Gris Oscuro Kaolin Clay has been mined from non-contaminated ground, then dried naturally by open air and direct sunlight. It is then washed and heat-treated to make it skin safe, then milled down to a particle size of 44 microns for a smooth feeling consistency. There are no chemicals used during the processing of this clay.
Suitable for all skin types, but especially those with mature or sensitive skin.
Silicone – 44.41%, Aluminium Oxide – 29.29%, Iron Oxide – 2.44%, Calcium Oxide – .90%, Magnesium Oxide – .60%
Total aerobic microbial count: <100 ufc/g
Total yeast and mold count: <100 ufc/g
To use our Gris Oscuro Kaolin Clay, simply add a wetting agent of your choice – keeping in mind your skin’s needs. If you have super dry skin, try adding a high-fat liquid (milk, cream, oil, etc.). If you have oily skin, try adding cucumber juice, lemon or lime juice, or even a tiny bit of cider vinegar mixed with water. Keep in mind that anything citric or vinegar around the eyes will burn if you have too high a concentration. For normal skin, you can simply use water or aloe vera juice.
Clays can also be used to naturally color homemade cosmetic products. Using this in bath bombs, melt & pour soaps, and other recipes, it will produce a nice ‘earthy brown’ hue as well as provide your finished product with an excellent texture & skin-softening properties.
Please note that naturally occurring clay cannot be “certified organic” in the USA. The term “organic” is reserved for items that are grown in a field under organic supervision. Our natural clays are 100% pure, but since it doesn’t meet the FDA’s requirement of being field-grown, it’s not certifiable. If it were possible, we would have this item marked as organic. It can, however, be sold as 100% natural.
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