Yellow Clay is rich in fine mineral particles including Iron Oxide which gives the clay its yellow colour. Its is free from aluminum and helps re-mineralise the skin.
Yellow Clay draws out impurities via the skin, detoxifying and helping decongest blocked pores, essential minerals within the clay are released helping heal and repair the skin. It helps stimulates blood circulation to the skin, tonifies and exfoliates gently.
It has a very smooth texture and is considered to be a mild clay making it suitable for all skin types including sensitive and dry skin. I have used in on mild Eczema patches and gentle enough to use for Psoriasis and Rosacea . If you are trying for Eczema, Psoriasis or Rosacea then only leave the clay mask on for about 3 to 5 mins and rinse (dont polish off) with warm water. You may want to start with the white clay first. For normal to oily/congested skin types leave clay on for 5 to 7 mins then you can dampen down again and gently massage off for extra exfoliation. Expect your skin to look pink afterwards due to the increased circulation.
Application: 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.
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.
To make a facial clay, add distilled water to a small amount of clay until it becomes a paste. You can add essential oils along with very small amounts of one of the following: jojoba oil, wheatgerm oil, hemp oil, or avocado to make a smoother consistency. 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. Remove with warm water and a gentle face cloth.
Caution: Caution should be exercised as clays may stain fabric.
For External Use only. Use glass, pottery or wooden container, (do not use metals).