New Zealand Glacial Clay is a high purity Bentonite Clay that has been processed to ensure very low levels of impurities and grit.
Bentonite Clay is composed of aged volcanic ash. It is unique in that it has the ability to produce an “electrical charge” when hydrated. When mixed with water, its electrical components change, allowing it to absorb toxins. Bentonite is thus often used to detoxify toxins, heavy metals, chemicals and other impurities from the skin and body.
High purity bentonites are used in cosmetic preparations as pigment binders and suspending agents. They are also used as thickeners in lotions, creams, liquid facial cleansers, anti-dandruff shampoos, body powders, deodorant sprays, deodorant sticks, etc.
Skin irritation: Apply a paste of bentonite clay to blemishes, insect bites, cuts, skin itching, or burns. Leave to dry and wash off. May help to calm itching on the skin etc.
Bites/Burns/Cuts/Stings: Make a poultice by applying a thick layer of clay to the skin and securing with wet gauze or cloth. it. Change every two hours.
Face Mask: Make a paste of bentonite and water and apply to my face as a mask. Leave on for 20 minutes and wash off.
Detox Bath: Add about 1/4 cup of Bentonite Clay to a warm bath and soak.