White clay is a 100% natural mineral known for its many virtues. It is widely used in cosmetics and pharmacology since it is soft, soothing, moisturizing and protective for the skin and hair. It also protects the stomach from pain and acid reflux. However, these are not his only talents since white clay is also an excellent daily ally for the maintenance of the house. Let’s take stock of its characteristics and properties, as well as its multiple uses at home.
What is white clay?
White clay is a mineral of the kaolin family, hence its name Kaolinite. Originally, it is extracted from quarries or from the mountains of Morocco in the form of white or slightly gray powder or in the form of rock.
Rich in many elements and minerals, such as magnesium, zinc, calcium, potassium and mineral salts, it is widely used in the field of cosmetics and pharmacology. It is indeed very effective for preserving dry skin and hair or for providing moisturizing and anti-aging treatments.
However, white clay is not just a cosmetic. It can also be used in the home for its daily maintenance. 100% natural, it presents no danger for the home, for the health of its occupants and for the environment, which makes it an ideal ecological product. Powerful disinfectant, it is an effective and gentle natural solution thanks to its low acidity content.
How to use white clay at home?
White clay has unique virtues that make it an ideal cleaning product in the home.
White clay, an effective anti-fat
White clay has absorbent properties that allow it to easily remove fat, including on tissue.
To remove a grease stain from a textile, the procedure is simple. Start by heating the stain with a hair dryer. Then place a layer of white clay powder on the fabric and leave to act for at least 24 hours. Finish with a rinse with clear water.
To remove fatty residues from the baking sheets, place a little clay directly on the fat. Leave on and clean with a soft sponge. The clay will have absorbed all the fatty residues.
White clay, an outstanding descaler
To clean your bathroom more easily and remove traces of lime from taps, tiling and sanitary equipment, white clay is recommended. It is very effective in removing these unsightly traces, in particular the yellowish deposits which form in the corners.
To do this, it’s simple. Just dampen a soft sponge with lukewarm water. Pour white clay on the sponge and drop the mixture on the areas to be descaled. Leave on for about 30 minutes, then rinse. Finally, dry with a clean cloth and polish with a clean microfiber cloth.
White clay, a practical glass cleaner
To remove dirt and traces from your windows and polish the surface, clay is ideal. Not only does it clean the windows and give them a sparkling shine, but it also protects them from new deposits of dirt and microorganisms.
With a wet sponge covered with a little white clay or clay stone that you have lathered well beforehand, wipe your windows using gentle circular motions. Then rinse with a clean, damp cloth then polish with a clean, dry microfiber cloth.
White clay, the whitener of the walls
Thanks to its natural whitening agents, white clay cleans walls and removes dirt, mold and stains without damaging the paint.
Take a clean cloth, moisten it with lukewarm water and wring it out as much as possible. Lay a little white clay on its surface and rub the wall gently in circular motions. Leave on for at least an hour then rinse with another clean, dampened and well wrung out cloth.
White clay, an unstoppable anti-odor
If it cleans, white clay also eliminates bad odors. Just drop it in a cup and drop it in the rooms that need it. It also helps fight against ambient humidity thanks to its absorbent and drying capacities.