Recipes with Rhassoul

How Rhassoul Clay Cleans Your Hair  & Skin


Ancient cultures have used Moroccan Rhassoul clay for centuries to cleanse their hair, face and body. The root word for Rhassoul literally means “washing”! Today, Rhassoul is used as a base in spa-quality masks and washes.

When mixed with a liquid such as water that is massaged into the hair or skin, Rhassoul gently exfoliates with a fine grit. It binds to dirt, oils and other impurities and washes them away when you rinse.



Benefits of Washing Hair with Rhassoul Clay

You’ll benefit from washing your hair with rhassoul clay because of what it does NOT contain as much as what it does. Rhassoul, unlike shampoo, does not contain detergents, surfactants, parabens, sulfates, preservatives or thickeners. Also, shampoo can sometimes clean too well by stripping away sebum, natural protective oils made by the skin.

Liquids You Can Mix with Rhassoul Clay to Make a Natural Shampoo Alternative:

  • Pure water
  • Coconut milk
  • Aloe Vera gel
  • Aloe Vera  juice
  • Goat’s milk

Conditioning With Rhassoul Clay


To create a 2-in-1 wash and conditioning mix for hair, combine Rhassoul clay with liquid and a natural oil and/or butter.


Oils/Butters to mix in Rhassoul Clay Wash:


For very dry, chemically treated or damaged hair:

  • Natural, unrefined Shea butter
  • Raw cocoa butter
  • Virgin coconut oil
  • castor oil 
  • Sunflower oil
  • Argan oil

For light conditioning

  • Jojoba oil
  • coconut oil
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Avocado oil

How much water should I mix with rhassoul clay to wash my hair?

The amount of water or liquid you should mix with rhassoul clay to make a hair wash depends on what consistency you want to create. For a paste you can apply with your hands, start with about 30 grams of clay and add one tablespoon of liquid at a time while stirring. Wait until the clay has fully absorbed the liquid before adding more.

For a liquid rhassoul clay wash you can put into an applicator bottle, start with about 1 parts clay to 3-4 parts water. Combine and mix well in a non-metal bowl before you put it into an applicator bottle. Store any leftover clay wash in the refrigerator up to 3-4 days then discard any unused portion.

When preparing your recipe never use metal or tap water

Rhassoul Shampoo

Mix the desired quantity of Rhassoul in a bowl ( no metal) add spring warm water until it forms a paste, apply to face , hair or body . Leave between 5 and 10 minutes before rinsing.

you can also make a liquid paste and use as a shower gel. 

Afterward it is recommended to use  some good oil of your choice to moisturize your skin.

Rhassoul Clay Soap Recipe Face Washing

According to various researches, the skin on the face is of different texture with that of any other body part. This makes it special and therefore the worry of most women. The following sample recipe may work for several face skin type.



4 tablespoons rhassoul clay

1 tablespoon Epsom salt

½ cup of water

3 tablespoon of honey

3 tablespoons lemon juice



1. Put rhassoul clay soap powder in a bowl and add water and stir to desired paste

2. Add all the other ingredient, stir and leave for 10 minutes


1. Clean the face with warm water

2. Apply the paste smearing evenly on the face and the neck. A soft brush can be used to spread the paste

3. Leave it for 20 minutes, rinse with water, dry it and apply desired moisturiSer oil.

Natural Rhassoul Clay Mask Recipe

Mask with honey&lemon



3 tablespoons of Rhassoul clay 

1 tablespoon of liquid honey

½ freshly squeezed lemon juice

3 tablespoons of warm (not hot) water



Mix honey, lemon juice and warm water first then add to the Rhassoul clay in a ceramic or glass bowl until it forms a thick and smooth paste.

Apply on wet hair and massage your scalp and hair thoroughly and let the mask sit for 10 minutes.

Rinse well.

Shampoo if necessary.

PS: Rhassoul clay can dry hair; to protect your hair, I suggest using a little bit of olive or jojoba oil on the ends before you apply the mask.

Mask with Argan oil& Hydrolatsl ( Neroli or Rose)



3 tablespoons of Rhassoul clay 

1 tablespoon of hydrolat

1 tablespoon of Argan oil

3 tablespoons of warm (not hot) water



Mix hydrolat, Argan oil and warm water first then add to the Rhassoul clay in a ceramic or glass bowl until it forms a thick and smooth paste.

Apply on wet hair and massage your scalp and hair thoroughly and let the mask sit for 10 minutes.

Rinse well.

Shampoo if necessary.


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