Rhassoul clay is known for its cleansing and healing properties as well as its ability to provide the body with the vitamins and minerals that it needs. When it is mixed with water, the particles within the clay expand, turning it into a gel like substance. The gel works by binding to dirt and excessive oil to absorb and cleanse without removing natural oils from the skin.
To get the most from the clay once it is mixed the water it is best to mix it so it takes on the consistency of a creamy paste. This can then be massaged into the hair or skin. However, it has many more uses when mixed with other ingredients.
Preparation of Rhassoul Clay
Instructions below are for a face mask. Prepare your Clay Mask Mixing Set or find a mixing bowl, spoon, face brush and a cloth that you already may already have in your home. It is advisable to use non metal bowls, spoons and other tools because your clay mask will be less effective.
Step 1: Add 1 table spoon of powder (about 20 millilitres) to a bowl.
Step 2: Add warm water so it slightly covers the powder. You can also use Rose Water instead of water for a powerful detox mask.
Step 3: Let it absorb for about 3-5 minutes, then mix to a clay paste.
Step 4: Apply the clay paste onto your face and leave it on for about 10 minutes.
Note: Keep the clay mask damp by applying water with wet fingers or with a water spray.
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Rinse your face with warm water. Pat dry, and moisturize with organic oils such as Argan oil.
Rhassoul clay makes an excellent face mask that can help to exfoliate and draw out excess oil from your pores. In its simplest form, when mixed with water the past can be brushed or rubbed onto the face and then left to dry before being washed off.
Hair Mask and Shampoo
Mixing Rhassoul clay with water and then massaging it into the hair will create a hair mask with many benefits. The minerals and vitamins will help to strengthen hair, remove excess oils and give it a natural shine. It is important to make sure that the mixture does not dry as this can cause the hair to break. If the clay is mixed with Argan oil and applied to the hair this will improve the volume and shine of the hair.
As a shampoo it will remove the hair and body of toxins while removing excess sebum, it is also believed to reduce hair loss. It is known to provide conditioning properties but can also help those who suffer with dandruff as it can work to eliminate the problem Many people suffer with a dry scalp as a result of using mainstream shampoos but Rhassoul clay will help to moisturise the scalp. May people find shampoos irritating but Rhassoul clay stops itching and irritation which means less scalp problems.
Complete Body Mask
Rhassoul clay is not just limited to the face and hair. This can be used as a full body mask. It will firm up skin, reduce wrinkles and help to give your body a new lease of life. As the clay has a negative charge it draws out all of the impurities which can give your whole body a complete detox.
Rhassoul clay can also help to ease the symptoms of arthritis. The clay creates a warming sensation on joints and it can help to reduce inflammation which further enhances movements. It is also possible to add oil that is made from the Boswelliaserrata species oil, also known as Frankincense, which is known to help ease arthritis symptoms.
Rhassoul has been used for centuries and some claim it has been used for fourteen centuries but this surely proves that it not only stands the test of time but it does have a number of impressive uses. Whether it is used as a soap, shampoo, conditioner or as a face and body mask, it has huge benefits.
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