Bentonite clay (Montmorillonite) From Wyoming, USA where it is sun-dried for up to six months. Historically used by American Indians for purification and healing.
Clays have been used for centuries to beautify & refresh when used as a facial mask.
Cleopatra used clay from the Nile river and the Arabian desert over 1,800 years ago as part of her beauty ritual.
German and Roman spas have been using clay packs and treatments in the spas they built 4,000 years ago. Many of these spas still exist and use clay even today.
Piney the Elder devoted an entire chapter of his Natural History to the many uses of clay, pimples, blackheads and skin tightening.
Many famous naturopaths, such as Kuhn, Just and Kneipp have contributed to the revival of the uses of clay through their natural treatments.
The use of clay with apple cider vingar can be dated back to the Southern French Priest of the 16th Century Kneipp and his natural treatments using clay packs and poultices.
It is 61% silica but also contains 18% aluminum (does not absorb into your bloodstream), and small amounts of iron, sodium, and magnesium. It is alkaline, with a pH of 8.3 to 9.1.(1)
To control itching – A simple "mud pack" made with bentonite clay and enough water to create a thick cream can help control the itch and dry up blisters, herbalists say. Spread the clay over the affected area and let air-dry. Keep it on until the clay wears off or gets itchy. Wash off the residue.
For First Aid – To make a healing pack, mix bentonite clay or baking soda and oatmeal with water and an anti-infection herb (such as garlic, thyme, or calendula) or an herbal tincture. Apply to pimples, boils, or wounds.
Facial Instructions: Mix with equal parts of apple cider vinegar (preferably raw) or water. It is best to use a glass, pottery, or wooden bowl. Stir the mixture until it is a smooth paste add more clay or liquid as needed.
Apply a 1/8 inch to 1/2 inch thick layer of clay to the face or other areas and let it dry. Drying times vary, but times are generally 5 minutes for delicate skin and 15-20 minutes for normal skin. You will feel a pulling and tightening sensation, deep pore cleansing.
Remove clay by washing with warm water. A slight redness may appear after removing the clay. This is normal and will disappear in approximately 30 minutes. Bentonite helps to remove dirt and impurities from the pores of the skin. The clay is beneficial of clay in your home own home. One pound of clay makes 10-15 clay packs. Clay can be used by the whole family, men and women. Mix some up and feel your face come to life.
For internal use: The clay can be stirred into water, juice or any other beverage. Do not use metal utensils or containers as it may diminish potency. It can also be sprinkled on foods or encapsulated. Safe for use for adults, children and pets. Take with lots of liquid.
To learn more about bentonite clay look for Our Earth Our Cure by Raymond Dexteit, translated by Michel Abehsera.
Discontinue if rash appears. For internal and external use.
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Botanical Name: Montmorillonite
Notes: Powder 100 Mesh size. Granules 50 Mesh size. Kosher Certified. Non-irradiated. Non-GMO.
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