What is rhassoul
Rhassoul ("washing powder" in Arabic) is a natural mineral clay from Morocco. For centuries Oriental women have been using rhassoul mask for their hair and body care because of its softening and clarifying properties.
The Atlas Mountains in Morocco
The clay mask has been used for many years with many beneficial effects for the skin
Rhassoul is part of the "hammam culture". Today the Moroccan royal family reserves one of the many veins of the "Djebel-Rhassoul" for his personal consumption.
When rhassoul is used as a spa treatment, it relaxes you, but also improves the health and vitality of your skin
Rhassoul contains natural foaming saponins. He reserved his place in masks for skin and hair. It also contains a small amount of calcium oxide and aluminum oxide and can be applied to the contours of the eyes without attacking them or making them drier.
To benefit from this clay, it is important to know how to prepare and apply it
Rhassoul is also very rich in 25% magnesium, 2.3% sodium, 58% silica and 0.64% iron. This Moroccan clay is therefore very important in the reconstitution of these minerals.
During the first extraction, rhassoul (also called ghassoul or Moroccan red clay) is a brown soap like clay. After its extraction, it is refined and micronized to give a finer texture and suitable for applications such as facial masks and hair.
Rhassoul is particularly recommended for sensitive and allergic skin
The pieces can thus be reduced to powder using a coffee grinder, a mortar or a pestle. Alternatively, the ghassoul can be soaked for a few minutes to make a paste.
This clay contains naturally active skin care ingredients
Rhassoul purifies, purifies and tightens the pores of the face
Rhassoul is suitable for all types of skin (even the most sensitive and acne), but especially for oily skin . It absorbs sebum and removes blackheads.
Clear the skin of impurities and excess sebum
The rhassoul can be used as a mask. It has too many natural antimicrobial and detoxifying properties. This helps to improve the softness and tone of the skin.
The clay mask improves the clarity, texture, tone and elasticity of your skin
Rashoul face mask recipes
Rhassoul is normally sold in powder form. The goal is to get a dough of the same texture as a yoghurt.
Rhassoul is 100% ecological because it contains neither surfactants nor any other polluting component
- Pour 2 tablespoons rhassoul into a bowl (not metal). Add 3 drops of tea tree essential oil and 1 tablespoon of argan oil. Add after a little mineral water. Mix all this with a plastic, wooden or ceramic utensil (no metal because it alters the properties of the clay) until you get a good mask texture. The consistency should be fluid but not liquid, creamy but not thick.
- Mix 50 grams of rhassoul, 10 ml of honey, 10 ml of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of milk, 1 teaspoon of argan oil.
HOW TO APPLY THE MASK TO RHASSOUL
Clean the skin with lukewarm water to remove dirt or makeup. Then apply the rhassoul paste using your hand or a make-up brush. In case of manual application, massage the mask gently in circular motions on the face.
If using a makeup brush, disperse the mask evenly in a circular motion on the face. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes, so that vitamins and minerals penetrate the pores of your skin. This mask can also be used as an exfoliant.
When the clay mask is dry, remove it with a damp, warm cotton towel to soften the dry clay and gently wash your skin and moisturize it thoroughly.
A rhassoul mask for the face is one of the best natural skin treatments
The benefits of rhassoul for the hair
Rhassoul is a natural shampoo that purifies the scalp by absorbing sebum and impurities. Unlike conventional shampoos that contain surfactants, rhassoul does not contain any, so it is not aggressive.
The rhassoul is ideal if you have roots that re-grow quickly
It can also play a soothing role for scalp-like or itchy scalps.
The rhassoul mask strengthens the hair from the root, gives them volume and makes them softer and shinier. You can add only mineral water to get a paste to apply on the roots and hair. You can make an even more effective mask by adding humectants (honey, glycerin, aloe vera, vegetable oils, coconut, grape seeds, essential oils).
Your hair will be silky, shimmery and swelling
Hair mask recipes
- Pour 3 tablespoons rhassoul in a bowl. Add 4 drops of Ylang Ylang essential oil, 1 tablespoon of grapeseed oil and 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel. Finally add mineral water until you get a paste easy to apply. Mix all the ingredients with a suitable accessory (no metal bowl or whisk with the clays).
If you have thin hair in lack of volume, rhassoul is the ideal product for you
- Mix 4 tablespoons rhassoul, 1 egg yolk, a few drops of lemon juice, argan oil, a spoon of cottage cheese, orange blossom water, 1 tablespoon of birarbonate of soda.
HOW TO APPLY THE MASK TO RHASSOUL
Apply the paste on all of your hair, preferably wet. Gently massage your scalp, then let it sit for about 15 minutes. Perform a meticulous rinse by brushing your hair to remove any clay residue.