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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I stop using soap?

Research shows that we need to support our skin health by staying away from overusing antibacterial products and soap. Soaps are alkalizing and in some cases, double the optimum PH balance of our skin, damaging your microflora and setting the stage for increased risk of skin issues.

What makes the WOSH Mineral Bar formula so effective for skin health?

WOSH is literally, “food for your skin”. Your skin is an ecosystem with a diverse collection of microorganisms. We exclusively use Kisameet Clay in our products because of its remarkable scientifically supported healing properties and ability to support and nourish the skin’s microbiome. Historical evidence shows that Kisameet Clay was used for skin infections, rashes, bee stings gastrointestinal illness, ulcers, colitis, IBS, dentistry and for a number of treatments by veterinarians for animal health.

How does WOSH work?

The minerals produced by the volcanic event that created Kisameet Clay assist in modulating the skin’s immune responses. Keeping your skin’s microbiome balanced is important especially for oily and blemish-prone skin because too much bad bacteria can lead to increased redness, breakouts and congestion.

Why is Kisameet Clay different than other clays?

Kisameet Clay was created around 14,000 years ago when a volcanic event created a mixture of trapped volcanic ash and glacial water, what remained was a quasi-liquid form in a pristine rainforest, and subject to thousands of years of biomineralization. These unique minerals, thousands of species of microbes discovered in the clay through years of scientific research, and the diverse, one-of-a-kind microbiome resident in the clay deposit itself have exhibited remarkable healing properties setting Kisameet Clay apart from any clay on earth.

What type of things has the clay been used to “heal”?

Kisameet Clay has been used for skin infections, rashes, bee stings gastrointestinal illness, ulcers, colitis, IBS, dentistry and for a number of treatments by veterinarians for animal health. Kisameet Clay was also used by the medical community in Vancouver in the 1960’s with positive results, including treatment of 3rd degree burns at the Vancouver General Hospital.

Where is the Kisameet Clay sourced?

Kisameet is the name of a small bay on the central Coast of British Columbia where the clay was first discovered.

Is anything added to the Clay?

Absolutely no chemicals, reagents or preservatives of any kind are added.

The ingredients in the mineral bar are: safflower seed oil, Kisameet Glacial Clay (Colloidal Clay), sustainable palm oil, coconut oil, aqua, sodium hydroxide, tea tree oil, lavender oil.

The ingredients in the lip balm are: olive oil, palm oil, beeswax, coconut oil, castor seed oil, Kisameet Glacial Clay, stevia

How is WOSH backed by science?

Kisameet Glacial Clay was first researched by MIT in the 1940s, ongoing extensive research continues at UBC to further support the clay’s remarkable qualities. It is now recognized by the global scientific and medical community for its unique healing and antimicrobial properties. We invite you to read this report from the American Society for Microbiology about Kisameet Clay’s effectiveness against the ESKAPE pathogens.


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