Many Healing Benefits of Bentonite Clay
Strange as it may sound, many types of clay have healing properties especially Bentonite Clay. Sure, it may seem a little counterintuitive to cover your skin in what many consider to be dirt, but clay is not dirt. And we’re not talking about the soil in your garden either, if you thought you could get away with a thrifty DIY version.
Healing clays and clay minerals have been used since ancient times for both their nutrients and their healing properties. There’s a reason why bentonite clay is referred to as the Aztec secret Indian healing clay.
Recently, there has been renewed interest in the powerful effects of clay. It’s one of the latest buzzwords in the wellness industry. Clay is seen as an affordable and extremely effective means of detoxifying the body and arming it against the toxins that are everywhere in our environment. One of the most popular of these clays is bentonite clay.
There are many bentonite clay benefits, but the most talked-about is the internal and external detoxification. So how exactly does a bentonite clay detox work? To put it very simply, when liquid is mixed with bentonite clay, it swells like a sponge and absorbs toxins through electrical attraction.
When bentonite clay is hydrated, it develops a strong negative charge. This then attracts the positive charge of toxins, with which it binds. This is one of the most significant bentonite clay uses as it has the ability to remove a range of toxins, including chemicals, impurities, and even heavy metals.
You might not think that you have these toxins in your system, but the reality is that it is actually very likely that you do. Simply breathing in the fumes around you and in the air might be enough to set off the toxicity alarm in your body. But once you factor in your exposure to paint, building materials, cleaning products, processed foods, and many other components of modern life, you might start to realize that you are in fact in need of a good detox.
However, there is more to a bentonite detox than simply removing toxins. Bentonite clay will also release its nutrients for your body to use. It must be remembered that this clay has high concentrations of many minerals, including: silica, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, and potassium.
There are a myriad bentonite clay uses from which you could benefit.
How Does Bentonite Clay Help Me:
- Detoxifing your body internally and externally
- Balances gut bacteria
- Soothes digestive problems such as acid reflux, bloating, constipation, etc.
- Improves your skin
- Helps with allergies
- Provides essential minerals and nutrients for your body
- Speeds up recovery from vomiting and diarrhea
- Is used in oral health preparations
- Is used externally to address a wide range of skin complaints
- Accelerates the healing process when administered externally
- Kills MRSA, salmonella, E. Coli, and other bacteria
- Can be used as a soothing baby powder
- Relieves morning sickness during pregnancy
- Reduces radiation exposure
- Is used in alternative cancer treatments
- Removes all kinds of parasites
- Mix bentonite clay with a small amount of water to form a paste. This is ideal for applying directly to your skin for all types of irritations and itchiness. Leave the paste on until it dries, and then wash it off. You can even use this paste as a face mask, but leave it on your skin for 20 minutes before washing it off.
- To make a poultice apply a thick layer of clay to the skin, cover it with a wet bandage or cloth, and then wrap it up. Change the poultice every two hours. This can be used to treat more severe skin issues such as stings, cuts, bites, and burns.
- Dry bentonite clay can be used as a detoxifying bath additive, a mineral tooth powder, as well as a soothing baby powder. (Be careful about the clay clogging your drain. Use a very thin filtering device (perhaps, cheesecloth) to gather up as much as you can. It may cause NO harm because it is in liquid. Just be sure to run the water for 5 or so minutes to be it continues all the way down the drain if it is a large amount. You can also consider using something like Drano to clean out any residue every 6 months or as you feel the desire.
- WORD OF CAUTION! If you have a septic tank you might NOT want to take a bath with Bentonite Clay as there are report of it damaging the septic system. If it just a mask following the above instructions ought to suffice.
- If you just do a mask and have a septic, you can consider washing it off outside (weather permitting) or take it off with a wash cloth and save the cloth each time you use one. When the weather is good take them all outside and rinse thoroughly. Then proceed the washing machine.
- You can mix bentonite clay in water to make an oral rinse. This can be used to whiten and remineralize your teeth.
- A solution of bentonite clay in water can be used to administer bentonite clay internally. This has a wide range of applications. It can be used as a general internal cleanse as well as to ward off any number of illnesses and infections.
Is the Quality and Care of Bentonite Clay Important?
Yes! Find clay that has been processed to very clean and food grade. Also, keep the clay tightly sealed as it has a sponge-like nature. It soaks up toxins and will take them from the if exposed to excess toxins in your air. You don’t have to be paranoid about it. Just keep it sealed in between uses.
I have used Bentonite Clay as a face mask and it does a awesome job with beautifying the skin. We have carried it in our nutritional supplement store for years.
The list of bentonite clay uses is seemingly endless. Although a bentonite detox is a great idea to rid your body of toxins, the scope of bentonite clay benefits far exceeds this. It’s time to make this ancient Aztec secret a staple in your medicine cabinet at home.
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Author: Esateys Stuchiner
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