How To Make a Cranberry & Clay Cleansing Bar

I can't seem to stop myself from developing cleansing bars. As soon as one is finished, an idea pops up for a new one. Recently I started working with cranberry powder which is touted for (among other things) having cleansing properties. It was inevitable – a cranberry cleansing bar had to be created!

These are all done with white clay, but half of the portion is with tinted clay – just for fun. The result is a dead ringer for white chocolate with berry cream filling.

Extra bonus: these no-soap cleansers also moisturize beautifully. You may very well be able to skip your moisturizer after cleansing your face with one.

What are we waiting for? Let's get started!

Ingredients for 1 bar of 100gr or tray of 'guest soap'

22 gr (0,8 oz)  cocoa butter
20 gr  (0,7 oz) shea
20 ml (0,6 fl. oz) castor oil
20 ml (0,6 fl oz) almond oil
5 gr (0,17 oz) cranberry powder (link to supplier below)
19 gr 0,67 oz) white clay
19 gr (0,67 oz) violet clay (link to supplier below)

Melt the cocoa butter over low helt very slowly. Add shea, castor and almond oil and stir until the shea is melted.

Pour half of the mixture in another container.

Add cranberry powder and violet clay to one half, and white clay to the other half and stir until well mixed.

Pour a thin layer of the white clay mixture into the mold and let set in the refrigerator for a few minutes.

Add a layer of the violet clay mixture (use the entire mixture) and let set again in the refrigerator for about 5 minutes.

Finish with a final layer of white clay and let set a few hours or overnight in the refrigerator.

Unmold and store and use as described in this post.


PS: The violet clay and cranberry powder can be bought right here. 
(If you don't speak French you may want to go through Google translate)

PPS: Want to know more about the properties of cranberry? Check out this post.

Visit the Cleansing Bar FAQ and Tutorial Page 


Anonymous said…
Hvor er de bare super flotte. Jeg får så meget lyst til at spise dem :)

Du er bare så super kreativ, Lise.

LisaLise said…
Ih tak Anna, de er altså også død-sjove at kreere!