Sodium Bentonite Clay
Sodium Bentonite clay or volcanic ash clay is actually volcanic ash in a clay form with many beauty and health advantages. Even though volcanic ash is very harmful to human health, because it is consisted of tiny particles that can cause breathing problems and damage eyes and skin, in clay form it has been traditionally used for treatment by many cultures since it posses anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-yeast and disinfectant properties.
Sodium Bentonite is absorbent aluminum phyllosilicate clay that is generally impure and consists mainly of montmorillonite. It is a mix of water and weathered volcanic ash. Dominant element is sodium.
Sodium Bentonite is considered to be one of the most effective clay in healing both internal and external maladies.
The first use of Sodium Bentonite clay was recordered in Mesopotamia around 2500 B.C. Its health properties and beauty benefits also utilized Native Americans, Central Africa tribes, Cleopatra and others.
When used topically, the clay removes the dead cells from surface of the skin which results in revitalized complexion. Sodium Bentonite clay eliminates impure substances and toxins from skin pores and due to its cleaning properties the clay is used for treatment of acne, blemish, wrinkles, cellulite, stretch marks, etc. It is best suited for oil skin since it is highly absorbent. Sodium Bentonite clay absorbs oil and debris to the surface of the skin while stimulates blood circulation.
Sodium Bentonite clay is successful since it has negatively charged microscopic size platelets while toxins are positively charged. When administered, clay attracts and attaches to toxins and eliminates them from skin.
Externally, the clay is also used in compress form for treating bruises, cuts, wounds, eczema, psoriasis and rashes.
Internal use of Sodium Bentonite clay is beneficial to hemorrhoids, anemia, diarrhea, stomach ulcers, mineral deficiency, dental health and overall health. The clay also absorbs toxins and heavy metals, reduces body odor, helps oxidation, blood disinfection, and provoke bile secretion. Sodium bentonit clay absorbs radiation, eliminates food poisoning, allergies, viral infections, stomach flu and parasites. For internal use of Sodium Bentonite clay consult your physician concerning dosage. Internal use of Sodium Bentonite clay may cause constipation hence it is advised to drink plenty of water when using the clay.
Mixed with water, Sodium Bentonite clay is used for detoxification and internal cleansing of the whole body.
Soduim Bentonite clay products include:
1) External use – skin cream, skin mask, muds, skin exfoliators and cosmetics, hair care products
2) Internal use – water soluble powder, liquid, tablets.