Kaolin white clay is one of the most gentle clays out there. It draws out impurities from pores, soothes inflammation, and tightens the skin naturally. This clay can be mined from all over the world, but was originally mined from the Kao-ling mountains in China. We recommend this clay to anyone with sensitive skin or those with irritated 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. 0.6 oz
3/4 cup, Net wt. 1.8 oz
Kaolin (White 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.
Clay is sourced from the USA and is distributed from Portland, Oregon, by Essential Wholesale, a local vendor that is dedicated to sustainability and crafting natural personal care products.