How to Make a Rhassoul and White Clay Cleanser
Since doing the first rhassoul cleansing bar, I've had several requests for an easier-to-use version. Here it is. We're pairing the rhassoul with white clay and doing a very simple layering technique (because not only are layers fun to look at, they're super easy to do).
Shall we get started?
22 gr (0.8 oz) cocoa butter
20 gr (0.7 oz) shea butter
30 ml (1.01 fl. oz) almond oil
10 ml (0.34 fl. oz) castor oil
35 gr (1.2 oz) rhassoul
10 gr (0.35 oz) white clay
Creating the BaseOver low heat and very slowly, melt the cocoa butter. Just before it has completely melted, remove from heat, add shea, and stir until the mixture is melted.
Split the MixturePour a little less than half of the mixture into another container.
ClayAdd white clay to the smaller portion and rhassoul to the larger portion. Stir thoroughly.
Fill MoldPartially fill your mold with the white clay mixture and cool in the refrigerator for a few minutes.
UnmoldLet the mixture set for a few hours, then carefully remove from mold.
Store in the refrigerator in an air-tight container (to keep your bars from taking on 'fridge' smells).
Using the BarFor one application to face and neck you will need approx half a teaspoon of product (I use half of 1 heart for 1 application). For maximum ease of use, be sure the portion is at room temperature.
Wet your face and neck thoroughly. Rhassoul needs a bit more moisture than clay, so don't skimp on the water.
Soften the cleansing bar by rubbing it between your palms. Apply to your face and neck, keeping the area around the eyes free. Wet your hands and gently massage your face and neck area.
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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Where are you? In the US you can check out Mountain Rose Herbs. (Sorry, no link but do a search on Google) (I think everyone I know that shops cosmetics ingredients in North America love these folks.
In the UK try Aromantic or New Directions
In Mainland Europe, check the links on my sidebar: Aroma Zone (in France) and Uretgaarden (in Denmark) can all supply these things
Hope this helps!
I haven't bought from them,. but I am constantly seeing people recommend them. I believe they sell in small quantities as well, so you may be able to get everything here without breaking your budget.
The only problem is that I made it in square molds, and tried to do a little fancy swirling texture on the top, and it looks EXACTLY like a brownie. Maybe a little too pinkish for a brownie, but close enough to fool my eyes. Oh well!
probably keep their shape if you package and send them as you would a batch of cookies - with lots of insulation. Best of luck!