• DIY Face & Body Cleansing Clay Bar

    July 10, 2018 • BEAUTY, DIY RECIPES

    Cleanse and exfoliate skin with our DIY face and body cleansing clay bar. Pure white kaolin clay and witch hazel will gently clean, draw toxins from the skin, and improve skin tone and texture. While alcohol free, pure witch hazel is non-drying, clarifying and will soothe inflammation.

    We’ve used white kaolin clay as it is gentle, non-irritating and non-drying. You could also use pink clay (we don’t recommend other clays besides that though). You could also use a different essential oil if you prefer.

    How to Make Your Own Face & Body Cleansing Clay Bar | Biome Naked Skin Care | DIY Skin Care

    How to Make Your Own Face & Body Cleansing Clay Bar



    1. Place the clay and essential oil into a glass bowl and slowly pour in approximately ½ cup of the witch hazel or distilled water. Mix together with a spatula, mashing and blending, until the ingredients are combined. Use your hands if it’s easier.
    2. If the mixture is too dry and crumbly still, then slowly add more of the witch hazel or distilled water and continue to mix until you have a dough like consistency.
    3. You should now be able to start molding your block together into your desired shape. Roll into a smooth ball or press down to shape using an egg ring as we’ve done here. If you think it’s not smooth enough, add a little distilled water, a drop at a time.
    4. If you add too much witch hazel or water and it becomes too wet, add a bit more clay.
    5. Once you’re happy, smooth down any rough edges with damp fingers and place onto a tea towel to air dry at room temperature for about 3-4 days.
    6. Your clay bar is ready to use once it’s completely dry. In damp or humid weather, this may take a little longer. If it dries too fast it may crack.

    How To Use

    Wet your face and body, and gently rub the clay bar all over as you would with a bar of soap. Leave on for 3-5 minutes and then rinse off thoroughly. Pat skin dry, and apply a light moisturiser or floral hydrosol to hydrate your skin.

    Store in a dry place, out of the shower, and allow to air dry between use. Do not leave it in water.

    Use twice per week for healthy clear glowing skin.

    Recipe by Nancy George.


    As with all our DIY recipes, you can experiment to suit your preferences. Many factors can change the end result, including temperature, humidity, light, ingredient quality. Some DIYs can be amended by remelting or adding ingredients, but some cannot. Please read the whole recipe before beginning and remember to have fun!

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    Looking to simplify, reduce waste and know exactly what you are putting on your skin?

    At Biome’s Naked Beauty Bar, you will find all of the beautiful raw ingredients you need to make your own natural skin care and cleaning products. These ingredients are available in convenient reusable glass jars, and in bulk from our Indooroopilly and Balmoral stores.

    Find our stores here:

    • City: 33 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City
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    • Indooroopilly: Level 3, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre

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    2 Responses to DIY Face & Body Cleansing Clay Bar
    1. Kathryn
      July 26, 2018 at 7:27 pm

      Noticed a typo, I suspect, with comparing witch hazel ingredients and method. Ingredients lists 1/4 cup of witch hazel, method refers to using 3/4 cup of witch hazel. Should it read ‘mix in 3/4 of the measure (1/4 cup) of witch hazel. Im a lil confused!!

    2. Kelly
      August 6, 2018 at 8:02 pm

      The ingredients list says 1/4 cup of witch hazel, but the instructions refer to 3/4 cup and then some more… which is correct? I’d love to give this a go – thanks!

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