Sumac Face Mask

A soothing Facial Treat!

dry Ingredients:

  • Sumac – 3 Tbsp
  • Quick Oats – 2 Tbsp
  • Baking Soda – 1 Tbsp *With Cedar Shavings use 3 Tbsp*
  • Cedar Shavings – 2 Tbsp *Optional as Many are Allergic!*

Wet Ingredients:

For Every Two Tablespoons of Dry Mix, use:

  • Honey – 1 1/2 Tbsp *With Cedar Shavings use 2 Tbsp*
  • Yogurt – 1 tsp *Optional*

Other Items Required:

  1. Blender
  2. Bowl
  3. Large Popsicle stick OR Butter Knife


  1. Gather Ingredients
  2. Blend Dry Ingredients
  3. Mix thoroughly
  4. Take Two Tablespoons of dry mix and wet ingredients as per directions above.
  5. Smooth over face using Large Popsicle stick OR Butter Knife (I find the consistency of this mask slides off better with metal then with wood)
  6. Wait 20-40 minutes
  7. Wash mask off face

Ready in 15 minutes

Serves 4-5 people


Add wet ingredients slowly, it should be a spreadable paste when perfect. If you find it too goopy and falling off your face, add more dry ingredients!


When harvesting and taking apart Sumac, I discovered it left my hands feeling amazing, so I decided to apply this to my face as well! The result was a fresh feeling face, and in my case disappearance of ACNE!

Other cool info about Sumac – The Ancient Greeks used sumac as an antiseptic, while Native Americans used it to fight colds, fever, and scurvy. Known as a powerhouse of antioxidants, it is used to treat urinary tract inflammation and boost circulation. Its tannins are thought to be anti-carcinogenic. Sumac is said to combat cardiovascular issues, menstrual cramps, and many types of bacteria and fungi. It can even drain sinuses and lower blood sugar levels.

A sumac compress can help reduce bleeding, oozing, and infection from wounds, according to herbalists. They also say it’s excellent for the treatment of burns and to treat ringworm.

*Author’s note: If you’re harvesting your own sumac, ensure you know the difference between Sumac and Poisonous Sumac! Click Here for More Details!*

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