French Red Clay comes from hematite iron. The red color is the result of the copper oxides. It is rich in iron and other minerals. It is used as a strong drawing clay. This means it draws out toxins in the skin. It is used in medicinal preparations, soap making, and cosmetics as well as other preparations.
French Red Clay powder is recommended for combination, normal or oily skin. People with very oily skin or acne can benefit from French Red Clay. It is used to reduce dryness, reduce flakiness and improves skin’s clarity, texture and elasticity.
Let’s Do a Facial
- Be sure to clean your face before applying clay.
- An herbal facial steam is a great way to do this.
- Apply the paste and gently massage for 1-2 minutes.
- Allow to dry.
- Rinse face with warm water and pat dry. Your skin will feel soft, smooth and refreshed.
Clay may be mixed with herbal infusions for more benefits to your skin.
French Green Clay is well known to be one of the finest clays for skin treatments and is by far one of the most superior, and most commonly used mineral skin clays used in spas and herbal clinics around the world.
French Green Clay contains numerous valuable elements, which include mineral oxides, magnesium, calcium, potassium, dolomite, silica, manganese, phosporous, silicon, copper, and selenium. It is very efficient at drawing oils and toxins from the skin. Use this clay for oily skin and hair types.
Green clay increases circulation and balances skin oils. It contains micro molecules which absorb well. Green clay is wonderful for facial masks and herbal body packs. Green clay absorbs dirt, oil, and bacteria from your skin, yet gently cleans the pores.
Face Masks For Skin Types
- To make a facial mask for sensitive skin, add a few drops of aloe to the powdered clay instead of mixing it with water. Rose water can also be used.
- For oily skin types, add jojoba oil. Jojoba is actually not an “oil”, but a wax, and it mimics our skin tissue.
- Mix into a paste, and apply to your face.
- Let dry, then gently rinse it off. Pat face dry.
By doing a weekly facial, you can keep your skin clear of excess oils and toxins and make it silky soft. This will help to reduce fine lines. Be sure to limit it to once per week.
French Green clay can be used to soothe cuts, scrapes and small wounds. It can also be used on aching muscles. Apply the clay as a poultice, and apply it directly on the effected area. The clay works on the cuts but drawing out the infection. For aching muscles, combine it with a few drops of rosemary or lavender essential oil to draw out the pain in the muscles.
Healing Poison Ivy and Other Rashes With Clay
Red clays drawing capabilities make it very effective in treating poison ivy, poison oak, and other rashes. For poison ivy, and rashes, apply carefully to the area. Allow to dry and carefully rinse off. We don’t want the poison ivy spreading. Pat dry with clean towel. Be sure to use fresh towel each time you apply, so you don’t spread the rash.