“In the beginning God gave to every people a cup of clay, and from this cup they drank their life.” Native-American Proverb Clay provides an impressive assortment of minerals, including calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, sulfur, manganese, and silica as well as trace elements—those appearing in very tiny amounts. Without basic minerals, life cannot exist; without the trace minerals, major deficiencies will develop. The lack of either will make it impossible for the body to maintain good health. Though largely forgotten in recent times, Bentonite Clay and other healing clays were used by cultures throughout history for their nutrients and to help rid the body of toxins. Many animals instinctively turn to eating dirt and clay to help remove poisons from their systems or during times of illness or distress. Only recently have healing clays like Bentonite Clay grown in popularity for internal and external detoxification, and with good reason. Bentonite, also referred to as ‘Montmorillonite,’ is one of the most effective and powerful healing clays. Bentonite can be used externally as a clay poultice, mud pac, in the bath and in skin care recipes. Bentonite Clay is comprised of aged volcanic ash and is named for the largest known deposit located in Fort Benton, Wyoming.
- • BENTONITE CLAYS is unique for its ability to produce an “electrical charge” when wet. Upon contact with fluids, its electrical components are altered giving it the ability to absorb toxins, ease digestive disturbances like acid reflux, constipation, bloating, gas and to help speed recovery from vomiting and diarrhea. Detoxification thanks to this clay has been reported, especially in oral health preparations - and externally, it is effective on all types of skin problems. • DO NOT allow healing clays like Bentonite come in contact with metal objects since this will reduce its potency and effectiveness. • IF TAKEN INTERNALLY, do not take within an hour of eating or within 2 hours of taking medications or supplements as it can reduce its effectiveness. Check with your doctor before use if you have any medical conditions. • ENTERNALLY, apply a paste of Bentonite clay and water on any skin irritation like blemishes, insect bites, cuts, skin itching, or burns. Leave it on until it dries and then gently wash off - this is especially calming to skin pain and itching from eczema, psoriasis, chicken pox, etc. • SKIN POULTICE for Bites/Burns/Cuts/Stings: For more severe issues, create a poultice by putting a thick layer of clay on the skin and applying a wet gauze or cloth over it. Wrap the area and leave the poultice on, changing the gauze out every 2 hours. •FACE MASK: For smooth and healthy skin, make a paste of Bentonite and water and apply to your face as a mask (a similar mask is used in many spas). Leave it on for 20 minutes and then wash it off. Repeat once or twice a week. •DETOX BATH: Add 1/4 cup of Bentonite to a bath for a relaxing detox bath that softens your skin. •FOR DIARRHEA: ½-1 tablespoon per 8 oz. water before bedtime for up to10 days or until relief is found. •FOR PETS: For pets that are vomiting or showing signs of illness, add Bentonite to their water or give it to them orally with a dropper or syringe without the nee