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 this recipe with cannabinoids, consider using one of the products below. We recommend using between 5-30mg of CBD per serving, depending on your needs and body weight (typically 1-5mg of CBD per 10 lbs of body weight). Remember to always start low and go slow when it comes to cannabinoids, and be sure to read our CBD Safety article and talk to your doctor before incorporating something new into your routine.

Papa & Barkley Essentials Hemp Drops CBD Tincture

If you'd like to enhance your face mask with cannabinoids, you can add an available tincture such as Papa & Barkley’s Hemp Drops.

This tincture is a whole plant extraction made with hemp grown in Colorado and carried in fractionated coconut or MCT oil. It is a lipid infusion, meaning that it uses no solvents in the extraction process and retains a full range of phytonutrients, including all of the plant’s cannabinoids and terpenes. A full dropper of their 450mg bottle contains 30mg of CBD, and the dropper has measurements on the side for easy dosing.   


Rosebud’s CBD oil

Another fantastic option is to use Rosebud’s CBD oil.

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.


LEVO Oil Infusion Machine

If you're in a legal state or have access to hemp, you can also add available cannabis flower to your LEVO herb pod to infuse the oil in this recipe. To infuse cannabis flower with oil, set your LEVO to 165˚F for 2.5 hours.

Learn more about the LEVO Oil Infusion Machine here!

The product shown here was gifted to Hempsley by LEVO and Papa & Barkley during their Heart of Health Exchange sponsorship. All opinions are our own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Hempsley!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products have not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners. Please consult your health care professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.

The product shown here was gifted to Hempsley by LEVO and Papa & Barkley during their partnership for our Heart of Health Exchange. 

LEVO and Papa & Barkley’s sponsorship supported our mission to bring you free, quality education by allowing us to purchase props, create original imagery, perform research, write and edit content, & host events in our local community. Although this is a sponsored recipe, we assure you that we are committed to bringing you unbiased information and promise that all thoughts and opinions are our own. Thank you for your support!

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This review was written by Kristen Williams. Copyright  Hempsley 2019, All Rights Reserved