I recently started experimenting with natural health and beauty products as an alternative to mainstream products. I am someone who has suffered with breakouts for much longer than I should have, I actually used to believe that if I ever wanted to get the results I wanted I would need to buy products that were top of the range with the most active grade chemicals. However, as persistent as I was, I wasn’t responding well to the chemicals I was using on my skin. Not only was this costing me a small fortune, I was losing hope that I would ever be able to maintain my skin and mitigate my breakouts.
I recently opted for natural products as part of my every day regime, such as using a charcoal and tea tree oil facial soap as my daily cleanser. To my surprise, this significantly improved my skin. It was then that I started looking at more natural alternatives, which brings me to my newly found favourite, the nutrient dense bentonite clay. Claimed to be the strongest of all of the detoxifying clays and rich in minerals including calcium, magnesium, silica, potassium and iron. This clay has a wide range of use that can be used externally and internally.
The grey/cream coloured powder is formed after volcanic ash has weathered in the presence of water. The way it works is that it is negatively charged which is then activated by hydration, it is in this form that it acts as a magnet, binding toxins, pesticides and free radicals to it so it can be eliminated from the body.
Below are a few different ways your hair, skin and body can start benefiting from the clay today.
Tip – Mix bentonite clay with wooden utensils rather than metal due to the reaction the clay has on metal as mentioned above.
DETOXIFYING CLAY BATH
Great for days you feel just plain “blah”. It can also help alleviate symptoms such as fatigue, stress, brain fog, digestive issues, acne and eczema.
- 1-3 cups of bentonite clay
- A few drops of essential oils optional
Soak, enjoy & hydrate afterwards!
This mask removes toxins from your pores and reduces inflammation. The clay also helps in lightening acne marks!!
- 2 Tablespoons of Clay
- 2 Tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar or Rose Water
Mix, apply and wash off when dry.
This mask aids hair growth by providing your hair with essential minerals, and remove build-up and dandruff on your scalp.
- 3/4 cup clay
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup water or brewed herbal tea
- (optional) 1 tablespoon almond oil, avocado oil or coconut oil
- (optional) 2 drops of essential oils (lavendar and rosemary encourages hair growth)
Leave mask in for 20 minutes and rinse out with warm water.
INTERNAL SUPPLEMENT (Ensure the product is food grade before consuming)
Consuming the clay can relieve digestive issues, boost probiotics and boost energy.
- 1 Tablespoon on an empty stomach
- Small amount of juice or room temperature water
Block your nose, imagine you are not drinking dirt and continue on with your day.
Tried and tested products below.
Earths Purities Bentonite Clay is 100% Australian Volcanic Clay and is approved for consumption.
Now Solutions Bentonite Clay Powder is suitable for external use only, with a lower price tag than the product above.