Turmeric Clay Face Mask Project

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Skill Level: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes
Yield: Four 8 oz. Jars

Project Description

This mask is a blast to make and it leaves your skin feeling fresh!

Turmeric is a plant of the ginger family, and it's usually used in dry powder form. Its commonly added to dishes like curry and has been used in Chinese medicine for years. This Turmeric Clay Face Mask recipe harnesses the properties of this powerful spice, along with luxurious ingredients like carrot seed essential oil and carrot extract

This clay mask was specifically designed for normal to oily skin. It contains kaolin clay, which is fine-grained and gentle on the skin. Carrot extract is high in vitamins A and E, and it's thought to soothe the skin. Carrot seed essential oil is rich in vitamins and carotene. It has a distinct herby smell that’s not everybody’s favorite, but this recipe uses a small amount so it’s not overwhelming.

This mask washes off cleanly with no staining. Turmeric powder can stain your work surface though, so we recommend laying down newspaper or cardboard before you get started on this mask.

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  • Supplies
  • Instructions
  • Reviews
  • Q&A

Supplies

8 Ingredients
2 Tools
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All 10 Items :
BTMS - 50 Conditioning Emulsifier - 2 oz
BTMS - 50 Conditioning Emulsifier - 2 oz Item#: IB003048
$4.75

$4.75
Polawax Emulsifying Wax - 1 lb
Polawax Emulsifying Wax - 1 lb Item#: IB003044
$28.99

$28.99
Optiphen - 1 oz
Optiphen - 1 oz Item#: IB002504
$3.99

$3.99
Avocado Oil - 1 lb
Avocado Oil - 1 lb Item#: IB002332
$7.59

$7.59
Kaolin Clay - 2 lbs
Kaolin Clay - 2 lbs Item#: IB002569
$6.50

$6.50
Carrot Extract - 1 oz
Carrot Extract - 1 oz Item#: IB000347
$4.25

$4.25
Turmeric Powder - 3 oz
Turmeric Powder - 3 oz Item#: IB002638
$4.50

$4.50
Orange 10X Essential Oil - 1.5 oz
Orange 10X Essential Oil - 1.5 oz Item#: IB000271
$4.50

$4.50
Droppers With Suction Bulb - 1 dropper
Droppers With Suction Bulb - 1 dropper Item#: IB000083
$0.75

$0.75
Short 8 oz Plastic Bail Jar - 10 jars
Short 8 oz Plastic Bail Jar - 10 jars Item#: IB002070
$22.50

$22.50

Instructions

Turmeric Clay Face Mask Project

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Four 8 oz. Jars

Turmeric is a plant of the ginger family, and it's usually used in dry powder form. Its commonly added to dishes like curry and has been used in Chinese medicine for years. This Turmeric Clay Face Mask recipe harnesses the properties of this powerful spice, along with luxurious ingredients like carrot seed essential oil and carrot extract

This clay mask was specifically designed for normal to oily skin. It contains kaolin clay, which is fine-grained and gentle on the skin. Carrot extract is high in vitamins A and E, and it's thought to soothe the skin. Carrot seed essential oil is rich in vitamins and carotene. It has a distinct herby smell that’s not everybody’s favorite, but this recipe uses a small amount so it’s not overwhelming.

This mask washes off cleanly with no staining. Turmeric powder can stain your work surface though, so we recommend laying down newspaper or cardboard before you get started on this mask.

You will need:

  • 4 Short 8 oz. Bail Jars
  • 21.4 oz. Distilled Water
  • 2.3 oz. Avocado Oil
  • 1 oz. Polawax Emulsifying Wax
  • 0.8 oz. BTMS-50 Conditioning Emsulifier
  • 6 oz. Kaolin Clay
  • 0.2 oz. Turmeric Powder
  • 2 mL Carrot Seed Essential Oil
  • 0.5 oz. Carrot Extract
  • 0.2 oz. Optiphen
  • Dropper

Follow these steps:

1

In a heat-safe container, combine 2.3 ounces of avocado oil, 0.8 ounces of BTMS-50, and 1 ounce of Polawax. 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 separate large container, heat 21.4 ounces of distilled water in the microwave (or on the stove top) until it reaches about 160-170° F. If necessary, remeasure and add more distilled water to account for any evaporation.

3

Check the temperatures of both containers. They should be about 160° F. If the oil and wax has cooled, place back into the microwave for 30 second bursts. 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.

4

Begin adding heaping spoonfuls of the kaolin clay and pulsing the stick blender until combined.

5

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. Check the temperature of the mixture. When it's 130-140°F, add 0.2 ounces of Optiphen, 2 mL of carrot seed essential oil, and 0.5 ounces of carrot extract. Stick blend the ingredients together.

6

Add 0.2 ounces of turmeric powder and stick blend until completely mixed in. Continue to stick blend for several more minutes, just to make sure the ingredients are fully emulsified.

7

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 avoid condensation.

8

Once fully cooled, the mixture will have become a thick, lotion-like texture. To use, apply a medium layer to dry, clean skin. Avoid the immediate eye area. Allow the mask to sit on the skin for about 10-15 minutes. Use warm water to rinse off. There is no need to wash the skin after, but you can if you prefer.

Tutorial credits

Photographer: Amanda Kerzman

Turmeric Clay Face Mask Project

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Four 8 oz. Jars

Turmeric is a plant of the ginger family, and it's usually used in dry powder form. Its commonly added to dishes like curry and has been used in Chinese medicine for years. This Turmeric Clay Face Mask recipe harnesses the properties of this powerful spice, along with luxurious ingredients like carrot seed essential oil and carrot extract

This clay mask was specifically designed for normal to oily skin. It contains kaolin clay, which is fine-grained and gentle on the skin. Carrot extract is high in vitamins A and E, and it's thought to soothe the skin. Carrot seed essential oil is rich in vitamins and carotene. It has a distinct herby smell that’s not everybody’s favorite, but this recipe uses a small amount so it’s not overwhelming.

This mask washes off cleanly with no staining. Turmeric powder can stain your work surface though, so we recommend laying down newspaper or cardboard before you get started on this mask.

You will need:

  • 4 Short 8 oz. Bail Jars
  • 21.4 oz. Distilled Water
  • 2.3 oz. Avocado Oil
  • 1 oz. Polawax Emulsifying Wax
  • 0.8 oz. BTMS-50 Conditioning Emsulifier
  • 6 oz. Kaolin Clay
  • 0.2 oz. Turmeric Powder
  • 2 mL Carrot Seed Essential Oil
  • 0.5 oz. Carrot Extract
  • 0.2 oz. Optiphen
  • Dropper

Follow these steps:

1

In a heat-safe container, combine 2.3 ounces of avocado oil, 0.8 ounces of BTMS-50, and 1 ounce of Polawax. 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 separate large container, heat 21.4 ounces of distilled water in the microwave (or on the stove top) until it reaches about 160-170° F. If necessary, remeasure and add more distilled water to account for any evaporation.

3

Check the temperatures of both containers. They should be about 160° F. If the oil and wax has cooled, place back into the microwave for 30 second bursts. 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.

4

Begin adding heaping spoonfuls of the kaolin clay and pulsing the stick blender until combined.

5

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. Check the temperature of the mixture. When it's 130-140°F, add 0.2 ounces of Optiphen, 2 mL of carrot seed essential oil, and 0.5 ounces of carrot extract. Stick blend the ingredients together.

6

Add 0.2 ounces of turmeric powder and stick blend until completely mixed in. Continue to stick blend for several more minutes, just to make sure the ingredients are fully emulsified.

7

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 avoid condensation.

8

Once fully cooled, the mixture will have become a thick, lotion-like texture. To use, apply a medium layer to dry, clean skin. Avoid the immediate eye area. Allow the mask to sit on the skin for about 10-15 minutes. Use warm water to rinse off. There is no need to wash the skin after, but you can if you prefer.

Tutorial credits

Photographer: Amanda Kerzman

You will need:

  • 4 Short 8 oz. Bail Jars
  • 21.4 oz. Distilled Water
  • 2.3 oz. Avocado Oil
  • 1 oz. Polawax Emulsifying Wax
  • 0.8 oz. BTMS-50 Conditioning Emsulifier
  • 6 oz. Kaolin Clay
  • 0.2 oz. Turmeric Powder
  • 2 mL Carrot Seed Essential Oil
  • 0.5 oz. Carrot Extract
  • 0.2 oz. Optiphen
  • Dropper

Follow these steps:

1

In a heat-safe container, combine 2.3 ounces of avocado oil, 0.8 ounces of BTMS-50, and 1 ounce of Polawax. 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 separate large container, heat 21.4 ounces of distilled water in the microwave (or on the stove top) until it reaches about 160-170° F. If necessary, remeasure and add more distilled water to account for any evaporation.

3

Check the temperatures of both containers. They should be about 160° F. If the oil and wax has cooled, place back into the microwave for 30 second bursts. 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.

4

Begin adding heaping spoonfuls of the kaolin clay and pulsing the stick blender until combined.

5

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. Check the temperature of the mixture. When it's 130-140°F, add 0.2 ounces of Optiphen, 2 mL of carrot seed essential oil, and 0.5 ounces of carrot extract. Stick blend the ingredients together.

6

Add 0.2 ounces of turmeric powder and stick blend until completely mixed in. Continue to stick blend for several more minutes, just to make sure the ingredients are fully emulsified.

7

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 avoid condensation.

8

Once fully cooled, the mixture will have become a thick, lotion-like texture. To use, apply a medium layer to dry, clean skin. Avoid the immediate eye area. Allow the mask to sit on the skin for about 10-15 minutes. Use warm water to rinse off. There is no need to wash the skin after, but you can if you prefer.

Tutorial credits

Photographer: Amanda Kerzman

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