History and origin
Clay is a type of soil produced by the metamorphosis of rock that is naturally rich in mineral salts. It is found in major or minor deposits and, in most cases, extracted from open-cast pits. It has been used for centuries for its many benefits. A lot of civilisations (Egyptian, Greek, Indian, Chinese) have used clay to care for and protect their skins and bodies. Clay stands out from other elements in that it is both absorbent and adsorbent – meaning it can exchange absorbed impurities for beneficial minerals.
The more used clays
- Illitic green clay is to be found mainly in the Massif Central and Paris Basin of France. It is reliable and versatile.
- Montmorillonitic green clay is mainly found in the Languedoc, Provence and Massif Central regions of France, where it is also known as “Terre de Sommières” or “Terre de Carpentras”. This clay is pure and particularly rich in minerals.
- Kaolinitic white clay is among the gentlest on the skin. It is found in France (Britain) and Englaland.
Cattier Clay: SOIL OF BEAUTY
Cattier Green Clay, selected and packaged with the utmost care, is of unmatched quality. It is extracted in France and is dried so as to enhance its many properties. Cattier clay is your ally in the daily quest for a healthy life in harmony with nature.