French green clay is a potent natural resource that can be appreciated for its beneficial effects on health and beauty.
This mineral clay is made of decomposed plant material and other minerals such as calcium, phosphorous, copper, aluminum, and magnesium. Historically it was used as a beauty treatment, a pain reliever, and also for healing various skin problems and irritations.
Here are 5 therapeutic ways you can use French green clay:
French green clay has powerful absorbent and anti-inflammatory properties. For this reason, it is commonly used in facial masks in order to tone and exfoliate the skin. It also tightens pores and removes impurities making it beneficial for healing skin in general. Green clay facial masks have added ingredients that are based on the type of skin one has. For example, an infusion of mallow helps heal dry skin, lemon juice helps heal greasy skin, and lavender oil helps to treat normal skin. Mixing green clay with room temperature water makes the base of the facial mask.
Green clay is also a great dandruff remedy. You can mix it with a bit of water to form a paste that you can massage into your scalp. After leaving it in for 30 minutes, you can shampoo and rinse. It is particularly useful on greasy hair. For dry hair, it is better to use white clay, which is a bit more delicate.
To help alleviate a headache, make a French green clay pack by mixing 2 or 3 tablespoons of green clay with room temperature water. Apply the clay pack on your forehead and the nape of your neck. Alternate between the two spots for around 20 minutes each, until the pack dries out. Add a few drops of lavender oil for an extra relaxing effect.
A compress made of green clay can be used as a natural remedy for muscle and joint pain. To make this compress, mix 1 cup of green clay, 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 cup of warm water, and 1 teaspoon of honey. When you obtain a consistently creamy mixture, apply it to the desired areas, and wrap up in a warm cloth. Leave it on until the clay dries out.
For a cleansing beauty face wash, mix 1 teaspoon of French green clay, 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel, 1 handful of almond flour, 2 drops of lavender oil, and a few drops of ecological face tonic. When the mixture solidifies, take off a piece and rub in your hands with a lot of water. Apply it to your face like a normal face wash. Then rinse completely.
These are only a few of the many benefits that French green clay offers. A potent bio-organic material, it can be added to your beauty regimen or medicine cabinet for a natural, chemical-free experience.
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