Minimum Shelf Life: Indefinite
Sea clay, or kaolinite, is derived from ancient mud deposits laid down under the sea millions of years ago. Sea clay is sometimes referred to as French green clay due to its similar formation and appearance, but they are quite different in both mineral composition and cosmetic properties. Our sea clay is mined in the United States, dried, then pulverized into a soft powder naturally rich in clorite, biotite, hornblende, quartz, iron, aluminum, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. This mineral content of sea clay gives it a dark greenish hue due to high amounts of chlorite. Chlorite imparts an oily, soapy feel when mixed with water and thus makes an excellent ingredient for purifying body wraps and remineralizing facial masks targeting normal to dry skin. Due to its ability to draw out toxins and cleanse the skin, sea clay can also be formulated in exfoliators, soaps, clay body wraps, and clay baths.
Sea clay is commonly formulated with water (aqua) in personal care products, but replacing a portion or all of the water ingredient with a hydrosol greatly augments the clay’s natural soothing and mineralizing properties. Lavender, Clary Sage, Turmeric, Yarrow, and Ylang Ylang hydrosols all contribute gentle cleansing and anti-inflammatory actions that align with the natural benefits of using sea clay. Our recommended mask recipe can be used either on the face, or the body, as a soothing mineral-rich treatment. Lavender hydrosol with sea clay, along with arnica CO2 extract recuperates and relieves discomfort associated with many skin conditions.
Soothing Sea Minerals Pack:
3-1/2 teaspoons sea clay
1/2 teaspoon vegetable glycerin
5 teaspoons lavender hydrosol
1-2 drops arnica 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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