Ancestral care, clay is a noble material and rich in trace elements.
Revitalizing for skin and hair and used for millennia, its benefits are well established and make it indispensable in all green and natural beauty routines. The assets of this thousand-year-old land do not stop there…! In addition to its many virtues, did you know that clay can be combined with all kinds of ingredients for complete and targeted care? Essential oils are one of them and we bet you’ll quickly succumb to this winning combo!
The benefits of clay
The benefits of clay are numerous and precious, for the skin as well as for the hair. Absorbent, purifying, softening, soothing, remineralizing… clay meets many problems and adapts to all your needs.
Applied as a mask on the face,clay tones the skin and purifies it in depth thanks to its strong absorption power: it eliminates impurities accumulated throughout the day such as dust, sweat, pollution …
In hair care,clay also works wonders: it cleanses the scalp, eliminating excess sebum, and restores shine and suppleness to the hair.
If green clay is by far the best known in the world, did you know that it is available in different colors? Red, white, pink, yellow or ghassoul, each of them has their own virtues. In order to take full advantage of it, it is therefore important to choose the color of the clay according to your skin type (oily, dry, dull, mixed (mature). To help you in this mission, we invite you to carry out our small test: simple and effective!
Essential oils, for a more complete treatment
The clay itself is a true wonder of Nature. It is full of many minerals and trace elements perfect for intensely nourishing and redensifying the epidermis and hair. If you are looking for an even more targeted treatment, it is however possible to add other ingredients, preferably natural!
Good news: essential oils are among the ingredients that blend perfectly with clay. We bet that their synergy will quickly conquer your heart.
Numerous synergies for comprehensive care
Essential oils have a recognized effectiveness and honor the use of plants for our well-being. This is called aromatherapy.
The mixture of clay and essential oil makes it possible to add properties and therefore to increase the field of action of your treatment, whether in mask or poultice. To cleanse and purify the skin, while limiting the appearance of blemishes, you can add a few drops of lavender essential oil or tea tree essential oil.
To prepare your homemade treatment, simply add 3 tablespoons of clay and a little water (or floral water) in a glass or earthen container. Mix until you get a smooth, creamy paste. All you have to do is add a few drops (2/3 drops) of essential oil of your choice and apply the paste on your face or scalp.
TIP: Be careful not to let your mask dry: it is in contact with water that clay transmits all its nutrients. By drying, it may draw on the hydration of your skin and hair.
Clay as a diffusion medium
In addition to its benefits for the skin and hair, clay has other advantages: it can be used as an odor absorber but also as an essential oil diffuser!
Arrange a little crushed, fine ground or granulated powdered clay, it’s even better!) in a glass cup and add a few drops of essential oil to perfume your home and eliminate bad odors.
The essential oil of sweet orange or lemon zest will leave a tart note that will awaken your senses while making you enjoy their calming and soothing virtues.
To purify the air, perfume and sanitize your laundry, you can opt for true lavender essential oil. Its sweet smell with notes of Provence and sun will delight you for sure.
As you will have understood, the combination of essential oils and clay gives impressive mixtures of efficiency. It is an infinite source of benefits for beauty and well-being. In addition to taking care of the skin and hair, this 100% natural combo can have great utility in the home.
Use essential oils carefully
If essential oils are part of the natural ingredients with the wind in their sails, their potency requires to respect some precautions of use. Their use must be practiced with certain precautions!
The dosages, the duration of use and certain specific indications for use should be observed. For example, some essential oils are photosensitizing, that is, they can cause burns or the appearance of spots on the epidermis following exposure to the sun. This is the case of sweet orange essential oil.
Other essential oils are contraindicated for pregnant or lactating women. Essential oils should not be left within the reach of children or animals. Before any use, we recommend that you consult the advice of a health professional who will be able to provide you with personalized recommendations. To learn more, we invite you to read our guide to using essential oils.