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Clay - Mediterranean Red




Our Red Mediterranean Clay is a rich, terracotta red colour and has a high silica and iron content.   This clay is a great way to add an all natural colour to your soap, as well as using it in scrubs, masks and mud packs.  Our clays do not contain any synthetic dyes or pigments and are not processed using any chemical means.

Active clays are rich in minerals and trace elements and offer a wide variety of applications in cosmetics and treatments and all clays help to remove toxins and purify the skin.

All our clays are totally natural and can be used alone, or blended together, and you can create gorgeous, naturally coloured soaps using a combination of all our clays or just this clay alone.  You can blend any of our clays and colourants together to create a vast pallette of natural and unique colours for your products.

Red Terracotta Clay Attributes:

  • Increases metabolic functions of the skin due to the iron content
  • It is especially recommended for detox and oxygenating
  • The particle size gives a high specific surface with a high absorption capacity, a very useful property for oily and impure skin
  • Can be mixed with water and applied directly onto the skin increasing body temperature and allowing better penetration of active ingredients
  • To decrease its actions mix with a white or pink clay

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 a Colourant:

Cold Processed Soap:  1 dessertspoon to 1 tablespoon per kilo of soap (swirling will use less).  Mix into a slurry with some water, Sodium Lactate Plus, oil or thinly traced soap before adding to soap prior to Fragrance or Essential Oils.  Hydrate well before use.

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.  Hydrate well before use.

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

Skin Effects:   Detoxifying, drawing and oxygenating
Dry Clay texture:  Soft and Smooth
% Thru 325 Mesh (min.) 95%
pH Value: 8.9
CAS#  12173-60-3
Country of Origin: EU

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

INCI: Illite
Ingredients: Illite clay