face mask recipe.

Ingredients:

  • Sugar-free Greek yogurt
  • Cooked oatmeal (cooked in water)
  • Lavender-infused coconut oil

Instructions: Mix 2 tablespoons cooked oatmeal, 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt and 2 teaspoons of lavender-infused coconut oil to a small bowl. Mix together, adding more yogurt or oats to get a paste-like consistency. Work into cleansed, dry skin and leave for 15-20 minutes before rinsing with warm water. 

6. Pimple-Busting Baking Soda Face Mask

Benefits: Baking soda is alkaline, which means it can soften sebum and dirt on the skin, helping tackle pimple-causing issues. Likewise, tea tree oil helps prevent acne because of its antibacterial properties. 

Note: Don’t use if you have skin that’s prone to dryness, as baking soda can have a drying effect. 

Image of LĒVO's baking soda DIY coconut oil face mask recipe.

Ingredients: 

  • Baking soda
  • Lavender-infused coconut oil
  • Tea tree essential oil

Instructions: Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 tablespoon lavender-infused coconut oil, and 2 or 3 drops of tea tree oil together in a small bowl. Apply to areas where you generally get break-outs, and avoid sensitive areas such as around the eyes, nostrils and mouth. Leave on for up to 5 minutes, then rinse off with warm water. 

7. Soothing Matcha Face Mask

Benefits: Matcha is a popular ingredient for people who struggle with rosacea and acne. The reason why the beloved Japanese tea is such a bright green is because it contains a high amount of chlorophyll, an ingredient that can be used to help treat sun damage. If you love matcha like we do, sit down with this Blueberry Lavender Matcha while your mask soothes your skin. 

Image of matcha, used for LĒVO's DIY coconut oil face mask recipe.

Ingredients:

  • Matcha powder
  • Aloe Vera gel or juice
  • Lavender-infused coconut oil

Instructions: Add 2 teaspoons of matcha powder, 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel, and 2 tablespoons of lavender-infused coconut oil to a small bowl and mix. Apply to your face and leave for up to 30 minutes. 

Do you have any DIY coconut oil face mask recipes that work well for you? We’d love to hear about them over on our LEVO Love Club group! 

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