Kaolin Clay

Kaolin clay is an aluminosilicate soft white mineral named after the hill in China (Kao-ling translates to “high ridge”) from which it was mined for centuries. Kaolin clay can be found in China, France, England, Germany and the United States, where the best-known deposits are found in the southeastern states.

In its natural form, kaolin is a white, soft powder consisting principally of the mineral kaolinite, and varying amounts of other minerals such as muscovite, quartz, feldspar, and anatase. Kaolin clay is considered one of the gentlest clays available. It is suitable for all hair and skin types.

So, what does it do for your hair? Let’s start there. Kaolin clay has been used to help calm and cleanse the scalp, balance oil production and smooth damaged hair. Kaolin clay for your hair can help restore moisture and possibly help with dry scalp. Kaolin clay gently cleanses and exfoliates your hair and scalp leaving you feeling fresh without excessive drying. Kaolin clay is also thought to boost hair growth, repair damaged hair, help with dandruff and improve elasticity. But is most raved about how well it removes grime, excess oil and dead skin cells. In short, kaolin clay improves the detoxifying properties of our shampoo soaps to such a degree that we insist on using it in all our hair soaps.

We also use Kaolin clay in some of our face masks and our Face The Day soap. Kaolin clay for your skin is thought to have some amazing benefits. Kaolin clay has a pH level that is close to our skin’s pH level. It is one of the mildest clays, which makes it great for all skin types and especially those that are sensitive or have issues with dryness. Just like what it does for your hair, our face masks made with Kaolin clay will help absorb excess oil, dirt and dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling fresh, soft and clean. It is also thought to help with acne since it works so well at removing excess oils and grime.

We put this wonderful clay in all our shampoo soaps, our Face The Day soap, and some face masks.

None of these statements are approved by the US Food & Drug Administration. Our products are not intended to prevent, treat, or cure any disease.