All about Bentonite Clay



Bentonite is one of our most popular clays and comes from naturally occurring volcanic ash sediments here in the United States. Bentonite, also referred to as Montmorillonite, can be used externally as a clay poultice, mud pack, or in skin care recipes.

BENEFITS OF BENTONITE CLAY

Bentonite clay is a unique clay


due to its ability to produce an “electrical charge” when hydrated. Upon contact with fluid its electrical components change, carrying a strong negative charge which bonds to the positive charge in many toxins.
When it comes in contact with a toxin, chemical, or heavy metal, the clay will absorb the toxin and release its minerals for the body to use. Bentonite also helps get oxygen to cells as it pulls excess hydrogen and allows the cells to replace it with oxygen instead.When it comes in contact with a toxin, chemical, or heavy metal, the clay will absorb the toxin and release its minerals for the body to use. Bentonite also helps get oxygen to cells as it pulls excess hydrogen and allows the cells to replace it with oxygen instead.

Bentonite clay is an effective anti-aging facial mask


Several anti-aging products contain bentonite clay. The clay’s detoxification properties neutralize free radical damage that can cause wrinkles, age spots and sagging. The clay’s fine texture exfoliates the skin which encourages skin cell turnover. Mix a tiny amount of water with bentonite clay to create a thick mixture.



It is also best to get rid of Acne

Here are some testimonies:


“I applied this mask on day 2 of my breakout and 12 hours later the acne spots are flat and redness is fading as well as decreased pain in those areas,”


“I’m 24 and this past January my face started breaking out with cystic acne,” the Amazon customer above said in her review. “I strongly recommend bentonite healing clay, it has done more wonders than I could’ve ever imagined.”

“This will forever be a staple for me. I went through a horrible breakout and decided to use this. In six days my skin was significantly clearer,” Another user DJ Freddie W., whose photos you can see above, said in her review.

Direction for Use:


  • Enjoy the bentonite clay benefits by adding a ¼ of a cup of the clay to your bath and massage your skin with it. Or just allow the clay to dissolve into the water and soak it in for as long as you’d like, then rinse your skin well with clean water.
  • Try creating a face mask by smearing the clay directly onto your skin, especially anywhere where you have blemishes, red spots, irritations or scarring. Allow the clay to dry (this usually takes about 20 minutes) and then rinse it off with warm water. It’s recommended to use the clay mask one or twice per week for best results.
  • For scrapes or bug bites, apply a concentrated amount of the clay directly to the trouble area and cover with a Band-Aid or gauze, then let it sit for about 2 hours, then rinse it off.

PRECAUTIONS:

Some bentonite clay products contains trace amounts of lead and other heavy metals and may not be appropriate for consumption by children and pregnant women.

*The FDA is warning consumers to not purchase “Bentonite Me Baby” by Alikay Naturals or “Best Bentonite Clay” by Best Bentonite because of a potential lead poisoning risk, as these products apparently have unsafe levels of lead. (19, 20)

Bentonite clay should not be ingested in massive quantities because of the way it expands in the body. Too much could potentially result in the disruption of digestion and in the absorption of vital nutrients.

There has been at least one report of a pediatric patient developing severe hypokalemia (low potassium) after being given large amounts of bentonite clay both orally and rectally. (21)

FINAL THOUGHTS


Bentonite clay is an age-old method of treating many different disorders in a number of cultures. From the skin to the digestive system, this substance has the ability to fight infection, boost immunity and more.
If you choose to consume bentonite clay, be sure to do it only in small quantities and use clay sold by trusted merchants.