Kaolin clay is a type of soft white cosmetic clay. It is named after the Kao-ling mountain in China, where the clay was mined for centuries.
1. BALANCE SKIN OILS
If you have oily skin the absorbing properties of Kaolin can go a long way as they will soak up excess oils on the skin surface. If excess sebum is being produced, using Kaolin Clay will help reduce and balance its production.
2. CLEANSES AND DETOXIFIES
Kaolin gently cleanses and pulls impurities from the pores without causing redness.
3. HEALING PROPERTIES
In addition to beautification Kaolin has also been used effectively to treat muscle soreness, pain, inflammation, bruises, minor cuts, and bug bites. It is able to do all this because it improves blood circulation to the skin which promotes healing.
4. HAIR PROTECTOR
Kaolin Clay is excellent on your hair (or beard) because it will remove dirt from the scalp but won’t strip it of its natural oils. While it gently cleans the scalp it will also increase circulation and help strengthen the ever important roots. Hair gets cleansed, but also gets moisturized to prevent brittleness and breakage.
5. UNDERARM WHITENING
As well as drawing out impurities Kaolin clay does a great job absorbing sweat and neutralizing body odors. This makes it the perfect addition in natural deodorant to help keep you dry and stink free.
6. DETOX AND PURIFY
Kaolin clay has the remarkable ability to draw out impurities from the skin. Dirt and germs are pulled from pores leaving them cleansed and unclogged which reduces blackheads and acne.
7. TREATS ACNE
Kaolin clay is good for treating red blotchy painful and pus filled acne. You can treat acne effectively with kaolin clay by making a weekly acne treatment:
In a mixing bowl, add 1 tsp of kaolin clay, 2 tsp of pure aloe vera gel and 2 drops of tea tree oil. Mix well with a cosmetic brush then apply gently all over your face. Avoid the areas around your eyes and mouth. Now leave it for 7 minutes then rinse off with warm water. Splash your face with cold water and pat dry.
Even though it is a very fine, soft powder, Kaolin does have a slightly abrasive texture. This makes it perfect for getting rid of flaky, dead skin leaving behind the just soft radiant skin.
9. SOOTHES SENSITIVE SKIN
Being the mildest of all clays, kaolin clay is suitable for sensitive skin types. It soothes easily irritable skin and skin prone to breakouts, rashes, and redness.
Make a soothing facial mask by mixing up 1 tsp kaolin clay and with 1 tsp of liquid honey in a small bowl. Slather this lightly onto your face and leave it for 5 minutes. Rinse off with warm water first, then cold water.
10. CLEANSES TEETH
Did you know that kaolin clay is used in toothpaste? It gives a cleansing effect, drives out toxins and scrapes off plaque and tartar from teeth.
To make a DIY toothpaste for cleaner and whiter teeth, combine 1 tsp kaolin clay, 1 tsp coconut oil, 5 drops of liquid stevia and 3 drops of peppermint oil in a bowl. Use as your toothpaste for the day: once in the morning and at night. You can do this once a week.