Sourced from the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, this wonderful mineral rich clay is high in silica and magnesium, making it fantastic for promoting skin and hair health. This silky clay helps to nourish the skin, draw out impurities and reduce blemishes. It will also help to even out the skin tone and is particularly helpful for dry skin problems. Rhassoul is traditionally used as a gentle facial cleanser and can be used in place of soap. It can also be used as an alternative to shampoo. Simply mix up some rhassoul with water to create a cleansing hair mask.
Rhassoul is also known as Red Moroccan Clay or Ghassoul. It comes from the Arabic word ghassala, meaning to wash. It really leaves the skin feeling smooth and fresh.
Rhassoul clay for your hair
Rhassoul is a wonderful shampoo, conditioner and hair mask. Try mixing one tablespoon of clay into one quarter of a cup of warm water. Mix well. Massage the mixture into your scalp and finger comb it through to the ends. Be warned, it can take a little longer to wash out than a regular hair mask. The extra couple of minutes rinsing will be well worth it though.
Rhassoul clay conditions as it cleanses, leaving the hair soft and more manageable. It is useful for dry or itchy scalp problems including dandruff. You won’t need a separate conditioner when using rhassoul clay, but if your hair does feel dry, you could treat it to a few drops of argan oil.
Rhassoul clay for your face
Rhassoul is a great cleanser. Not only is it very effective at removing makeup and dirt, it really helps to draw out impurities, so it can reduce blemishes and make skin look much fresher and more even. All you need to do is dilute the clay with water to make a thin paste. Use rosewater instead of tap water if you can, for extra hydration. Massage the paste into your skin and then wash away, or remove with a damp cloth. If you have time, leave it on for a few minutes. You will be rewarded with plumper skin, that feels much softer.
People often assume that clay is very drying, but the opposite is true here. Rhassoul works with your skin’s natural oils and helps to lock in moisture. Clinical studies have found that it can dramatically reduce dryness. Enjoy!