Facial Sheet Masks

Sheet masks have become a popular beauty indulgence, but a single mask can cost anywhere from $4-12 — so we decided to explore what exactly goes into making a facial mask and how we could make our own at home! 


When we started looking into the face masks on the market, we ultimately found that they are simply comprised of hydrating oils and sometimes a cleansing agent — plus some preservatives, if you're buying them off a store shelf (which we don't love putting onto our skin, our bodies' largest organ!).

After our own research and explorations, we found a favorite formula of our own. Below is a breakdown of the benefits of each of these ingredients so that you can understand how they work and what you may want to include or leave out of your own sheet mask recipe! 

When it comes to skincare, vegetable glycerin is: 

  • a humectant: helps retain and preserve moisture. When mixed with other ingredients, it helps them get locked into the skin.

Rosewater is: 

Witch Hazel is: 

  • an astringent: contracts and tightens skin tissues, helping shrink pores, tone skin, and remove surplus dirt and oil 
  • antimicrobial: helps kill or stop the growth of harmful microorganisms 
  • anti-inflammatory: can soothe irritations and help reduce redness 

and Hemp Oil is a great source of: 

  • Vitamin E: a powerful antioxidant with anti-aging properties
  • Vitamin A: helps repair skin damage from sun exposure and aging
  • Omega 3 & Omega 6 Fatty Acids: keeps the skin hydrated and helps with skin growth 

About the Recipe

After exploring some different ingredients, we found that this recipe was a great moisturizing option for our own skin — but remember, everyone is different, so don't hesitate to explore ingredients to find a recipe that works for you! 

To make a single sheet mask: 

  • 1/2 tbsp. vegetable glycerin
    • Substitutes to try: 
      • propylene glycol
      • avocado oil
      • jojoba oil
      • cocoa butter
  • 1/2 tbsp. rosewater 
    • Substitutes to try: 
      • green tea
      • aloe water
      • lemon water
      • apple cider vinegar
      • buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. witch hazel 
    • Substitutes to try: 
      • distilled water
  • approximately 6 drops hemp oil
    • Substitutes to try: 
      • grapeseed oil
      • olive oil
      • coconut oil 
  • Optional: cannabis extract of your choice
    • we used 5mg (approx 10 drops from the 350mg bottle) of Rosebud CBD's full spectrum extract in fractionated coconut oil
  • Sheet masks or strips of clean cotton
  1. Combine ingredients in a small bowl or on a plate with edges 
  2. Stir until combined. We found that using our finger worked best to get the oils to incorporate 
  3. Dip sheet mask into mixture; it should all soak up into the mask
  4. Lay sheet mask over your face and gently pat into place. It may be dripping a bit, so be mindful of what you wear and where you are
  5. Allow to soak into your skin for 20-40 minutes — the longer, the better! 
  6. Remove mask and gently pat face dry with a clean towel 
  7. Bonus: moisturize your neck and chest by rubbing with the still-damp mask!  

Opportunities for Cannabinoid Infusion 


If you'd like to enhance your face mask with cannabinoids, you can add an available tincture with an oil base (such as MCT or olive oil) to your recipe, such as Rosebud's full-spectrum CBD oil, or use the LEVO to easily infuse your choice of oil with cannabis flower. 

Rosebud CBD oil is made from CBD rich hemp flowers grown on US soil under the Oregon sun. Rosebud CBD rich oil is comprised of CO2 derived hemp extract mixed with fractionated coconut oil, MCT (medium-chain triglycerides). It is pesticide, herbicide and solvent free. We used approximately 5mg CBD (10 drops from Rosebud's 350mg bottle) in this recipe. 

Use code HEMPSLEY at checkout to get 10% off your Rosebud order or $15 off your LEVO Oil Infusion Machine