what to mix with french green clay?

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what to mix with french green clay?

Post by soulshine » Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:11 am

i currently use rose hydrosol to make up my mask but i will be running out of this soon. does anyone currently use or think it may be a good idea to use Thayers Toners with aloe vera? just a thought...

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Post by Big Ren » Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:22 am

Isn't there enough of an astringent effect from the clay itself, that adding witch hazel would be overkill? If you want to use a Thayer's product, I would think the alcohol-free versions would be best. Otherwise, just plain ol water.


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Post by notthesharpest » Sat Jul 07, 2007 2:56 pm

I would just use water. Something else may actually make the clay less effective.

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Post by AACJ » Sat Jul 07, 2007 4:49 pm

A few drops of 1996, Napa Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon.

No kidding.
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Post by soulshine » Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:06 pm

cabernet...??? i'm not buying that one my friend. i picked up some thayer's and distilled water to test with after my rose hydrosol runs out. it looks like QED had a big jump in price as did EM's on the hydrosol.

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Post by jlmwrite » Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:06 pm

Water is enough to reconstitute clay powder. My wife tells me her spa mixes French Green clay with Evian, plus honey and avocado. (Oh, please!)

The clay adsorbs (not absorbs) the impurities in the epidermis as it dries on your face, causes dry skin cells to slough off, and stimulates blood flow to the epidermis. Adding anything other than water to your clay probably neither helps nor hinders.

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Post by soulshine » Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:06 am

dennis miller's early routine included a rant on Evian water. evian = naive backwards... i never forgot that.

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Post by jramire2 » Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:51 am

I had good luck w/my last mask by adding the following.

1 drop peppermint EO,
4 drops tea tree EO,
4 drops rosemary EO,
6 drops rosehip oil

The clay already brings the blood to your skin, but I think these EOs do as well, and give you a nice scent/tingly feeling while the mask dries.

And I've heard that Rosemary promotes hair growth (unfortunately I have a slowly receding hairline) so I'm all for it!
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Post by Goosemeplease » Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:33 pm

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Give green tea or chamomile tea a try,it works a charm.
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Post by ticman » Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:54 am

Hope it's ok to post this question here and that I might get an answer.

I use Thayer's witch hazel non alcohol toner.

How does everyone mix the clay and with what to get the lumps out. I tried my finger in a tea cup and slowly kept adding liquid. wasn't smooth enough.

also what should the consistency be--thickish paste or more runny?

thanks

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Post by soulshine » Thu Jul 12, 2007 7:39 am

i have not had too large an issue with lumpy clay. it does take a while but i really just use my finger in a small bowl. maybe you could let the whole thing rest for a while to let the liquid break down the lumps?

i think consistency is a personal choice. i like mine similar to toothpaste.

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Post by jramire2 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 7:43 am

Best way to really get rid of lumps is to either let it rest as SS stated, or take a fork to it. The closer the prongs of the fork, the better, as it breaks up the lumps nicely.

I like to be able to do stuff (walk around, type this message, etc) while I'm wearing a mask, so I like mine a bit thick.
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Post by ticman » Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:47 pm

thanks SS and Joshua for the information.

i will try letting the liquid absorb a bit but the fork idea should also work well. Guess i'll use a small bowl rather than a teacup.
Also like the idea of a toothpaste consistency.

btw how much clay do you start out with ????? 1 Tablespoon or more????

thanks again,

mike

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Post by jramire2 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:55 pm

I use about a tablespoon, whatever the directions said on the back of the tub.
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Post by ticman » Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:25 pm

thanks again Joshua

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Post by Baloosh » Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:37 pm

I usually use 1 Tablespoon of clay to 1 Tablespoon of DaVinci Water. Those two amounts together yield the best consistency in final product, for me.

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Post by AACJ » Sun Jul 15, 2007 5:15 pm

soulshine wrote:cabernet...??? i'm not buying that one my friend.
s~s

I am being serious....although you could use a Merlot of your choice.
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Post by TstebinsB » Fri Jul 20, 2007 9:46 am

If you're doing this for acne related skin care, then Rosehip Seed, Tamanu, Sea Buckthorn, and Vitamin E oils are all very good.

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Post by rikrdo » Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:59 am

I think AACJ is spot on with his CabSauv / Merlot recommendation.
Of course.......



Riesling works better during the hotter months :wink:
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Post by macdave » Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:47 am

Found out about this French Green Clay the other day. Have acne, so is it really good for your skin like does it reduce acne. and how often do you use it?

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