A few notes about recipe substitutions:
- Polawax Emulsifying Wax is a highly reliable and strong emulsifier. It could be substituted for the generic version, Emulsifying Wax, if you prefer, although this recipe was not tested with Emulsifying Wax. Due to the clay in the recipe, we splurged and used Polawax Emulsifying Wax to avoid any chance of separation.
- This recipe calls for avocado and rosehip seed oil. Other oils can be used instead if you prefer; we recommend staying with liquid oils that absorb easily into the skin. Changing the total amount of oil in the recipe will change the overall texture of the mask.
- Because this recipe is essentially a lotion and contains a large amount of water, a preservative is necessary to prevent mold and bacterial growth. We chose Optiphen, but other water soluble preservatives will work.
- Increase the total amount of clay if you want it to be better suited for normal to oily skin types. Decreasing the amount of clay may create a thinner product with more moisturizing properties.
- If you prefer to use different clays, feel free to swap them. Clays have different absorbing properties, which will affect how it feels on the skin..
- If you have very sensitive skin, fragrance and essential oils can be irritating. Omit from the recipe if you prefer. Or, you can sub out the essential oil for a different oil.
What You’ll Need:
Four Short 8 oz. Bail Jars
21.4 oz. Distilled Water
1 oz. Rose Clay
3.5 oz. Kaolin Clay
1 oz. Rosehip Seed Oil
1.3 oz. Avocado Oil
0.8 oz. BTMS-50 Conditioning Emulsifier
1 oz. Polawax Emulsifying Wax
0.5 oz. Chamomile Extract
0.2 oz. Optiphen (preservative)
1 mL Rose Absolute