Made with Moroccan Rhassoul clay, organic argan oil and tussah silk, this soap evokes the ancient practices of Middle Eastern women to attain silk smooth skin. A very luxurious soap that smells of sweet florals, spice and citrus and leaves a silky feel on your skin.
Rhassoul clay is a very bland looking clay compared to Australian reef red (which is also included in this soap) and Australian Pastel Pink clay for instance. It has a light brown-grey hue that seems unremarkable until you apply it to your skin as a face or hair mask. The clay comes from the Atlas mountains in North Africa and has been used by local women for centuries to care for their hair and skin. It softens the skin and cleanses without being harsh. It also has rejuvenating properties by removing dead skin cells and improves skin tone.
Organic Moroccan argan oil is made from the kernels of the argan tree and is another Middle Eastern secret the local women have been using for centuries to soften and regenerate skin as well as treating skin problems such as acne and burn wounds. I use food grade organic argan oil that tastes great in salads and on houmous! Argan oil has a high vitamin E and fatty acid profile which provides skin with amazing moisturisation.
Now silk was an ingredient that really surprised after my research on it. I always knew it was one of the most gorgeous and luxurious materials to wear but the applications for skin regeneration was an eye opener. Silk has been shown to have some amazing properties such as the biosynthesis of collagen and accelerated wound healing. It has shown to prevent or greatly reduce scarring and help topically with the symptoms of dermatitis. I had to include it in one of my soaps and it leaves a very silky feel to the bubbles of this soap.
This is scented with a strong floral fragrance utilising both ylang ylang essential oil and geranium essential oil. Both these essential oils are renowned for their anti-ageing properties and ylang ylang especially is very good in promoting strong shiny hair.
Although not specifically marketed as such, Rhassoul Clay & Silk is one of the soaps I use on my hair too as a soap shampoo (I also use Green Clay & Seaweed on my hair as it leaves it very soft and supple). Just work up some lather in your hands and use that to lather up damp hair. Works a treat and is a lot gentler than SLS loaded shampoos.