Bentonite is one of the most effective and powerful healing clays. Bentonite can be used externally as a clay poultice, mud pack or in the bath and, in skin care recipes. It is highly effective at removing toxins, heavy metals, impurities, proteins, and other undesirable chemicals. A good quality bentonite clay should be a grey/cream color. Anything bordering on “pure white” should be treated as suspect. It has a very fine, velveteen feel and is odorless and non-staining.
How does it work?
When bentonite comes in contact with water, it swells several times its original size and, in the process, becomes strongly negatively charged. This negative charge in turn attracts and binds to positively charged ions such as those of heavy metals, free radicals, and such, and carries them out of the body. Bentonite clay has a highly alkaline effect on the body.
Where does it come from?
Bentonite clay is a sedimentary clay composed of weathered and aged volcanic ash.
How to use?
– In a non-metal bowl, Clay with equal parts pure Water or/and raw Apple cider vinegar.
– Stir the mixture to a smooth paste. Add more clay or liquid as needed. The smoother the paste, the easier it will be to apply the mask.
– Apply to your hair, face and desired areas. Let it dry for up to 20 minutes – as the clay mask begins to dry you may feel it tightening and pulling. This is normal.
– Remove Clay by rinsing off gently with warm water.