Article: Nila powder: A beauty secret of Moroccan women

What is Blue Nila?

Nila is a 100% natural mineral found in the rocky mountains of the Sahara. This mineral is naturally indigo blue . Just like powdered ghassoul, it is simply extracted before being reduced into pieces or a fine powder. The cosmetic industry is increasingly interested in nila and its properties; especially for the skin.

Its carbon footprint is very low, because it does not undergo any treatment, chemical or otherwise.
It is used as an ingredient for the preparation of “homemade” masks and any other beauty treatment.
Its benefits for the skin are numerous: it helps to brighten the complexion , soften rough areas (knees, elbows, feet). Moisturizing , it leaves the skin very soft. It helps reduce brown spots and signs of aging. Anti-wrinkle, it reduces and prevents skin sagging.

Where does Blue Nila come from?

Nila is a natural mineral which, like ghassoul, comes from the rocky mountains in the south of Morocco, more precisely from the Sahara.

It is sold in souks in the form of pieces of rock or in powder form.

Nila powder has been used in the beauty treatments of Sahrawi women for over 1500 years. Its natural properties now make it a highly coveted ingredient in the cosmetic industry.

What are its properties?

Nila Powder is known for its lightening, stain removing, moisturizing and softening properties.

In fact, Nila powder will act on the complexion and armpits to lighten them. It will help soften rough areas such as knees, elbows and feet. It will act effectively against signs of age such as wrinkles and will also reduce the presence of brown spots due to aging of the skin or the sun.

How to use Nila powder?

For the skin: face, body, armpits, knees, hands...

  • Mask: adding water, cosmetic oil, hydrosol, clay, ghassoul
  • Exfoliation: In combination with black soap,
  • Hydrosol: with rose water
  • Body wrap: by adding it to ghassoul
  • Soap: making “homemade” soap, by adding it to your shower gel

For hair:

  • Henna coloring helps fade red highlights, it also stimulates hair growth and prevents the appearance of white hair.

  • By adding it to your shampoo
  • It reduces the yellowing of white hair

Pure nila powder is rich in natural pigments, so it is very important to protect the work surface and clothing before any application. (a pair of gloves is also recommended).

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Bonjour Louise,

Merci pour l’intérêt que vous portez à nos produits. La poudre de nila peut être utilisée dans un masque capillaire , un après shampoing. Les cheveux ne se teintent pas en bleu. Laissez poser 30 minutes. Pour la fréquence 1 à 2 fois par mois.


Bonjour ! Je suis tombée sur cette poudre par hasard et je me demandais comment l’utiliser sur des cheveux blancs jaunissants…Dans le shampooing ? En masque, ou bien est-ce qu’elle risque de teinter les cheveux ? Et à quelle fréquence pour une bonne efficacité ?
Merci d’avance !


Bonjour Sarah,

Merci pour l’intérêt que vous portez à notre article; effectivement la poudre ne nila peut être ajouter à un soin antichute. Essayez tout de même de dissoudre une petite quantité de poudre avant de dissoudre une plus grande quantité; afin de verifier que celle-ci se dissout bien.

Meriem EL

je ne savais pas que la poudre de nila stimulait la pousse des cheveux. Peut-on la mélanger à des huiles anti-chute de cheveux?
Merci pour votre article très interessant.


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