Voyageur Soap & Candle's site a while ago - I can't seem to find it now on their site! - and I thought I'd share my tweaks for this product. We've made it with the craft group a few times, and the ingredients I chose were to help with the oily skin and acne the craft group teenagers experience! You can substitute your favourite surfactants, hydrosols, extracts, or any other ingredient you like. I always include a little chamomile hydrosol to help with redness and inflammation and I like to include aloe vera for the soothing qualities as well as its ability to slightly thicken products.
FOAMING MUD CLEANSER
HEATED WATER PHASE
10% chamomile hydrosol
10% aloe vera
20% C14-16 olefin sulfonate
10% disodium laureth sulfosuccinate
10% cocamidopropyl betaine
COOL DOWN PHASE
0.5% liquid Germall Plus
5% clay of choice
up to 2% Crothix
Weigh all the heated water phase ingredients in a heatproof container and heat and hold at 70˚C/158˚F for 20 minutes in a double boiler. (Note: Measure your container - jug and ingredients - before heating and holding so you can compensate for the loss of water.) Remove, then let it cool to 45˚C/113˚F before you add the cool down phase. I don't suggest using a fragrance here, but you might want to include an essential oil for its properties. Tea tree oil might be nice at 1% in the cool down phase.
The product at the top of this post is made with BC glacial clay. And to your left you'll see a version done with pink Rhassoul clay. If you make it with Dead Sea mud, it'll look a lot like the one with glacial clay, quite dark and almost brown-black.
As a bonus, if you go to the Voyageur Soap & Candle site, check out this this recipe for the detoxifying mineral mask. It's really nice, although I didn't use the wheatgrass extract or the Optiphen (I used liquid Germall Plus instead).