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Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:45 am      Reply with quote
I use Dr. H's clay mask and like it a lot but am wondering whether I could just buy clay and be done with it?

Does anybody have a recommendation? What are good types of clay etc? No cat litter recommendation, though! Wink
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Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:01 pm      Reply with quote
Hi Agent OO-CAT,

I use French Green Clay. Why? Because at the time it was the only one I could get my grubby little paws on! Laughing

That said, I really like it. Very Happy I mix all sorts of things with it ... from my Pearl Paste to egg whites to Molasses! Laughing

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Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:00 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks Mary. Where did you get the French clay??? ! Is it from France? Is it green??!
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Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:34 pm      Reply with quote
Hi Cat,

Well ... I don't know if it's from France or not ... but it is green! And yes, when I put on a mask of it ... I feel like Kermit the Frog ... so perhaps that's why they call it "French Green Clay"? Laughing Rolling Eyes

I got it at a little bulk food store in Brantford called The General Store [don't we have catchy store names in the Brantford area?]

I'm sure there are lots of other places that have it ... it's jarred by NOW foods ... so I imagine you can get it just about anywhere. Smile

I think they have Red Clay and some other colours ... but The General Store in Brantford just carried the Green. Embarassed

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Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:38 am      Reply with quote
Thanks Mary. I wonder where the color comes from... hmm
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Hi ladies, I have a big tub of 100% bentonite clay [powder] mined from Death Valley, CA. The manufacturer is Aztec Secrets, same supplier I obtained Kukui Nut oil from.

I find that when I mix a couple teaspoons of this clay with Apple Cider Vinegar [ACV], it makes an effective monthly mask but it leaves my skin too tight. Any ideas what else I can mix with this?

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Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:24 am      Reply with quote
I love, love, love bentonite. I personally have an oily t-zone that's acne prone.

If the acv alone leaves your skin too tight, I would try it with acv and yogurt. I make a bentonite/acv for my t-zone and bentonite/acv/yogurt for the rest of my face/neck.
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Mon Feb 12, 2007 12:25 pm      Reply with quote
I buy my clays from essentialwholesale.com and make my own masques. The rhassoul clay is also fabulous in body polish. They give a full description of each different kind of clay that you might find useful.
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Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:58 pm      Reply with quote
Going to do a search on 100% bentonite clay .. Thanks for posting! Very Happy
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Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:51 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks guys. rhassoul clay and bentonite sound very exotic!!! Ok, off to look for kryptonite clay!
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I have ordered from this supplier previously, but they are a bit pricey. I thought I would list the link since they have descriptions of the different clays:

http://www.fromnaturewithlove.com/soap/Clays.asp

Hope this helps!

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MystyPines wrote:
I have ordered from this supplier previously, but they are a bit pricey. I thought I would list the link since they have descriptions of the different clays:

http://www.fromnaturewithlove.com/soap/Clays.asp

Hope this helps!


Thanks for posting this. It's really helpful. Smile
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Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:12 am      Reply with quote
Thank you, MystyPines. It's REALLY helpful. Appreciate it!
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Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:15 am      Reply with quote
From Nature With Love IS a little pricey, but their quality and customer service IS really fantastic!
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Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:23 am      Reply with quote
poohlisey wrote:
Going to do a search on 100% bentonite clay .. Thanks for posting! Very Happy


Hi Pooh, if you have dry, dehydrated skin bentonite clay may be a little too drying for you.

ailurophile wrote:
If the acv alone leaves your skin too tight, I would try it with acv and yogurt. I make a bentonite/acv for my t-zone and bentonite/acv/yogurt for the rest of my face/neck.


ailurophile, thanks for the tip about yogurt - I usually spritz on some Thayers Witch Hazel with Rosehips to soothe skin after applying this mask, but the yogurt sounds yummy!

MystyPines, thanks for posting that link I learned a lot just browsing through all the descriptions!

Very Happy

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Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:48 pm      Reply with quote
I love making my own masks. I use different types of clays mixed with extracts, hydrosols and essential oils but I have yet to find clays that really impress me. I am still using up a bunch of different clays I got from a a bulk supplier one year but they aren't the greatest quality. I need to keep sampling some stuff out there to really pick a winner.

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Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:38 am      Reply with quote
I like making my own masks that way you know what is in them! But I also like getting them from other places too! My mother uses way more masks than I do though
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Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:39 pm      Reply with quote
I made a mask tonight with Fullers clay, yogurt and aloe vera gel, left it on about 15 minutes, cannot beleive how soft and hydrated my skin felt afterward. This is a winner mask!
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Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:31 am      Reply with quote
It's very useful,now I use burt's bees pore refining mask.It's quite difficult for me.
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Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:59 pm      Reply with quote
i have pretty sensitive, oily skin... i really loved the effects of using pink clay mixed with a bit of honey (saturated just enough to make a paste). i bought my clay from http://www.scentsanctuary.ca/ (really wonderful lady). very cheap stuff... made my skin look really refreshed and "dewy".
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Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:59 am      Reply with quote
Can't wait to try this, thanks!
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Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:54 pm      Reply with quote
I like using Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay (bentonite clay from Death Valley) http://aztec-secret.com/Clay.htm (that you can usually get at Whole Foods) with apple cider vinegar (the best is raw with the "mother" in it [looks like a spider web floating in the liquid]). Added to the vinegar, it fizzes and really does work well. As they say on their website: "Feel your face pulsate!" Bad Grin

I've tried Coso Green Clay (it's 100% pure montmorillonite from Magick Botanicals www.magickbotanicals.com) I got from Whole Foods as well but I didn't feel it pulled as much / worked as well. But it might be milder and better for extra sensitive skin.

The color of the clay comes from the earth - the minerals in it.

Someone mentioned NOW Foods clay. I haven't used it but you can get NOW Foods products, including clay (they have Morrocan red clay, French green clay, and bentonite), online at www.thecatalog.com. I know because I've ordered Lavilin cream (my favorite natural deodorant) from them [it's hard to find nowadays]. They also sell seeds for sprouting - also hard for me to find locally.

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