Handmade in Dundas, Ontario, Canada
Rhassoul Clay is an exceptional clay with a multitude of assets. This dense clay is mined in the fertile Atlas Mountains of Morocco, and has been used for over 12 centuries by populations in North Africa, Southern Europe and Middle East.
Rhassoul Clay's most impressive properties in skin improvement are its capacity of absorption due to its ability for a high level of ion exchange. Studies have shown that it is reputed to reduce dryness and flakiness while improving skin clarity and elasticity. It is rich in magnesium, Silica, potassium and calcium.
Rhassoul Clay aids in rejuvenation, detoxification and toning of the skin. It can be used as a face, hair or body mask.
Ingredients: Moroccan Lava (Ghassoul) clay.
Please note: Clays may stain fabrics! Please be careful, especially when working with strongly coloured clays.
Face Scrub: Rhassoul can also be combined with other ingredients to make an exfoliating and smoothing scrub. My favorite is mixing 1 Tablespoon Rhassoul clay with 1 Tablespoon ground oatmeal and apple cider vinegar to form a paste. I use about once a week for an exfoliating face scrub. As a bonus, it can be massaged into the face to exfoliate for 1-2 minutes and then left for another 5 minutes to dry before washing off. This will offer the benefits of a mask and an exfoliation in one step.
Face Mask: The simplest use for Rhassoul clay is as a face mask. It can be mixed with water or a floral water like rose water to form a silky paste. This paste can be brushed or rubbed onto the face and left to dry before washing off.
Hair Mask: I mixed 1 tablespoon Rhassoul clay into 1/4 cup of water to make a thin mixture that I pour onto my hair and massage in. For hair, it is important not to let the mixture dry as it can contribute to hair breakage if it hardens. I prefer to massage into hair in the shower and leave for about 30 seconds before washing.
Full Body Mask: For great skin all-over, I’ve made a simple paste of clay and water and used as a full body mask before taking a bath and washing it off.