Product Rating: 4.8/5 (As per 26 Customer Reviews)
French Green Clay comes from the sedimentation of Silico-aluminum, its coloring the result of the oxides contained in these rocks. Its unique composition includes Iron, Silica, Aluminum, Magnesium, Calcium, Titanium, Sodium and Potassium. French Green Clay is prepared for the commercial market by a process of sun-drying and crushing. After the clay has been mined, it is spread in the sun to remove excess water. It is then ground by large hydraulic crushers and micronized, or finely pulverized. The last stage in the process is a final period of sun-drying to remove the last traces of water.
Appearance: Light green colored powder.
Benefits: French Green Clay absorbs and removes impurities from the skin, revealing the fresh surface of the skin to provide a healthy looking glow. When prepared as a mask, the clay dries on the skin causing pores to tighten and the skin starts to feel firm, toned and refreshed. French Green Clay can be used in mineral baths to promote relaxation of the body and a sense of well-being. It is suitable for all skin types.
Application: French Green Clay can be used in body wraps, soap making, face masks, mineral based or cream based cleansers, face or body scrubs, cosmetics and facial powders.
Directions for Use: 5-100% in skin-care products, 1 T. / 15ml per lb. / 500g of soap.
Caution: Caution should be exercised as clays may stain fabric.
Simple Face Mask Recipe:
Combine 1 tbsp of clays to 2 tbsp of water to form a paste and apply to the skin. Leave for about 10 minutes and wash off with warm water. Floral water or aloe vera gel juice can be substituted for water.
IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.
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Rating: It looks great in my matcha-powder MP soap. Even the darkest matcha fades to much paler within minutes of hardening. The clay gives it more staying power. Can't wait to try the clay in a facial mask!
Rating: Found this clay great for oily skin! Very soft to the touch and has no odour. I use it in my Shea butter base MP soap, it gives a nice light green hint to it. Doesn't bring down the lather either!
Rating: New at Soapmaking, I love using this in my MP soap! Gives the shea butter base a beautiful pink color! Gentle on the skin - many have told me their skin/hands are softer when using the shea butter pink clay soap! Very soft to the touch, and has no odor.
Rating: Love this clay! For a simple and quick face mask, I make it into a paste with witch hazel or water with a drop of EO. The result is soft smooth skin! I have also put it into CP soap with great results.
By:Elizabeth, Markham, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 04-Nov-2015
Rating: Very nice clay (I use this in a facial cleanser that I make) and I find I like the best in all the clays (for my own self) that I've played around with.
In CP Soap, the colour is pale - but looks lovely.
By:Ayla, Sherwood Park, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Aug-2013
Rating: A lovely shade of pale green in my cp soap. I used lemongrass EO to go with it. Lovely!
Rating: the colour is much lighter than the picture they provide.
other than that it works pretty ok with my cp soap.
By:Meya, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 17-Oct-2013
Rating: Mixes well with seaweed powder for masks. I've used it in sugar scrubs, and baths. I love the way my skin glows :)
By:Pauline, Calgary, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 25-Apr-2011
Rating: This is my first clay. It's very supple and very tight once it dries out. I take it for an hour with some floral water and feel very energized afterwards. Also the slight aroma is the one that I find when I go to pickup an order from the NDA's warehouse so it must be popular there.
By:Vladimir, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 29-Apr-2011
Rating: Second review on this product. After a knee injury I made a poultice with this clay and left it there for 2 hours. I did this 2 days in a row and the results were amazing! The swelling was seriously reduced and my leg felt so much better. Yeah it's a little messy and a bit of work to wrap it properly but it's all worth it when it comes yo your health.
By:Manon, Rawdon, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 07-Jun-2011
Rating: Fantastic at drawing out impurities. I use rose floral water instead of regular water to formulate the paste for an added benefit. Great product!
By:Erica, Maple, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 25-Jun-2011
Rating: I've done a few face masks with this clay, using aloe vera juice as the liquid, and scenting with various essential oils. I'm not very experienced with clay masks, but it makes a nice mask that isn't too drying. I've even done masks with children, which was really fun and generated a lot of laughs as the clay dried. Thanks for packaging it in a jar, it's really easy to scoop out without getting gigantic 'poofs' of dry clay in your face!
By:Marie, Calgary, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 30-May-2011
Rating: Great clay! Been using it for a week (every other day) either as a mask or as a cleanser and I can see my skin is silky smooth. And I love that super clean feeling!
By:Manon, Rawdon, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 07-Jun-2011
Rating: This clay is a great addition to some of my cp soaps; this was the first time I've bought clay from NDA and I really appreciated that it came in a plastic jar - SO much easier to work with than the plastic bags of clay I've received from other suppliers.
By:Brenda, Winnipeg, Manitoba Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Aug-2010
Rating: Very cleansing and refreshing to my skin. I used it with some organic honey for a wonderful soothing mask.
By:Cherie, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 07-Nov-2008
Rating: beautiful deep cleansing clay! very refreshing, and you can see a difference with the very first use! easy to use. Highly recommend.
By:Az, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 27-Apr-2010
Rating: I used this clay with seaweed and green tea powder for a face mask and it was the best mask I've ever used. It's better than any of the facials I ever got!
By:Gordana, Nanaimo, British Columbia
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 12-Jul-2009
Rating: Love it; an absolute must for any mud mixture! Easy to mix and a little goes a long way. The fresh, naturally occurring colour is a nice bonus!
By:Clories, Petawawa, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 18-Dec-2007
Rating: really like product refreshing and easy to mix and apply, great price too!
Rating: French Green Clay is quite popular and I can see why! It leaves the skin clean and tingly but not in an irritated way and replenishes minerals, plus it has a lovely green hue! I am using it in my CP soap with beer for an awesome body cleanser and shampoo bar. Two birds with one stone!
By:Christine, Burnaby, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 30-Nov-2008
Rating: This is the first clay I tried, and although I am going to buy more clays (for masks and soapmaking) I stand by this clay as the best clay for all skin types. I have combination skin, and this clay is just magic to my face - it's cleansing yet balancing and after washing it off, skin looks healthy and feels wonderful.
By:Yulia, Newmarket, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 17-May-2006
Rating: I am a first time buyer of green clay from New Directions. I use it as cleanser (with honey and essential oils) and as facial mask. It is an excellent product - very fine and very cleansing/detoxifying. I can feel a dramitic difference after using it.
By:Ida, Calgary, Alberta
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 04-Dec-2007
Rating: Good stuff at a very good price.
By:Tracey, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Jan-2007
Rating: Using French Green clay makes a wonder detoxifying face mask. The product will provide a tingling sense which is normal.
By:Trudy, Warkworth, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Jun-2006
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