When it comes to loving anything and everything pink, I am guilty as charged—this pink facial bar included. It contains pretty much every single pink ingredient used for skin care that I could even think of, namely pink clay, rosewater and Himalayan pink salt.
Needless to say, when all ingredients come together they create a gorgeous color that you just want to use on your face. It also makes a great gift for birthdays, holidays or “just because” occasions.
Pink Clay Soap Bars
Making your own soap sounds like a relatively complicated process. After all, soap, in general, is tasked with a pretty important job: keeping our body, skin, hair and hands clean.
Making your own might seem intimidating — will you be able to create a product that lives up to the task? Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s actually relatively easy.
In fact, once you learn how to do it, you will probably wonder why you spent so much money over the years, not to mention decades of buying the store-bought varieties. The whole time you could have been DIY-ing it up at home and using cleaner products on your supple skin.
One of my favorite things about this soap bar recipe is that it can be used to clean just about anything, from your face to your body.
Pink clay has a myriad of benefits. First, it’s rich in silica, an all-natural ingredient found in gravel, clay and sand (ever heard of pink sand?). Silica has long been known to improve the skin’s texture—enhancing elasticity and encouraging cell renewal so that younger cells come to the skin’s surface.
Pink clay also has some impressive acne-fighting abilities. The clay itself is great for absorbing shine on oily skin, as all we oil and debris.
Like with my previous soaps, I used premade melt and pour soap base so that it’s as easy as melting and pouring. Here’s how we made ours:
- 1 pound soap base
- 2 tablespoons rose water
- 2 tablespoons jojoba oil
- 1 tablespoon pink salt
- 1 tablespoon pink clay
Step 1: First, you’ll want to cut the soap base into small cubes and melt them in a bowl that’s safe for use in the microwave (always check that it says “microwave-safe”). Microwave the mix for a handful of 15-30 second bursts until it is fully liquified, but not overly cooked (this will totally change the texture).
Step 2: In a separate small bowl, combine rose water with clay and salt. Stir the combination until the clay has dissolved completely.
Step 3: Next, add water and oil to the melted soap and stir vigorously until the soap thickens. It may take a minute or two for this to happen.
Step 4: Lastly, pour the soap mix into the mold and let it harden. If you don’t have a soap mold, you can simply use a Tupperware container or milk carton instead. Once the soap mix has cooled inside the mold, remove it and cut into bars—whatever size you desire is fine.