Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Clays Have it ......

Rhassoul

Rhassoul clay can be used as a soap, skin conditioner, shampoo or mask for the face and body. It acts like a soap but leaves a sweet scent behind. Other Common Names- Red Clay, Red Moroccan Clay, Ghassoul Clay, Oxide Clay.

What is Rhassoul and where does it come from?
From Morocco, comes this remarkable natural source, reddish brown cosmetic clay known as Rhassoul.It has been used for over 1400 years as a soap, shampoo, and skin conditioner, and the finest spas across the globe currently utilize it for therapeutic benefits.Mined deep beneath the Atlas Mountains in Eastern Morocco it must be extracted under extremely special conditions.Through meticulous selection, and extensive contact with the raw material we are proud to offer this rich Rhassoul that is truly unique in quality and purity.When first mined, Rhassoul clay appears as a polished brown, soap-like clay, which is chunky in appearance and resembling rocks. After further refinement and micronization, the end product is a smooth almost silken earth.

How does it work?
Because Rhassoul can be used for a variety of professional applications, it is an invaluable enhancement for spa treatments and for personal use. Its extraordinary power of absorption makes it more effective than other clays for cleansing, de-toxification, and general skin treatment.It can be used as soap, skin conditioner, shampoo, and facial and body mask.As Rhassoul contains higher percentages of silica and magnesium along with potassium and calcium, than other clays, Rhassoul appears to be far more effective. In addition to this, due to its greater smectic qualities, (i.e. its ability to swell with the addition of water) Rhassoul achieves better results in skin treatment.The mineral properties of Rhassoul Clay were studied extensively and presented at the 12th meeting of the National Institute of Phytotherapy in Paris in 1985. Rhassoul Clay contains a high percentage of silica, magnesium, potassium, and calcium.Rhassoul clay's most impressive properties in skin improvement are its capacity of absorption and adsorption due to its high level of ion exchange. Clinical studies have been conducted by two different research laboratories in the United States to evaluate Rhassoul use for skin conditions. The results of this single use Rhassoul study produced these findings….
Reduces dryness (79%)
Reduces flakiness (41%)
Improves skin clarity (68%)
Improves skin elasticity / firmness (24%)
Improves skin texture (106%)
Removes surface oil and oil from inside and around comedons
Removes dead skin layers, resulting in a general smoothing of the surface skin
In addition to the oil removal characteristics


My Rhassoul Mixture is as simple as it gets

Enough mixture with water until it gets to a pancake like texture. Apply to dry detangled hair and leave on however long until I'm ready to rinse out. I dont add any fancy add-ins because I want the full effect of the clay alone. I'm left with soft, fluffy, clean hair.


Some places to purchase are
http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/clay/clay.html

http://www.snowdriftfarm.com/clays_and_minerals.html

http://www.treasuredlocks.com/hurhcl.html#itemTabs

http://http://www.fromnaturewithlove.com/product.asp?product_id=CLAYRHASSOUL&searchflag=1

2 comments:

Cas said...

Great article! I'm glad that you linked to mountainroseherbs. They are a great company with fantastic organic ingredients.

Shawnystheone said...

I Agree!

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