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White clay

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White clay, also known as Kaolin clay, is a naturally occurring clay mineral known for its gentle and absorbent properties. It gets its name from the region of Kao-Ling in China, where the clay was originally discovered. The clay’s natural color can range from white to yellowish due to various mineral impurities.

Origin

White clay has a long history that stretches across cultures and continents. In ancient China, where Kaolin was first discovered, it was an essential ingredient in the production of porcelain. This fine, white ceramic material was highly prized and became a significant export item, commonly known today as “china” due to its origin. The importance of Kaolin in the development of Chinese ceramics cannot be overstated.

Additionally, the use of white clay for medicinal and skincare purposes has deep roots in history. The ancient Egyptians were known to apply a paste made of white clay to wounds as a natural disinfectant. They believed that the clay could purify and heal the skin. Similarly, in various indigenous cultures, white clay was mixed with water to form a paste that was used as a natural remedy for soothing skin irritations and infections.

Applications and Benefits

In modern times, white clay is heralded for its gentle and versatile nature, making it a popular ingredient in the cosmetics and skincare industry. It is especially suitable for sensitive skin types as it does not cause irritation.

White clay is renowned for its ability to absorb excess oils from the skin, making it an effective ingredient in face masks for oily or acne-prone skin. Moreover, its mild exfoliating properties help in removing dead skin cells and impurities, leaving the skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated.

In addition to skincare, white clay is also used in hair care products. It is included in shampoos and conditioners for its ability to cleanse the hair without stripping natural oils, leaving the hair smooth and shiny.

In the health sector, Kaolin is used in medications and treatments for digestive issues. It is known to have absorbent properties that can help in alleviating diarrhea and other digestive ailments.

Moreover, Kaolin clay continues to be a critical component in the ceramics industry for the production of fine porcelain.

In conclusion, white clay, with its historical significance and a multitude of benefits, remains a natural and cherished resource. From ancient medicinal uses to modern-day skincare and beyond, it continues to be an invaluable ingredient with applications as varied as they are beneficial.

Goodies with White clay

Amour

Scented with Lemongrass and Cedarwood essential oils (?? smells heavenly! ?). Made with white and red clays for their purifying qualities and gentle cleansing. I’m so happy to re-introduce Amour to you! Love is all we need! ❤️❤️❤️

£2.50£9.50



Woodland

The spirit of the woods enclosed in a soap bar. The activated bamboo charcoal in the soap provides gentle exfoliation and makes it a great facial cleanser. Along with two different types of clay, they help to draw out impurities and clean the pores to leave your face more balanced and smooth. They also help to remove excess oil, absorb toxins and can help with acne. And the scent will take you deep into the woods. The blend consists of pine needle, frankincense, sweet orange essential oils with a dash of cinnamon. It’s deep, sweet and woody with a peppery undernote.

£2.50£9.50



Deodorant

Handmade Natural Vegan Deodorant. Aluminium-free and plastic-free. Holistic and Aromatherapeutic. This Herbal Deodorant is made with Coconut Oil, Shea Butter and White Kaolin Clay. It’s perfume- and colourants-free. It’s scented with Tea Tree, Rosemary and Rosewood essential oils. They help control underarm odour related to perspiration. The good news is it won’t block your sweat pores. It prevents bacteria growth under your armpits so there is no odour when sweat appears. If you have never used antiperspirant alternatives, please allow a couple of weeks for your body to adjust and detox. You might experience slightly increased sweating but bear in mind it is transitional.

Original price was: £8.00.Current price is: £7.00.

Cassia

Cassia evokes memories of winter evenings, filled with an aroma of cinnamon. It’s a really tasty smelling soap! Addition of cinnamon provides extra skin nutrition and cleansing. Cinnamon is blended with sandalwood, sweet orange and myrrh essential oils for a wholesome experience.

£2.50£10.00



Energising

Fresh and minty Energising Soap smells exactly how you need it in the morning! Invigorating Peppermint with its refreshing and cooling qualities will give you the boost you need to properly start your day. It’s been thoughtfully matched with Sweet Orange, Pine Needle, and Sandalwood Essential Oils to balance out the minty aroma.

£2.50£9.50



Awakening

Awakening Soap is an invitation to perform a simple action like hand washing as mindfully as possible. Please, give it a go to be right there, in a state of meditation when using this bar. If you think about it, life could be perceived as an on-going meditation, sometimes stronger and more focused, when you make an effort and actually sit and meditate, sometimes weaker, with your mind scattered and thoughts dispersed. Isn’t it up to us how aware we remain in every moment of life? This soap is naturally colored with white kaolin clay, turmeric and raw cacao powder with cacao nibs for some scrubbin’. Also, essential oils have been carefully selected to induce your senses. May Chang, Sweet Orange and Rosewood, with just a dash of Peppermint create a unique combination. All-natural goodness for you to feel it.

£2.50£9.50



Grounding

Grounding Soap summons the powers of Earth to keep you balanced. This Soap honours the support we will always find on the ground. It’s been colored with two different clays and activated bamboo charcoal and scented with Patchouli, Lavender and Sandalwood Essential Oils. Beware! Lather shall turn black before you see your hands clean again.

£2.50£9.50



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