Pumpkin and Clay Face Mask Project

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Skill Level: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour
Yield: Four 8 oz. Jars

Project Description

This Pumpkin and Clay Face Mask is the perfect way to celebrate fall and treat your skin at the same time.

This project is made with skin-loving ingredients such as pumpkin extractpumpkin powder, and oat oilKaolin clay creates a thick yet spreadable texture, and dark red Brazilian clay gives the mask a beautiful pumpkin orange hue. 

This mask is an emulsified product, which means oils and water are blended together with the help of an emulsifier. In this recipe, we used Polawax Emulsifying Wax and Btms- 50 Conditioning Emulsifier to bind the mask. The final texture is similar to a thick cream. Because this recipe contains water, a preservative is necessary. Learn more about preservatives here. This mask is best suited for combination to oily skin. If you have dry skin, decrease the amount of kaolin clay as shown in the Lavender Face Mask Project.

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Supplies

10 Ingredients
2 Tools
For All 12 Items
We do our best to include just what you need to make your project, however due to available product sizes, you may have left overs.
All 12 Items :
Oat Oil - 1 oz
Oat Oil - 1 oz Item#: IB002398
$6.49

$6.49
Avocado Oil - 1 lb
Avocado Oil - 1 lb Item#: IB002332
$7.59

$7.59
Polawax Emulsifying Wax - 1 lb
Polawax Emulsifying Wax - 1 lb Item#: IB003044
$28.99

$28.99
BTMS - 50 Conditioning Emulsifier - 2 oz
BTMS - 50 Conditioning Emulsifier - 2 oz Item#: IB003048
$4.75

$4.75
Kaolin Clay - 2 lbs
Kaolin Clay - 2 lbs Item#: IB002569
$6.50

$6.50
Dark Red Brazilian Clay - 1 oz
Dark Red Brazilian Clay - 1 oz Item#: IB002621
$4.99

$4.99
Pumpkin Powder - 3 oz
Pumpkin Powder - 3 oz Item#: IB002667
$5.99

$5.99
Pumpkin Extract - 1 oz
Pumpkin Extract - 1 oz Item#: IB000371
$4.25

$4.25
Optiphen - 1 oz
Optiphen - 1 oz Item#: IB002504
$3.99

$3.99
Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil - 1.75 oz
Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil - 1.75 oz Item#: IB000309
$12.90

$12.90
Short 8 oz Plastic Bail Jar - 1 jar
Short 8 oz Plastic Bail Jar - 1 jar Item#: IB002069
$2.75

$2.75
Droppers With Suction Bulb - 1 dropper
Droppers With Suction Bulb - 1 dropper Item#: IB000083
$0.75

$0.75

Instructions

Pumpkin and Clay Face Mask Project

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: Four 8 oz. Jars

This project is made with skin-loving ingredients such as pumpkin extractpumpkin powder, and oat oilKaolin clay creates a thick yet spreadable texture, and dark red Brazilian clay gives the mask a beautiful pumpkin orange hue. 

This mask is an emulsified product, which means oils and water are blended together with the help of an emulsifier. In this recipe, we used Polawax Emulsifying Wax and Btms- 50 Conditioning Emulsifier to bind the mask. The final texture is similar to a thick cream. Because this recipe contains water, a preservative is necessary. Learn more about preservatives here. This mask is best suited for combination to oily skin. If you have dry skin, decrease the amount of kaolin clay as shown in the Lavender Face Mask Project.

You will need:

  • Four 8 oz. Plastic Bail Jars
  • 21.4 oz. Distilled Water
  • 1 oz. Oat Oil
  • 1.3 oz. Avocado Oil
  • 1 oz. Polawax Emulsifying Wax
  • 0.8 oz. BTMS-50 Conditioning Emulsifier
  • 6 oz. Kaolin Clay
  • 0.3 oz. Dark Red Brazilian Clay
  • 1 oz. Pumpkin Powder
  • 0.5 oz. Pumpkin Extract
  • 0.2 oz. Optiphen
  • 3 mL Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil
  • Dropper

Follow these steps:

1

In a heat-safe container, combine 1.3 ounces of avocado oil, 1 ounce of oat oil, 0.8 ounces of BTMS-50, and 1 ounce of Polawax Emulsifying Wax. Heat the container in the microwave using 30-60 second bursts until the waxes have fully melted. Be careful when removing the container, as it will be quite hot. Set aside.

2

In a small separate container, measure 6 ounces of kaolin clay, 0.3 ounces of dark red Brazilian clay, and 1 ounce of pumpkin powder. Mix to combine.

3

In a separate large container, heat 21.4 ounces of distilled water in the microwave (or on the stove top) until it reaches about 160° F. Once the water reaches the correct temperature, some of it may evaporate. Remeasure and add more distilled water if necessary until you have 21.4 ounces.

4

Check the temperatures of both containers. Each container should be about 150°-180° F. If the oil and wax has cooled, place back into the microwave.

5

Place the stick blender into the water and burp it to help get rid of bubbles. Pour the oil and wax mixture into the water and use a spatula to make sure every little bit is added. Begin pulsing the stick blender. The mixture will take on a milky appearance once the water, oil, and waxes have begun to emulsify. Continue to pulse and stir for about a minute.

6

Add heaping spoonfuls of the kaolin clay mixture and pulsing the stick blender until fully combined.


7



Continue stick blending for about 1-2 minutes. Use a spatula to scrape down any clay that may be on the sides of the bowl. If you find the mixture is thick and difficult to mix, it may be too cool. Heat the mixture in the microwave using 30 second bursts and continue stick blending until the mixture is smooth.

8

Check the temperature of the mixture. Once it's 130-140° F, add 0.2 ounces of Optiphen, 0.5 ounces of pumpkin extract, and 3 mL of cedarwood atlas essential oil. Stick blend the ingredients until fully mixed.

9

Pour the mixture into the bail jars. If you find you have a lot of bubbles on the top, you can spritz the top of the containers with alcohol to help get rid of some of them. Allow the containers to cool for several hours with the lid open to prevent condensation. Once fully cooled, the mixture will have a thick, lotion-like texture.

Tutorial credits

Photographer: Amanda Kerzman

Pumpkin and Clay Face Mask Project

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: Four 8 oz. Jars

This project is made with skin-loving ingredients such as pumpkin extractpumpkin powder, and oat oilKaolin clay creates a thick yet spreadable texture, and dark red Brazilian clay gives the mask a beautiful pumpkin orange hue. 

This mask is an emulsified product, which means oils and water are blended together with the help of an emulsifier. In this recipe, we used Polawax Emulsifying Wax and Btms- 50 Conditioning Emulsifier to bind the mask. The final texture is similar to a thick cream. Because this recipe contains water, a preservative is necessary. Learn more about preservatives here. This mask is best suited for combination to oily skin. If you have dry skin, decrease the amount of kaolin clay as shown in the Lavender Face Mask Project.

You will need:

  • Four 8 oz. Plastic Bail Jars
  • 21.4 oz. Distilled Water
  • 1 oz. Oat Oil
  • 1.3 oz. Avocado Oil
  • 1 oz. Polawax Emulsifying Wax
  • 0.8 oz. BTMS-50 Conditioning Emulsifier
  • 6 oz. Kaolin Clay
  • 0.3 oz. Dark Red Brazilian Clay
  • 1 oz. Pumpkin Powder
  • 0.5 oz. Pumpkin Extract
  • 0.2 oz. Optiphen
  • 3 mL Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil
  • Dropper

Follow these steps:

1

In a heat-safe container, combine 1.3 ounces of avocado oil, 1 ounce of oat oil, 0.8 ounces of BTMS-50, and 1 ounce of Polawax Emulsifying Wax. Heat the container in the microwave using 30-60 second bursts until the waxes have fully melted. Be careful when removing the container, as it will be quite hot. Set aside.

2

In a small separate container, measure 6 ounces of kaolin clay, 0.3 ounces of dark red Brazilian clay, and 1 ounce of pumpkin powder. Mix to combine.

3

In a separate large container, heat 21.4 ounces of distilled water in the microwave (or on the stove top) until it reaches about 160° F. Once the water reaches the correct temperature, some of it may evaporate. Remeasure and add more distilled water if necessary until you have 21.4 ounces.

4

Check the temperatures of both containers. Each container should be about 150°-180° F. If the oil and wax has cooled, place back into the microwave.

5

Place the stick blender into the water and burp it to help get rid of bubbles. Pour the oil and wax mixture into the water and use a spatula to make sure every little bit is added. Begin pulsing the stick blender. The mixture will take on a milky appearance once the water, oil, and waxes have begun to emulsify. Continue to pulse and stir for about a minute.

6

Add heaping spoonfuls of the kaolin clay mixture and pulsing the stick blender until fully combined.


7



Continue stick blending for about 1-2 minutes. Use a spatula to scrape down any clay that may be on the sides of the bowl. If you find the mixture is thick and difficult to mix, it may be too cool. Heat the mixture in the microwave using 30 second bursts and continue stick blending until the mixture is smooth.

8

Check the temperature of the mixture. Once it's 130-140° F, add 0.2 ounces of Optiphen, 0.5 ounces of pumpkin extract, and 3 mL of cedarwood atlas essential oil. Stick blend the ingredients until fully mixed.

9

Pour the mixture into the bail jars. If you find you have a lot of bubbles on the top, you can spritz the top of the containers with alcohol to help get rid of some of them. Allow the containers to cool for several hours with the lid open to prevent condensation. Once fully cooled, the mixture will have a thick, lotion-like texture.

Tutorial credits

Photographer: Amanda Kerzman

You will need:

  • Four 8 oz. Plastic Bail Jars
  • 21.4 oz. Distilled Water
  • 1 oz. Oat Oil
  • 1.3 oz. Avocado Oil
  • 1 oz. Polawax Emulsifying Wax
  • 0.8 oz. BTMS-50 Conditioning Emulsifier
  • 6 oz. Kaolin Clay
  • 0.3 oz. Dark Red Brazilian Clay
  • 1 oz. Pumpkin Powder
  • 0.5 oz. Pumpkin Extract
  • 0.2 oz. Optiphen
  • 3 mL Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil
  • Dropper

Follow these steps:

1

In a heat-safe container, combine 1.3 ounces of avocado oil, 1 ounce of oat oil, 0.8 ounces of BTMS-50, and 1 ounce of Polawax Emulsifying Wax. Heat the container in the microwave using 30-60 second bursts until the waxes have fully melted. Be careful when removing the container, as it will be quite hot. Set aside.

2

In a small separate container, measure 6 ounces of kaolin clay, 0.3 ounces of dark red Brazilian clay, and 1 ounce of pumpkin powder. Mix to combine.

3

In a separate large container, heat 21.4 ounces of distilled water in the microwave (or on the stove top) until it reaches about 160° F. Once the water reaches the correct temperature, some of it may evaporate. Remeasure and add more distilled water if necessary until you have 21.4 ounces.

4

Check the temperatures of both containers. Each container should be about 150°-180° F. If the oil and wax has cooled, place back into the microwave.

5

Place the stick blender into the water and burp it to help get rid of bubbles. Pour the oil and wax mixture into the water and use a spatula to make sure every little bit is added. Begin pulsing the stick blender. The mixture will take on a milky appearance once the water, oil, and waxes have begun to emulsify. Continue to pulse and stir for about a minute.

6

Add heaping spoonfuls of the kaolin clay mixture and pulsing the stick blender until fully combined.


7



Continue stick blending for about 1-2 minutes. Use a spatula to scrape down any clay that may be on the sides of the bowl. If you find the mixture is thick and difficult to mix, it may be too cool. Heat the mixture in the microwave using 30 second bursts and continue stick blending until the mixture is smooth.

8

Check the temperature of the mixture. Once it's 130-140° F, add 0.2 ounces of Optiphen, 0.5 ounces of pumpkin extract, and 3 mL of cedarwood atlas essential oil. Stick blend the ingredients until fully mixed.

9

Pour the mixture into the bail jars. If you find you have a lot of bubbles on the top, you can spritz the top of the containers with alcohol to help get rid of some of them. Allow the containers to cool for several hours with the lid open to prevent condensation. Once fully cooled, the mixture will have a thick, lotion-like texture.

Tutorial credits

Photographer: Amanda Kerzman

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