Do you have sensitive skin and need to be super careful about everything you put on it? Well you’ve come to the right place, because Kaolin white Australian clay is good for all skin types, but perfect for sensitive, dry skin. With a gentle cleanse it will bring back that natural healthy glow to your face leaving soft but toned.
Numerous articles on the internet state white kaolin clay is also very beneficial for the digestive system and can help reduce inflammation, ulcers, sores and diarrhea. It can also assist with the repair of leaky gut because it deposits a thing coating in the digestive tract, which enables it to heal on its own. We haven’t yet found any official studies on PubMed but would love to hear your feedback if you digest clay on a regular basis.
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What’s in Kaolin Clay?
The main component contained in kaolin clay is layered silicate mineral called kaolinite, and also has contains a neutral pH, which doesn’t leave your skin dry. It is typically white in colour but can also be can pink or green, depending on what other minerals have organically mixed in with it underground. As a generalisation, the brighter the white of the clay, the better quality you will be purchasing. It also contains a small percentage of Quartz.
What products contain Kaolin clay?
Kaolin is one of the most popular clay's used in skincare today because it’s the gentlest on our skin (specifically the face) and produces the best results, as it removes excess oil without over-drying the skin.
Kaolin clay can also be found in the following skin care products:
- Organic deodorants
- Clay face masks
- Clay body masks (most commonly your cleavage)
- Clay hair mask (to boost circulation and strengthen roots)
- Clay bath powder (in conjunction with essential oils)
- Mineral makeup (provides a mat finish which lasts longer reducing oil)
Why Do People Love Kaolin Clay?
Kaolin gently exfoliates toxins, debris and dead skin cells from your face, while penetrating deep into your pores, to further extract any impurities and help maintain a clean, youthful glow. It also assists with reducing oily skin production in your T-zone, with its balanced pH levels and improves blood circulation to the face for regeneration of skin cells.
You can also combine kaolin white clay with your favourite essential oil or other anti-aging ingredient to rejuvenate tired, dry or old skin.
What’s the Difference Between Kaolin & Bentonite Clay?
Bentonite clay is best used for more problematic skin such as those suffering from acne or very oily skin. It is derived from volcanic ash, is super absorbent and therefore very drying. It contains many minerals such as calcium, magnesium, silica, sodium, copper, iron and potassium. Given all these properties, most use it as a vitamin supplement. It has very powerful healing benefits (similar to Kaolin clay), but more effective in this area. It has also been known to help with migraines, can be added to foot baths, deodorants, face masks and many other skin care products.
On the other hand, Kaolin clay contains the mineral kaolinite, which is ideal for all skin types, including sensitive skin, and is most effective as a facial mask with strong toning and exfoliating, yet gentle cleansing and circulation qualities.
An example of it's absorbent abilities are shown below:
- Bentonite clay application instructions: 1 teaspoon of water + 1/2 teaspoon of bentonite clay
- Kaolin clay application instructions: 1 teaspoon of water + 5-6 teaspoons of kaolin clay
- Perfect for dry, sensitive or mature skin
- Reduces oily skin
- Heals wounds, cuts and insect bites
- Gently tones the skin
- Good for oral health and is found in toothpaste
- Hair care – boosts circulation and strengthens roots
How to Purchase and Use Kaolin Clay
- Clay should not come contact with anything metal, as it reduces its effectiveness.
- Must be the only ingredient in the package.
- Must not have any artificial colours.
- Must not have a fragrance (essential oils can be added from a trusted supplier after you purchase the product).
- Combine 1 teaspoon in glass bowl, and 5-6 teaspoons of Kaolin clay and stir until it turns into a solid, opaque paste which spreads easily.
- Then apply to the face with a brush (specifically where you have blemishes, red spots, irritations or scarring) and let it dry out for about 15-20 minutes, wash off in warm water, followed by cold water to close the pores.
- For best results it is recommended to use a clay mask once or twice per week.
- For cuts or bug bites, apply a concentrated amount of the clay directly onto the problem area and cover with a Band-Aid, let it sit for about 2 hours, then rinse it off.
If you Plan on Consuming Kaolin Clay by Eating or Drinking, Try This:
- Drink 1/2 to 1 teaspoon once per day, preferable on an empty stomach either before bed OR 2 hours before or after food. Clay is hard to mix with water and will stick to the sides of the glass, so try putting the teaspoon of clay directly in your mouth and then drink straight away to wash it down.
- For oral hygiene try gargling the clay in your mouth with water for anywhere between 30 secs to 1 minute, (just like a normal mouthwash, except it clay doesn't contain any alcohol or impurities), then spit it out and rinse with water.
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If you're out of the Sydney Delivery Zone - only non-perishables can be ordered and are shipped via Sendle for (Metro) and Australia Post (Regional)
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International Delivery Times - 5-10 Days
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Non-Perishables = essential oils, beauty and cooking oils, raw minerals and supplements
Dry goods = herbs, spices, coffee
Perishables = vegetables, herbs, fruit, eggs, F&G boxes, stock broth and liquid broth
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Note: if you request for your order to be signed on delivery and no one is home to sign when the courier arrives, we are unable to take responsibility for any items that have spoiled as a result of being returned to our third-party transport company.
If it is perishable items (fresh produce & broth), we prefer not to leave it outside for more than an hour and recommend having someone home; friend, neighbour or family member to sign for it.