Clay Facial Soap for Acne-Prone Skin

Whether you’re 15 or 55, almost everyone gets zits.

It might be persistent acne, hormonal pimples on your chin, or the occasional zit from stress.

 

This homemade clay facial soap can help.

It works great for dry, oily, and combination skin.

It deep cleans pores, soothes redness, balances oil production, and gets rid of acne.

 

Ready for more good news?  It’s super easy to make.

Simply melt some soap base, then add clay and good-for-your-skin essential oils.  Pour into silicone molds and you’re done.

So fast and easy!

 

DIY clay facial soap made with essential oils deep cleans minimizes pores and fights acne recipe by One Essential Community

 

 

What’s in clay facial soap

Please know that this website contains affiliate links. This means that should you click on certain links, and then subsequently purchase a product, I will receive a small commission. The price is exactly the same for you as it would be without the affiliate link.  Thank you for supporting me in this way.

 

goat’s milk melt & pour soap (like this)

Goat’s milk is loaded with vitamins like vitamin A (which is one of the most important vitamins for skin) and B vitamins including riboflavin, niacin, B6, and B12. 

It also has alpha-hydroxyl acids like lactic acid that help gently remove dead skin cells, revealing healthier, rejuvenated skin.

Goat’s milk soap is good for all skin types.  It’s gentle and calming, which is great for sensitive skin.  It’s rich & very moisturizing, which is great for dry skin.  Its proteins kill bacteria, which is great for treating acne and oily skin. 

 

bentonite clay (like this)

Bentonite clay is a natural clay with a fine, soft texture.  It gives the face soap a smooth, silky lather.

It also gently exfoliates skin and unblocks clogged pores.

Bentonite clay even helps absorb excess oil and reduce acne flare up.

 

tea tree essential oil (aka melaleuca essential oil)

Tea tree’s anti-inflammatory properties calm skin and reduce redness.

It helps eliminate excess oil and restore natural oil balance.

Tea tree’s antibacterial properties help disinfect skin and reduce acne.  In fact, studies show that tea tree can be as effective as benzoyl peroxide in treating acne, and with fewer side effects.  

 

lavender essential oil (or substitute with geranium essential oil)

Lavender calms skin, leaving skin refreshed and soothed.

It reduces redness and blotchy patches.

Lavender is fantastic at restoring skin’s moisture balance so that skin is neither too dry or too oily.

 

 

DIY clay facial soap ingredients and supplies, goat's milk melt & pour soap, bentonite clay, essential oil, silicone mold, wooden skewer

 

DIY clay facial soap made with essential oils deep cleans minimizes pores and fights acne

 

 

How to make clay facial soap

get a free printable of the clay soap recipe and instructions here

 

step 1:  cut 1 pound of goat’s milk melt & pour soap into small cubes about 1/2″  in size

 

block of goat's milk melt & pour soap on wooden block, next to chef's knife with wooden handle

cutting block of goat's milk melt & pour soap into half-inch cubes step in making DIY clay facial soap with essential oils

cubes of goat's milk melt & pour soap in glass measuring cup ingredient for DIY clay facial soap with essential oil One Essential Community

 

 

step 2:  melt soap

option 1: use microwave – melt for 30 seconds, stir, melt for another 30 seconds, and stir.  If soap is not completely melted, continue with this process until it’s completely melted and liquid all the way through.

option 2: double boiler method – place heat- safe glass bowl or measuring cup fill with soap inside of a pot that has 1-2 inches of water at the bottom.   Heat pan and soap over medium heat until the soap I see completely melted.  Stir occasionally.

 

melted goat's milk melt & pour soap in glass measuring cup stirred by wooden skewer making DIY clay facial soap with essential oil

 

 

step 3:  remove soap from heat and let it cool for just a few seconds before adding essential oil.

add 15 drops tea tree (aka melaleuca) essential oil

AND 10 drops lavender essential oil (if you don’t care for lavender, substitute with 10 drops geranium essential oil)

Stir well to mix essential oil evenly throughout soap.

 

adding essential oil from bottle to melted goat's milk melt and pour soap in glass measuring cup making DIY clay facial soap with essential oil One Essential Community

 

 

step 4:  add 3 tablespoons bentonite clay to soap and stir well until evenly distributed throughout soap

tip: add it slowly and close to the bowl.  You don’t want clay flying everywhere.

 

adding bentonite clay to melted goat's milk melt and pour soap with essential oil wooden skewer ready to stir making DIY clay facial soap One Essential Community

DIY clay facial soap bentonite clay stirred into goat's milk melt and pour soap and essential oil stirred with wooden skewer

 

 

step 5:  pour soap into silicone molds

tip: work quickly because now that you’d added the bentonite clay, the soap will thicken rather quickly

tip:  (optional) to prevent the air bubbles on the top of the soap that I got in my soap bars, you can spray the top of the soap with rubbing alcohol.

tip:  I used a cupcake mold like this, but you can use any shape silicone mold you like.

 

pouring liquid clay facial soap into silicone molds to shape into soap bar discs DIY clay facial soap with essential oil

 

 

step 6:  allow to dry completely before removing from molds

After about 24 hours the soaps should be completely hardened and cured.

 

DIY clay facial soap in silicone molds set into solid discs ready to pop out clay facial soap bars with essential oil

Five DIY clay facial soap bars with essential oil on display

 

 

wet clay facial soap bar on wet towel

 

How to use

 

 

Where to get supplies?

goat’s milk melt & pour soap

bentonite clay

tea tree essential oil

lavender essential oil

rubbing alcohol

silicone mold

wooden skewer to stir (grocery store, party store, or find online here)

heat-safe glass measuring cups (Walmart, Target, or find online here)

free printable of the recipe and instructions (get it here)

link to printable clay facial soap recipe One Essential Community

 

 

essential oil clay facial soap bars deep cleans minimizes pores fights acne soap bars and ingredients and supplies

 

Please join us…

we’re on Facebook here

we’re on Pinterest here

click here to sign up our email newsletter

 

Sarah signature

Please note: Products mentioned in this article have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products and information on this page are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This website is not a substitute for professional care.  Always consult your medical doctor regarding your medical care. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Disclaimer: Please know that this website contains affiliate links. This means that should you click on certain links, and then subsequently purchase a product, I will receive a small commission. The price is exactly the same for you as it would be without the affiliate link.  Thank you for supporting me in this way.

essential oil clay facial soap deep cleans minimizes pores fights acne, wet soap bar, pouring essential oil into liquid soap

DIY clay facial soap made with essential oils deep cleans minimizes pores and fights acne

Sarah Lewis

A little thing about me: I 💙 essential oils. I also love using my background in research to help people learn more about essential oils and all the wonderful ways they can be used. I share DIY recipes for natural cleaners that really work, non-toxic beauty solutions, and holistic wellness. My essential oil recipes, info, and tips have been viewed more than 20 million times. I've been featured on MindBodyGreen, Health & Natural Living, All Natural Ideas, This Natural Home, Natural Living Ideas, and Passion for Savings.