After falling madly in love with my Everyday French Green Clay Bar I decided I needed more of them. Clay bars are downright fantastic for daily light clay use and they’re far more travel friendly than a baggie of mysterious looking powder (especially if you’re flying). This Pink Rose Clay Bar version features two gentle clays and some other goodies to create a pretty pink bar just in time for Valentine’s Day.
The bulk of this bar is a blend of Australian pastel pink clay and white white kaolin clay (USA / Canada). Both are relatively fine clays with great balancing and detoxing properties. The paler kaolin also helps dilute the Aussie pink clay, which is quite highly pigmented (your washcloths will thank me).
To the clays I’ve added some colloidal oatmeal (USA / Canada). This pale green powder is basically just superfine oat flour, and brings all the wonderful benefits of oatmeal to the bar without the scrubbiness the bran brings. With natural moisturizers and anti-inflammatory goodies, it’s a great addition.
Witch hazel and aloe vera hydrate the powders into a paste, and then leave behind astringent and healing goodness when the water evaporates away.
All that’s left now is to mash everything together, pack it into a mould, and let it dry over a few days. You won’t regret it.
The final bar is heavy and lightly rose-scented. I find it glides on more easily than my French Green Clay Bar, absorbing water faster and coating the skin quickly. To use, run the bar under warm water and glide it over your face. Be sure to set the bar aside to dry out between uses.
Pink Rose Clay Bar
1/3 cup Australian pastel pink clay
1/3 cup white white kaolin clay (USA / Canada)
2 tsp colloidal oatmeal (USA / Canada)
2 tbsp witch hazel
2 tbsp aloe vera juice
1g | 0.03oz rose wax
7g | 0.25oz virgin coconut oil
Sir the clays and colloidal oatmeal (USA / Canada) together in a bowl, and melt the coconut oil and rose wax together. Add the witch hazel, aloe vera juice, rose wax, and coconut oil, and mash everything together until you have a thick paste.
Press the mixture into a silicone mould and leave it to dry for several days. As it dries it will pull away from the edges of the mould and will be easy to turn out.
To use, wet your face and the bar, and then run the bar over your face to leave a thin layer of clay. Let it dry before rinsing off, and follow up with some argan oil.