I came across Bentonite Clay whilst browsing through a health shop near my place, I found it interesting that the contents are so pure not only can it be used as a mask, it can also be ingested leading to great benefits for health.
You might wonder if someone was crazy if you saw them drinking mud. But this light gray powder is actually just natural clay with a pH of 8.3 to 9.1 which means it is alkaline. Bentonite is composed of silica, but it also contains aluminum and magnesium, sodium and iron can also be found in it. It’s made from a combination of water and volcanic ash.
The clay’s ability to detox the body has been known for a long time by Native Americans. They were the ones who first started to experiment with the use of Bentonite clay to treat many health problems.
Its highest power lies in its ability to absorb toxins, impurities, heavy metals and other internal contaminants. Bentonite clay’s structure assists it in attracting and soaking up poisons on its exterior wall and then slowly draws them into the interior center of the clay where it is held in a sort of repository. To state it another way, Bentonite is swelling clay. When it becomes mixed with water it rapidly swells open like a highly porous sponge. From here the toxins are drawn into the sponge through electrical attraction and once there, they are bound. This happens because the Bentonite has a negative charge while the toxins have a positive charge. Opposite charges attract thus the poisons are bonded to the clay and both are eliminated from the body.
The outside of the body can also be cleansed and healed by Bentonite. A Bentonite clay mask draws excess oils and debris to the surface of your skin, boosts circulation to tighten the skin and stimulate blood flow, and whisks away dead skin cells that can clog pores. You can add herbs and essential to soothe inflamed, painful skin and fight bacteria that inflame clogged pores into blemishes.
It has also been used to treat various skin problems and as an ingredient in detox baths. A poultice of Bentonite clay can be prepared to treat eruptions such as acne as well as various skin rashes.
You can add a little to your morning orange juice or coffee, even into your meals.
Give this one a try. I have been using it for a month, and my skin’s texture is looking much better!