I've been playing around with ideas for lotion bars and a couple of other 'solid' products for a while now, so when Lola posted a recipe for a bentonite butter bar (link below), I was immediately inspired to try a version with lavender.
This bar can be used as a facial cleanser (ideal for normal, dry, and mature skin). It can also be used as a hair cleanser (ideal for curly-kinky-coily hair). Isn't it cool when a product can multi-task? Best of all, this is so easy-peasy to do, you will be finished in no time!
27 gr (1 oz) clay
42 gr (1,5 oz) cocoa butter
57 ml (1,9 oz) oil (almond, jojoba, or your own lavender-infused oil)
dried lavender (not necessary – but decorative)
25 drops lavender essential oil (boosts the gentle cleansing effect)
Gather Ye Also The Equipment
Mold that holds 100gr (3,5 oz)
Mixing bowl (or beaker that is big enough to mix in)
Melt the cocoa butter slowly over low heat.
(The little bowl at the bottom of the pic is because I couldn't bear to throw out the leftover mixture.)
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Next time I will get into how I use this bar as a face cleanser (and what I learned when I tried it as a shampoo)