Dear Customer,

Due to the rising costs of administering small orders, we are instituting a policy for minimum orders of $100, in our efforts to keep costs to as low as possible and offer the best wholesale pricing in the industry.

For orders less than $100, a small order administration fee of $20 will apply. This policy will be effective February 3rd, 2014. We truly regret any inconvenience that this might cause.

Kind Regards,

Alex B. Thomas

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Australian Clay Midnight Black

Average Product Rating: 4.9 / 5 (Based on 15 Customer Reviews)

Midnight Black Clay contains great iron and oxygen properties, making it very popular for use in creams, powders, lipsticks, and mineral makeup powders. It is a non-toxic mineral with cleansing agents, particularly good in spa applications.

Note: The particle size of this particular black clay is large, so though appropriate for use in body wraps and other spa treatments, it is not for use in mascaras, eyeshadows, and eyeliners. It may also stain fabrics.

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Customers may purchase products from New Directions Aromatics Inc. only with the clear understanding that all products must be used at their own discretion, and only after referring to the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and all other relevant technical information specific to the product. New Directions Aromatics Inc. shall not be held responsible for any damages to property or for any adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).

New Directions Aromatics Inc. shall not be responsible for any damages resulting from use of or reliance upon this information. The user of the product is solely responsible for compliance with all laws and regulations applying to the use of the products, including the intellectual property rights of third parties.

The certifications, statements and product descriptions shown on this website are strictly for information purposes only. The information in this document is obtained from current and reliable sources but makes no representation as to its comprehensiveness or accuracy. Nothing contained herein should be considered as a recommendation by New Directions Aromatics Inc. as to the fitness for any use.

Further, New Directions Aromatics is not responsible for the comments made in the customer reviews, nor when products are used in ways not suitable to their purpose (for example, fragrance oils in toothpaste; bath salts in metal containers; additives used in larger amounts than recommended).

As with any manufacturing process, New Directions Aromatics strongly recommends small lab scale testing for evaluation purposes prior to full commercial manufacturing. As the ordinary or otherwise use(s) of this product is outside the control of New Directions Aromatics Inc., no representation or warranty, expressed or implied is made as to the effect(s) of such use(s) (including damage or injury), or the results obtained.

The liability of New Directions Aromatics Inc. is limited to the value of the goods and does not include any consequential loss. New Directions Aromatics Inc. shall not be liable for any errors or delays regarding an order, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).

Notice: This item is listed under California Proposition 65. California residents will recieve this product labeled accordingly.

IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

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Submited By: Andrea from Woodstock, Georgia on
Loyal Customer Since: 2010
Rating: Star

This was beautiful in cp soap!
Submited By: Laura from Placerville, California on
Loyal Customer Since: 2008
Rating: Star

I've been a long time customer of NDA for several reasons, they carry products that are hard to find and they have the best quality and prices! Customers rely on me to keep popular items like the Australian Black Clay in stock and I know I can always find it at NDA! This black clay is very useful and customers love to make their own cosmetics with it, especially eye shadow for those 'smokey' eyes, and soaps! It's all natural and customers appreciate that!
Submited By: Laura from Placerville, California on
Loyal Customer Since: 2008
Rating: Star

This is a hard to find, authentic Australian black clay. My customers love this for making cosmetics such as mascara and eye shadow. Can be used in soap as well and has excellent medicinal qualities. Outstanding price that can't be beat anywhere else!
Submited By: Stephanie from Little Rock, Arkansas on
Loyal Customer Since: 2012
Rating: Star

Only took a small amount to color my cp soap. Nice skin feel.
Submited By: Julie from Watertown, New York on
Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: Star

I just received this clay this week. Am masking with it. I am extremely impressed with the quality of this clay and appreciate being able to purchase it. As always, thank you!
Submited By: Ashley from Madison, Wisconsin on
Loyal Customer Since: 2011
Rating: Star

This is an absolutely fabulous clay. A little goes a long way and it colors cp soap beautifully while imparting that wonderful skin softening feeling that comes from clay soaps. I can tell its going to become a staple in my soap products and I'm really excited to start using it in other products like masks.
Submited By: Derek from Portsmouth, New Hampshire on
Loyal Customer Since: 2011
Rating: Star

This clay worked very well for making swirl soap. I only used 1/2 Tbsp in my 4 lb batch and think I could of cut that in half. We'll see when we take a shower in 4 weeks:-)
Submited By: Logan from Seattle, Washington on
Loyal Customer Since: 2010
Rating: Star

Swirling is divine in cp soap with this and all of NDA's clays (I've tried 4 so far). It blends incredibly well in cp soap and really sticks. I also find it helps low sud soap bases to lather more,perhaps due to the very fine particles of the clay providing a bit of friction. When used in non-wet applications I find it's harder to get a true black w/out resulting in some kind of a dark black mask isn't possible w/out leaving your customer with a stained face. I tried this and the red reef as a hair tint but haven't quite gotten the ratio down or figured out a good way to make it fix to hair temporarily w/out leaving a mess on one's pillowcase at night, but this might just be an issue with using clay in this capacity in general and should in no way reflect on the amazing properties of the product itself. In all it's seriously fun to play with!
Submited By: Yixi from Victoia, British Columbia on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

Wonderful for making black soap or swirling. Very dark color and blends well in the soap.
Submited By: Chris from Yonkers, New York on
Loyal Customer Since: 2010
Rating: Star

This clay is awesome! i got it today however i have already experienced enough to tell that it will work wonders for my skin! Im just beggining to discover the excitements of making your own facial mask, hair conditioners, and more, and I am very very happy and giddy about the possibilities. Nda is the best! they are awesome and my package even had a hand written letter from them. Nobody has ever done that in any other websites. And that really means alot to me.I am looking foward to making Nda a big significance in my life and they are truly a part of my life now. thank you so much for the quality Nda! you rock!
Submited By: Jamilah from Greenville, Illinois on
Loyal Customer Since: 2008
Rating: Star

1) Awesome face mask! Egg white, drop of peppermint E.O. and oatmeal powder - viola! Love love love this product for facials! 2) The perfect eyeliner! Once again - love love love this once more! I use this for my mineral eyeliner line. It's so incredibly easy to work with, dries to a powder finish, there's no oils so you don't have to worry about that black line that magically appears across your upper eyelid and easy to blend for the shmexy wing tips that are so popular now. It doesn't irritate the eyes either if you should accidently stick your brush in there either - not that I would know, mind you *wink* I highly recommend this product!
Submited By: Joni from Imnaha, Oregon on
Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: Star

Thank you for having this Black Clay!!! It is beautiful and makes a great mask and coloring.
Submited By: Ariane from Havre-aubert, Quebec on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

I've been looking for a natural way to make black soap and this just does the trick! You don't need much! It is really strong in colour so if you don't want black lather don't add to much to your batch!
Submited By: Karen from Spring Hill, Florida on
Loyal Customer Since: 2007
Rating: Star

Excellent quality clay! I add Midnight Black to my CP soaps for its skin conditioning and nourishing properties, as well as nice gray color.
Submited By: Tracey from Toronto, Ontario on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

When colouring a product, be sure to use as little as a smidge and work up in quantity until the desired colour is reached. These Australian clays are very dark, and do stain! Even bathtubs!!!