Willow Bark Arctic Clay Mask
Like mud, clay has drawing and healing properties. Native Americans call it ee-wah-kee, which means ‘mud that heals’. Today we use them largely for their ability to cleanse, detoxify and tone the skin, but Aboriginal people, well aware of clay’s healing powers, used it for a variety of purposes, including:
- Body paint during religious ceremonies. When applied, it was thought that the clay allowed energy, healing and wisdom to pass through.
- Draw out poisons (from spider bites, bee and ant stings, poison ivy, etc.) from the body.
- Applied to body for deep cleansing and detoxifying of the skin.
Clay is a popular ingredient in today’s facial masks because it draws out toxins and other impurities, while the minerals in the clay are absorbed by the skin. Pores and hair follicles are cleared; skin is exfoliated resulting in a fresh, healthy glow. Willow is a tree recognized by Aboriginal people for its medicinal bark. White Willow Bark Extract is astringent and has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It also contains salicylic acid which stimulates new cell formation by helping the old skin to slough off.
Naturally occurring: Aluminum, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, White Willow Bark Extract.
Clay masks help to draw out toxins, absorb excess oil, tighten, smooth & soften the skin. Complexion will be brighter and healthier. Masks should be used once a week. When using Willow Bark Arctic Mud Mask, simply mix 2 teaspoons of powder to 1 teaspoon of water (you may want to try 1 teaspoon of yogurt instead of water). Apply to face and neck, let dry, and rinse.