Clay Facial Mask 29


Clay face masks are wonderful for removing excess oil, contaminants, and dead skin. Today we are going to make a clay mask.

Collect needed items:
Water
Hydrovance
Liquid Oil of your choice (I’m using Sunflower Oil)
Emulsifying Wax
Stearic Acid
Clay of Choice (I’m using Pink Kaolin)
Liquid Germall Plus
Fragrance or Essential Oil of your choice (I’m using Lemongrass Essential Oil)
Scale
Transfer Pipette
Mixing Spoon
Mixing Bowl
Containers for finished product

Recipe
56.34 grams Water
4.12 grams Hydrovance
9.39 grams Liquid Oil
3.47 grams Emulsifying Wax
2.07 grams Stearic Acid
23.46 grams of Clay of Choice
0.66 grams Liquid Germall Plus
0.05 grams of desired fragrance or essential oil

Weigh ingredients into your container except the clay, preservative and essential oil. Microwave for short bursts of time until the oils are melted. Mix ingredients together thoroughly and let cool until thickened. Add clay, preservative and essential oil, then stir. You may need a rubber scraper to scrape the sides of your container. Once everything is mixed together, fill your containers and then enjoy a relaxing time!

This clay mask is not as drying as most and will work well for most skin types. If you have extremely oily skin, try a different mask recipe, without additional oils. I’ll give a quick one tomorrow.

Andee
Next week is all about making the home air smell good. We are going to make room sprays and linen sprays! Don’t forget about the Monster Away Sprays for Kids!

Edit:
Whoops! I forgot to mention that this mask will be in the Mother’s Day Gift Baskets! Don’t forget to enter the drawing!

Collect supplies.

Collect supplies.

All ingredients except Pink Kaolin Clay.

All ingredients except clay, preservative, and essential oil.

Mixed ingredients after 45 seconds in the microwave.

Mixed ingredients after 45 seconds in the microwave.

Ingredients after they have cooled.

Ingredients after they have cooled.

Pink Kaolin clay on top.

Pink Kaolin clay on top over preservative and essential oil.

Smooth finished mask.

Smooth finished mask.

Mixing everything together.

Mixing everything together.

Mask in a jar.

Mask in a jar.

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About Andee

I'm a twenty something soap snob. I've grown up with hand made soaps and I love them! I really like making lotions, soaps and perfumes. I adore mixing scents to come up with something new. My favorite scent is either Wicked or Cotton Candy. I tend to hoard fragrances, I even have an Earl Grey Tea from the MMS catalog. I won't tell you how old it is, but it sure is good!


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29 thoughts on “Clay Facial Mask

  • Lauri

    I love the way this mask looks in the jar. What size of jar is that. It looks so small, like a lip balm jar.

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  • kathyjane

    Hi Andee,
    I have every thing for this recipe on hand except the Steric Acid. How important to the final product is the Steric Acid and is there something that could be substituted for it?

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    • Andee Post author

      kathyjane-
      Stearic acid, in this formulation, is a thickening agent. Without it the feel will be softer, and less creamy. If you must make it tonight, without stearic acid, look for cocoa butter or soy wax on your shelf as a substitution.

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  • lkr

    This must be the sample you sent with my order. I can’t wait to try it. Also, my daughter loves mud masks. I am sure I will have to share it with her, and probably will have to make some for us. Thanks.

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    • Andee Post author

      lkr-
      I think you will enjoy this mud mask. Some of the people I know like mud masks and they really like this recipe.

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  • Jaellra

    This mask is great! The Lemongrass EO is amazing! Didn’t really think I’d like it, I’m not a fan of Lemon scents, but WOW!
    Do you think I could substitute your Grapefruit EO, Orange, or Tangerine? Also, what size jars is that, the 2oz? Thanks for
    all your great recipes. I’ll be buying some of the clay and Lemongrass EO shortly so I can make some to give away, and
    have some in stock for myself!

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    • Andee Post author

      Jaellra-
      These jars are 2 oz jars that I use specifically for blog samples. At this time, we do not offer these jars.

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  • Jaellra

    Ok. What jars would you suggest? I need to get an order in soon so I have everything made before my
    vacation to see the family. I want to impress my Mom, sister and sisters-in-law with my bath&body
    craftiness!

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    • Andee Post author

      Jaellra-
      It would depend on you. Do you want to show off the Clay Mask or just have a faint hint of the color? Do you want to stay with a 2 oz jar or do you want a larger jar? Personally, I would stay with a 2 oz jar because I think that is a great size for personal use. If a jar is bigger, I feel that I should share with someone! If you are going to use either the Red Moroccan Clay, the French Green Clay or the Pink Kaolin, then I would recommend the 2 oz Clear PET Low Profile Jars to showcase the beautiful color of the clay. If you don’t want to have a clear jar, then I would recommend either the 2 oz Frosted Round Base Jars or the 2 oz Frosted Straight Base Jars. I would choose a black lid for any of these options, because I’m of the opinion that black lids make any jar or bottle look classy.

      One thing that you can do to impress the gals in your family with your awesome craftiness is to bring a kit like one of our Lip Solutions Kits and all the gals can take over the kitchen and make lip balm that everyone can take home. You can show how awesome making bath & body products can be and maybe create some junkies yourself!

      Hope this helps!

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  • Jaellra

    Helps very much! I think I’ll go with the 2 oz Clear PET Low Profile jars. I’ll be using the Pink Kaolin Clay, I love the color, and I think it will look great
    in the clear jar! I think what I’m going to do, since I’m going to get the Lemongrass EO, is use that as the scent for everything. I was going to try and
    make everything individual, different scents for each of them, but I REALLY love the smell of the Lemongrass. I’ll be doing a sugar scrub, massage/bath
    oil, lotion, the face mask, and soap. I already made them bath salts with the Kailua FO. Although, I do have some of your Grapefruit EO, as well as Orange
    and Tangerine. Oh and Lavender 40/42, and Eucalyptus. Would any ofthose go with the Lemongrass, to add a slightly different scent for each of them?
    Or should I just do straight Lemongrass.

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  • Jaellra

    Oops, I got a slight problem, my scale doesn’t weight .05 grams. Any idea what that would be in ML using the plastic dropper?

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    • Andee Post author

      Jaellra-
      I know that the Lemongrass works well with Eucalyptus. As far as the others, I’m not sure if they would work together or not, but I would put a few drops of Lemongrass and another essential oil on a piece of paper and see if they smell good together. Mix and blend! Maybe you will come up with a yummy blend that you wouldn’t have thought of before.

      My scale doesn’t have a .05 gram readability either. I can’t find my notes on how many drops of Lemongrass it took to make that .05 grams. Count the drops it takes to make .1 grams and then just divide that in half.

      Hope this helps!

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  • Jaellra

    LOL, Sorry, I’m soooooooo bad at math I’m an idiot ;p~ Thank you very much 😉

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    • Andee Post author

      Jaellra-
      Don’t worry about it. People just make math look harder than it really is than most of the time.

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  • Jaellra

    I made this over the weekend. Awesome 😉 Looks so cute in the low profile jars with black lids! I don’t think I put in enough scent but I think it’ll do. Tripled the recipe and it made 4 – 2oz jar fulls. I really can’t wait for my family to try all this stuff out I’m making!

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  • bluebutterflz

    Okay I know I have been posting like crazy in here but there is so much I am eager to learn. Sooo anyways does this have a shelf life? And thanks for all your helpful info. It’s been greatly appreciated!

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  • bluebutterflz

    Oh thank you. What preserative would you suggest in this? Isn’t Liquid Germall Plus one?

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  • lisa.maw

    I noticed that this is one of the few that you did not list in percentages. Could you do that and with the other clay mask recipe recipe also. I would like to be able to make more than this small amount. Thanks—Lisa

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  • Andee Post author

    Lisa,

    Here are the percentages for this recipe. I hope this helps!

    57 % Water
    4 % Hydrovance
    9.4 % Liquid Oil
    3.4 % Emulsifying Wax
    2 % Stearic Acid
    23.4 % Clay of Choice
    0.7 % Liquid Germall Plus
    0.1 % Fragrance or Essential of Choice

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  • Lindsey

    Hi, I have a few questions. Would Optiphen be an okay preservative? How quickly should I tell people to use it if I add Optiphen? Also, is hydrovance necessary? I want to do as few chemical additives as possible (I’ve made my peace with preservative and emulsifying wax!)

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    • Taylor

      Lindsey,

      You can use Optiphen in the recipe. The Hydrovance is a humectant. This means it helps the skin retain water, keeping it soft and supple. Another humectant you could use is Glycerin. Glycerin is just heavier and stickier than Hydrovance.

      Best,
      Taylor

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