Choosing a clay
We offer 4 natural colors of clay. The specific color of a clay comes from its unique mineral composition. The specific mineral composition will give a specific action to the clay. Depending on your skin type, your symptons and the reaction of the body (one type of clay will work better than another). For therapeutic action and internal use, the French Green Illite and Montmorillonite clays are the most popular in France. Both clays have been extensively researched by numerous medical and research institutions, and showed scientifically proven therapeutic results.
We will give you some general directions to help you to choose the most appropriate color, but remember that results can vary. Only you and your personal experience with clay can determine which clay works best for you. Some people, for any reasons, will experience better results with one type of clay than another. Nature has its reasons that the mind cannot always understand!
Green Clay (Illite)
Origins: Auvergne, France
Quality: Ultra-ventilated. 100% pure, living and active from noble soil layers. 100% free of quartz, sand and debris (ultra-ventilated only). Edible. Not ionized irridiated or washed. Gentle processing method. Tested by independent laboratories. In compliance with the European Pharmacopea Safety Standards in heavy metals content. No animal tests.
Mesh: 20 microns and less
Mineral composition: Silica (45%), Aluminium, Iron, Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus + trace elements (titanium, sodium (0.18%), chromium, lithium, lead, cadnium, arsenicum, nickel, strontium, copper, selenium, cobalt, manganese, molybden, silver, bore)
Color: Light green tone when dry, its rich green color is revealed when hydrated. This green illite clay comes from rich volcanic soils.
Very popular in France, this clay is famous for its powerful healing action.
pH: between 7 and 8
Skin type: From normal to oily skin and scalp. Deep detoxification and purification properties.
Therapeutic & beauty applications: Facial, hair mask, body wrap, balneotherapy, clay bath,
Internal use: Yes, edible.
Other applications: pet care, pet dry shampoo, cat litter, fish, horses, plants & trees...
Origins: Montmorillon, France
Quality: ultra-ventilated; 100% pure, raw and active from noble soil layers; 100% free of quartz, sand and debris; edible; Not ionized, irradiated or washed; Gentle processing method. Tested by independent laboratories. In compliance with the European Pharmacopea Safety Standards in heavy metals content. No animal tests.
Mesh: 40 micron
Mineral composition: Silica (51%), Aluminium, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium + trace elements (manganese, titanium, mercury, cadnium, arsenic, lead, fluor, sodium (0.69%)).
Color: Light yellow tone
pH: between 7 and 8.2
Skin type: For all types of skin. Rich in silicium, it tones and brings elasticity to de-mineralized and atone skins. Great to strenghten hair and nails.
External applications: Facial, hair & scalp masks, body packs, balneotherapy, clay bath. Great for anti-aging treatments.
Internal use: safe to drink or eat.
Other applications: pet care, dry pet shampoo, cat litter, fish, horses, plant & trees, grease stain remover...
The name Montmorillonite comes from Montmorillon, name of the French village where this clay was first discovered. Exceptionally rich in essential minerals and trace elements, the original montmorillonite became famous thanks to the spa (balneotherapy)and thermal (healing spring water) industries. Numerous research studies have shown the exceptional therapeutic properties of the montmorillonite clay, especially in rejunevating damaged tissues. Its high content in silica stimulates the production of chains of protein and collagen, which explains its wide use for anti-aging treatments.
Other properties: Montmorillonite clay is also known to be an amazingGREASE STAIN REMOVER: Powder clothes/fabrics/rugs/carpet with montmorillonite clay. Leave it on 30-60 minutes. brush it off or vaccum. For very incrusted stains, repeat the operation as often as needed. It does NOT fade colors.
Red Clay (Montmorillonite)
Quality: Surfine, 100% pure, living and active from noble soil layers. May contains some particles of quartz and sand. Not ionized, irradiated or washed. Traditional processing method. Tested by independent laboratories. In compliance with the European Pharmacopea Safety Standards in heavy metals content. No animal tests.
Mesh: 70 microns and less.
Mineral composition: Silicium (63%), Potassium, Iron, Phosphorus (trace), Magnesium (trace), Calcium (trace)
Skin type: From normal to dry, sensitive and fragile skin, hair and scalp.
Actions: Naturally very rich in silicium and other essential trace elements, this clay has a high rejuvenative action. It will restore and rebalance any skins that are subjected to daily stress and pollution, giving it a natural peachy glow. Your skin will soon recover its natural radiance. This clay is great for colored skins (from light to dark).
Blood circulation and warming properties: It stimulates blood circulation in general: it detoxifies the blood from toxins and strengthens the blood vessels. Excellent for people with circulatory problems on the face and body. Beneficial for people feeling cold (hands & feet) and with lack of energy.
Applications: Facials, hair masks, body wrap, balneotherapy, clay bath. Usually not recommended for internal use although some people do use it.
Caution! This clay tends to leave some pigments on the surface of some skin types after a facial or body mask. The redness that appears is NOT a skin reaction but a concentration of red pigments from the clay on the surface of the skin. We recommend that you do it in the evening before bedtime so that the pigments will be absorbed by the skin during the night.
White Clay (kaolinite)
Origins: Britanny, France
Quality: ultra-ventilated, 100% pure, living and active from noble soil layers. 100% free of quartz, sand and debris. Edible. Not ionized, irradiated or washed. Traditional processing method. Tested by independent laboratories. In compliance with the European Pharmacopea Safety Standards in heavy metals content. No animal tests.
Mesh: 20 microns
Calcium - magnesium - iron - potassium - aluminum - sodium - silicium + trace elements (13%)
pH: between 5.5 and 6
Skin type: dull complexion. Because of its neutral pH for the skin, this clay is recommended for all types of skin and scalp. Also for skin that needs to be clarified (gentle natural whitening action).
External applications: Facial, hair & scalp masks, body packs, balneotherapy, clay bath,
Internal use: Yes, edible. Very gentle clay for people with very sensitive stomach. Helps with stomach acidity.
Other: Because of a pH similar to that of the skin, the ultra-ventilated white clay can be used for intimate hygiene and as a baby powder (ideal substitute to talc). Excellent for reactive areas with hypersensitive mucus membranes.