Cleansing is one of the most important steps in skincare, if not the most important. Cleansing helps remove makeup, dirt, grime, and bacteria from your skin allowing it to breathe and rest.
Recently, there has been a resurgence of this old-school, all-natural remedy that’s suitable for all skin types known as cleansing grains.
Cleansing grains are powdered face wash, typically made with natural ingredients like oats, nuts, seeds, herbs, spices, or clay powder. As you might have guessed, it has roots as a home remedy for smooth skin. When combined with liquid, the mix becomes a gritty paste that serves as a cleanser and gentle face scrub.
For some people, soap is too drying to their skin because it's pH is much higher than that of the protective layer on our skin, also known as the acid mantle. So what should you use instead? Cleansing grains, of course!
When water is introduced to skincare products, they can easily grow mold and bacteria. Therefore, commercial liquid products contain a wide spectrum of preservatives to give them a longer shelf life. By giving you these ingredients in dry form, it allows for you to have a completely natural cleanser that you can customize to fit your needs.
You just combine a small amount of the powdered blend with a few drops of water/ milk/ honey/ egg white/ ACV/ rose water/yogurt - in the palm of your hand, and cleanse your face with the wet muddy concoction as you would with your normal soap cleansers.
Our cleansing grains contains:
Rhassoul Clay – Rhassoul clay is usually mined from the Atlas mountains in Morocco. It contains higher percentages of silica, magnesium, potassium, and calcium than other clays. One of the most luxurious clays, Rhassoul clay is used in most high-end spas around the world and is great for all skin types.
Bentonite Clay – Rich in bone feeding minerals such as calcium and potassium, bentonite clay is a fabulous non-toxic teeth cleaner, facial mask, and even hair mask! Not only can you take bentonite clay internally for detoxifying purposes, but the high mineral content that this clay contains also helps to re-mineralize the teeth! Bentonite clay is great for all skin types.
Grounded oatmeal - Extra gentle and great for all skin types including those with sensitive skin. Oatmeal is very healing, nourishing, and softening to the skin and is always in our grains. It's great at helping to heal almost any skin.
Herbs - we added dried neem leaves powder, dried seaweed powder which is chock full of vitamins and minerals, and ultra-moisturizing to the skin and has long been used by natives to heal wounds of all sorts. Seaweed is also well known for its ability to combat acne.
Spices - we added some dried turmeric powder in these cleansing grains because it is extremely rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Tumeric is the perfect addition to any skincare routine. Its natural antibacterial and anti-aging properties will make your cleansing grains even more awesome! Harness the power of food for your skin!
To use, just combine 1/2 – 1 tsp. of cleansing grains with a small amount of water or your choice of nourishing liquid, in the palm of your hand. For an extra treat, you can also use herbal tea, or even freshly squeezed juice, instead of water. Apply the muddy mixture to your face, and gently scrub in a circular motion with your fingertips, in the same manner, that you did with your old soap cleansers. Rinse with warm water and follow with a moisturizer. You can alternately use these cleansing grains as a face mask as well!
Our dry ingredients are suitable for all skin, you just need to choose your wet ingredients that are suitable for your skin.
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