• Advanced,  Soaps,  Summer recipes,  Tutorials and recipes

    Two-in-one soap for Indiana Jones wannabes

    The return of hot, sunny weather brings with it vacations, outdoor adventures, and even camping for some! Whether you enjoy roughing it or a more “civilized” approach, you need a soap that respects the environment and won’t attract clouds of mosquitoes or black flies. So why not make your own fantastic two-colour soap using two different clays? The following recipe makes a soap that’s fun to use while camping for washing both your skin and your hair. The mixture of essential oils gives it the refreshing scent of the great outdoors. Can’t you just hear the call of the wild? Tools Silicone loaf soap mold Sieve Protective soapmaking gear Scales,…

  • How to chose clay for my skin
    Tips and tricks,  Tutorials and recipes

    How to choose clay?

    Which clay is best for my skin? Let’s take a look at the special characteristics of the seven clays most commonly used: kaolin clay (white), green, red, yellow, pink, ghassoul, and bentonite. White clay (kaolin) White clay is the softest and least drying to the skin. It is best for people with dry and sensitive skin and can even be used instead of talcum powder to prevent diaper rash. It covers well and is used in natural cosmetics. It is also often used in body care products such as toothpaste, deodorant, and shaving cream. In hair masks, it can be used to revitalize dry and damaged hair. When added to…

  • How to make a clay mask
    Beginner,  Face,  Facial cream

    How to make clay masks?

    A clay mask can be as simple as this: 1. Mix a tablespoon of clay with enough water to make a smooth, creamy paste. 2. Apply a thick layer of this clay paste to your face. 3. Leave the clay on your face for five to ten minutes, spritzing occasionally with water or a hydrosol. 4. Make sure the mask doesn’t dry completely; not only does the clay not release beneficial minerals when it is dry, but it also starts to draw out moisture from the skin. 5. Rinse and finish rinsing with cold water. 6. Moisturize your skin with your favourite cream or lotion. You can also replace water…