Unearthed from the fertile Atlas Mountains in Morocco, this clay has been used for over 1400 years as a soap, shampoo and skin conditioner.
Rhassoul is considered to contain higher percentages of silica and magnesium than other clays and is thought to be far more effective. Also, due to its greater ability to swell with the addition of water, Rhassoul achieves better results in skin treatment.
The simplest use for Rhassoul clay is as a face mask. It can be mixed with water or rose water to form a silky paste (about 1 TBS clay + 1.5 TBS liquid). This paste can be brushed or rubbed onto the face and left to dry before washing off.