Minimum Shelf Life: Indefinite
Kaolin white clay is a naturally white, very fine and porous clay that feels like soft, triple-milled powder to the touch. Our kaolin white clay is sourced from England, and is sometimes referred to as white lion clay, China clay, or cosmetic clay — the latter being that it was the clay of choice for all cosmetic usage.
Out of all our clays, white kaolin clay is the most mild and gentle being that is does not contain iron oxide. It is also the least absorbent clay and unlike our other clays, it does not pull oil out of the skin — which dry skin types will appreciate. Kaolin white clay moisturizes and nourishes the skin, as it contains high amounts of silica which helps to rebuild the skin barrier and resolve conditions like psoriasis and dermatitis. White clay also acts as a natural thickener in skincare formulas. Although dried white clay appears as an off-white color, it does turn light tan when mixed with water or hydrosol.
Kaolin white clay is best for sensitive types of skin. It helps to stimulate circulation in the skin while gently exfoliating and cleansing it. Pairing a skin-comforting hydrosol and soothing essential oil to a kaolin white clay formula is ideal. Rose alba, Rose centafolia, Jasmine, Calendula, Chamomile, and Linden Blossom hydrosols are excellent pairings for a kaolin white clay based formula.
Full-Recovery Facial Mask:
3-1/2 teaspoons kaolin white clay
1/2 teaspoon vegetable glycerin
5 teaspoons jasmine hydrosol
1 drop of calendula CO2 extract
Please note, the above recipe is for immediate use after blending. Adding water (or any ingredient containing water) to any type of powdered clay requires a preservative to keep mold, fungi, and bacteria from forming. The above recipe is not intended to be made for future use (for example, retail purposes). For retail inclusion of a preservative is required.
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