Rhassoul clay is unique because it’s rich in magnesium, silica, potassium and calcium. The magic of rhassoul clay is that it exchanges its minerals with the toxins in your skin to clarify and condition it, so it’s both a cleanser and rejuvenator.
This is the first clay I ever worked with and the most difficult part was learning how to hydrate it. All the recipes I tried at first were oil heavy and created a clumpy mixture that was so slick it slide right off my face. I decided to substitute most of the oil those recipes called for with organic whole milk, which mixes well with the clay for a smooth consistency and it keeps the clay on my skin. Whole milk is also full of healthy fats and proteins which help skin retain moisture after the mask is removed.
Once I learned to properly hydrate the clay I could add other ingredients. The rhassoul clay face mask recipe below uses sweet almond oil, which is hydrating and easily absorbed into the skin. If you have oily skin you may choose a lighter oil, such as apricot kernel oil, or no oil.
For essential oils, I’ve recommend lavender and rosemary which both help heal the skin, but you can substitute them with your favorites. You can also take into account the benefits of aromatherapy from the essential oils you choose. When I was congested I included eucalyptus essential oil because it relieved my congestion for hours after the face mask was removed.