Lavender Face Mask Project

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Lavender Face Mask Project

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Usually clay masks are designed for oily skin. Because clay absorbs oil, it’s a natural fit. This Lavender Clay Face Mask was specifically formulated for dry and sensitive skin. Don't let the list of ingredients intimidate you - it's surprisingly easy to make! Transforming the clay, water and oil into a luxurious mask is a satisfying and rewarding creative process.
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9 Ingredients
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For All 10 Items
9 Ingredients
9 Items
$84.69
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.
Argan Oil - 4 oz

Argan Oil - 4 oz

size: 4 oz
Price: $12.00

$12.00
Avocado Oil - 1 lb

Avocado Oil - 1 lb

size: 1 lb
Price: $6.40

$6.40
Polawax Emulsifying Wax - 1 lb

Polawax Emulsifying Wax - 1 lb

size: 1 lb
Price: $20.00

$20.00
Btms- 50 Conditioning Emulsifier - 16 oz

Btms- 50 Conditioning Emulsifier - 16 oz

size: 16 oz
Price: $22.99

$22.99
Kaolin Clay - 1 oz

Kaolin Clay - 1 oz

size: 1 oz
Price: $0.50

$0.50
Purple Brazilian Clay - 1 oz

Purple Brazilian Clay - 1 oz

size: 1 oz
Price: $4.00

$4.00
Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil - 1.75 oz

Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil - 1.75 oz

size: 1.75 oz
Price: $11.81

$11.81
Evening Primrose Extract - 1 oz

Evening Primrose Extract - 1 oz

size: 1 oz
Price: $3.49

$3.49
Optiphen - 1 oz

Optiphen - 1 oz

size: 1 oz
Price: $3.50

$3.50
1 Tools
1 Items
$11.00
Short 8 oz Plastic Bail Jar - 1 jar

Short 8 oz Plastic Bail Jar - 1 jar

variant-quantity-set: 1 jar
Price: $2.75

$11.00

Instructions

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DIY Lavender Clay Mask Project
This Lavender Clay Face Mask was specifically formulated for dry and sensitive skin. Don’t let the list of ingredients intimidate you – it’s surprisingly easy to make!

Difficulty: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Yield: Four 8 oz. jars

 

Ingredients

Four Short 8 oz. Bail Jars

21.4 oz. Distilled Water

1 oz. Argan Oil

1.3 oz. Avocado Oil

1 oz. Polawax Emulsifying Wax

0.8 oz. BTMS-50 Conditioning Wax

3.5 oz. Kaolin Clay

1 oz. Purple Brazilian Clay

2 mL Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil

0.5 oz. Evening Primrose Extract

0.2 oz. Optiphen

Instructions

EQUIPMENT PREP: Disinfect your utensils by dipping them in a 5% bleach water solution and allowing to dry. This includes mixing containers, your stick blender, and any spoons or spatulas that may come in contact with your mask. Your products must be as free of germs, bacteria, and microbes as possible. To be safe, bleach water all your utensils.
CLAY PREP: In a small separate container, measure 3.5 ounces of kaolin clay and 1 ounce of purple Brazilian clay. If you like, you can add them to the same container. In the steps below I added them separately, but the purple Brazilian clay can be added along with the kaolin clay if you prefer.
  1. In a heat-safe container, combine the avocado oil, argan oil, BTMS-50 and 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 the distilled water in the microwave (or on the stove top) until it reaches about 160-170 ° 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 of hot water.
  3. Check the temperatures of both containers. Each container should be about 160°-180° F. If the oil and wax mixture has cooled, place back into the microwave until fully melted. 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 (or the kaolin clay and purple Brazilian Clay mixture) and pulsing the stick blender until combined. Continue adding the clay to the mixture and blending in small amounts until all the clay is added.
  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. Once the mixture is about 130-140°F, add the Optiphen, Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil and primrose extract. Stick blend (don’t forget to burp the stick blender!) the ingredients in until fully mixed.
  6. If not already added, add the purple Brazilian clay and stick blend until the mixture is fully blended. 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 99% isopropyl alcohol to help get rid of some of them. Allow the containers to cool for several hours with the lid open to avoid condensation. Once fully cooled, the mixture will have become a thick, lotion-like texture. We found that the top of the mask does form a bit of a skin as it dries.
  8. 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. For drier skins, do no use more than one time per week.

Extended Instructions

EQUIPMENT PREP: Disinfect your utensils by dipping them in a 5% bleach water solution and allowing to dry. This includes mixing containers, your stick blender, and any spoons or spatulas that may come in contact with your mask. Your products must be as free of germs, bacteria, and microbes as possible. To be safe, bleach water all your utensils.

CLAY PREP: In a small separate container, measure 3.5 ounces of kaolin clay and 1 ounce of purple Brazilian clay. If you like, you can add them to the same container. In the steps below I added them separately, but the purple Brazilian clay can be added along with the kaolin clay if you prefer.

1

In a heat-safe container, combine the avocado oil, argan oil, BTMS-50 and 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.

Melting Beeswax

2

In a separate large container, heat the distilled water in the microwave (or on the stove top) until it reaches about 160-170 ° 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 of hot water.

 

3

Check the temperatures of both containers. Each container should be about 160°-180° F. If the oil and wax mixture has cooled, place back into the microwave until fully melted. 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.

Pouring Melted Oils

4

Begin adding heaping spoonfuls of the kaolin clay (or the kaolin clay and purple Brazilian Clay mixture) and pulsing the stick blender until combined. Continue adding the clay to the mixture and blending in small amounts until all the clay is added.

Adding Kaolin

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. Once the mixture is about 130-140°F, add the Optiphen, Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil and primrose extract. Stick blend (don’t forget to burp the stick blender!) the ingredients in until fully mixed.

Adding preservative

6

If not already added, add the purple Brazilian clay and stick blend until the mixture is fully blended. Continue to stick blend for several more minutes, just to make sure the ingredients are fully emulsified.

Adding brazilian Clay

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 99% isopropyl alcohol to help get rid of some of them. Allow the containers to cool for several hours with the lid open to avoid condensation. Once fully cooled, the mixture will have become a thick, lotion-like texture. We found that the top of the mask does form a bit of a skin as it dries.

Pour mask

8

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. For drier skins, do no use more than one time per week.

Finished Masks

Tutorial credits

Photographer: Amanda Kerzman

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