White clay or kaolin is one of the most used ingredients in home cosmetics
The white clay, also called kaolin or kaolinite was discovered in China, on the hill of Kaoling, although we found all over the world.
Originally white clay was used for therapeutic purposes, but today white clay is one of the most used ingredients in natural cosmetics. Its qualities are not limited to external use, it is also known for its medicinal and healing qualities when ingested.
WHITE CLAY AND ALL ITS APPLICATIONS
White clay is so versatile that we can find it in the pharmaceutical, food, cosmetic and even in the manufacture of porcelain or paint. It has a great absorbent power due to its high content of silicon, aluminum and mineral salts, as well as being an excellent antiseptic.
1. WHITE CLAY IN FACIAL MASKS
Kaolin is the least aggressive clay for the skin, but no less effective for that. In facial preparations, it is an excellent sebum-regulating mask, but it also exfoliates the skin by absorbing impurities. It has a moisturizing effect, since unlike other known clays, kaolin maintains moisture in the hydrolipidic layer of the skin; softening and calming effect.
We can enhance the properties of kaolin by mixing it with other organic and natural ingredients such as vegetable or essential oils.
2. AS A SHAMPOO OR HAIR MASK
It is an excellent ally for the scalp and hair. Applying kaolin mixed with chamomile infusion and a few drops of tea tree essential oil on the scalp, it soothes it and absorbs unnecessary sebum from the skin; as well as all the impurities of our scalp and our hair.
It can be used as a mask on the scalp, making a pasty preparation or diluting it with hydrolates or infusions, as a natural shampoo to clean our hair. Essential oils such as lavender, peppermint or orange can be added.
3. AS A HOME REMEDY FOR PSORIASIS AND DERMATITIS
Applying the white clay in the form of a poultice decongests and relieves any sensation of itching, burns or peeling on the skin. Kaolin is an excellent ally against psoriasis and dermatitis because it refreshes the area to be treated and does not dry it out when applied.
We can apply the white clay poultices generously without any risk to health, but if we mix it with any plant or essential oil, we must take into account the indications of all the ingredients.
4. WHITE CLAY FOR PREGNANT WOMEN
If you are pregnant, white clay can serve as a great ally against stretch marks, applying kaolin mixed with argan oil and letting it rest for a few minutes to act.
Kaolin is perfectly suitable for pregnant women on a topical level and in its natural state, since it provides many benefits and is not aggressive for the skin.
5. AS A HOMEMADE TOOTHPASTE
There is also the possibility of making toothpastes with Kaolin.
6. FOR THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
Ingested, white clay cleanses the body of heavy metals and is an excellent ally for the digestive system due to its ability to absorb bacteria and viruses. It also absorbs gases, toxins, making it useful in case of bloating or food poisoning.
White clay also acts as a gastric protector as it regulates acidity and PH. It can be very helpful for heartburn, heartburn, or ulcers. In addition, its healing and anti-inflammatory effect acts by protecting the mucous membranes.
If you want to benefit from the effects of white clay on your digestive system, it is important that you receive professional advice and make sure that you take certified kaolin for food use. You can find it without problem in an herbalist or store specialized in natural cosmetics.
7. WHITE CLAY DEODORANT
White clay is an excellent natural deodorant, thanks to its absorbent power and antiseptic properties. Applied in talcum powder, it reduces sweat and eliminates bad odor.
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Until the next post, take care and pamper each other from the root!