Time for the second post in our series on our new range of DIY ingredients. This one is on... bentonite clay! (Thanks to Blants for the background info).
This sodium Bentonite Clay is formed from volcanic ash that has been trapped for eons in sea beds in Australia, and is finely milled to 45 microns. When mixed with water it blends to a silky smooth texture, soft to the touch. The clay is harvested, dried, milled and packaged with absolutely no chemicals used.
Compliant to Food Standards Australia & NZ. It is not tested on animals, is suitable for vegans, and is allergen free. No added colourings, fragrances or flow agents.
Bentonite clay contains an abundance of minerals, including calcium, magnesium, silica, sodium, copper, iron and potassium. Researchers report that several traditional cultures living in regions of the Andes, Central Africa, and here in Australia have used Bentonite Clay for centuries.
Bentonite Clay is negatively charged attracting and binding toxins. It swells like a highly porous sponge when mixed with water. Toxins are drawn into the sponge through electrical attraction, and once there, they are bound.
Bentonite clay can be used as a key ingredient in heaps of DIYs including:
• Face masks
• Skin Poultice for bites/burns/cuts/stings/sprains
• Clay bath
• Foot soak
• Full Body Mud Pack (!)
• Talc Powder
• Tooth cleaning powder or paste
• Armpit detox
• Natural deodorant
• Shampoo/dry shampoo
• Internal digestive support.
I’m loving this roundup of uses from Wellness Mama!