The use of white clay in body care is as old as man


It was probably our primitive ancestors, after observing the tendency of injured animals to roll in the mud, to guess their properties.

The Egyptians used it in the mummification process. In Asia it was used as a remedy for weakness.

The Greeks were the first exporters of this wonderful product. The clay extracted on the island of Lemnos was thought to be particularly beneficial for the body; in fact it was sold for gold. Shortly afterwards it was Pliny the Elder who attested to its properties, dedicating an entire chapter to it in the Naturalis Historia.



White clay, whose scientific name is hydrated aluminum silicate, is mainly composed of silicon and aluminum, as well as a long series of other important minerals, such as magnesium, calcium and iron.

This composition ensures that the clay has absorbent, antibacterial, antiseptic, energizing and healing properties. It can therefore be a very valid ally for skin care.




This week the editors of deanna have tried for you two quick practical uses of this mineral compound.


For impure and dull skin

🌱 Mix an adequate amount of clay with double its volume in warm water, add a few drops of wheat germ oil or almond oil (learn more about its properties here), a few sage leaves and apply to the face avoiding the eye area . After leaving on for at least 20 minutes rub the mask with wet hands for a greater purifying effect or simply rinse with warm water.

For oily and fine hair

🌱 Combine two tablespoons of white clay with argan oil and coconut oil, leave for 25 minutes on the foliage wet with hot water. Once the shutter speed has elapsed, proceed with the normal washing method.

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