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Skin detox with bentonite clay. Source Australian healing clay.
BENTONITE CLAY is of the smectite class of clay, swelling clay that has long been referred to as “healing clay” due to its powerful drawing and absorptive capabilities.
Intrinsically woven into the healing practices of ancient cultures around the world including Australian Aborigines, American Indians, Andean natives, ancient Chinese and Egyptians, pelotherapy (the practice of healing with earth) may be the best, economical and safest solution to healing our toxic world within and without.
Australian Healing Clays are active clays comprised of naturally deep cleansing minerals that promote and support healthy looking skin. There are literally hundreds of different clays around the world and each deposit is unique. Common applications range from facials and body wraps to complete immersion in a clay bath. Footbaths, foot wraps and topical applications targeting specific areas are also growing in popularity.
About Clay Baths
Balneology: “The science of baths or bathing, especially the study of the therapeutic use of mineral baths in the treatment of various maladies.” For centuries the benefits of therapeutic bathing have been recognized throughout Europe & Asia for the ability to relieve pain and improve the general well being of the body and the spirit. Balneotherapy is one of the oldest natural health practices; historically people have flocked to luxury spas for recreation and treatment.
The skin is “the largest eliminative organ of the human body”. It has the largest surface area of all the organs. A major channel of elimination is through the sweat glands, the pores of the skin. Clays drawing and absorptive properties can assist the body in its quest to maintain optimal health. Immersing oneself fully in a warm clay bath relaxes muscles and opens the pores of the skin, allowing clay to absorb impurities and unhealthy pollutants.
In “Energy to Heal”, by Wendell Hoffman through his own research, Hoffman found that a pure high grade Bentonite used in a bath can actually draw out many pollutants through the pores of the skin. After many experiments, he concluded that optimum results are obtained by immersing oneself in a tub of very warm water mixed with very pure Bentonite clay for 20 minutes. Not just any clay will do though. It is crucial to use “clean clay”!
Australian Healing Clays are selected for their purity, mineral make up and absorptive qualities. Mined in pristine Australian bushland and dried in the sun, their clays are guaranteed chemical free and contain no emulsifiers or dissolving agents. They have powerful drawing and absorptive properties. A fine smooth texture that leaves your skin feeling healthy and refreshed. Australian Healing Clays are equal in quality to the finest healing clays used worldwide.