There are great benefits of kaolin clay in soap as well as other natural bath products.
This clay, also known as China Clay, White Clay, China White clay, Chalk and White Dirt, is chemically composed of Kaolinite (97%), silicon oxide, aluminum oxide, iron oxide and titanium oxide.
Kaolin clay's benefits include being it being very mild, improving blood circulation to the skin, exfoliating and cleansing. This white clay also detoxifies at the skin level without drying the skin, unlike other clays. Its gentleness makes it a great additive in products for dry or sensitive skin.
Some of the products that this gentle white clay can be found is in facial products, natural deodorants, poultices, scrubs, mineral makeup, and body powders.
Any facial clay mask is flexible. This gentle clay is perfect for sensitive or dry skin.
Your basic clay mask recipe is:
Making a natural shaving soap is one of the best benefits of kaolin clay in soap. The minerals in the clay provide a barrier between the razor and your skin. Start with 1 tablespoon for every 4 pounds of soap base, and mix in a small container first, then add that back to the pot. At trace, add your clay, then fragrances, then a superfatting oil for extra moisturizing. Because of the lesser drying abilties of this clay, you may not have to add extra moisturizers, but I would add some.