Rhassoul, also called Ghassoul clay, is a very gentle clay that comes from Morocco. It is a great clay for sensitive and combination skins.
Rhassoul clay has the ability to absorb oil and impurities from both the skin and the hair and contains higher percentages of silica and magnesium along with potassium and calcium, than other clays
Moroccan Rhassoul Clay can be combined with a vegetable oil or/and a hydrosol to detox your skin:
- If you have dry skin, use White Kaolin clay instead. Mix half a teaspoon of Jojoba oil with 2 teaspoons of Kaolin White clay, add water or rose hydrosol until obtaining a spreadable paste.
- If you have normal or sensitive skin, mix half a teaspoon of Jojoba oil with 2 teaspoons of Moroccan clay, add water or a hydrosol until obtaining a spreadable paste.
- If you have oily skin, use French Green clay instead. Mix half a teaspoon of Jojoba oil with 2 teaspoons of French Green clay, add water or lavender hydrosol until obtaining a spreadable paste.
Apply the mask once a week, avoiding eyes and lips areas.
Leave for 10 minutes and wash.
Apply a moisturising serum after.
- Click here for a natural, vegan and organic serum recipe that you can apply after your mask.
Do not use metal when making a recipe with clay.
If you have never used a facial clay mask before, we recommend a small test before continuing with full treatment.
The properties, indications and methods of use on this page are taken from reference books or websites in aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and phytotherapy. They are found regularly and for many confirmed by observations in a scientific environment. However, this information is given for information purposes and cannot in any way constitute medical information, nor engage our responsibility. For any use for therapeutic purposes, please consult a doctor.
I use this clay fairly regularly as part of my skincare routine. It took me a few times to get the amount of water right when making a cleanser as it was trickier to work with than the white clay (but still not really that hard).
However my favourite way of using this clay is to make a mask for a once a week deep cleanse of my skin.