Rose clay is a great healing clay that has flexible application areas and is suitable for every skin type. It has a marvelous color that gives you enough of a reason to want to try it. In fact, it’s not meant to be pink! Its color comes from red and white clay being mixed together.
Rose clay is well-known as a gentle clay that combines great effects like removing impurities and improving inflammation with nearly no side effects. You will even look a little younger after the first use. If you want to know which Rose Clay we use check this article.
At first we start with the composition to build up your knowledge.
What is Rose Clay?
Right from the beginning, I want to make sure of one thing: Rose clay is a synonym for pink clay. If someone asks you about rose or pink clay, he is referring to the same type of clay. This fact is often misunderstood and creates confusion. The main ingredient of pink clay is kaolinite. Pure kaolinite is also known as white clay and is also used for many different treatments. The difference with rose clay is the additional iron oxide, which is responsible for the rosy appearance. In most cases, the iron pigment red 101 is used for making rose colored clay. In the cosmetics industry are various pigments, all are approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The higher amount of iron oxide it contains, the redder it will appear.
The iron oxide is a gentle substance included in many products like make-up, eye-shadows or powders. It’s absolutely suitable for sensitive skin because it contains no known allergens and it doesn’t irritate the skin. Though the more iron you have in your clay, the more absorbing and aggressive it will be. That’s why red clay is way stronger than pink and is rather suitable for oily skin. Rose clay is in between white and red clay when it comes to its ability to dry out the skin. Therefore, rose clay is the correct choice if you want a powerful but not too strong clay for a medium to oily skin type.
There are different rose clays like the Australian, French or German rose clays. Obviously, the different names came from the countries where the clay was extracted. There are slight differences between the sorts when it comes to the effect they have. The pink clay from Australia contains a little more magnesium, zinc, and silica. Silica is a potent substance against inflammation and zinc heals the skin in a natural way. The French rose clay has more calcite. To be honest, I didn’t recognize a difference while using both products. The advertising of the Australian one says that it’s a little more “skin-friendly” because of the moisturizing effect of the Silica. Try both and decide which one fits best for you.
Benefits of Rose Clay
The pink clay is perfect for you if you have sensitive skin, but you won’t miss out on the deep cleanse and healing power the healing clay has.
The Gentlest of All Clays
Rose clay can be used as a skin treatment for example as a face mask. It’s suitable for all different skin types so no actual risk is involved by trying one. The key property is that rose clay doesn’t strip your skin of all its natural oils. That leads to moisturized skin after the treatment and you don’t have to worry that your skin will feel dry afterwards. Rose clay is gentle enough that after a face mask, you most likely won’t suffer from red skin, flakiness or irritated skin. Nevertheless, the pink clay is also great in terms of its cleansing abilities. It has gentle exfoliating and polishing properties that will strengthen your skin and give you a smooth feeling.
Preventive for Eczema-Prone Skin
To make this very clear: Pink clay has all the great benefits like all other clays; clearing skin, unclogging pores, and removing impurities. It’s gentle enough that it doesn’t stress your skin. That’s why you can use this as a preventive cure for eczema-prone skin. There are locations on your body, like the crook of the arm, where you can get atopic eczema like neurodermatitis. If you suffer from these problems, you can try to apply the rose clay at these locations. While removing impurities it will leave all the essential nutrients on the protective surface on your skin. That is an excellent way to improve the quality of your skin and reduce the risk of getting neurodermatitis.
You Will Look Much Younger
All the great effects rose clay has on our skin leads to a great overall appearance! It will bring out a newer, younger-looking complexion if used as a face mask. Your facial skin will be much stronger as well as glowing!
Reducing Inflammation and Irritation
The noteworthy ingredient in the Australian pink clay is the Silica. Silica is essential for stronger nails, flexible joints, glowing skin and strong teeth. Silica in the cosmetic industry is often used because of the benefits for our skin. It helps tighten and strengthen the skin, is an absorbent for bacteria and is a gentle exfoliant. In addition, it even reduces inflammation and irritation!
Rose Clay Face Mask Recipes
Now that you know how you can benefit from rose clay, we want to give you some awesome recipes to try. The only criteria here is that you can try this at home; so, take action and do-it-yourself!
Standard rose clay facemask for clear skin and glowing:
- 1 tablespoon rose clay
- 1/2 tablespoon aloe vera gel
- 1/2 tablespoon rose water
This is a very standard mask that can do pretty well in terms of clearing your skin. Simply mix the various components and use more or less rose water depending on your preference.
Rose clay with honey for disinfection:
- 1 tablespoon rose clay
- 1 tablespoon honey
- rose water until the mixture is appropriate
Honey is the oldest skin-care ingredient and is a common kitchen essential, so this is nothing new to you. This mix is great because the anti-inflammation and the antibacterial properties work great together. Honey is also great for sensitive skin. Use this mask if you have problems with acne.
These are two standard recipes that you can use for almost any situation in life. I would actually recommend doing this once a weak; you don’t have to be scared that it will dry your skin because of the gentle masks we use. I choose those two easy recipes because for me it’s easier to create simple masks then do those freaky 8 ingredients masks. I often skip the routine when it gets to complex or is simply too much work.
How to Use Rose Clay?
You can use rose clay in a few different ways and profit from the benefits. The most known treatment is the face mask. You mix your ingredients together and then apply the mixture to your face. The most common wait time is 15 minutes, but you can modify the time as you want. There are some theories to not let the mask get completely dry but that’s not my opinion. I like to get the full effect out of the mask, so I let it dry for around 20 minutes. You can easily remove the mask when you re-wet it gently with lukewarm water.
You can use pink clay as a bath bomb. Bath bombs are globular mixtures of ingredients like clay, a weak acid, and a bicarbonate-base. When thrown into a bathtub full of water an acid-base reaction is triggered and dissolves the bomb. A rose clay bath bomb will color the water in a fancy pink. You can now lay inside the bathtub and relax for 15 minutes. All the positive effects that we mentioned above are certainly true for the bath-bomb as well.
I did a lot of research for this article, but unfortunately, I couldn’t find a method for internal treatment with pink clay. I cannot find any product that you can drink with pink clay. I searched for do-it-yourself tutorials because I thought people are doing everything possible and the internet is full of crazy ideas. But I have to apologize that there is actually nothing that I can present you right now. My recommendation is that you simply don’t drink rose clay. If you want to make drinks with bentonite clay, you will find thousands of products and YouTube tutorials.