Bentonite clay is a healing clay which has been used throughout history. Though largely forgotten for a period of time, bentonite and other healing clay have gained popularity in recent times and have proven to be quiet beneficial for internal and external detoxification.
About Bentonite Clay
The clay is called bentonite because it is found in huge amounts in Fort Benton, Wyoming. It is mainly composed of volcanic ash, that’s aged. When it comes in contact with ant fluid, it gets the ability to absorb toxins. It swells and opens up like a sponge when mixed with water. It can help you fight digestive problems like acid reflux, bloating, constipation, skin and other allergies,vomiting, diarrhea and also oral health problems.
Listed are 5 Health Benefits of Bentonite Clay:
1. Removes Fluoride from Water.
According to various studies, bentonite clay when combined with magnesium chloride, can reduce fluoride in fluoridated water. It is considerably cheap and easily available. Thus, it helps in easy fluoride removal all naturally.
2. Heals Cuts and burns
Mix bentonite clay with water such that it can form a paste like consistency and apply on cuts and burns. Wrap it up to prevent it from drying. Change your paste every hours and wrap it up again.
3.Add Bentonite Clay To Your Face Mask To Reduce Blemishes
Bentonite clay helps in tightening and toning the skin, and also absorbing impurities from deep within the skin. To make the facial mask, you have to mix 2-3 tablespoons of clay water or apple cider vinegar. Apply a thick layer on the skin and let it dry completely. You should be able to feel the tightness on your face.Once completely dry, rinse it off with lukewarm water. Use once or twice a week for best results.
4.Take a Detox Bath
You can pamper yourself with a detox bath by adding 1-2 cups of bentonite clay to your bath water and soak for around 20 minutes. Detox bath can absorb the toxins of your skin. In case there are any spots of clay residue on your skin after rinsing, you can gently rub with a wash cloth.
5.Improves Oral Health
Bentonite clay draws toxins out of the mouth and leaves behind minerals which has the potential to improve oral health. You can even make homemade toothpaste from the clay.