How to make an Oatmeal and Yellow Clay Cleanser
This recipe will make 200gr = 2 bars or 1 bar and 1 tray of 'guest soaps'.
Oatmeal and Yellow Clay Cleanser Ingredients List30 gr (1 oz) white clay
30 gr (1 oz) yellow clay
20 gr (0,7 oz) 'pulverized' oats (whiz in a blender)
25 ml (0,8 fl. oz) castor oil
55 ml (1,8 fl. oz) almond oil
44 gr (1,5 oz) cocoa butter
40 gr (1,4 oz) shea butter
Note: You can easily mix everything together in one container – the cleansing and moisturizing effect with be the same (but obviously, the look won't).
First LayerPour a thin layer of the white clay mixture into your mold. Let set in the refrigerator for a few minutes.
Middle and Final LayersAdd all of the yellow clay mixture, place in the refrigerator until almost set, then finish with the remaining white clay mixture.
Cool until completely set.
StoringWrap 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.
Method of UseFor one application to face and neck you will need approx half a teaspoon of product (I use half of 1 heart for 1 application).
Wet your face and neck thoroughly (don't be afraid to splash on the water – it helps activate the clay)
Soften the bar by rubbing it between your palms. 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.
Yet another lovely looking product, I bet the oatmeal makes this feel amazing in use.
When I have a moment this week I'm going to be having a go, although I'll use bentonite as I don't have any yellow clay.
I was wondering the shelf life of the cleansing bars? They seem a soft texture and without a hardening agent such as beeswax.
Would these keep without refrigeration and if so, how long for?
Your recipes are awesome!
Thank you so much!
Can I add beeswax to this to harden it some more so it'll last longer without dissolving?