A fresher face with Clay-4-Clean

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A gentle and effective clay cleansing scrub

In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, plenty of impurities accumulate on our skin: pollution, dust, perspiration, make-up, or other products… So it’s important to give your skin a deep clean from time to time. And what’s better than making your own face cleanser for the task?!

Now that spring is here, it’s the perfect time to cleanse your skin with Clay-4-Clean, our gentle clay facial scrub! This natural facial cleanser has a number of benefits! In addition to redefining, purifying, and smoothing your skin, it cleans, tightens, and reduces the appearance of pores.

With Clay-4-Clean, you’ll have a brighter, fresher, and more even complexion… As if you’d given your skin a beautiful spring cleaning!

How to make your own facial cleanser?

Before you begin

Before you fill the tube with your homemade cleanser, you can adjust its texture:

  • by adding a bit of water if it seems too thick
  • by adding a bit of clay if it seems too liquid

Ingredients

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Tools

Good to know!

  • Bentonite clay is a very strong absorber of water and cannot be replaced with an equal part of another clay in this recipe. Known for its ability to absorb impurities, bentonite clay is ideal for use in this type of deep-cleansing product.
  • Willow bark extract works as an active in this recipe. It smoothes and purifies skin by getting rid of dead cells. Along with the grapefruit seed extract, it also functions as a preservative by boosting the product’s shelf life.

Steps to follow

  1. In a small stainless steel bowl, measure the demineralized water and set on a pot to make a double boiler. Heat until the water reaches a temperature of 80°C.
  2. Turn off the burner but leave the bowl on the double boiler for heat. Add the African black soap to the hot water, first crumbling it a little, and let melt for about 15 minutes, stirring gently with the spatula from time to time until all the soap has melted.how to make facial cleanser
  3. In a ramekin, weigh and premix the clay and colloidal oatmeal.
  4. Gradually add the clay/oatmeal mixture to the soapy water and incorporate with the spatula. Once totally incorporated, use the mini mixer (with frothing attachment) to break up clumps and homogenize the mixture (some clumps may remain, which is normal). Remove the bowl from the double boiler.homemade face wash with clay
  5. In a ramekin, weigh and mix the rest of the ingredients (the preservatives, essential oils, and vegetable oil). Pour this mixture into the batter and incorporate with the spatula, then use the mini mixer to mix well and render the batter smooth and homogeneous.
  6. Pour the mixture into a Ziploc-style bag or into the filling syringe.homemade face wash with clay
  7. Unscrew the cap from the tube.
  8. Cut off a corner of the bag (the hole must be smaller than the tube’s opening!) then press the air out of the tube. Place the hole of the bag on the opening of the tube and squeeze the bag while releasing pressure on the tube. Repeat until the tube is full.
  9. Alternatively, fill the tube with the filling syringe while applying pressure to the tube, as explained for the Ziploc method.recipe for natural face cleanser

Use and conservation

This homemade cleanser is formulated for normal, greasy, or acne-prone skin. It is not recommended for dry and/or sensitive skin.

You can use this cleanser weekly (or daily if needed, but only for a short period of time), by gently massaging a small amount onto wet skin, then rinse well. Apply a hydrating cream after cleansing.

Made in optimal sanitary conditions, your homemade clay cleanser will keep for at least 3 months.


Comments

A fresher face with Clay-4-Clean — 11 Comments

  1. This post is truly something unique and more data assembling by your site and furthermore helpful. I need to some more data much obliged.

  2. Hey, Thank you for sharing this guide. I am currently facing oily skin issue. But after using some tips and remedies that you mentioned it’s beginning to decrease. so thanks again for sharing this great info.

  3. Great review!I am currently facing oily skin issue.. I need to some more data much obliged.
    thanks

    • Hello Tanxil,
      Some essential oils are good for this kind of problem: tea tree, atlas cedar, rosewood and bay laurel. You can add one drop of one of these essential oils directly in your shampoo, just before applying it.
      Nettle leaves are also a good product. You can grind them to powder and add it to your shampoo recipes or to your hair care.
      Rose geranium hydrosol can also be sprayed on the scalp.
      If the problem still persists, please contact a medical professional.
      Have a nice day,

  4. this clay scrub is awesome,
    I will surely try it and share my experience with you. Now
    I have a question, I have egg allergies. Can I still use it on my scalp to get rid of excess oil on scalp?

    • Hi Donna,
      Thank you very much, we’re very pleased to see that you like this recipe that much!
      And there’s no problem with your allergies, there is no egg in it.
      Can’t wait to hear your feedback!
      Have a nice day.

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  7. I totally want to do this facial now! I am a sucker for black head strips and these charcoal sound awesome!

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