French Yellow Clay can be used
in detoxifying body wraps, soap making, face masks, body and
hair packs, face or body scrubs, shampoos, poultices,
cosmetics and facial powders.
It draws out impurities from
the body while the essential minerals within the clay are
released. It stimulates the circulation of blood and lymph,
removes dead skin cells, and tones & strengthens connective
tissues to leave skin smooth, fresh & radiant.
To make a facial clay, add distilled water to a
small amount of clay. Other additives you may add to a facial
mask instead of distilled water are plain yogurt, honey,
liquid vegetable glycerin, whipped egg whites or mayonnaise.
Apply with clean fingers to clean skin, let dry 15 to 20
minutes, rinse off with warm water, pat skin dry, repeat once
a week if necessary. When adding clay to soap, do so just
before adding fragrances, stirring the clay into a small
amount of soap and then adding back to the soap pot or mix
with the water. Usage rates would vary depending on what one
is trying to accomplish, but using too much clay can make a
soap gritty. Kaolin clay is also used as a scent fixative.
Caution should be exercised as clays may stain fabric. For
External Use only. Use glass, pottery or wooden container, (do
not use metals)