CLAY-though? Yes, that’s right...clay, Bentonite Clay, and Kaolin Clay to be specific. Believe it or not certain types of clay are extremely absorbent and extremely rich in nutrients. In some cultures it is a cuisine, used as a hair dye, and even hair conditioner. Ok, don’t go eating your kids Play-Doh now. Bentonite clay is derived from volcanic ash and is usually light grey to cream in color. It is rich in a considerable amount of nutrients such as Calcium, Magnesium, Silica, Sodium, Copper, Iron and Potassium. Kaolin Clay or Kaolinite is a soft, white clay mineral found in warm regions throughout the world. It is commonly used today for pottery and paper, as well as a common ingredient in health/beauty cosmetics due to its detoxifying and stimulating properties.
Since we can’t just use any clay and expect it to have the amazing benefits that Bentonite clay provides, let me explain why it’s so worth bragging about. Not only does Bentonite clay store its own nutrients, it also helps to deliver essential vitamins and minerals to your body, detoxifies and cleanses enterally, and absorbs toxins. It is so absorbent that it is recommended to handle Bentonite Clay with a wooden spoon rather than any metals, as the clay can absorb toxins from the metal. When ingested, the clay can help cleanse your stomach and relieve indigestion. Do you realize what that means? Yes, Bentonite clay can be used as an internal supplement! Take a look at all of the amazing uses below, there’s almost too many to name.
- Removes plaque, remineralizes teeth and thoroughly cleanses the mouth.
- Cleansing Bath soak to pull out impurities and oil.
- Detoxifying facial masks.
Kaolin clay differs from Bentonite Clay in that it is formed from aluminum silicate minerals as opposed to volcanic ash. Besides a slight difference in uses and benefits it is just as beneficial to both the skin and even your teeth. The clay is actually used in most toothpastes and beauty products. Even more benefits are listed below!
- Controls oily skin
- Soothes rashes
Whoo! See, the benefits these two clays provide are almost endless it seems. So endlessly, amazing, we had to share.