Kisameet Glacial Clay

The story about clay from Kisameet Bay began centuries ago when the mineral clay was first discovered by the Heiltsuk people.   Natural elements of such purity, smooth texture, and vibrant color are still rare today, so we can imagine that this blue-green mineral may have been precious to the people inhabiting the rugged central coast 10,000 years ago.

In the 1930’s samples of the mineral clay were obtained by Dr. Ernst Hauser at MIT.  His findings popularized the material, then known as Rayvite, which was sold from the 1940’s through the 1950’s in Vancouver, BC.

In recent years Kisameet Glacial Clay Inc., (a private British Columbia company) has worked to further pursue scientific research and proceed through stages for commercialization.

The Company currently sells cosmetic ingredients through distributors. 

The Company has production operations in Squamish and Kisameet Bay in the Bella Bella region of British Columbia, and head office in Smithers, BC. 

Samples for discerning formulators available upon request.  Please contact us for wholesale distributor information.