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CRUSHED GREEN CLAY MONTMORILLONITE ILLITE

HISTORY AND ORIGIN

Clay is a type of soil produced by the metamorphosis of rock that is naturally rich in mineral salts. It is found in major or minor deposits and, in most cases, extracted from open-cast pits. It was the first natural medicine known to Man and has been used for centuries for its therapeutic benefits. Clay stands out from other elements in that it is both absorbent and adsorbent – meaning it can exchange absorbed impurities and toxins for beneficial minerals.



PROPERTIES

The Crushed Green Clay Cattier, extracted in France, in environments protected from any contamination, has been chosen for its incomparable quality. Its properties have been improved by the action of the sun. Clay is used for masks, poultices and clayey water. Absorbent, purifying and regenerating, Cattier Ultra-ventilated Green Clay is especially well-suited to the care of combination to oily skins. It absorbs and regulates excess sebum, eliminates toxins and impurities, revitalises the skin and encourages cellular renewal. It also has antiseptic and softening properties.


Preparation of clay paste: Pour green clay in a wood or glass container and add water. Let it rest 30 minutes then stir with a wood or plastic spatula to obtain a homogeneous paste.

For a facial mask: Apply the clay paste in a thick coat over the face and neck, avoiding the eye and lip areas. Leave on for approximately 10 min without allowing the mask to dry on the skin. Rinse off with tepid water and dry the skin with a cotton towel. Complete the treatment by applying a moisturising cream.

As a poultice: Place the clay paste on a piece of natural fibre and, using a non-metallic spatula, spread it out to a thickness of 2-3 cm. Lay the poultice with the clay directly in contact with the skin and hold it in place with a bandage, but not too tightly. If the poultice needs to be applied to an irritated area, lay some fine gauze between the clay and skin. Leave the poultice in place for one hour. When it comes to taking it off, remove as much of the clay as possible, wetting it if necessary, then rinse off with tepid water and dry with a cotton towel.

The Crushed Green Clay could be used alone or combined to essential oils.
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