Clay Mask

So the story goes: I had had a bunch of clay because I use it as a natural soap colourant.  My supplier sells it wholesale, so at the time of purchase, I acquired about 2 pounds of clay.  That means I either had to find multiple uses for it or be stuck with a giant tub of clay for the rest of eternity.  I chose the former.

French pink clay is said to be the gentlest clay around, so it’s what I use on my ultra-sensitive, eczema-prone skin when I make/use masks.  It is a combination of white and red clay and has natural exfoliation properties.  It helps to soothe the skin and (to me) wasn’t overly drying.

It’s got gentle detoxifying properties due to its natural ionic charge.  That is to say, the clay is negatively charged, which attracts toxins from your skin that are positively charged.  Having said that, some experts suggest using non-metal containers and utensils because they can counteract the ionic charge of the clay and render it less effective.

  • 1-2 Tablespoon(s) of French pink clay (get it here)
  • Water or floral water
  • Transfer clay into a glass bowl.
  • Carefully stir in water, a teaspoon at a time until you get your desired consistency.  (Combining too vigorously will make the powder clay poof up into the air).
  • LOL, yes, I am aware that my directions weren’t exactly the most ‘clear-cut’ directions given.  Here’s why: I prefer it thicker and like to add just enough water so that I can’t see any powder clay left – I find that when too much water is added, then it drips after application and makes a total mess of my bathroom.

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