The idea of eating clay is just embracing to you! But there is some clay that works like medicine that is being used from centuries years ago. Bentonite clay is one of them and you will simply be exclaimed with hundreds of benefits rendered by this clay.
What medicine cannot do this bentonite clay can do. In recent days the health and beauty industries have concentrated their research and discoveries on the benefits of this clay. Now it is so popular and beneficial to human skin issues and physical disorders you can find it in all most all countries of the world.
What is bentonite clay?
You can define bentonite clay in many ways and it is 100% natural pure clay that was formed due to the volcanic eruption in certain areas of the world. It is mostly available in USA and small quantity in France and Italy.
Bentonite clay is highly absorbent aluminum phyllosilicate clay the main constituent being Montmorillonite, a clay mineral. The gifted property of this clay that it is a superabsorbent and a supercharger when comes in contact with water. It then behaves as a strong negatively charged ion.
Since bentonite clay has great power in healing it is often termed as healing or living clay that is more capable in binding and removing toxins.
How bentonite clay works?
Since this clay is a superabsorbent in nature and a supercharger when comes in contact with water it can easily attract the positively charged metals, toxins and other impurities from our body, finally the clay then drives out all these complex chemical compound through our skin.
That is why it is not desirable that this clay should not come in contact with any metal with a chance to draw toxin from the metal.
How the clay works for skin and hair?
It is noted that bentonite clay can be used both internally and externally. When we speak about skin and hair we need the external use of bentonite clay in the form of mask and poultices.
We can say specifically that mask is used on face, hair and some cases of other body parts while poultice cannot be applied on face and hair but in other places. So it is obvious that we will use bentonite clay for skin in order to solve the skin related issues.
This mask actually is not like the safety mask we normally use. There is no existence of physical mask rather we use some paste in the form of masking view. In order make a mask we need to make a paste first and then apply to the places for treating. The ingredients required for skin mask paste for single use:
- One tablespoon bentonite clay.
- One tablespoon water.
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar.
- One medium size plastic or glass bowl.
- One plastic or wooden spoon.
Put the ingredients in the bowl and mix well with the help of spoon. Stir the mixture until it is thick and consistent. Now this paste is ready for masking in your face and other places.
The best bentonite clay mask used in face, hair and other places of the body can provide many benefits to the skin. The bentonite clay masks are most commonly used on the face but can also in hairs and other parts of body.
Bentonite clay mask for hair
The bentonite clay for hair should not apply directly to hair as it is in solid powder form. First of all you need to make a suitable paste for hair and then apply as mask to remove hair issues.
- ½ cup bentonite clay.
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil.
- 1 tablespoon Castor oil.
- 6 tablespoons apple cider vinegar.
- 3 tablespoons of water.
Side effects after the use of bentonite clay are largely nonexistent. More research and studies are required to find out the side effects from using this mask on face and hair.
To ensure side effect you can taste a small amount of clay on your skin before application. Apply the paste in a small amount on small section of skin to taste itchiness, redness, or rash developed.
Discontinue if these side effects are severe. Avoid applying in case of sensitive scalp. Bentonite hair mask is intended to use only a few times in a week. You can use as little as once a week. You can use more times only when your hair is extra dry and brittle.