PURE AND NATURAL - This exquisite all natural and organic detoxifying clay is unique in its composition, quality and purity; It is meticulously selected from ancient mineral-rich deposits, found deep within the fertile Atlas Mountains, and contains 100% pure Ghassoul
FAST ACTING - Simply mix with a little water to create a smooth creamy texture, then glide effortlessly over your face, neck and hair as desired; Within seconds, you will feel a gentle tightening, as the intense detoxification begins to absorb impurities and harmful substances, cleansing
STUNNING RESULTS - You can expect a buttery soft, smooth and toned skin complexion, free from dryness, blemishes, blackheads and blocked pores; Your hair will feel light, manageable and conditioned, with curls defined and frizz controlled; Eczema, psoriasis, and acne are treated and calmed without stripping your skin of essential natural oils
MULTI-PURPOSE - Our Spa grade Ghassoul Clay is a versatile and multi-purpose daily cleanser that can also be used as a detoxifying face mask, skin conditioner and hair restoration treatment; It delivers one of the world's most powerful deep pore facials WITHOUT harsh chemicals, and can be applied daily to even the most dry, flaky and sensitive skin.
What is Ghassoul?
In Morocco, there is a soapy clay that has traditionally
been used for centuries by all the North African population and parts of the
Middle East. This clay is called
Ghassoul, whose etymology derives from the Arabic verb “Rassala” which
means “to wash”.
The extraction of this clay is done via underground mine
shafts. Ghassoul production comes from
the only known deposits in the world. These are bordering the middle Atlas
Mountain chain, in the Moulouya’s
valley, 200 km from the Moroccan city of Fes.
Ghassoul is used as a base ingredient in the cosmetic
industry for the fabrication of shampoos, bath and shower gels, soaps and body
and face creams including dermatological products and anti-acne creams. It
should be noted that to be labeled Ghassoul the product must contain at least
20% of pure Ghassoul.
Ghassoul use is part of Morocco’s and Tunisia’s cultural
make up for decades. Known as Ghassoul
in Morocco and Tfal in Tunisia, the product is still an essential part of the
Hammam ritual. Although, part of this
ritual incorporates Black Soap and the traditional Kessa, it would not be
complete without Ghassoul. In Morocco,
Ghassoul is sold in its natural state with recipes for preparation are
passed-on from mother to daughter. Ghassoul
is often mixed with orange flower water, rose flower water or essential oils in
order to enhance its perfume and increase its hydrating properties. It is important to note that among the
Moroccan traditional wedding gifts, Ghassoul has its important place among Henna
Ghassoul is a purely natural mineral product mostly composed
of Stenensite. This is a clay mineral
made of magnesium silicate. Uniquely, Ghassoul
is characterized as having foamy or saponifier properties. Saponification is the chemical reaction
between an ester (oil) and an alkali to produce soap. Once mixed with water, Ghassoul becomes a
smooth, silky paste that, when applied to the skin and allowed to dry absorbs surface
and pore impurities, toxins and grease. Ghassoul
only works by absorption; it does not cause any harshness to the hair, skin or
Ghassoul can absorb 1.66 times its weight in water. This means 15 g of Ghassoul can absorb 25 ml
of water and hence swells to occupy a volume of 35 ml. This water-absorbing capacity is considerable
when compared with other types of clay.
Our Ghassoul is compliant with the norms established by the
CTFA (cosmetics, toiletry and Fragrance Association) and ECOCERT.
How it comes to you..
Once extracted, Ghassoul is first sorted at the mine and
then subjected to different processes including extensive sorting, cleaning,
drying and casting, in order to obtain the finest, purest high quality
product. The process includes large
scale extraction (lumps) that is subjected to successive washings with water to
remove impurities. The cleansed Ghassoul
is spread over large flat areas and is sun-dried in summer and oven-dried in
winter. The resulting Ghassoul scales
are called M’siek or “scales”. This product is sold locally in Morocco. Powdered Ghassoul is created by placing in
large drums for crushing in order to pulverize the product very fine powder of
the highest quality. This is the
product we bring to you at Zakia’s
Morocco and is also used in the manufacture of cosmetic, dermatologic products
Due to its exceptional absorption and moisturizing
characteristics the Ghassoul is excellent for hair care. It acts as a natural shampoo that cleanses
and removes unwanted grease from the hair and scalp, without any damage to the
follicles and hair keratin. Mix the Ghasoul
with lukewarm water to get a soft paste.
Apply this paste to wet hair going from the roots to the tips, massage
for a few minutes and rinse abundantly.
This Ghassoul leaves hair shiny, full bodied and soft to the touch.
Face and Body care
Ghassoul mixed with luke warm water makes a paste that can
be applied as a poultice all over the face and body. Ghassoul absorbs unwanted
skin grease, remove facial impurities and particularly blackheads. Wait until nearly dry and then rinse with
warm water. You will be amazed how your
skin is toned, soft and velvety smooth.
For sensitive skin
Highly recommended for sensitive skin types because it is
100% pure and natural – no added
chemicals nor astringents. Cosmetics
made with chemical products and active ingredients can irritate sensitive skins. Use of Ghassoul enables a better protection
of the skin’s natural hydrolipidic film
and the hair follicles’
sebaceous glands. Ghassoul is
hypoallergenic, it is recommended for all skin types.
Ghassoul used in its natural state can be mixed with other natual
ingredients in order to perfume or soften body, face and hair.
Here are some natural ingredients that are traditionally
mixed with Ghassoul.
Orange Blossom water
Rose Blossom water
Any favorite Essential Oils
Cleansing facial mask
ml (1.7oz) Ghassoul
ml (0.35oz) honey
ml (0.35 0z) lemon juice
A few drops of milk
A few drops of almond oil
Blend all ingredients together to obtain a soft homogenized paste. Apply layer and leave to nearly dry. Rinse with warm water
Skin will become softer, silky and fragrant
.50 ml (1.7 oz) of Ghassoul powder
A few drips of warm water
1 egg yolk
Add water to Ghassoul and mix to form a smooth paste. Add egg yolk and mix. Apply preparation to your hair starting with
your scalp and spreading it to the hair tips.
Let dry and rinse abundantly.
Your hair becomes healthier, suppler and shiner.
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