Bentonite clay is a natural detoxifying remedy that has been around for centuries due to its multipurpose healing properties for the hair, skin and digestive system.Bentonite is a natural ingredient formed after volcanic ash has weathered away; once it is activated by water, the effects are magical. This clay has a strong negative electromagnetic charge that when activated by water it acts like a magnet in or on our bodies by pulling impurities, chemicals, metals and toxins out. Once toxins are absorbed, minerals are released—sodium, potassium, calcium, silica, magnesium and iron—thus, cleansing and healing the body both internally and externally.
The two types of bentonite clay are:
- sodium bentonite
- calcium bentonite
For your skinSodium bentonite aids in the healing and detoxifying of the skin, and hair. Skin disorders like acne, eczema, psoriasis and chickenpox are continuously treated with this clay because it is hypoallergenic and acts as an antibiotic on the skin. It is especially useful for sufferers of acne. If your skin needs an extra kick during a bad a breakout, use apple cider vinegar instead of water. The mixture can be left on the skin for as long as you desire, although it is best to use before bed because your skin will be a bit red once it’s washed off and your skin will renew overnight.
For your hair
Bentonite clay is recommended as a treatment for those who suffer from:
- damaged ends
- itchy scalp
- hair loss
For the body
Calcium bentonite works the same way in acting as a magnet when mixed with water by detoxifying your gut. By drinking the food grade clay, you pull the toxins while making its way through the digestive system and attaches to the clay to release it later. It aids in:
- acid reflux
- bacterial infections
- food poisoning
- irritable bowel syndrome
There are a few things you need to make sure your clay possesses before adding to your Vitamin Shoppe cart.
- Not all clays are created equal, so check to make sure it is not a cream or white in color.
- The clay should be odorless, soft and smooth.
- Before using the clay, do not let it come in contact with any metal as that can take away from its electromagnetic effects.
- Use a plastic or glass container when pouring the clay out (you can even use your finger to stir it with water).
Have you used Bentonite clay before? Would you try it as a facial cleanser, a body detox, or a hair masque?
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