French green clay is extremely absorbent, helping to remove impurities, tighten your pores, and reducing inflammation. This clay was mined in Montmorillon, France. It is made up of decomposed plant material that has gone through the cycles of nature. This clay is known for its ability to absorb excess oils making it incredible for those with oily skin. We recommend this clay as a mask for anyone with oily, combination, or acne-prone skin.
For best results use a wooden or plastic spoon mix 1 tsp of clay with 1 tsp of water, rosewater or your liquid of choice in a plastic, glass or ceramic bowl until it creates a paste, not too thick or too thin. Use a brush or clean fingers to evenly distribute onto your face. Leave on for 5-8 minutes not allowing the clay to fully dry on your face. It shouldn’t be hard or painful to move the muscles in your face. With a washcloth use cold or warm (not hot) water to remove the clay using a circular motion. Pat dry and follow with a toner and moisturizer.
How to store: Always use glass, wood or plastic when storing natural clays, never allowing it to touch metal since clays will absorb the metals and become less effective. Keep in a cool, dry place.
1/4 cup, Net wt. 1.94 oz
3/4 cup, Net wt. 5.8 oz
French green clay.
Note: Our usual metal mason jar lids are replaced with plastic lids for our bulk clays, since clays are reactive to metal. The mason jars used to package bulk products may be returned for a $2 refundable deposit at our Ballard, Seattle storefront.
1/4 cup, mason jar: stored in a 4 fl oz capacity mason jar with a plastic lid.
3/4 cup, mason jar: stored in a 8 fl oz capacity mason jar with a plastic lid.
Options packaged in compostable bags come in resealable kraft bags from Elevate Packaging. The compounds and films used to produce the bags comply with both American and European compost standards (EU 13432 and ASTM D6400) and are certified for both home and industrial composting.
Distributed from Aurora, OH by Bulk Apothecary.
I tried out a couple DIY french green clay face masks and I love how my face feels after. I mixed the clay with some jojoba oil from the bulk section for a hydrating mask. It's a little messy to apply with fingers so I applied with a clean eye shadow brush and that worked well (mix it with the brush to make the mask a little frothy). For my next mask I think I will mix the clay with my homemade rose water (rose petals from the bulk section too). I am excited to try more recipes!
Something really nice that the eco collective did for this order was putting a non metal lid on the mason jar since clays are reactive to metals. It's a nice touch that just shows how much effort and research the eco collective puts into every product they sell! Thank you!