Rose Clay Exfoliating Mask on Soap Queen TV

Easy to make and fun to use, clay masks are the perfect way to give facial skin extra TLC. In this Soap Queen TV short video, Anne-Marie shows you how to make a clay mask that moisturizes and exfoliates. Made with luxurious argan and meadowfoam oil, this mask gives the skin essential nutrients such as vitamin E. As you wash the mask off, the walnut shells and clays gently exfoliate away dry, flaky skin.

This mask has a thick, spreadable texture. If you prefer a thinner mask, you can add slightly more oil. When removing the mask, use a gentle cleanser to thoroughly rinse off the clay. Because of the vibrant red color, the clay does have the possibility to stain washcloths. Using a cleanser and hands works just fine when removing the mask.

What You’ll Need:
2.4 oz. Rose Clay
.7 oz Kaolin Clay
.3 oz Walnut Shells
1.4 oz Argan Oil
1.2 oz. Meadowfoam Oil
.1 Evening Primrose Extract
1.8 mL Phenonip
4 oz. Jar with White Twist Cap

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Rose Clay Exfoliating Mask on Soap Queen TV
Made with moisturizing oils and skin loving clays, this facial mask moisturizes and exfoliates.
Recipe type: Face Products
Serves: One 4 oz. Jar

  • 2.4 oz Rose Clay
  • .7 oz Kaolin Clay
  • .3 oz Walnut Shells
  • 1.4 oz Argan Oil
  • 1.2 oz Meadowfoam Oil
  • .1 oz Evening Primrose Extract
  • 1.8 mL Phenonip
  • One 4 oz. Jar with White Twist Cap

  1. In a large bowl, add rose clay, kaolin clay and walnut shells. Stir to combine.
  2. Add the argan, meadowfoam oil, phenonip and evening primrose extract and stir to combine. The mixture will be quite thick, but keep stirring!
  3. Once the mixture is thoroughly combined, place the mixture into the jar and enjoy!



Facebook Photo of the Week (Dec. 13th ~ Dec. 19th)

There are so many sources of inspiration when it comes to soaping. Whether it’s food, nature or a certain color palette, inspiration is everywhere! This week, the textures of the sea were the inspiration for the Shimmering Sea Glass Cold Process Soap. Clear melt and pour pieces look like the glass found on the shores. With teal and purple swirls, plenty of Iridescent Glitter and an earthy scent from Lavender Forest Fragrance Oil, this soap fun and unique.

An in-the-pot swirl is used to create the interesting pattern in the soap. A fun swirl can also be created using a chopstick or dowel, as seen in the Infinity Swirl Soap on Soap Queen TV. A figure eight pattern swirls together gorgeous blue, white, pink and black hues to create a stunning look. Scented with Lime Fragrance Oil and Crisp Anjou Pear Fragrance Oil, the soap smells fresh and fruity.
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Infinity Swirl Soap on Soap Queen TV

The infinity swirl is a beautiful method for adding an interesting design to your soap. And it’s really easy to do! The Multi-Pour Sectioning Tool is a re-usable tool perfect for this technique, but you can make your own out of cardboard. Although I love the wispy look, if you want a bolder design just use a swirling tool with a wider diameter (like a spoon handle) to drag more of the colors together. Scented with a blend of Lime and Crisp Anjou Pear fragrance oils, this soap smells fresh, sweet and crisp. Find out how to create it via the Soap Queen TV video below!

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Neon Embed Cold Process Soap Video #tbt

Neon Embed Cold Process Soap

It’s another throw-back Thursday video! This one features Kristy Schemrich, an amazingly talented soapmaker and teacher at our 2011 Soap Weekend Intensive (when we filmed this video). This soap has many steps but once you break it down the technique is surprisingly easy. It’s been wonderful looking back through the archives, we clearly had so much fun filming with Kristy as you can see from this blooper reel.

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Classic CP Swirl Soap on Soap Queen TV

It’s another Throw-Back Thursday #tbt on Soap Queen TV. This time Christy from KB Shimmer is joining me to demonstrate a classic swirl. This video is from 2010, so please forgive the retro set design.

Please note that before making the soap in this video you should be comfortable making basic batches of cold process soap. This is definitely an advanced technique, so if you haven’t made CP soap before you must watch and practice the recipes in my basic Cold Process soapmaking video series (it’s free!).

In this video we talk about using room temperature lye water. What this means is that we mixed up the lye solution 3 or 4 hours before we made our soap so that it wouldn’t be hot when we used it. You could even mix up your lye solution the day before – just be really sure it is well labeled and not left in a place where someone might think it was just water. Using room temperature lye helps to slow down the saponification process so that you have plenty of time to work with your soap and make those beautiful swirls!

  Buy all the ingredients and the mold to make this soap here.


29.4 oz Olive Oil
16 oz Palm Oil
12.8 oz Coconut Oil
3.8 oz Cocoa Butter
1.9 oz Castor Oil

20.7 oz Distilled Water
8.9 oz Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)

2.5 oz. Lemon Essential Oil
1.5 oz. Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil
1/2 tsp Ultramarine Blue Pigment
1/2 tsp Ultramarine Violet Pigment
1/2 tsp Yellow Oxide

18 Bar Baltic Birch Mold

2 Heat safe non-reactive containers
3 small non-reactive containers for colors
Stick Blender
Small Spatulas
Wooden Skewers

Safety Gear:
Long sleeve shirt and pants