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French Green Clay

French Green Clay
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French Green Clay (This product is not Food-Grade and should not be ingested)


Information below is for Research purposes only!  Bulk Apothecary sells thousands of natural ingredients for manufacturing use.  Uses for all of these products change periodically and any information found on this site should NOT be considered expert advice or our recommendation for use. 

Pure French Green clay is has been used for centuries on oily skin because of its excellent oil absorption properties. For years it has been thought to remove acne causing toxins from the skin and revitalize tired skin. Our all-natural French Green clay has a particle size: 80% smaller than 74 microns, 40% smaller than 44 microns.  

Pure French Green Clay

French Green Clay, also known as Montmorillonite or Illite Clay is considered by many as a healing clay widely used for its skin healing properties. When applied to the skin, it essentially absorbs toxins and poisons that get trapped in the skin. The clay originates from France and mined directly from the earth. French Green Clay is a 100% natural bio-organic material and contains a cornucopia of valuable elements. Its coloring can range from light green to dark green with little to no odor. It’s filled with minerals and has a shelf life of 4-5 years.It is sometimes called 'marine clay' due to the quarries being found in the ancient marine beds.


Most Common Uses (For research purposes only. Uses below are not recommendations for use by Bulk Apothecary, rather information compiled from sources like Wikipedia):

Most commonly, it is used a facial mask to remove impurities from the skin. It is also medicinally as it removes toxins from the body, many people believing it to help recover from cold/flu quicker than those who do not use it. Outside of health and beauty, it can be used as a Deodorant,


A more detailed look at the uses:

Facial Mask- Applied directly to the face, the clay will absorb impurities and leave your skin feeling tight and clean.

Body deodorant, or to a smelling substances are mixed with the clay, the odor disappears, absorbed by the clay. It has a sponge like qualities.

Acne- Applied to acne infected areas will help treat and clean the area.

Detox:  French Green clay attracts water and toxins out of the body.

Sore Muscles/ Arthritis: it pulls out the toxins or acid and helps the muscles relax.

Stress relief:  Add to bath water – it has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic or bacterial properties.



-As a face mask, massage gently into the skin, allow to dry and then rinse off with warm water. 
-To treat acne, apply to the affected area and rinse after dried. 



Do not ingest.  This item is not food grade. Make sure you don’t have any allergies to the product and that you are using natural or pure ingredients. Pregnant women should also consult with a physician before using.

12 Reviews

  • 5
    Glade I found this product

    Posted by Danielle on 28th Jun 2019

    Wow, what a great clay product. It's the same I used in France back in the 80's, and boy did I really miss it. I just wish I had stocked up last year before the tariff's hit your market. the delivery service was great and on time. Will buy again from your Co.

  • 5
    Always Great Quality Products

    Posted by on 5th Jul 2018

    I have not had a chance to use the French clay yet and I intend on using it in hot process soap but from all I've read I'm excited to try it as a facial mask and muscle ache detox. The color is beautiful and csnt wait to use in my soap. I've ordered several products from BA and alot of fragrances and have never been disappointed with any products. Quality and prices can't be beat.

  • 5
    Used for natural colorant in soap

    Posted by Amanda Noel on 15th Dec 2017

    So I purchased this clay to use as a natural colorant in my CP soap. I always used sea clay for a green color but I decided to try this clay to see if I could get a brighter green. I am so happy with how it turned out in my CP soap. I have used it in Whipped soap (floating soap) and the shade of green it gives is just lovely. It's lighter in hue than sea clay and definitely has a beautiful natural green color.

  • 5
    Excellent Quality

    Posted by Janine Yandura on 11th Nov 2017

    I cannot say how pleased I am with the quality of this clay. I had multiple items on this order and found the quality of the items, packaging, and promptness of shipping excellent. Bulk Apothecary has become my go-to place for my soaping additives.

  • 5
    Love it

    Posted by Valerie walker-Heilman on 5th Jul 2017

    This is high quality cosmetic clay. Love it!!

  • 5
    Beautiful quality

    Posted by Rachel Rode on 5th Jul 2017

    Love this clay! It has a lovely smooth texture and soft color. It makes a wonderful facial mask alone, but I also love using it in cp soaps.

  • 5
    Great Product All around!

    Posted by Cory B on 25th Apr 2017

    The clay came in a very nice reusable bag, unlike what some companies send you. I have ordered French Green Clay from many companies and none have sent me clay as good as this. 10/10 would recommend.

  • 5
    Beautiful Color & Performance

    Posted by Susie on 25th Mar 2017

    We added some of this French Green Clay to our Olive Oil Soap and it made luxurious skin softening soap with an amazing natural green color. It was very easy to work with and exceeded our expectations. We will be back for more once we have used up our first batch.

  • 5
    Great for masks and CP/HP soaps

    Posted by Whitespring21 on 22nd Mar 2017

    I have used clays for soaps and they make the best soaps. I made a charcoal/green clay mask and my skin was very smooth after. Love it!