Ghassoul is natural mineral clay, found in Morocco, close to the Atlas Mountains. Rich in Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium, it has been used since the antiquity as a natural product of hygiene and as shampoo. Today, Ghassoul is used in Hammams and in Turkish baths.
Mixed in water, the Ghassoul swells to form very soft dough. It is then applied to the skin and to the hair.
It is appreciated for its ability to wash, detoxify, nourish and condition the skin and hair; it absorbs the impurities and the fats from the skin like blotting paper. This clay can be used daily instead of soap for a gentle way of cleansing that won’t strip skin of beneficial oils.
Ghassoul clay boasts a high negative charge and it can help draw out blackheads and other impurities from skin. This also makes it beneficial as a make-up remover or all-purpose face wash.
Ghassoul is used as a facial mask and poultice for the body. It softens the skin, reduces sebum secretion, regenerates the skin by removing dead cells, and rebalances the skin by tightening the pores.