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Mizzi’s Red Ochre Kaolin Clay

I have to admit that out of all the clays on our land my most favourite is the Red Ochre Kaolin Clay. Not sure why, but it seems this clay is full of life maybe due its red colour resembling blood. The aborigines used to make Wilgi out of this red ochre clay mixed with kangaroo fat so it protects them from the harsh Aussie sun and the bush insects. When they traveled the women carried this Wilgi with them and sometimes they used it even for wound healing. It was said that if an aborigine did not have access to Wilgi they soon died possibly because the skin cracked from the harsh sun and at night the red clay plus the kangaroo fat protected them from the inland freezing temperatures at night.

The red ochre clay powder has a nice soft velvety feel and really makes excellent face masks and soaps. Since its a kaolin clay it does not have a huge absorption so its really gentle on the skin. The iron oxides in this clay are really beneficial for the skin and helps the blood circulation plus it softly exfoliates the skin. The only thing you need to be careful when using this clay is that it will stain your clothes, so best use it on face or body masks in the shower or at least be aware not to stain your clothes when using.

Nonetheless I really believe that this Red Ochre Kaolin Clay is the king of clays and I promise you that after a few times of usage you will see a greatly rejuvenated skin.

John Michael Mizzi

John Michael Mizzi loves the environment and is a very creative person especially when it comes to salt and the amazing products that can be made from it.

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