Clays have been used for centuries for cosmetic use and are present in many traditional beauty regimens.
Clay has several cosmetic and therapeutic properties: anti aging, antioxidant, drying, astringent, reconstructive, antiseptic and detoxifying among others. They can be applied to the face, body and even hair. In the latter case, it controls oiliness and dandruff of the scalp.
They also can be used as a 100% natural colorant for soaps and lotions.
Some of the most popular uses are:
facial and body masks and scrubs
balms to alleviate skin conditions, burns and insect bites
Cosmetic clay are made up of different mineral contents and each clay type has a different effect on the skin. Regular use of clay facials will remove dead skin cells, improve circulation to the skin, remove debris from the pores and bring about a smooth healthy glow. Each clay has the ability to absorb toxins from the skin but they differ in their level of absorption.
The Volcanic Mud, also called black clay is rich in silicon and aluminum. It is used for health and aesthetic treatments; treats rheumatism and sinusitis. Due to its mineral composition which includes titanium, and a large percentage of silicon and aluminum, shows excellent rejuvenating properties. It is stimulating, antiseptic, anti-toxic and astringent. With oxygenating and reactive properties this clay is especially effective for mature skin in beauty treatments masks; additionally combats flabbiness, fine lines and wrinkles of facial skin due to its ability to improve peripheral blood flow favoring cell renewal.
FOR SOAPS - I use 1 tsp of clay for 1 lb of fats in the recipe, I mix the clay dry to the soap at light trace. Make sure you "fold" the soap over the powder before using the stick blender. The soap on the picture was made with dark grey, the detail on top is made with black clay.
They are sold in sealed and re-sealed pouches, the most environmentally friendly option I have found.
My oils and butters are are wild harvested, grown naturally in the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest without any pesticides, they are fair traded and sustainable resources. Product for cosmetic use only, not suited for human consumption! substances, such as pathogenic microorganisms. This product does not contain TSE/BSE contamination.
Product for cosmetic use only, not suited for human consumption!
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Warnings: Avoid contact with eyes, do not ingest. In case of eye contact, flush thoroughly with water, call physician if irritation persists. Keep out of reach of children.