China Clay Powder

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$9.45 - $17.45
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China Clay (Kaolin, Lion or white clay) is the mildest of all clays and is used in cosmetic masks and soaps for sensitive skin, as well as for dry skin. China Clay does not expand with increasing water content.

Appearance: Fine light green or white color powder

Benefits: This is a fine, fluffy clay that has natural absorbency properties and is frequently found in body skin care products, powders, body packs, and deodorants. Clay masks will draw out impurities and toxins and may help with acne and similar skin conditions.

When adding clay to soap, do so just before adding fragrances, stirring the clay into a small amount of soap and then adding back to the soap pot or mix with the water. Usage rates would vary depending on what one is trying to accomplish, but using too much clay can make a soap gritty. Kaolin clay is also used as a scent fixative.


To make a facial clay, add distilled water to a small amount of clay until it becomes a paste. Apply with clean fingers to clean skin, let dry 15 to 20 minutes, rinse off with warm water, pat skin dry, repeat once a week if necessary. Remove it with warm water and a face cloth.

Caution: Caution should be exercised as clays may stain fabric. For External Use only. Use glass, pottery or wooden container, (do not use metals).