Bentonite clay works by absorbing oil and dirt from the skin and is made up of volcanic ash.
The cosmetic industry uses this clay in products such as scrubs, scrubs or skin masks.
It contains minerals like calcium, magnesium and iron, and in another Digital Journal article we talked about stains on hands today about bentonite clay.
Benefits of Bentonite Clay
Attracts fats and Bacteria
This clay was named after Fort Benton in Wyoming, where it is found in large quantities. Bentonite clay is formed after volcanic ash decays and ages in the presence of water. Bentonite has a strong negative electromagnetic charge.
When activated with water, it acts like a magnet inside and outside the body, attracting minerals and toxins. When mixed with water, clay is capable of absorbing 40 to 50 times its weight.
There are different types of bentonite clay that are named after the dominant element, for example sodium bentonite, calcium bentonite, aluminum bentonite or potassium bentonite.
Bentonite clay diluted in water detoxifies the body, one of the most studied benefits. In a study of chicks, bentonite clay was found to reduce the effects of aflatoxin B1, which comes from certain types of mold.
Chicks that received a concentrated bentonite clay product had fewer toxic effects than those that did not.
How is it used for indoor use? Mix 1 teaspoon of bentonite clay suitable for ingestion with a 250ml glass of water, stir and drink. Once a day max. Lotions suitable for ingestion identify it as the last product on our list.
Reducing Diaper Rash
Bentonite clay is an effective treatment for diaper rash, according to some scientific studies.
The vast majority of children suffer from diaper rash. In a study of bentonite clay, rashes improved in 93% of children who received this treatment within about 6 hours, and 90% of them recovered completely within three days.
To make a diaper rash remedy:
- Mix a small amount of bentonite clay with water and make a paste.
- Apply directly to irritated skin. Leave for a few minutes and then remove with warm water.
- Store the mixture in a glass container with a lid. Do not fill the pot to the top, if the clay comes into contact with the metal lid over time it can absorb the properties of the metal.
Bentonite clay can be used to kill bacteria in areas prone to sweat and bad odor, which is exactly what these bacteria cause. Mix with a little water and apply to underarms or feet. Massage and dry.