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Updated: Oct 13, 2021


290 g (58%) Baking soda

156 g (31.2%) Citric Acid (add to recipe at the end)

5 g (1%) SLSA (surfactant)

9 g (1.8%) Cream of Tartar

10 g (2%) Arrowroot starch powder

5 g (1%) Cocoa Butter

6 g (1.2%) Polysorbate 80

5 g (1%) Avocado oil

5 g (1%) Coco Betaine

0.25 g Pigment (Lake) of your choice (I used Red 40 in the picture)

A small spray bottle of distilled water or 99% alcohol.

This recipe will give you 500g of mixture.


Wear a mask and gloves when handling surfactants, SLSA powder is very volatile and can be harmful to your health if you breathe it in.


Mix the dry ingredients except the citric acid, which will be added at the very end to the wet mixture to avoid precipitating the chemical reaction.

Heat the cocoa butter alone to melt it and then add the other liquid ingredients.

The colorant can be added to the liquid ingredients before mixing, it will facilitate the dispersion of the pigments.

Add the liquids into the previous mixture, mix and finally add the citric acid.

Mix everything well to form a ball in your hands. Release there about 30 cm (12 '') above the bowl, if the ball remains firm, the mixture is ready to mold.

If the ball comes apart and powder, you will need to add a little bit of water to bind the mixture, use a small cosmetic-type spray (not a large garden spray!) And add a little bit of spray to the mixture*).

Be careful not to add too much water to activate the mixture.

* If you notice that it is necessary to add several shots of water spray, adjust your recipe by adding a little more oil next time.

Relative humidity plays a huge role in the making and drying of bath bombs. Opt for a dry place and in summer it is recommended to work with a dehumidifier in your workshop.

Mold and let dry 24-48 hours on a surface covered with paper towels (to absorb excess moisture)

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Security is the most important thing to know when making soap. This is just some general informations and I encourage you to look at some videos and tutorials before starting the adventure of soap making. This blog is not covering the details of soap making but only a general understanding of the safety precautions when working with lye.

Be aware of cautions on the ingredients you are using and ensure you have the right safety precautions ...

Sodium Hydroxyde or Lye (NaOH)

or Potassium Hydroxide (KOH)

are the most used alcali in soap making to create the saponification reaction.

Always use goggles, gloves and a mask when you are working with Lye.

Wear long sleeves and pants and shoes. Les less skin is uncovered, the less risks you take ;)

Remove safety protections only when you are done with the washing of your tools and your soap is in the mould.

Use a heat-proof plastic or stainless steel container.

No glass. No aluminium (this will react with the caustic ingredients)

ALWAYS add lye to water... so...

NEVER add you liquid to the lye powder or solution.

Add lye slowly to water. This will bring the temperature of the water really high. Some people prefer to use ice cubes instead of water. Then wait for your lye solution to cool down before making a cold processed (CP) soap. Depending of the recipe you are making, there's different ways to adjust the temperature, it's a simple suggestion.

If you aren't following a recipe ,always work with a lye calculator to know the amount of required lye witch is different for each oils you are saponifying. Browse your google friend to get some calculators links , you'll find the one you prefer !

I suggest this simple one :

You need to know that the sodium hydroxide (Lye) will NOT stay in your soap! It will take about 4 to 6 weeks to a CP soap to cure. There is no lye in the soap at the end. What is left behind is saponified oils only.

Ready... set... SOAP !!!

For all skin types

We all want the best for our skin, the best formulation, the best ingredients, the best brand!

Some products needs to be preserved in order to keep them for a long time, so it is sometimes better to make your own for immediate use if you prefer to avoid adding a chemical preservative.

This mask recipe with two clays is suitable for drier and more delicate skin as well as for oily or more mature skin.

A clay face mask is usually done once a week. Drier skin will require less frequent use and hydration afterwards.

Handle clays with wooden, ceramic or plastic utensils, avoid metal so as not to modify the properties.

Properties of the selected ingredients:

White clay

Ideal for purifying and sanitizing the driest skin types, white clay is so soft that it is equally suitable for more delicate and mature skin types.

Rich in silica, it helps reveal the radiance of your skin.

Pink clay

Particularly soothing and healing, pink clay gently purifies sensitive and fragile skin and restores radiance to dull complexions. Recommended to soothe your skin and promote blood circulation.

Jojoba oil

Soothes and softens sensitive skin, hydrates dry skin and regulates sebum in oily skin. Calming redness and irritation, jojoba oil protects the skin of your face from external aggressions. Finally, it is an excellent anti-aging agent, reducing wrinkles and redensifying the dermal tissue.

Damask rose hydrosol

It is also very suitable for dry and sensitive skin with its softening characteristics. Purifying and astringent, it is also very popular with oily skin and more mature skin thanks to its anti-wrinkle and firming properties.

Lavender essential oil

This oil contains so many benefits that it deserves a second blog! We chose it here for its anti-bacterial, regenerative and soothing powers. Lavender helps relax facial features and is ideal for mature or stressed skin.

Recipe - Mask with two clays:

1 tsp (5 g) White Clay

1 tsp (5 g) Pink Clay

10 drops Jojoba oil

If you find the mixture too thick, add a little water until you get the texture you want.

Apply the mask to the face, avoiding the eye area and mouth, and let sit for about 15 minutes.

Spray with water or a hydrosol from time to time to keep your mask moist. Leaving your mask to dry on your skin can cause dryness and redness, so it is advisable to keep it moistened until rinsing.

Rinse first with warm water to open the pores of the skin and cleanse thoroughly, then with cold water to close them. Moisturize your skin with lotion as needed.

Your skin is now like bran new!

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