Rose Clay Benefits + Rose Clay Melt and Pour Soap Recipe
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Learn more about rose clay soap benefits and adding clay to melt and pour soap.  There's a trick to adding clay to soap, and I'll teach you how to do it without clumps in this melt and pour soap recipe with clay.


I love using natural clays for DIY beauty products.  I use a clay mask once a week, and it makes my skin so soft and smooth.  


I also make a melt and pour soap recipe with clay.  I love the texture of the clay soap, and clay has several benefits for your skin.





The May 2021 Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box had a clay melt and pour soap recipe in it, so I wanted to share it with you and talk about adding clay to melt and pour soap and rose clay soap benefits.


Rose Clay Benefits and Rose Clay Melt and Pour Soap Recipe


Before we talk about rose clay benefits for skin, I want to talk about the May box.  The Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box is a monthly box for essential oils.  


For just $40 a month, you'll get 4 full size bottles of oils.  That's a fantastic price on its own, but you'll also get supplies to make 6 easy DIY recipes.


If you're new to using essential oils, this is a great way to get started.  You'll get four new oils a month, and you'll learn more about their benefits and get easy recipes to make at home.





I'm a more experienced oil user, so I make the recipes and sometimes modify them.  I did modify this melt and pour soap recipe with clay, and we will talk about that below.


The May box has:



The oils alone are worth more than the price of the box!  Plus if you subscribe and use code EVERYTHINGPRETTYFREE you'll get the free bonus box with more supplies and a $40 code to use on a future purchase!


Rose Clay Benefits


What is Rose Clay?


Rose clay, also called pink clay, is a type of kaolin clay.  Kaolin clay is a gentle clay that's suitable for most skin types.


It doesn't absorb as much oil as other clays like green clay or bentonite clay, but it does exfoliate and absorb some oils.


Rose clay gets its pink hue from iron oxides that naturally occur in the clay.  The benefits of rose clay are good for all skin types because it's a gentle clay.


What Are the Benefits of Pink Clay?


The benefits of rose clay are:


  • Removes dirt and oil from pores gently without stripping the skin.  This can help pores appear smaller.
  • Contains silica to boost skin cell regeneration and elasticity. 
  • Brightens skin by gently exfoliating to remove dead skin cells.
  • Had copper to promote collagen and elastin production.
  • Improve skin tone.
  • Balances oils and sebum production.
  • Improves circulation.

The benefits of rose clay are great for all skin types, even sensitive skin.  The rose clay soap benefits help make your skin feel smooth and look brighter.



Is Pink Clay Good For Your Skin?


Yes, the benefits of rose clay are great for your skin.  You can use it on your face or on your body like with this melt and pour soap recipe with clay. 


It can brighten skin and improve skin tone.  It absorbs excess oil and gently exfoliates dead skin cells.


How Do You Use Rose Clay?


I use rose clay most often in face masks.  You can substitute it for the clay in this strawberry and clay face mask, this easy Greek yogurt and clay face mask, or this pumpkin and kaolin clay face mask.


Is Pink Clay Good for Oily Skin?


Pink clay doesn't absorb as well as green clay or bentonite clay.  I have oily skin, and those are my two favorite clays to use.


However, I still use kaolin clay and pink clay because there are rose clay benefits for skin.  Rose clay is gentle on your skin.  It doesn't leave my face red like bentonite clay does after I use a mask.


Rose clay does exfoliate and absorb some excess oils, it just doesn't absorb as much as other clays.  It's a gentle clay, so rose clay soap benefits are good for all skin types.





Melt and Pour Soap Recipe With Clay


Can I Add Clay to Melt and Pour Soap?


Yes, adding clay to melt and pour soap is a great way to get rose clay benefits for skin.  Melt and pour soap is easy to work with, so it's a popular way to make soap.


There are some tricks for making melt and pour soap recipe with clay, however.  For the best benefits of rose clay, you'll need to make a slurry.  More on that below.


What is Clay Soap Good For?


Adding clay to melt and pour soap helps you get rose clay benefits all over your body.  It gently exfoliates as you wash.


The clay also absorbs oil, but since the soap isn't on your skin for long, I'm not sure how much oil it absorbs.  I use it mainly for the silica content and exfoliating.



How to Add Clay to Melt and Pour Soap


If you just put clay into melt and pour soap, it will clump.  It will be almost impossible to stir the clumps out to have a smooth bar of soap.


Before adding clay to melt and pour soap, you'll have to make a slurry of sorts.  I also add arrowroot powder to make it easier to get smooth.  Learn more about arrowroot powder benefits for skin.


Do this by combining the clay with rubbing alcohol in a small dish.  Then add the clay mixture to the melted soap base.


The rubbing alcohol will smell strong, but the smell will dissipate quickly.  Don't worry, you'll be able to smell the essential oils in this melt and pour soap recipe with clay.


Learn more about melt and pour soap additives.


How Much Clay to add to Melt and Pour Soap


Generally, you can add 1 teaspoon of clay per pound of melt and pour soap.  You can try to add more, but if you add too much the soap will be difficult to work with.


Rose Clay Soap Essential Oils


I used Tranquility and Sweet Orange essential oils.  Tranquility is a blend of Lemon, Patchouli, Sweet Orange, Amyris, and Ylang Ylang essential oils.  It's calming and promotes feelings of contentment.


Sweet Orange is also uplifting.  They smell really good together, perfect for a melt and pour soap recipe with clay.


This rose clay melt and pour soap would also be wonderful with Lava essential oil blend, Peace and Quiet blend, or Happy Joy blend.





Rose Clay Melt and Pour Soap Ingredients


I adapted this recipe from the Simply Earth recipe.  Their recipe called for making pink soap and placing that in the mold and pouring clear soap over it.  I wanted a solid bar.


I also doubled the recipe to make two bars.  Their soap mold is adorable, but I wanted to make rose shaped soaps. 


The mold that I used isn't available anymore, but this rose soap mold would be really cute.


I dusted the mold with white, green, and pink mica.  This is optional.  It just gives the soap a bit more texture and a fun effect.





To make a melt and pour soap recipe with clay, you will need:



Melt and Pour Soap Recipe With Clay Directions


Step #1


In a small bowl, combine the arrowroot powder, rose clay, and rubbing alcohol.  Stir well and set aside.





Step #2


Sprinkle white, pink, and green mica on the mold.  Then blow across it to move the mica so it spreads out.  I took my mold outside, but you can do this over the trash can too.





Step #3


Cut the soap into small chunks.  Microwave in 30 second intervals until melted.  





Step #4


Pour the rose clay slurry into the melted soap.  Stir well.  Add essential oils and stir well.  





Step #5


Carefully pour the soap into the mold.  Let sit undisturbed until cool, about two hours.  Then carefully unmold.





I hope you enjoy this melt and pour soap recipe with clay!  You can try adding clay to melt and pour soap with these techniques.


If you want to get the supplies to make this rose clay melt and pour soap recipe, subscribe to the Simply Earth recipe box.  Don't forget to use code EVERYTHINGPRETTYFREE for a free $40 gift card!


If you like this rose clay melt and pour soap recipe with clay, then check out these melt and pour soap recipes:



soap, melt and pour soap, rose clay, pink clay
Yield: 4 ounces
Author: Cari @ Everything Pretty
Estimated cost: $5

Rose Clay Melt and Pour Soap

prep time: 15 Mperform time: 15 Mtotal time: 30 M
How to make a rose clay melt and pour soap recipe.

materials:

  • 4 ounce melt and pour soap
  • 1/2 teaspoon arrowroot powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon  rose clay
  • 1 teaspoon rubbing alcohol
  • 30 drops Tranquility
  • 10 drops Sweet Orange
  • Mica

tools:

  • Glass measuring cup
  • Knife
  • Digital Scale
  • Small bowl
  • Spoon
  • Rose soap mold

steps:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the arrowroot powder, rose clay, and rubbing alcohol. Stir well and set aside.
  2. Sprinkle white, pink, and green mica on the mold. Then blow across it to move the mica so it spreads out. I took my mold outside, but you can do this over the trash can too.
  3. Cut the soap into small chunks. Microwave in 30 second intervals until melted.
  4. Pour the rose clay slurry into the melted soap. Stir well. Add essential oils and stir well.
  5. Carefully pour the soap into the mold. Let sit undisturbed until cool, about two hours. Then carefully unmold.
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.