How to Make a Cornflower and Clay Cleansing Bar
This bar is VERY soft, so you will definitely want to store it in the fridge. On the other hand, it goes on like a dream, cleanses and moisturizes beautifully, and looks good enough to eat – even while it's on your face.
Here's how I made this bar of 100gr (approx 3,5 oz)
Ingredients list37 gr (1,3 oz) clay (white, purple or both)
22 gr (0,8 oz) cocoa butter
20 gr (0,7 oz) coconut butter
20 ml (0,6 fl oz) castor oil
20 ml (0,6 fl oz) almond oil
'small handful' dried cornflowers
lavender essential oil (optional)
Step 1: crush the cornflowers.
Not crazy about cornflower? No worries. You can substitute with
Not crazy about the exfoliating action?
Then leave all manner of exfoliants out. This bar will still cleanse and moisturize your face and neck beautifully.
Shall we continue?
Step 2: Melt fatsMelt the cocoa butter over LOW heat. You only want just enough heat to melt the butter. Cocoa butter has the highest melting point, so as soon as it is melted, remove it from the heat and add the coconut butter. It will be the right temperature to melt the coconut butter without risk of overheating. Add the oils and stir.
Step 3: Add ClaysAdd your clay (or clays). I mixed white with the purple clay just for fun (ok, in reality it was because I didn't have enough of the purple stuff).
Add essential oil now if you so choose. For this bar I added 10 drops of lavender oil.
Step 4: Pour UpPour the mixture into a mold and let set overnight in the refrigerator. I sprinkled a bit of the leftover cornflower on top – just for decorative purposes.
To use: moisten face and hands. Soften the bar between hands and apply to face and neck, massaging gently. Rinse thoroughly and finish with skin tonic.
Tip: If you do use purple clay (or another brightly colored clay), you may need an extra application of skin tonic to remove all traces of color.
Where to Buy Violet ClayI bought the violet clay from Aroma Zone. The site is in French, but if you use Google translate, it's pretty easy to find your way around the products and the ordering process.
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Rose and White Clay Cleansing Bar
Visit the Cleansing Bar FAQ and Tutorial Page
I really enjoyed reading and seeing the HOW TO making the cleansing bar......I've always wondered how you did this....it looks amazing and I bet it's just as amazing as it looks!
Have a great day
Do drop a line and let me know if you give it a whirl!
This just looks like an amazing cleanser and I am falling in love with all of your facial cleansers but THIS ONE!!
I just must make it but I'm in the US and I have not been able to find the violet clay. I have asked around the FB Group pages I am in and still waiting to see if anyone knows where to buy this. Haha, the response is, they all want to know to :)
I assumer you are not in the US but if you know of any US suppliers that you can share I would really appreciate it.
On the flip side, if I find it here in the US I will comment back here with that info.
Have you checked out the different clays at cosmeticpigments.com ? They are in the US. :)
Thanks for getting my creative mind going :)
PS I am in love with your blog and the stuff you make and OMG so glad I found you!! Thank you for sharing, you make the world a better place.
I just have to share with you that I was not able to find a single vendor of all the ones on my list that sells Violet Clay in the states. I even posted it in some of the FB Groups that I am a member of and no one has heard of it or knows who sells it in the US. Sooooo, looking at the price (after conversion) it is very expensive being that it is just Kaolin clay and Manganese Violet pigment. So I made my own :)
I will be making both of the cleansing bars that I have seen on your blog that call for the violet clay and will post back and let you know how it goes. :)
GREAT site .. love it, love it, love it.
I am trying to make a non-soap, non-foam cleanser (love the coconut/clay / oatmeal combo recipe) but I live in Zambia and Zimbabwe and often without electricity in the heat, so looking for an option that is firmer - if possible?
Or do I simply use the same ingredients but just put them in a container instead?