BENTONITE CLAY is of the smectite class of clay, a 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 Eygptians, pelotherapy (the practice of healing with earth) may be the best, economical and safest solution to healing our toxic world within and without.
Active clays are comprised of naturally deep cleansing minerals widely used throughout history to 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 to complete immersion in a clay bath. Including footbaths, full body wraps, foot-wraps and topical application.
Australian Healing Clays are active clays which are selected for their purity, mineral make up and absorptive qualities. Mined in pristine Australian bushland and dried in the sun, our 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.
"What takes place is actually an ion exchange which is often described as a magnetic or drawing effect.
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.
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"!
- Pelotherapy, the practice of healing with the earth dates back over thousands of years as a safe and natural cleansing method for the skin and body.
- Guaranteed pure Australian clay with no additives..
- High pH 10.2
- It contains a wide variety of trace minerals
The skin is "the largest eliminative organ of the human body". It has the largest surface area
of all the organs.
How does healing clay work? The positives about negatives!
Ad sorption & Ab sorption
The words adsorption and absorption sound similar but are fundamentally different in the functions they represent..
Adsorption describes how clay is able to attach to other substances. The clay molecule can perhaps be pictured as a stack of business cards with space between them. Around the edge of these cards is a negative electrical charge of unsatisfied ionic bonds. These ions naturally seek to be satisfied and therefore when in contact with substances that carry the opposite (positive) electrical charge an ion exchange takes place.
Pollutants and toxic substances carry a positive electrical charge.
Absorption is the when clay swells and is stretched open like a highly porous sponge, drawing pollutants and toxins etc. into its internal structure, literally locking them away.
The greater the surface area the greater the power to pick up positively charged particles .
According to Robert T. Martins, B.S.,a mineralogist University of Minnesota; Ph.D., Cornell University and Mineralogist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the molecular surface of one gram (1/28th of an ounce ) of Bentonite Clay has a surface area of 800 sq. meters
Not all clays are the same though and not all clays can achieve the same results.
Ran Knishinsky "The Clay Cure" writes " I have seen a variety of bentonite clays where each one looked, felt , tasted , and acted different from others. They did so because they were not the same clays"
Bentonite's value lies in its fine molecular particle size and very loosely bound ions that are easily exchangeable.
Point of interest: Russian scientists used clay to protect their bodies from radiation when working with nuclear material. Because it adsorbs radiation so well, Bentonite Clay was the material chosen to dump into the Chernobyl reactors after the nuclear meltdown.
Just about all minerals and vitamins come from clays.all animals in nature use clays to cleanse, remove toxins and parasites and keep their bodies in tune.
How tuned.is your body?
Time to look on the inside to see what is effecting the .outside.