Bentonite clay

Bentonite clay is an age-old method of treating many different disorders in a number of cultures. From the skin to the digestive system, bentonite clay benefits are numerous but some caution also needs to be heeded.

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Bentonite clay also called Montmorillonite, is a very popular healing clay that also cleanses the body. This clay is made from minerals such as iron, sodium, calcium, potassium and magnesium, formed from volcanic ash. The name of the clay (bentonite) comes from the biggest deposit of Bentonite clay that is located in Fort Benton, Wyoming.

Adding water to the clay gives it a negative electric charge, which in turn, removes toxins from the body. It works both externally and internally.

Clay works both internally and topically to help detox and clarify. If you desire clear, fresh and vital skin.

Not only is bentonite clay safe and effective for a variety of skin conditions, but it can also be used in the following ways to promote overall health and wellbeing:

Detoxifying bath – Add ¼ cup of clay to your bath water along with some lavender essential oil for a relaxing and detoxifying bath that will leave your skin smooth and refreshed

Toothpaste – Mix a little clay with your regular toothpaste. The clay will help draw toxins out of your oral cavity. You can even mix ½ teaspoon of clay in with a 1/4 cup of water and use as a rinse to draw impurities from your mouth.

Baby powder – To ease the soreness and inflammation of a rash, sprinkle a little clay on your baby. You can also mix some clay with a little water to form a healing mask for the sore area.