Today Rhassoul can be found in a few, high quality, international skin care products and is also used for purifying body and face masks by spas. HumiNature Rhassoul clay leaves the hair and skin unbelievably clean by removing excess oils and toxins. Leaves the skin and hair smooth, moisturized, clean, clear, firm and fresh. Rhassoul clay is an ancient clay that was formed under the mountains in Morocco in Northern Africa. The clay deposits are deeply buried which makes them very difficult to mine. In Ancient Rome and Egypt, Rhassoul has been used to naturally shampoo hair as it pulls out oil and debris. In Arabic the actual pronunciation of ghassool begins with a ghain, a sound highly difficult to emulate by native English speakers. For this reason many native English speakers have changed the pronunciation to a ra sound pronouncing it as rhassoul.
Rhassoul clay has a long history of use in beauty care. It has been used for over 1400 years as a soap, shampoo and skin conditioner. It was used in ancient Rome and Egypt by the nobility. Today, it is a favorite with the finest spas and resorts worldwide. When first mined, Rhassoul clay is a brown, chunky soap-like clay. HumiNature Rhassoul is further refined and micronized. Micronized Rhassoul Clay yields a product that is finer and less textured than the common grade. Micronized Rhassoul Clay is well suited for more delicate applications like facial masks. The resulting powder is smooth and almost silky when rubbed between the fingers. This creates a fine, smooth paste that looks like chocolate pudding and feels wonderful going on as a mask. Rhassoul is invaluable for spa treatments and for personal use. Its extraordinary power of absorption makes it more effective than other clays for cleansing, detoxifying, and general skin treatment.
Rhassoul clay is extremely rich in trace minerals. These minerals detoxify the skin using by extracting a variety of skin pollutants. Rhassoul can be used as soap, skin conditioner, shampoo, and facial and body mask and it washes like soap and leaves a unique, sweet scent on the skin. Rhassoul contains higher percentages of silica and magnesium along with potassium and calcium, than other clays. Therefore, Rhassoul is very effective. In addition to this, due to its greater smectic qualities, (its ability to swell when water is added) Rhassoul achieves better results in skin treatment. Clinical studies have been conducted on Rhassoul. In general Rhassoul:
- Reduces dryness
- Reduces flakiness
- Improves skin clarity
- Improves skin elasticity / firmness
- Improves skin texture
- Removes surface oil and oil from inside and around clogged pores
- Removes dead skin layers, resulting in a general smoothing of the surface skin
Imported Rhassoul (ghassool) clay from Morocco (Northern Africa)
- Mix enough clay with warm water (or flower water) to make a smooth paste
- Apply to hair or skin as a soap, skin conditioner, shampoo or face and body mask
- For mask, leave on for 8-10 minutes for dry skin, 10-15 minutes for normal skin and 15-20 minutes for oily skin
- Rinse with tepid water
Optionally use cooled Green Tea instead of water.