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How to Make a Luxurious Red Clay Soap Recipe with Licorice Extract and Glycerine

About the author: Jinane Doughan is a professional make-up artist with a degree from the French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai. She specialized in natural handmade skincare and haircare products.
Her YouTube channel, Jinane World, has 600+ educational videos and 100K+ subscribers.
She is an accredited Master Trainer and gives courses at a reputed academy that has 16 branches worldwide. She sells online courses about natural skincare.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Use any natural skincare or haircare products at your own risk and perform a patch test before use.

Transform your daily skincare routine with our luxurious red clay soap recipe that contains licorice extract and glycerine. If you’re looking for a natural way to improve your skin’s texture and appearance, this is the perfect recipe for you.

Red clay has long been used in skincare for its ability to draw out impurities and excess oil, leaving skin looking fresh and rejuvenated. When combined with the hydrating properties of glycerine and the brightening effects of licorice extract, this soap is a powerhouse of skincare benefits.

In this article, we will show you step-by-step how to make your own red clay soap with licorice extract and glycerine. Get ready to experience the ultimate in skincare luxury!

Some Words About Our Main Ingredient: Red Clay

Red clay powder is obtained from natural deposits of red clay that are typically found in regions with volcanic activity. The clay is harvested from the earth, dried and then finely ground into a powder. Some of the largest deposits of red clay are found in France, Morocco, and the United States, but it can also be found in many other parts of the world.

Red clay powder is a type of clay that has many benefits for the skin. It contains minerals such as iron, calcium, and potassium, which can help to nourish and revitalize the skin. Additionally, red clay powder has a unique ability to absorb impurities and excess oil from the skin, which makes it a popular ingredient in skincare products that aim to cleanse and detoxify the skin.

Red clay soap recipe. Red clay for skincare
Red clay for skincare

Red clay powder is also known for its gentle exfoliating properties. By removing dead skin cells, it helps to promote smoother and brighter-looking skin. Furthermore, red clay powder has anti-inflammatory properties that can help to soothe and calm irritated or inflamed skin.

Overall, red clay powder is an excellent natural ingredient for promoting skin health, and it’s one of the key ingredients in our red clay soap recipe with licorice extract and glycerine.

It’s important to note that red clay should only be obtained from reputable sources to ensure its purity and quality. When used in skincare products, it’s best to look for products that use certified organic red clay powder to ensure that it is free from contaminants and harmful chemicals.

Ingredients Needed

  • Glycerine soap
  • Red clay for skincare applications
  • Licorice extract in glycerine. Check out this article on how to make it.
  • Shea butter
  • Tea tree essential oil

Choose high-quality ingredients to boost the effectiveness and safety of your DIY beauty products. Also, where an essential oil is included in my recipes, I utilize either of two types of essential oils: pure, if added in drops, or diluted, if mixed in grams.

Tools Needed

  • Scale to weigh quantities
  • Glass beaker
  • Casserole
  • Bowls
  • Tablespoon
  • Soap mold

Ensure that the utensils are properly cleaned and disinfected: Just wash them with warm water and soap, wipe them dry with tissue, spray them with medical alcohol 70%, then wipe them and let them dry.

Steps: Red Clay Soap Recipe

1- Add 500 grams (17.6 oz) of glycerine soap into a beaker. You can use either white or transparent glycerine soap.

Red clay soap recipe. Add glycerine soap
Add glycerine soap

2- Add 50 grams (1.76 oz) of shea butter.

Red clay soap recipe. Add shea butter
Add shea butter

3- Now, we will melt the contents in a hot water bath (bain-marie). A hot water bath is done by placing the beaker in a larger pot of hot steaming water. This will gradually melt whatever is inside the beaker without causing it to burn. As the contents of the beaker melt, make sure to mix every now and then.

For the hot water bath, I transferred the contents from the beaker to a casserole, because the beaker was too small.

When the contents have fully melted, you can take the casserole out of the bain-marie and continue to the next step.

4- Add 10 grams (0.35 oz) of red clay to the mix.

Red clay soap recipe. Add the red clay
Add the red clay

5- Mix thoroughly till the red clay powder dissolves fully.

Red clay soap recipe. Mixing well
Mix well

6- Add 10 grams (0.35 oz) of the licorice extract. Extracts are normally added with a concentration of 2 – 5%. Here, we used 500 grams of glycerine soap, so we are adding 2% of the extract.

Red clay soap recipe. Add the licorice extract
Add the licorice extract

7- Mix well.

8- Before we add the essential oil, we will wait for the vapor to dissipate while stirring.

9- When the vapor has dissipated, add 15 drops of the tea tree essential oil.

10- Pour the soap mix into the mold. If you notice that bubbles might be forming on the surface, spray it with medical alcohol 70%.

Red clay soap recipe. Pour the soap mix into the mold
Pour the soap mix into the mold

11- Wait for the soap mix to cool and harden before removing the bar from the mold. Cut the bar into the soap sizes that you prefer. And that’s it!

Red clay soap recipe. Cut the soap to the size you want
Cut the soap to the size you want

How To Use: Red Clay Soap Recipe

Here’s how to use the red clay soap:

  1. Wet your face and hands with warm water.
  2. Lather the soap in your hands or apply it directly to your face in a circular motion.
  3. Massage the soap into your skin for about 30 seconds to a minute.
  4. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat your face dry with a clean towel.
  5. Follow up with your favorite moisturizer.

For best results, use the red clay soap once or twice daily as part of your regular skincare routine. Avoid getting the soap in your eyes, and discontinue use if any irritation occurs.

Red clay soap recipe. Final product
Red clay soap recipe. Final product

Benefits: Red Clay Soap Recipe

Here are some of the benefits of using our red clay soap recipe with licorice extract and glycerine:

  1. Deep cleansing: Red clay is known for its ability to draw out impurities and excess oil from the skin, leaving it looking and feeling clean and fresh.
  2. Exfoliation: The gentle exfoliating properties of red clay help to remove dead skin cells, revealing smoother, brighter-looking skin.
  3. Hydration: Glycerine is a natural humectant that helps to attract and retain moisture in the skin, keeping it hydrated and soft.
  4. Brightening: Licorice extract contains compounds that can help to brighten and even out skin tone, resulting in a more radiant complexion.
  5. Anti-inflammatory: Licorice extract also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help to calm and soothe irritated or inflamed skin.
  6. Suitable for sensitive skin: This soap is made with natural ingredients and is free from harsh chemicals, making it gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin types.

By incorporating our red clay soap recipe with licorice extract and glycerine into your skincare routine, you can experience these benefits and achieve smoother, brighter, and healthier-looking skin.

For more articles on DIY natural handmade soaps, check these out:

Video How-To on My Channel | Jinane World

The Red Clay Soap Recipe is demonstrated in this video.

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