Clay is a great detoxification product for the whole body – including the skin.
You can make masks, compressions, cosmetics out of it, but you can also treat any skin issues and joint and bones pain.
Warm baths with clay cleanse the organism from toxins and heavy metals.
Clay also protects and strengthens the teeth, which is why it is a frequent ingredient in natural tooth pastes.
Before using clay, it shouldn’t come in touch to moisture or metal objects.
When using clay as a treatment, use a plastic, wooden, porcelain or other non-metallic utensils.
If you use clay for treatment of skin diseases, combine it only with water.
The most basic treatment for the face, involves clay and regular water or apple cider vinegar. Mix the clay and the liquid until you get a smooth paste. Depending on the clay type, sometimes you may need more, and other times less liquid. Instead of water or apple cider vinegar, you can also use other liquids like tea or milk.
Depending on the skin type and skin needs, this masks can be enriched with differing nutritive ingredients like fruit juices, oats, aloe vera gel, etheric oils and honey.
This mask helps to deeply clean and feed your skin to regain its natural shine and elasticity.
Mix one teaspoon of clay and one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar.
Apply the mask on the face, keeping it on for 15 minutes. Wash your face wall and apply cream. If you have problematic skin, use this mask twice a week.
For other skin types once a week would be enough.
During the treatment, you may feel some pulsing or tightening, and after the treatment – redness that lasts about 30 minutes.
Clay against bad smell
Clay detoxification of the underarms helps in getting rid of the toxins and uncomfortable smells.
It is especially recommended for those that use commercial deodorants. These deodorants contain aluminum chloride which according to many studies is considered as a risk factor of breath cancer.
Detoxification with clay is recommended to both men and women.
If you have serious problems with sweating, using this recipe could immensely help you.
Mix 2 tablespoons of bentonite clay, 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon of water.
Apply the mixture on the underarms, half on one and the other half on the other hand.
Leave it for 15 minutes, and if you have sensitive skin – 5 minutes.
Use it 1-2 times a week.
French clay bath
Prepare the warm bath and add a cup of French clay and a cup of Himalayan salt.
Lay in the bath for about 15 minutes and then shower.
Mix ¾ of a cup of rhassoul clay with nettle shampoo so that what you get is smooth paste.
Apply the paste on the whole scalp and cover your head with shower cap. Keep it for an hour and periodically spray some tea so that the mask does not dry off.
Then, wash your hair well, and use a mix of half a cup of apple cider vinegar and almost two cups of water for the last rinse.