Clay: Green French Illite

Price: $4.40
Clay: Green French Illite

Organic Green Clay – French (Superfine) Bolus Alba aka Phyllosilicate INCI: Illite, from France

Illite: 65 – 75%
Kaolinite (Al2Si2O5(OH)4) 5 – 15 %
Composed of natural Iron, Silica, Aluminum, Magnesium, Calcium, Titanium, Sodium and Potassium.

Process Method: Sun dried and crushed.

Gives your Skin the Wonderful Glow of Health and Well Being!

Benefits: French Green Clay absorbs and removes impurities from the skin, stimulating blood flow to create healthy and glowing skin. When prepared as a mask, the clay dries on the skin causing pores to tighten and the skin to feel firm, toned and refreshed. French Green Clay can be used in poultices to treat arthritis, sore muscles, and sprains; in ready-to-use pastes for application to cuts, bruises, insect bites, stings, and minor burns; and mineral baths for stress relief. It is suitable for all skin types.

Caution to be exercised as clays may stain fabric.

Application: French Green Clay can be used in detoxifying bath salts, body wraps, soap making, face masks, mineral based or cream based cleansers, face or body scrubs, cosmetics and facial powders.

Simple chemical-free Face Mask Recipe:
Mix 1 tsp clay with 1 tsp flower water and 1 tsp aloe vera gel juice. Apply. Let dry. Wash off with a cloth you don't mind staining! Tone with flower water.

The lighter and cooler coloured the clay, the more astringent it is. The darker and warmer coloured the clay, the more moisturizing and nourishing it is. I recommend:
washed blue: very oily skin
French green clay: oily to normal skin
pink or yellow clay: acneic skin with dry patches
rhassoul clay: normal and combination skin
Red and black clays: deep conditioning to be added to lighter clay for olive to dark brown skins

Physical & Chemical Properties:

Appearance: light green to olive coloured fine loose powder
Odour: Almost odourless.
Particle Size: 20μm
pH: ~ 7.90 @ 20 °C
Apparent Density: 1.8 – 1.9 g/cm3
Real Density: 2.4 – 2.8 g/cm3
Flash point: inflammable
Water Soluble: Insignifigant
Silica (SiO2): ~ 42.5 %
Alumina (Al2O3): ~ 14.3 %

Sold by the 100g in clean plastic bags re-purposed from packaging.