True Natural Beauty comes from within...

True Natural Beauty comes from within...
Welcome, to my natural bath and beauty blog, where nature is our pantry....grab a cool drink and snatch a few quiet moments here..... Have questions about recipes? Need more detail? Just put your question in the comment box and I will be happy to answer it.............Anna

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Exotic Moroccan Orange Rhassoul Soap

Moroccan Rhassoul clay is mined only in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. It's a natural mineral clay used by Moroccan women for centuries to care for their skin and hair. Softening  and regenerating skin as it removes toxins and dead skin cells it is highly prized in spas throughout the world. 



Atlas Mountains of Morocco
Rhassoul clay makes a great skin cleanser as it is anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and antiseptic as well! It draws out impurities from deep within our skin as well as excess oils. It helps improve skin clarity, texture, elasticity and firmness. Aids in removing blackheads, whiteheads, as well as reduce dryness and flakiness. Leaves the skin soothed and smoothed! Good to use to improve skin troubled by eczema, psoriasis, acne and rosacea.

You can even wash your face with this natural clay,  1/4 tsp and water mixed and you're good to go.

Rhassoul clay photo found at hildablue.com 

Orange essential oil is well known for it's uplifting sunny disposition! It smiles at us and we smile back!  Who can resist it's fresh, soothing qualities?

Essential oils are absorbed into our bodies through our nose, and the pores in our skin and hair follicles,
where they enter our bloodstream and begin their route through our body. In this soap recipe I used orange oil as an uplifting rejuvenating scent and for it's outstanding natural properties.

It stimulates blood circulation which in turn promotes the production of collagen. Also known to be helpful to sooth dry irritated skin, as well as acne prone skin as it inhibits microbial growth.


In this recipe I paired pure Orange essential oil with Rhassoul clay to make a nourishing, moisturizing, class-act natural soap bar. 

Made with calendula tea for it's liquid phase.... I added Coconut oil, Olive oil, Castor oil and Grapeseed oil infused with Calendula petals .............. a lovely balanced home spa soap,
with a fresh natural orange scent. 


Ahhhhhh ................ Morocco








6 comments:

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Anna your soap looks and sounds delightful! I have two friends with Lupis, they have break outs that resemble pimples - I wonder if this clay would be beneficial for them to use as soap and a face wash. Any ideas?
Thanks, Jan =)

Anna from Natures Home Spa said...

Hi Jan! thanks, yes this soap smells amazing. This is a good cleanser, detox, pore tightening, collogen promoting, anti-inflammatory blend, whew....! I made it with calendula infused oil and calendula tea to bring the right amount of balance, and lend it a soothing property.

That said, I don't know if it would specifically help your friends situation with lupis, as the lupis rash sometimes mimics acne. The lupis rash (pimples) remains in the area around the bridge of the nose.
If the pimples are on the cheeks they are not from the lupus, and are true pimples and this soap will help that.

(sourse:) http://www.livestrong.com/article/553033-lupus-pimples/

But, as you know, all natural soaps are the best your friends can do for their skin, hands down.

thanks for asking! Anna

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Thanks for the info Anna, I plan to make a soap with the Red Clay when it arrives at my door. We can always test it out =) If it doesn't work I'd be happy to make more!

Anna from Natures Home Spa said...

Jan, you're welcome. Let me know how the red clay soap comes out!

Emma Roberts said...

This sounds delightful...I don't suppose you kept the recipe by any chance? I'd be really grateful (I'm not a confident soap maker to invent them...I usually just follow other peoples!)

Anna from Natures Home Spa said...

Hi Emma, yep I kept the recipe! I actually make this soap quite often. We love it.

For a 3 Lb loaf, with 40 oz of oils:

Olive oil 12 oz
Coconut oil 9 oz
Palm oil 15 oz
Grapeseed 2 oz
Castor oil 2 oz

Liquid: 15.2 oz I made a tea from calendula petals, but you can use plain water.
Lye: 5.5 oz

Rhassoul clay at trace: 1-2 TBL
Sweet Orange Essential oil: 1-2 oz NOTE: orange oil has a low flash point and if you
want it to survive, your batter needs to cool down before adding. I make this the HP
method for this reason.

I use the palm to keep the bar hard with all those soft oils!
Castor is a great moisturizer and adds tremendous bubbles here!
I infused calendula petals in the grapeseed.

Always run any recipe through a lye calculator if you change anything at all.
I personally run any recipe that I get from anyone thru a calc as well.

Have fun soaping!
Anna

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