Sun dried argiletz clays mined at specific depths in areas free from contamination( in France )  have a high mineral content, giving them them active properties on the skin such as cleansing, detoxifying, drawing, exfoliating, healing, soothing and toning. The use of clay in preparations to heal the skin is know as pelotherapy. Used in masks, poultices, absorbent powders, scalp treatments, and to color soaps, bath salts and other skin care preparations argiletz clays  are generally available in 5 colors. Due to there various mineral contents each clay has its very own  unique healing properties. GREEN - Is used in preparations such as face masks to help with tissue repair, to draw out toxins and calm inflammation. It is very useful in the treatment of acne. YELLOW – Improves the condition of devitalised and tired looking skin RED – Improves the condition of dry, sensitive and capillaried skin. PINK – Is cleansing and toning to the skin and is suitable for use on all skin types,especially skin losing its tone. WHITE – Soothes and softens the skin and is suitable for all skin types. It has the gentlest drawing action of all the clays.

By Nellie Lee Luhrmann




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  1. DIY Basic Scrub Mix · Bath and Body | CraftGossip.com on March 30, 2011 12:45 am

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  2. yvonne on March 31, 2011 4:35 am

    Where can you buy the clay?

  3. Nellie Lee Luhrmann on April 24, 2011 3:27 pm

    Hi Yvonne you can purchase clay from most health food stores. Or you could find some on ebay or @ Amazon by clicking on this

  4. Nellie Lee Luhrmann on April 24, 2011 3:29 pm
  5. DIY Purifying Body Mask · Bath and Body | CraftGossip.com on April 24, 2011 3:36 pm

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