A professional facial at a high end spa can cost a fortune, but luckily there is an affordable alternative. It may sound crazy, but cat litter that is marked “100 percent natural clay,” is made from the same natural ingredients found in the face masks at most luxury spas. So, skip that next trip to the fancy day spa and pamper yourself at home for next to nothing. Read on to learn how to make a cat litter facial.

Things You'll Need

Measure 2 tbsp. of natural clay cat litter into a small bowl. If the cat litter is large grain, it may help to break up the clumps first. Simply press the litter firmly with a smooth-bottomed cup or glass to make a fine powder.

Stir in the distilled water 1 tbsp. at a time, working the clay into a thick even paste. If you have trouble with a few hard pieces of cat litter, scoop the clay paste into a strainer and press the paste through the mesh with the back of a spoon, eliminating larger pieces.

Add one drop of rose essential oil and one drop of chamomile essential oil to the cat litter face mask clay. Stir the mixture well, adding a bit more water if necessary.

Squeeze the juice from one fresh lemon into the cat litter face mask mixture to help combat oily skin. Lemon is a natural astringent that helps prevent acne and clean pores without over-drying your skin.

Wash your face with warm water and pat dry. Apply the cat litter clay facial evenly to your neck and face and place the cucumber slices over your eyes. Relax for 15 minutes before rinsing with cool water.