3 Zero-Waste Face Masks that You can Make at Home

Posted by Stefanie Emery on

We are all about self care at Sasstainable, and one of the first things that comes to mind when we talk about self care is face masks. Who else is with us?!

Face masks are the ultimate method to relieve and nourish the skin, as well as the soul. However, investing in high quality face masks that contain a variety of more natural ingredients for those with sensitive skin, may have to pay a hefty price in order to ensure that their skin-care regimen remains allergen-free. However, face masks can be as simple as the combination of just five ingredients or less, that can be sourced from your very own home!


Here are a few of our favourite DIY face masks, that are completely waste-free:


1. Banana & Olive Oil

Although this is not the combination you would like to be eating, this is a match made in Heaven when it comes to skin care.

If your bananas are beginning to get brown and beautiful, why not save a banana for a face mask, and of course, use the rest for a delicious loaf of banana bread?

This fruity face mask is packed with potassium, vitamin E, and healthy fatty acids.

1/2 banana
1/2 tsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. turmeric powder


Simply mash your banana before adding in olive oil and turmeric powder. Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl or container. Once combined, moisturise this mixture into your face and leave on for 7-10 minutes before rinsing your face with warm water.


2. Blueberry & Cacao

A face mask tempting enough to eat.

This richly nourishing face mask includes two antioxidant-powerhouses; blueberries and cacao. This super combination works together in promoting collagen production, reducing wrinkles, and combatting pigmentation.


A handful of blueberries

1 tsp. cacao powder
1 tsbp. honey
1/2 tsp. turmeric powder


Firstly, begin by mashing your blueberries with a fork. Secondly, add in raw cacao powder and honey. Once combined well, moisturise this mixture into your face and leave on for 7-10 minutes before rinsing your face with warm water.


3. Rolled Oats & Coconut

Yes, oats are just as good on your face as they are in your breakfast bowl. This wholegrain can do wanders for your skin no matter what your skin type may be.

Oats are rich in antioxidants and fibre, therefore this natural ingredient holds moisture within the skin whilst warding off any damaging free radicals. Coconut oil works to enhance the moisturising properties of the oats.


• 1 tablespoon of rolled oats
• 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil • 3 tablespoons of hot water
• Mixing bowl



Firstly, melt your coconut oil using the prepared hot water in a small bowl. Once melted, add in your oats and mix until a paste is formed. Moisturise this mixture into your face and leave on for 15 minutes before rinsing your face with warm water.


These face masks are perfect for a spontaneous evening of self care, whether it be spent with your friends or just your wonderful self. Now that you know how easy self care can be, there is no excuse to not make the time for it. Happy self-care-ing!

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