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Clay Face Mask Wooden Bowl

The gentle curvature and appropriate depth of this wood clay mask mixing bowl makes it the perfect companion for preparing your powdered facial clay masks.


Product Description

A natural, handmade, hand-turned wooden clay face mask bowl with a lid made from the wood of the Gum Arabic tree, also known as the Prickly Acacia.  It is a fast-growing sustainable tree, that can be quite invasive in nonnative habitats. It is native to the arid and semi-arid regions of the world. 

Over our months of experimenting with clay face mask bowl, we found that most mask bowls had an odd shape or were simply too small to provide for proper mixing. The design of our clay mask bowl forms a gentle curvature and provides an appropriate depth and size that allows for the best stirring and even mixing experience. 

  • Makes a great gift!
  • The perfect size for mixing your clay face mask
    • total bowl diameter is 3 3/4 inches 
    • height is 1 3/4 inches
    • inside diameter is 3 inches

Note: Any leftover hydrated mask should be discarded. This bowl is not a container for saving leftovers!


* Your purchase includes only the Bowl! The bamboo mixing spoon, facial mask applicator brush and the clay shown in some of the photos are for examples only. This listing is for the wooden mask bowl only.

If you would like a kit that includes the Sheesham Bowl, an Olive Wood Clay Mask Brush and a Small Bamboo Spoon see our Clay Face Mask Accessory Bundle

How to Care for the Wooden Clay Mask Bowl

This wood will retain its natural beauty for a long time if treated properly.

Extreme changes in temperature, humidity and dryness will affect wood. Store away from heat and sunlight in a well-ventilated area.

Handwash only. Wipe clean with mild soap and water and dry thoroughly after cleaning.

Never put in a dishwasher or refrigerator. 

If bowl begins to look dry or worn, rub with a small amount of food quality (FDA approved) mineral oil. Unfortunately, vegetable oils will go rancid after a period of time and can become gummy which may create an environment in which bacteria can multiply. 


To Wash or Not To Wash . . .
that is the question!

Most of the time the directions included with a clay mask state, "begin with a clean face," but does that mean you need to actually "wash" your face first?

Whether or not to wash your face before using a facial clay is up for debate and you are likely to find a lot of conflicting information online. 

To Wash

There are those who say you should "absolutely" wash your face in to order remove the surface layer of dirt, oil and makeup.

This surface grime can hinder the ability of the active clay ingredients to get into the pores and do their job. Some also believe that when you apply a clay mask onto unclean skin, you may be trapping all sorts of dirt, bacteria and other impurities and possibly driving them deeper into the facial pores. 

Not To Wash

Some believe that washing before applying a clay mask may be too drying for those with dry or sensitive skin types.

After washing pores are open and anything you apply will be more rapidly absorbed which may cause more irritation with sensitive skin. If you think about it, moisturizing is best done immediately after washing for that same reason.


In my opinion, the answer to this question really depends on the type or purpose of the mask you are using and your skin type. For example, if you are using a deep cleansing mask for oily or problem combination skin, a fresh wash with warm water opens your pores which prepares your skin for a deeper cleansing experience.


Basically, the same logic holds true for whether or not to shower before or after a clay mask treatment.

Showering Before: Again this method works well with deep cleansing masks for oily and combination skin. The warm water and steam from the shower open your pores. 

Showering After: If you have drier skin, you want to apply the mask before taking a shower. The warm shower will actually his help seal in the moisture.


To be honest, I do not wash my face before applying a clay mask. However, I do not wear make-up or use heavy creams and basically, my face simply gets dirty from normal exposure to everyday dirt and pollutants. I have aging dryish skin and washing before applying the face mask makes my skin feel too dry afterward. I just use the clay mask and then after rinsing, I moisturize. 

Now, all that being said, if your skin is oily, your face feels quite dirty or is loaded with make-up you may choose to do a quick wash before applying the clay. 


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