Clay Masks

Sense & Sensitivity Clay

Would you like smooth, even skin? Rub some dirt on it. Or to be specific, rub some clay on it.

We have record of Cleopatra using clay masks from the Nile River over 1800 years ago. Queen Nefertiti was totally a fan as well. Ancient Germans and Romans used clay packs at their hot springs. In Medieval times, the French used clay packs to treat skin conditions. Using a purifying clay masque is just about the closest thing you can have to a facial while in the comfort of your home and bathrobe. It helps to deep cleanse, improve the skin’s function (as an organ of elimination), and improves the look and texture of the skin. As a traditional medicine, clay has proven to be VERY good for our skin–not just from a beauty standpoint but also from a health standpoint. The skin, as our largest organ, is the first line of defense for the body. Intact and functioning properly, it keeps infections and viruses at bay. The health of your skin is directly related to the health of your body.

Clay has traditionally been used to DRAW out (not dry out) impurities through the processes of adsorption and absorption.  As good as gold, the Earth’s silica, iron, magnesium, calcium, sodium, zinc and other minerals bind with metabolic and environmental toxins that other types of cleansing just don’t address.  The bond they form is called an Ionic Bond, and we refer to the type of cleansing that our masks provide as ionic cleansing.

In addition to this special housekeeping duty, our clay mixes are formulated to support specific functional issues.  By keeping the surface hydrated with various sea “weeds” (Kelp and Irish Moss) and maintaining an intact structural barrier, additional minerals from the sea as well as added zinc stay behind to energize the cells and increase intra-cellular communication.

All clay masks bring more blood flow to the surface of the skin, increasing circulation.  On sensitive skin or individuals who have a tendency towards redness, this may give them a flushed look upon removal.  This is a beneficial action and should not cause alarm.

Sense & Sensitivity is suitable for all types of sensitive skin–in fact, when mixed it is very much like calamine lotion.

How to begin working our clay masks into your rituals and skin care regimen:

  • Use as a mask 1x/week
  • Use as a cleanser 1-2 times a week. Great before a shower.
  • Make a paste and use as a spot treatment when needed.

Directions for Use as a Mask:

  • 2 tsp product + 3 tsp water
  • Apply 6-10 drops  NO EVIL, Nourish & Replenish Oil, Cow Fart Juice or Seeds of Change over entire face.
  • Apply mask over oil and relax for 8-10 minutes. Press with warm, damp cloth to loosen before removing.

Directions for Use as a Cleanser:

  • 1 tsp product + 2 tsp water
  • Apply 6-10 drops  NO EVIL, Nourish & Replenish Oil, Cow Fart Juice or Seeds of Change over entire face.
  • Mix in hand and gently massage over face.  Wet fingertips and massage into compacted areas. Remove with warm wet washcloth.

How to Use as a Spot Treatment:

  • Mix a pinch of any clay mixture with equal part water and form a paste in your palm
  • Add 1 drop Cow Fart Juice if applying to pimples or open skin
  • Add a couple drops Mineral Mist if Welty or itchy
  • Dot onto problem spot or areas
  • Leave on overnight, or allow to dry & remove with a damp cloth

What Kinds of Spots?

  • Papules (Stress Bumps)
  • Pustules (pimples, infected stress bumps)
  • Sore or itchy areas
  • Insect bites and stings

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Pore Refining Clay

This pore refining blend of kelp (seaweed) and clay removes impacted debris and revitalizes dehydrated, dull skin. If your skin tends towards congestion, this can be used as a regular cleanser.

Characteristics:

  • Drawing-not drying
  • Smooth and silky
  • Revitalizing

Great for those who experience:

  • Congested areas, especially in the midline of the face
  • Fine lines due to dehydration

And may be looking to:

  • Remove blackheads and prevent milia (comedones)
  • improve the appearance of enlarged pores and fine lines
  • bring bounce back to their skin

 

Ingredients: Montmorillonite (green), Rhassoul, Kelp (seaweed)
Best used within 1 year. This product prefers cool & dry conditions out of direct sunlight.
May stain washcloths and clothing.

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Sense & Sensitivity Clay

When the skin is overwhelmed with “confusing substances” it can become over-reactive. This blend of clay draws out the culprits. If your skin tends towards reactivity, this can be used as a regular cleanser. Great for insect bites and stings, this mix is reminiscent of old-fashioned calamine lotion.

Characteristics:

  • Drawing-not drying
  • Smooth and silky
  • Calming

Great for those who experience:

  • Acute areas of inflammation, irritation and redness
  • High histamine reactions and itchiness
  • Inflammatory immune response such as hyper-reactivity

And may be looking to:

  • Relieve irritable skin
  • Decrease instances of reactivity
  • Gently draw out toxins (poison ivy, stings, etc)

Ingredients: Rhassoul clay, Montmorillonite (pink), Kaolin (white), Organic Irish Moss, Zinc
Best used within 1 year. This product prefers cool & dry conditions out of direct sunlight.
May stain washcloths and clothing.

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Clear Complexion Clay

When the body is utilizing the skin as an organ of elimination, this incredible blend of activated charcoal and clay is useful to “draw out” (not suppress or push back in) metabolic toxins. If your skin tends towards infections (pus), this can be used as a regular cleanser.

Characteristics:

  • Drawing-not drying
  • Smooth and silky
  • Purifying

Great for those who experience:

  • Stress Bumps or “The Ghosts of Pimples Past”
  • High histamine reactions and itchiness
  • Pus or other immune responses

And may be looking to:

  • Relieve itchy welts on the skin
  • Decrease instances of the skin “purging”
  • Gently draw out toxins (poison ivy, stings, etc)

Designed to get you through “stress bumps” by drawing out intra-cellular debris and toxins while encouraging blood flow to your problem areas. A enjoyable way to prevent infection and reduce inflammation and histamine reaction, we recommend keeping it moist and leaving it on for 8-10 minutes.

Ingredients: Ingredients: Montmorillonite (green), Rhassoul, Activated Charcoal, Irish Moss, Zinc
Best used within 1 year. This product prefers cool & dry conditions out of direct sunlight.
May stain washcloths and clothing.

Other Suggested Recipes

2 tsp POWDER + 3 tsp (1 tbsp) liquid

Improve results by applying over one of our Functional Skincare Oils.

  • Warm Water: For regular or daily use.
  • Stress Bump Tea: Especially if the body is currently using the skin as an organ of elimination.
  • Honey:  For a soothing weekly for open wounds, add 1/4 tsp into 1 tbsp water before mixing.
  • Lovely in conjunction with herbal steamer. First oil, then mask, then steam.

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