Kaolin Clay, also called China clay, is a naturally occurring soft clay discovered at the Kao-Ling Mountain in South-East China.
Kaolin is one of the mildest and purest of all clays. It can be used on even the most sensitive skin. Since it does not draw oils from the skin, it can be used on dry skin and is often used in fine face powders. The very fine, naturally absorbent texture gently cleans, exfoliates, and eliminates clogged pores, while improving circulation. Kaolin is soothing, cleansing, hydrating, detoxifying, and gives soap a smooth creamy lather.
The colors of Kaolin clays can vary from white to dark brown, but white, yellow, red and pink are the more common. The colors are due to the mineral content of the rock areas from which they are mined. For example, the pink, orange and red kaolins are due to iron oxide deposits in the rock. While all kaolins are very similar, properties may vary a bit due to the mineral deposits.
In hair care, gentle and rich in silica, kaolin clay helps clean scalp without drying. It calms inflammation and helps moisturize dry, brittle hair. It improves circulation in the scalp and removes dirt and impurities from the hair follicles which helps strengthens the roots.
Buyer Beware: Clays also have many industrial uses. Cheaper industrial grade clays are not necessarily pure. Knowing your clay, how its source, processed and handled is very important. The clays we use are monitored by our organic certification agency!
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Our ingredients descriptions are about topical (external) use only. For internal use always consult your physician or health care provider.