Kaolin (white dirt) is used medically to treat diarrhea, dysentary, cholera, and is also used in paper making, paint, fiberglass, porcelains and ceramics, china, and toothpaste. Some of the most popular products that have been made with kaolin (white dirt) are Kaopectate, Rolaids, Di .
Kaolin has been added to dusting powders and is used as a tablet excipient. Chemistry. Kaolin has the approximate chemical formula of H 2 Al 2 Si 2 O 8 (H 2 O) and is a white or yellowwhite powder that has a slightly oily feel.