Rhassoul clay or ghassoul clay is a natural mineral clay from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. It’s been mined and used since the 8th century and has been used by Moroccan women for centuries to care for skin and hair. The word rhassoul derives from the Arabic word for washing, “Rhassala.” For centuries, Moroccan women have used Rhassoul Clay to massage, exfoliate, and moisturise their bodies. They apply it to the skin and hair or use it as part of Hammam rituals. This natural beauty product is so prized by the Moroccan people that it's still part of the gifts made to the bride by the groom's family.
Rhassoul Clay has an unmatched ability to draw out impurities from the skin and hair and is used for detoxifying, cleansing and reducing dryness. It has a reddish brown color and has been used for soothing scalp ailments such as dandruff and psoriasis. Compared to other clays, Rhassoul contains larger amounts of calcium, potassium, magnesium, silica, and trace minerals. It also boasts a higher absorption rate, which makes it ideal for detox and cleansing. Its active compounds are quickly absorbed into the skin, leaving it soft and smooth.