Quite simply formidable: the rhassoul
The rhassoul would deserve the Oscar of the cosmetics for its great virtues
The rhassoul - cosmetic of mineral origin - is one cleaning extremely soft because it does not attack hydro-lipidic film of the skin, nor the natural protective film of the hair. A such blotter, it aspires the particles of dirtiness. Result: a clean and soft hair and skin like silk. In North Africa, the rhassoul is largely used since centuries already. Today still, the Moroccan royal family reserves for her consumption one of the many underground galleries of the „Djebel Rhassoul “, a chain of the mountains of the Atlas. The ground extracted from this mountain bears the name of rhassoul.
Several colors, of the comparable properties
In various combinations, clays contain almost all the essential biogenic salts like calcium, potassium, magnesium, silicon, iron or sodium. The palette is due to the variable proportions of magnesium and copper, iron oxides. One often makes correspond these colors (chestnut, white or green) to the various types of skins. There however does not exist any tangible proof of the cogency of the thing. All the rhassouls act according to the same principle. They are the additives like the or oils (in the masks for example), and not clay itself, which give to the product a specific action on a certain type of skin. In France, green clay has a long tradition. Montmorillonite is also of green color. Its characteristic: it can absorb particularly high quantities of water and other substances. White clay is also called kaolinite. It does not contain iron and its high percentage of kaolin gives him a very fine grain. The rhassoul is particularly advised for the skins sensitive or impure, allergic, rough or dry. It is also appropriate for the fatty hair presenting of the films and the sensitive scalps. The rhassoul exists out of powder which one must mix with water, in very ready paste, or in the form of peeling cleaning. By adding various ingredients to the powder of rhassoul, one can compose of the masks for all types of skin.
Masks with the rhassoul
To make „of it too much “, even with natural products, is never good for the skin. Therefore a mask of rhassoul per week is sufficient. The preparation is simple.
1. Take a liquid other than water. According to your type of skin: green the, with the camomile, lemon juice or beer.
2. Add a little fatty plant oil and some drops of essential oil. If your skin is very sensitive, it is preferable not to use essential oils.
Rhassoul cataplasm - the green
The green the is a protection anti-age which, in the space of very little time, made a career fulgurating in the field of the cosmetics. Preparation: to put 3 spoons at soup of rhassoul in a bowl or a large cup. To make green the, to let it cool a little (it must be still hot) and to add it little by little to the rhassoul until obtaining a consistent paste. Add then one or two spoons to soup of plant oil (of jojoba for example) and if necessary 5 essential oil drops of pink. To stir up and let inflate. To spread out over the face, the neck and the low neckline and to let act 30 min. To rinse with tepid water.
Mask intensive with the rhassoul - against the impurities of the skin
If the skin is very impure, one can keep the mask all the night by protecting the pillow from the traces by a towel. Ingredients: 3 spoons with soup of rhassoul, 80 ml of cucumber beer or juice, 50 ml of oil of jojoba. Preparation: to mix the rhassoul and beer or the juice of cucumber, and to let inflate approximately an hour. The beer has a a little intense odor but, thanks to its content of yeast, it makes miracles on the very impure skins. To add little by little the oil of jojoba without ceasing stirring up. To spread out the mask over the face and to let act 30 to 60 minutes, even all the night. One will voluntarily give up essential oils to avoid any irritation, especially if one lets the mask pose all the night. To rinse with tepid water.
Other ideas of masks to the rhassoul
For the sensitive skins: to mix the rhassoul with warm water and to add one or two spoons to oil soup of germ of almond corn or oil.
For the fatty skins: to mix the rhassoul, of warm water and the juice of lemon.
For the skins with problems: to mix the rhassoul with an infusion of camomile.
For the riper skins: to mix the rhassoul with milk and honey.