Have you ever heard about healing clays? Though they have been largely forgotten in recent times, healing clays have been used by cultures throughout history for their nutrients and to help rid the body of toxins.
What is Bentonite Clay?
In recent times, healing clays like Bentonite Clay have once again been gaining popularity for internal and external detoxification, and with good reason. Bentonite is an impure clay that usually forms from the weathering of volcanic ash and in the presence of water. There are several types of bentonite, each named after the respective dominant element, like potassium, sodium, calcium, and aluminum.
Consuming clay may seem like the action of a child rather than an adult, but wellness professionals are clear: Clay is good for you. As a mighty cleanser, bentonite detoxifies the liver, colon and skin.
When it becomes mixed with water, bentonite clay rapidly swells open like a highly porous sponge, allowing toxins to be drawn into the sponge through electrical attraction and once there, they are bound inside of it. The clay then releases its minerals for the body to use.
Bentonite also helps oxygenate the cells, as it pulls excess hydrogen and allows the cells to replace it with oxygen instead. NEVER let bentonite come in to contact with anything metal, as this will reduce the effectiveness. You can mix it with water, apple cider vinegar, or extra virgin olive oil in a glass or plastic vessel and use plastic utensils to thoroughly mix.
Skin: Externally, apply a paste of bentonite clay and water on any skin irritation like blemishes, insect bites, cuts, skin itching or burns, leave it on until it dries and wash off. This is said to be especially calming to skin itching from eczema, psoriasis, chicken pox, etc.
Face Mask: For smooth and healthy skin, make a paste of bentonite and water and apply to face as a mask (a similar mask is used in many spas). Leave on for 20 minutes and wash off. Do this once or twice a week.
Detox Bath: Add about 1/4 cup of Bentonite Clay to a bath for a relaxing detox bath that softens skin.
Oral Health: Because of it’s excellent ability to bind to heavy metals and toxins as well as to provide minerals, Bentonite Clay can even be used alone for brushing and is tasteless and relatively textureless. Bentonite mixed with water as an alkalizing and toxin removing mouth rinse. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of clay in 1/4 cup water in a small jar with a plastic lid and shake well. Then, rinse with the water for 1-2 minutes and repeat it.
Here is a natural toothpowder recipe.
Hair Bath: Bentonite can be used to clarify AND condition the hair, by effectively removing product build-up without stripping the hair like shampoo, leaving your hair conditioned and moisturized throughout.
Internal Cleansing: Drink 1/2 to 1 teaspoon in a cup of water. Combine in a glass jar with a plastic lid and shake until well incorporated. This helps to improve digestion and also give more energy. Hair growth will be more.
Bentonite absorbs nasty bacteria throughout the system and even soaks up radiation — electromagnetic or otherwise.
Bentonite eliminates food allergies, parasites, candida and viral infections. Arthritis, diarrhea and stomach ulcers are conquered too.