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Colouring with Clay


Clay can be an invaluable and natural addition to your soap-making endeavors, providing both soft pastel hues and additional skin benefits.


If you're a soap maker looking to add a splash of color to your creations, here are five clays to consider:


French Red Clay (Rhassoul Clay): Light red or brown

  • Excellent cleansing and exfoliating: It can effectively remove impurities, dead skin cells, and excess oils from the skin. It is suitable for combination or oily skin.

  • Soothing: It helps to calm skin discomfort and redness, which can be beneficial for individuals with sensitive or irritated skin.

  • Enhanced lathering: It creates a creamy and luxurious foam that adds to the overall bathing experience.

French Green Clay (Illite Clay): Pale green

  • Robust absorption and detoxifying : It is ideal for deep cleansing, pore-minimizing, and controlling excess oil. It is suitable for those with oily or acne-prone skin.

  • Gentle exfoliation: Its fine texture helps to remove dead skin cells and leaves the skin feeling smoother and softer.

  • Enhanced lathering: It creates a creamy and rich lather.

Brazilian Yellow Clay: Soft, pale yellow

  • Exfoliating and detoxifying: It can remove impurities and balance sebum production and is an excellent choice for those with oily or combination skin.

  • Toning and brightening: It can help improve skin tone and promote a brighter complexion.

  • Soothing Effect: This makes it suitable for individuals with sensitive or easily irritated skin.

Australian Rose Clay: Soft and delicate pink

  • Gentle cleansing and exfoliation: Helps to remove impurities and excess oils from the skin without causing dryness, making it suitable for individuals with sensitive or dry skin.

  • Skin softening and soothing: It can help soften and refine the skin's texture, leaving it feeling supple and smooth. It can also help calm and reduce skin irritation.

  • Hydration: It can assist in retaining moisture in the skin, contributing to a hydrated and nourished complexion.

Cambrian/Serbian Blue Clay: Blue-gray

  • Detoxification: It can help draw out impurities, toxins, and excess oils from the skin, contributing to a deep cleansing effect in the soap.

  • Exfoliation: The clay can provide gentle exfoliation, aiding in the removal of dead skin cells and impurities, leaving the skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

  • Skin Soothing: It can help calm skin irritation and redness, making it suitable for individuals with sensitive or easily irritated skin.


By experimenting with these natural clays and taking creative liberties with your soap recipes, you can create beautifully colored, pastel-hued soaps that not only look fantastic but also provide additional benefits. If you have specific questions or need assistance with your soap-making endeavors, feel free to ask, and we'll be happy to help. Happy soap making! 💛


Love,

Sugar & Spice


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