Benefits of French Pink Clay in soap

from tinting to detoxifying

The benefits of french pink clay in soap is derived from the specific composition of the clay. This particular clay is a blend of red and white clays, so it contains Kaolinite, Iron, Illite, Montmorillonite (aluminum & magnesium silicate), and Calcite.

French pink clay is considered one of the mildest of the clays, and works well for all skin types, including sensitive and mature. The benefits are to be able to cleanse and detoxify at the skin level, exfoliate dead skin cells, treat acne, heal sun damaged skin, and help to increase blood circulation to the skin. All of which gives the skin a healthier look and feel.

Most often used in body wraps, face masks, mineral and cream based cleansers, scrubs and cosmetic powders. In soap making, the pink clay will made a nice natural antique tinted bar. In a 95 ounce batch of soap, approx. 20 bars, start with 1 tablespoon of clay for coloring. Mix well in a small separate container then add back to the soap base and blend thoroughly.

Pink Clay is perfect for any complexion bar. You can't feel the clay very much within the soapy lather, but you can really feel a difference to your skin afterward. And because clay can be drying remember to superfat your bars, cocoa butter is a good choice.

Here is an easy and natural homemade recipes that you can try with french pink clay:

Calming Face Mask:

  • 1 ounce of clay, to
  • 3 tablespoons of pure water,
  • 1 teaspoon of a special oil such as apricot kernel or rose hip,
  • a couple drops of neroli or rosewood essential oil.
  • Mix to form a paste, apply to skin, wash off in 10 minutes with warm water.

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