'I love the layered look of these cleansing bars but can't be bothered splitting up the mixture into 2-containers. Isn't there an easier way?'
Yes, there is!
Here's a sensitive-skin-friendly cleansing bar that offers super gentle exfoliation, moisturizing, careful cleansing, AND easy peasy layers. Prepare for supreme skin pampering!
22 gr ( 0,8 oz) cocoa butter
10 gr ( 0,35 oz) mango butter
10 gr ( 0,35 oz) coconut butter (yes, this is coconut oil. I'm quirky and call it butter when it's solid)
20 ml ( 0,7 fl oz) castor oil
20 ml ( 0,7 fl oz) almond oil
30 gr ( 1 oz) white clay
7 gr ( 0,2 oz) yellow clay
2 teabags chamomile tea
Let's rock and roll!
Unmold. Cut into application-sized squares. Store.
Wrap in paper towel, place in an airtight bag or container and store in the refrigerator until use. There are 2 reasons for storing like this:
1. There are no preservatives these bars, which is fine in anhydrous (water-free) products if they stay completely dry until use. The paper towel helps keep the product dry.
2. The airtight container helps keep the product fresh and free of refrigerator smells.
About the Texture
These bars will become soft-ish at room temperature – which they should be when applied. The bar should mash easily with a finger and have the consistency of chocolate that is going soft but still holds its shape.
I usually have enough portions for a few days in a small container in the bathroom so I always have a selection to choose from that is ready for use.
Method of Use
For one application to face and neck you will need approx half a teaspoon of product (I use a little under a teaspoon of product for 1 application to face and neck).
Wet your face and neck thoroughly (don't be afraid to splash on the water – it helps activate the clay)
Soften the bar between your hands. Apply to your face and neck, keeping the area around the eyes free. Wet your hands again and gently massage the face and neck area. This will function as a moisturizing mask if you leave the mixture on for about 5-10 minutes.
Rinse thoroughly and pat dry. Finish with an alcohol-free skin tonic (A spritz of hydrosol is ideal). You may find your skin is so deliciously smooth that you don't need to apply a moisturizer. A light layer of face oil is usually enough for me.
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