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Clay - French Green




French Green Clay is the most used of the clays in spas and salons.  Noted as the clay which possesses the most absorbent action on the skin, it is used mainly for facial masks for oily, neglected skin in the treatment of acne.  It is a little too drawing for dry or mature skin, French Green Clay cleanses, exfoliates, smoothes and softens the skin.

It may be added to soap as a natural colorant and produces a gentle, earthy pastel green colour when used in soaps. Suitable for facial masques, scrubs, etc.

Suggested Product Usage Rates:

Spa use: Facial, Body and Capillary masks - In combination with other powders within a formula - between 10 and 30%
Spa use: Facial and Body Muds - In combination with other powders within a formula - between 5 and 25%
Liquid Soaps and Shampoo:  2 - 10%
Soap Spa Bars for deep cleansing:  5 - 20%

To use in Regular Soap Bars as Colourant:

Cold Processed Soap:  1 dessertspoon to 1 tablespoon per kilo of soap (swirling will use less).  Mix into a slurry with either water or thinly traced soap before adding to soap prior to Fragrance or Essential Oils.

Melt & Pour Soap:  1 teaspoon per 500g of soap base (all types).  Mix the clay to a slurry or paste with some water, Glycerine or Sodium Lactate Plus and gently stir into the melted soap.

You'll see recipes for Masks and Treatments in our Recipe Formulary

Country of Origin: France

If you have never used a facial clay mask before, we recommend a small test before continuing with full treatments.

INCI: Montmorillonite (French Green Clay)
Ingredients: Illite