Clay has an immense absorption power i.e. it absorbs, drains, and removes toxins from the body. It has anti-toxic properties, increases the immunity, revives the cells by supplying them with vital energy, speeds up the process of healing wounds, cleanses the skin, improves nutrients absorption, restores gut balance, and evacuates all harmful substances.
Where to purchase clay and which one to choose?
Clay can be found in herbal pharmacies. It can be granulated or powdered. There are several types of clay: green, red, yellow, gray, and white. However, green clay is the most frequently used one.
How to use clay?
Clay can be consumed orally, mixed with water (mostly as a mask, bath, or compress). You should prepare the mixture in a glass and mix it with a wooden spoon. Add one teaspoon of clay in half a glass of water. Leave it for 2 to 3 hours (or longer). In the morning, on an empty stomach, drink the mixture (do not forget to mix the content before you drink it). However, wait for the clay to sink to the bottom and drink only the water (especially in the beginning). During this treatment, you will need to increase your water intake since the process of toxins removal is sped up significantly. Clay consumption must not last longer than three weeks.
The effect from clay is exceptionally strong and active, and the body must react to it, so sometimes, the condition may worsen instead of improve. Therefore, it is necessary to consult your physician before using clay. Be especially cautious if you have high blood pressure, if you suffer from asthma, or allergy.
Clay and beauty
Clay is also used as a natural product for skin care, both facial and body. What’s more, it is highly efficient in treating skin changes and in regenerating the skin. Clay can be used as a mask or a bath product. As a bath product, clay is easily absorbed, thus, benefiting the entire body, enabling it to relax, treat the fatigue and stress, while the skin becomes healthy, soft, shiny, and elastic. Moreover, baths with clay alleviate muscle tension and decrease joint ache.
Add powdered clay to your bath water and stay in the bathtub for 30 minutes. In order for the clay to influence the entire body, apply clay everywhere and leave it like that until it begins to dry. Then, remove even the tiniest piece of clay from the skin through a longer shower with lukewarm water. This bath will relax you, remove all toxins from the body, and contribute to your skin’s beauty.
Clay mask is used for deep cleansing of the face. Mix clay with a little bit of cold water, then apply from the mixture onto the skin (avoid the area around the eyes and lips). After 10 minutes, rinse the face with lukewarm water. However, this mask is not recommended for dry skin, but only for oily skin, since it can additionally dry up the already dry skin.
Mix powdered clay with olive oil, almond oil, and wheat germ oil. Apply from the mixture onto the hair and leave it for 30 minutes. Then, wash the hair as usually. Your hair will be shiny, clean, and soft.
Important to know:
Never reuse clay.