Bentonite, a true "must have" from Mother Nature. It is a special mineral sea clay actually made from volcanic ash deposits millions of years old, and is known to be highly absorbent and is frequently used as a detoxifier, even called a healer by some. This clay, with its hundreds and hundreds of uses, can be applied externally as well as internally. Check out all of our body wrap kits on our body wrap kits page.
When used through digestion: Some of the impressive features which make this a “Must Have” is that Bentonite actually binds with toxins in the stomach, small intestine and colon due to it being extremely absorbent and negatively charged. It will always absorb positively charged substances like heavy metals and toxins, bacteria, viruses, etc from our color as well as free radicals (which are positively charged), herbicides, pesticides, metals, poisons and so much more contaminants. The clay is said to absorb up to 32 times its weight.
Bentonite has been proven to not be digested into the body and since the toxins mentioned are bound to the bentonite it is excreted out of the body through normal bowel movements.
It’s also said to relieve IBS, constipation, heartburn, indigestion, ulcers and regulate bowel movements when taken internally.
Bentonite is used in this method in many countries to eliminate toxins and cleanse the body. Holistic Health Spas use this constantly for the use of colon cleansing for the relief of constipation and of course improving immunity.
When used on the skin: Bentonite clay is used in removing toxins through the skin when applied directly. Here are just a few of the many uses for this product:
Oily Skin - removes excess oil from pores while also tightening the pores. This is used in most of your clay masks as well as acne treatments.
Acne - put a dab of Bentonite Clay mixed with water or cider vinegar on your pimple and leave on while you sleep. The pimple will have decreased or will be gone by the morning.
Clay Mask - to make a clay mask from Bentonite Clay simply mix Bentonite Clay Powder with water or apple cider vinegar and apply to face, let it dry then rinse it off with warm water. Your face will love you for it! It will be smoother, soft, tight and look much clearer.
Skin Tightening - Add Bentonite Clay Powder to your warm bath water and soak.
Body Tightening and Removing Toxins - Take a hot bath after pores have been opened rub Bentonite Clay Powder mixed with water or Cider Vinegar to your skin, leave on for 15 to 20 minutes, rinse off with warm water (not hot). Your body will look and feel as though you just had a full day in the spa. Amazing, you will see and feel!
Skin Issues - Bentonite has been shown to work on viruses as well that are known to cause warts. HPV - cover the warts with Bentonite Clay mixed with water, the bentonite will absorb the virus. Apply several times a day to completely get rid of the warts.
Psoriasis and Exzema - mix Bentonite Clay with water or cider vinegar and leave on skin exactly as you would a Clay Mask, as shown above, and rinse with warm water.
Skin Rash - mix the same as you would a Clay Mask and rub on the affected area, leave on.
Cellulite Wraps - Bentonite Clay is the main component in Body Wraps which work when the clay is mixed with water or some other form of liquid and applied to the body, the body is then compressed with elastic / compression wraps and left on for a certain amount of time, typically and hour, and then removed to show inch loss, detoxification, soft skin, tight skin and more as your result.
Of course this is accomplished by the bentonite clay going into the pores through the skin removing the toxins from the body which cause fat build up, cellulite, etc.. The wraps help to compress the body and squeeze the fat cells together squeezing out the lymphatic fluids (which is where the toxins in the body collect) thus resulting in inch loss.
This is certainly not all the uses for Bentonite Clay however it will maybe help you to see that this simply natural clay has too many benefits to count!