Ghassoul clay

NZ $10.00


Clays & Masks


Ghassoul clay

Moroccan lava clay
Origin: Morocco
Colour: light brown
  • Also known as Moroccan red clay and rhassoul clay 
  • Fine, silky, pale grey powder with a hint of pink-brown 
  • A luxurious superfine clay powder 
  • Nutrient-dense
  • Rich in minerals such as silica, magnesium, calcium
  • Highly esteemed for its cleansing, nourishing, exfoliating and rejuvenating properties 
  • When applied to the face as a mask, it feels almost as if soap has been applied, but without foaming, making it idea to cleanse the face, body or event hair 
  • Best for oily to normal skin

Ghassoul comes from the Arabic word "ghassala", meaning "to wash". When moistened with water, or floral water, the feel on the skin is smooth and almost lubricating whilst also exfoliating and drawing. It feels almost as if soap has been applied, but without foaming - the perfect way to cleanse the face, body, or even hair, without soap or chemical surfactants.
Best for oily to normal skin.


 High mineral content - especially silica which is known to help tone the skin and improve resilience.
 High absorption ratio - superior detoxifying and drawing.
 Excellent ion exchange ratio - to further facilitate cleansing and deodorizing action.
 Gentle and softening to the skin.
 Highly efficient at absorbing excess oils from the skin and scalp.

General properties: abrasive [superfine]; absorbent; anticaking agent; bulking agent; opacifying agent.

To use clays:
To 1 tbsp of clay slowly add water, hydrosol or oil and mix into a paste.
Apply a thick coating to the face and/or body.
Leave on for 10 minutes.
Wash off with warm water.
Use your favourite oil or moisturiser to finish. 
For best results steam clean the face to open pores before applying. 

Clay has been used for thousands of years to absorb toxic substances in the body and eliminate them, to stimulate, reinvigorate and rejuvenate skin cells and tissues, cleanse and beautify, making them an ideal ingredient for skin care and natural beauty products.

Check out our blog post "How different clays benefit the skin" to choose the best clay for your specific skincare needs.

All our products are for external use.


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