Keeping myself busy before my next round of soap making.
I usually just make up a few tablespoons of face mask each time I want it but I decided to try something new this time so this is a step up from my quick masks. I have added emusifying wax and BTMS-50, and Orchid Extract to my usual clay and water. I rounded the recipe out with jojoba and argan oils. This recipe makes 8oz.
Rhassoul Clay Mask with Orchid Extract & Rose Water
4.24 oz Distilled Water
.35 oz Jojoba Oil
.26 oz Argan Oil
.26 oz Emulsifying Wax
.02 oz BTMS-50
1.10 oz Rhassoul Clay
1.50 oz Rose Water
.13 oz Orchid Extract
1% Optiphen ND
Heat jojoba, argan, emulsifying wax and BTMS-50 in a double boiler until melted and clear.
Heat water to around 170 degrees F.
Mix the oil and water mixture and stick blend in burst for about a minute. Add the clay a tablespoon at a time, blending in bursts until it is fully incorporated.
Let it cool down to around 130 degrees before adding the rose water, Orchid Extract and Optiphen ND.
Mix in bursts for several minutes. Depending on your clay and evaporation you may need a bit more clay. If you substitute with a different clay you may have to slightly adjust to get the right balance of liquid and clay that is to your liking. Continue to mix it occasionally until it has fully cooled, it will set up a bit as it sits. This was about the consistency of yogurt when I poured it. Tap the container on the counter after you fill it to release any air bubbles.
This recipe turned out to be the consistency of whipped yogurt after setting up and feels lite and fluffy.