How-To Soap-Free Rose & Red Clay Face Cleanser
Looks like chocolate, smells like rose, feels like silk, and cleanses and nourishes skin like a dream.
Today, we're going to combine powdered rose, rhassoul and red clay for this no-soap, skin-loving cleanser. If you haven't tried making or using a soap-free face cleanser yet, maybe this how-to will inspire you to give it a try.
Don't worry if you don't have these exact ingredients at hand, I've listed possible substitutes.
Here's how I put this product together.
The FormulaThis amount will fill a 100 ml jar
- 10 gr cocoa butter (or other hard butter)
- 30 gr palm oil (or coconut oil)
- 38 gr castor oil (or almond oil)
- 30 gr rhassoul (or clay)
- 20 gr red clay (or other clay)
- 0,8% preservative
- 5 gr powdered rose (or chamomille, green tea, or other herb)
Always measure your ingredients by weight. If they are liquid, place a container on a scale, and pour until the scale measures the desired weight. Easy peasy!
Melt the fats and oil slowly over low heat - monitoring the mixture at all times. You don't want to overheat!
I've been doing 2 different formulas simultaneously as of late, so what you see above is the basis for 2 cleansers.
When the fats are just about to be fully melted, remove from heat and stir until thoroughly melted.
Add remaining ingredients, stir, and pour into a jar.
Let set until cool. (15 minutes in the refrigerator should do it if you want to speed the process up).
Pictured at the top: the final product.
Adding a label is optional, but it's a real good idea to note the production date and place it on the bottom of the jar.
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This face cleanser looks amazing! Is the preservative used because of the rose powder? What preservative did you use for this product? If I don't use rose powder, can I discard the preservative?
Thank you, Audrey
I'm such a huge fan :) I LOVE YOUR BLOG! Can you please tell me what preservative you use? I made some clay bars from your vast collection of recipes :) Put them into silicone molds and am having trouble getting them out, they are quite soft even after a few days. Do you think it's OK to re-melt them, then add the preservative? I'm worried about bacterial/mold growth. Also want to pour them directly into jars.
Thanks you SO MUCH!
As for hardness: if you prefer your product in jars, yes, you can remelt and add your preservative, then re-pour.
Or, if you are looking for a bit more hardness and want to go back to the molds, try adding a bit more hard butter (such as cocoa butter) to your batch when you remelt. Best of luck with it!
I am happy I came across your blog, so far I am very much enjoying reading it.
I made this converting to percent do I could scale the end product.
However, it came out way too watery. This is what I got based on your recipe:
Cocoa butter 7.57%
Palm Oil 22.43%
Castor Oil 28.4%
Rhassoul Clay 22.4%
Red clay 14.95%
Powdered herb/flower/etc 3.74%
I think I need more cocoa butter because I have a slurry and not something I can scoop out of a jar. I think this is supposed to be a bit more solid. I am going to have to make adjustments. Just thought I would let you know incase you were thinking of checking out my math or making changes to your recipe.
Thanks for sharing the concept of this cleansing balm and recipe.