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Red Moroccan Clay
Red Moroccan Clay


 
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Red Moroccan Clay comes from deep below the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. High in Silica, Magnesium, Iron, Calcium, Potassium and Sodium content and has been widely used because its strong drawing capacity. It is also used in many medicinal preparations. Moroccan red clay is considered one of the more rare and pure clays of the Earth. It has been used for health and beauty for centuries and continues to grow in popularity. From home spas to world-class retreats, the beneficial effects of Moroccan red clay are well known.

Cosmetic Uses: Red Moroccan Clay colors soap to a light reddish brown color with 1 teaspoon per lb of soap. To help keep from clumping when adding to your soap, mix with a small amount of one of the oils you will be using and then add at light trace. Using glass, pottery or wooden container, (do not use metals) combine red clay with sufficient liquid to make a paste. Let it sit 2 or 3 minutes. Using fingertips, spread a consistent layer to fully cover the skin (for the purpose of a masque, avoid getting clay in mouth, eyes, ears, nose.) Sit, if possible, and relax, maybe think some peaceful thoughts, and allow the clay to dry. (4 min. for sensitive skin, 8 minutes for normal skin.) As it dries it tightens. It is working and removing impurities. Wash thoroughly and gently to remove the masque. Follow with your choice of natural toner and moisturizer.

Alternatives to water in the clay masque-paste are almost endless: Lemon juice, essential oil waters (just a drop or two), herb tisanes (peppermint, chamomile, comfrey, calendula, ginger, lavender, etc.) Powdered herbs can be added to the clay before mixing (marshmallow, calendula, slippery elm bark, etc.)

Usages: Masks, lotions, shampoo, wraps and soap.


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