The history of white clay dates back to early civilization, making it one of the earliest known medicinal cosmetic ingredients. The discovery of white clay tablets inside tombs of Etruscans in the 6th century B.C. suggests that white clay possessed mystical meaning for this ancient civilization. As early as the 1500s, doctors, scientists and naturalists recognized white clay as a natural remedy to cure skin rashes and acne, treat burns and insect bites, and relieve muscular pain and arthritis. White clay contains a variety of minerals, including calcite and quartz as well as a high concentration of alkaline salt, which impart the clay with anti-inflammatory and absorbent powers.
The Fresh Umbrian Clay Treatment Bar is made of white clay from the Italian town of Nocera Umbra. The natural qualities of white clay make it extremely therapeutic when used in face and body treatments. The Fresh Umbrian Clay Treatment Bar is a highly effective skin cleanser. It absorbs toxins, stimulates blood circulation and eliminates dead cells. In addition to its cleansing properties, white clay aids in the regeneration of healthy skin cells, decreases skin irritations, and combats acne in its early stages. White clay is also effective in preventing and treating diaper rash and other minor skin irritations in children. Regular use of the Fresh Umbrian Clay Treatment Bar will improve the overall condition of the skin. It will reduce oiliness, shrink pores and contain acne breakouts. The wide-ranging therapeutic qualities of the Fresh Umbrian Clay Treatment Bar make it an ideal treatment for detoxifying, healing and toning the skin.