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A 13-Step Free Face Mask Pattern Guide (That ANYONE Can Follow)

nancy tranter face mask patternNancy Tranter Designs dolce gabanna fabric cat print red nancystoreonline.comNancy Tranter Designs Cavalli fabric cat print red nancystoreonline.com

Here is a face mask pattern it allows you to use elastic or ties to secure it in place and you have the option of inserting a P2.5 filter between the two layers and adding a wire nose guard.

This PDF download is the easiest version to sew. Click on the picture to the right to download PDF. Please hit the like button for my facebook page in the left column if you like or use this pattern.

Face mask pattern nancy tranter
Face mask pattern nancy tranter

  • Two 8″ fabric squares for outside of mask
  • Two 8″ fabric squares for inside of mask
  • 1/4″ elastic
  • wire
  • filter (optional)
  • fabric marking tool
  • sewing machine
  • scissors
  • printed face mask pattern 

Face mask pattern nancy tranter

Face mask instructions:

  • Cut out inner and outer face mask pattern pieces on the solid lines.
  • With fabric right sides together, pin pattern pieces to fabric or just trace cutting lines onto fabric. Cut out inner and outer face mask pieces.
  • With right sides together, sew 1/4″ seam along the inside center face mask pieces. Repeat for the outside center face mask seam.
  • Cut notches into the curved seam allowance just sewn or use pinking shears to trim curved seam allowance. This will reduce bulk and help the seam to lay flat. Gently press to one side.
  • Turn under 1/4″ along the short side edges of the inner face mask and press. Stitch in place.
  • With right sides together, pin inner and outer face mask pieces along upper edge, matching center seam. Stitch using 1/4″ seam allowance (backstitching at the beginning and end).
  • Turn right side out and press seam, extending 1/4″ fold along the outer face mask edge.
  • Top stitch in place 1/8″ from folded edges.
  • Turn under 1/4″ along the short sides of the outer face mask and press.
  • Fold this edge again (5/8″) so that it meets the pencil line and press.
  • Transfer solid casing line (1 1/2″ from raw edge) onto the wrong side of outer face mask pieces using marking tool.
  • use a 1/4" elastic for around the ears cut 2, 6-8" lengths (depends upon size of ears), place elastic inside of casing and stitch along the inner folded edge, creating a casing for elastic or ties.
  • insert P2.5 filter I buy mine on ebay
Yes, some of that fabric is Dolce and Gabbana and Cavalli ;) They are in my shop nancystoreonline.com
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Rose Clay, Activated Charcoal, Goats Milk Spa Bar Recipe: It's Not as Difficult as You Think

Charcoal and Rose Clay Spa Bar - Learn to make a luxurious soap bar with this recipe.

Available at my store: Handmade Goat's Milk Soap Rose Clay & Charcoal Spa Bar with Rose Otto Essential Oil - FREE SHIPPING
nancystoreonline.com rose clay spa bar display on Coalport porcelain china plate

Rose Clay along with activated charcoal are great soap ingredients for several reasons. They have great purifying qualities and introduce beautiful natural coloring to your melt and pour soap. Rose Clay is a very beautiful clay that adds a dusty rosy pink color and gentle exfoliation. Clay can be added to Melt & Pour Soap up to 1 tablespoon per pound.  The easiest way to add Clay to your Soap is to mix it with a small amount of rubbing alcohol prior to adding it to your Soap Base. Creating a smooth liquid with the clay and rubbing alcohol will help keep the clay from clumping when you add it to the Soap; the rubbing alcohol will evaporate out.

Activated Charcoal has so many cleansing and purifying properties. With charcoal, a little goes a long way. 1 teaspoon should be plenty treat it the same way using a small amount of rubbing alcohol until it dissolves

For a great skin nourishing soap, I used goat's milk soap base a proprietary blend from Brambleberry. Goat milk contains a certain fatty acid that helps skin prevent moisture loss and its PH is similar to that of human skin. If you want to receive all the benefits of goat milk in melt and pour soap, Goat Milk Melt and Pour Base is your best bet. If you are using Rose Absolute you would not want to waste it in the heat up process during saponification. The oil is too precious and expensive to just burn off. This soap has a lot of skin-loving ingredients that are perfect for facial skin. However, everybody’s skin is different! Some may be more sensitive than others. I would recommend trying this bar on your face and seeing what you think!

The 4 Benefts of Rose Clay, Charcoal, Goats Milk Spa Bar Recipe

1) Rose Clay benefits are anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce the redness of irritated skin, get rid of acne, dermatitis and eczema.
2) Activated Charcoal has so many cleansing and purifying properties.
3) In addition to lactic acid goat milk contains fatty acids that help repair the skin barrier, probiotics to encourage the growth of normal skin flora, and vitamin A to help gently exfoliate.
4) Rose Otto is the purest of rose oils and known as the Queen of oils. It has anti-inflammatory, cooling and soothing properties which can help with stress-related conditions in more mature skin types.

To make this soap you will need:
56 ounces Goats Milk Melt & Pour soap
1/2 teaspoon Activated Charcoal
1 tablespoon French Rose Clay Powder
12 mL Rose Otto Essential Oil 
12 Cavity Rectangle Mold

Start by cutting up your goats milk soap base into small cubes. I have learned that keeping the cubes small and evenly sized will help make the melting process go a little more smoothly – pun intended! When you have all the soap base all cubed, divide the base.

rose clay spa bar cutting up of goats milk soap

Put the small soap portion in the microwave for intervals of 30 seconds and stirring in between. This will allow the soap to melt evenly without scorching. The goal is to get a nice smooth melted soap base without over heating. 

Divide the soap into three portions: plain goats milk, pink rose clay, and charcoal.

Divide the soap into three portions: plain goats milk, rose clay, and charcoal.

Use a very small bowl and measure out 1/2 teaspoon of activated charcoal into the dish. Add rubbing alcohol until it’s well hydrated and easy to mix (up to 1 Tablespoon). Using the mini mixer or small wisk, carefully blend the charcoal to break up any clumps and get a smooth liquid consistency. Set that aside. Use the same technique for the rose clay.  Add rose otto essential oil equally to melted soap.

rose absolute vs rose otto

Rose oil is the essential oil extracted from the petals of various types of rose, the most commonly used being Rosa damascena, the damask rose, and Rosa centifolia, the cabbage rose. Rose Oil is expensive because you need a high yield of flowers to produce a small amount of oil. Typically Steam Distillation, Rose Otto, produces a smaller yield of oil compared to solvent extraction, Rose Absolute. It is said that Bulgaria produces about 70% of all rose oil in the world, other significant areas that produce rose oil are Morocco, Iran and Turkey.

Add rose otto essential oil equally to melted soap

get your mold ready mist with rubbing alcohol and pour the base creating a base of activated charcoal soap

get your mold ready mist with rubbing alcohol and pour and add charcoal layer

This bar has a dual design one side is entirely an DIY activated charcoal soap recipe melt and pour. 

homemade rose clay pour

Once the entire tray has completely cooled and hardened, you can carefully unmold your rose clay soap. Hope you have a better understanding of the benefits of rose clay in soap. 

Nancy Tranter artisanal soap rose milk and charcoal spa bar

source: brambleberry, soap queen rose clay soap mask, Dr. Purvisha Patel #rosesoap #roseotto #goatsmilksoap #charcoal