Muddy Buddies

Every time I want to clean my face, here’s how it goes: I squeeze some gel from a plastic bottle and wash my face. Then, I squeeze some face scrub out of a plastic tube and exfoliate my face. After my shower, I take out a moisturising cream from a plastic tub and smear some on my dried out skin (dried out from too many soap products). In total, I’ve used at least three products with three plastic containers and I’ve managed to harm my face in the process because I’ve dried out my skin with soap and chemicals, tried to replace that moisture ineffectively and failed to really clean my skin.

I searched for soap-free facial cleansing products that were all-natural, super cleansing and moisturising and which didn’t come in plastic packaging. Even better if there was no packaging at all.

All package-free facial cleansing bars that I found were still soap-based. So I decided to make my own.

Using the natural drawing power of clays which cleanse by drawing out toxins and dirt from the skin, mixed with the deep hydration of natural butters and oils, my skin is clean and moisturised for the whole day, not greasy and I find that no extra creams are necessary.

Muddy Buddies are amazing to me. I think they might be one of my favourite products that I make.

Each Muddy Buddy is made of Shea Butter, Coconut oil, Natural Clays, Aloe Vera, Floral Water, Beeswax, Vitamin E oil and Essential oils.They are nutrifying, cleansing, regenerating, moisturizing and all-natural, made from locally-sourced ingredients.

Different Muddy Buddies suit different skin types and conditions.

Here’s what all the cool kids are saying about Muddy Buddies:

How can I express my love for the Muddy Buddy? The rustic charm of this product is so appealing to all my senses! It is one of my favourite products and I have used mine so many times and I still have loads left!!!!! Genius product dearest Krista -Vicky

THE CLAY MASK IS OFF THE CHARTS! Last night my face felt like it was at a spa that I cannot afford! I rubbed it on my cheeks but then it was on my hand so I put the bar down and spread it with my hands around my face. I loved removing it with hot water and feeling cleansed yet deeply moisturized- Pamela

I use the muddy buddy every morning and night and my skin has become flawless. No pimples, no dryness, no discoloring. I highly recommend this product for anyone.-Dyami

What you need:

  • 1/2 cup (100 g) Shea Butter
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) Coconut Oil
  • 2/3 cup (85 g) Kaolin Clay
  • 2/3 cup (85 g) Natural Clay of your choice
  • 1/4 cup (60 g) beeswax
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) medical grade Aloe Vera Juice
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) hydrosol of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
  • 20 drops essential oil

Let’s get started:

In a double boiler (or a pot nestled in a larger pot filled with a bit of water) over medium heat, add the oils, butters and beeswax. 

Stir until the beeswax and butters melt and are fully incorporated.

Whilst the butters and wax are melting, in a seperate bowl mix together the clays.

Add the essential oils, aloe juice, hydrosol and Vitamin E oil to the clays. Stir.

Remove the melted wax and butters from the heat. Add this liquid to the clay mixture.

Mix well until fully incorporated.

The mixture should be smooth, yet like wet clay.

Form the mixture into smooth cookie-sized patties (this will be messy) and put them on baking paper on a prepared baking tray.

Let them dry in a warm, dry area for 2-3 days. (I use a dehydrator on 35 degrees Celsius)

Krista’s Herbs Muddy Buddies Range

Rose Buddy: fragrant with soothing Damascus Rose, this natural Pink Clay cleanses and moisturizes all skin types  gently. 

Green Buddy: French Argyll clay detoxifies, cleanses and is gentle on damaged and troubled skin. Tea Tree and Red Thyme oils deeply cleanse and purify. 

Moroccan Buddy: Rhassouli clay cleanses mature skin while deeply moisturizing and protecting. Geranium oil regenerates skin. 

Turmeric Buddy: Turmeric and Apple Cider Vinegar, along with Clary Sage help decrease brown spots, dark patches and under eye circles. 

Dead Sea Buddy: Dead Sea Mud cleanses deeply while giving vital minerals and hydration back to worn out skin.

Pure Buddy: Kaolin and Bentonite Clays along with Shea and Avocado butters cleanses and moisturizes without any fragrance. Aloe Vera water is deeply hydrating.

Calm Buddy: Kaolin clay with Chamomile hydrosol and Blue Chamomile essential oil soothes and calms irritated and sensitive skin.

Scrubby Buddy: Pink Clay cleanses, Shea Butter soothes and moisturises whilst ground strawberry seeds gently exfoliate all skin types.

Kid Buddy: Fun to use and fragrant with lavender, this natural French Purple Clay Buddy gives a chance for kids to enjoy a skin care routine.

How to use your Muddy Buddy:

  • Rinse your face liberally with water.
  • Gently rub your Muddy Buddy on your face, neck and chest using circular motions.
  • Allow to dry for a few minutes.
  • Rinse with warm water.
  • Keep your Buddy in its cloth sack to stay safe and dry.

One Comment on “Muddy Buddies

  1. Our family consists of 3 youth who LOVE using Muddy Buddies every day! These clay wonders are creating a balance, a harmony, in their volatile skin with only the purest, natural ingredients, enabling them to feel the effectiveness of being both cleansed and moisturised on a daily basis. It has become an automatic habit for them to leave the muddy buddy mask on for a few minutes while brushing their teeth before washing it off and feeling their skin revitalised. 🙂


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