Rhassoul or Ghassoul is a natural mineral clay that has been mined in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco since the eighth century. It has been used with water by Moroccan women for centuries to clean the body, skin, and hair.
It is an ochre colored clay that has a silk-like feel, and it is rich in minerals like silica, iron, potassium, sodium, magnesium, lithium, and trace elements. Rhassoul Clay is intended to soften the skin, reduce sebum secretion, and regenerate the skin by removing dead cells. It also rebalances and tightens the pores.
When used regularly, Rhassoul Clay can improve skin tone, texture, and elasticity, and reduce acne and flakiness of skin.
On Hair Rhassoul Clay has been used as a scalp treatment to absorb oil and dirt, and cleanse the hair. To use, mix 1 tablespoon of Rhassoul Clay into ¼ cup of water, then massage it onto your hair for 30-40 seconds and rinse.
Note: Do not let the clay dry on your hair as it might contribute to hair breakage.
How to Make a Mask
Create a paste-like consistency by mixing Rasshoul Clay and water. Apply the product to your face and neck by using your fingers or a brush; avoid the area around the eyes while applying. Allow the mask to dry from 5-15 minutes depending on your skin type and then rinse with warm water.
If your skin is dry and/or sensitive, 5 minute masks are recommended.
Coconut milk, olive oil, mashed fruits or veggies, and carrier oils can be used as an alternative to water.
As Face Scrub Rhassoul Clay can also be combined with sugar, salt, ground oatmeal, or other ingredients to make an exfoliating scrub. To use it as an exfoliating scrub, exfoliate for 1-2 minutes, leave it on for another 5 minutes to dry, and then rinse with warm water.