Homemade pampering face mask

Pamper yourself with this homemade face mask, made using kitchen ingredients, for an indulgent home spa experience. Plus, it smells absolutely delicious!

This guide is part of our Sense Arts, Sport & Wellbeing programme. This activity can be done at a time that suits you, either in your own space or in an educational setting.

Who is this for?

This is a wellbeing activity for people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities and can be enjoyed by anyone.

Why does this make a difference?

This is a sensory activity that promotes wellbeing and relaxation, helping people use their senses to connect with their surroundings by exploring touch and scent, while supporting independent choice.

How to do this activity

What you’ll need

A small pile of oats, a ripe yellow banana, an enamel bowl with a spoon in and a half-full jar of honey on a red teatowel

  • Small bowl
  • Spoon
  • Wash cloth
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp oil (coconut or olive)
  • ½ a mashed avocado, a mashed banana, or some natural yoghurt

Step 1

Lay out the ingredients and choose which ones you’d like to use, exploring the different smells and textures. Ultimately you will want a thick paste that isn’t too runny, so choose something thick like avocado or banana or yoghurt to nourish, oil to moisturize and honey for its health properties

Step 2

A yellowy, mashed up banana and honey mix in a bowl with a fork

Combine the ingredients in a bowl. Start with the thicker ingredient and add the honey then the oil, try to make sure it stays fairly gloopy - things like oat flour are good for thickening mixtures that have become too runny.

Step 3

A yellow, pulpy face mask in a bowl ready to be applied

Your mask is ready to use. Apply to face or hands leave for 5-15 min and enjoy the pampering! You could gently massage the mask it into the hands while you wait, before washing off with warm water and a washcloth.

Top tips

  • Please check allergies and do a patch test before use
  • You can also use this pampering mask on your hands.
  • Change the smell and texture by using things like aloe vera gel, oat flour, strong brewed green tea or camomile
  • This homemade face mask doesn’t keep, so only make what will you use