Bentonite clay... ever use it?
Yesterday I went to a tourist town with my sisters and I found this shop nestled in amongst the bigger well known stores in the area. It was quaint
and unobtrusive in appearance...inviting. I think it was the scents that you smelled when you walked by its doors that got me to pause and take notice
of it at first. Otherwise, I probably would've of just walked right past it, not knowing what treasures it held within.
It was an herbal shop. As soon as you walked through the door your senses were assaulted by the smells of the place. At first it was overwhelming,
but after a short time, as you worked your way deeper into the store, the smell lessoned and you concentrated more on what they had for offer
Anyhow, we spent a fairly long time in there.. discovering the different herbs and how they worked. The air plants I found fascinating and all the
mud's, salves, and beauty supplies they had in there. It would take a life time to become knowledgeable about all the things each Herb or natural
product does for you. In the end, I just picked up some clay masks and a facial moisturizer.. My sister ..well, she bought a ton of stuff.
So, this morning I used one of the masks.. and while I'm sitting here waiting for it to dry (no, I'm not taking any pics to show you) I decided it
would be a good thing to research it and find out what the mud/clay is supposed to do.
As a side note.. all of these products are capable of being used internally as well as externally. You can mix them with yogurt or anything really and
ingest them. But I'm not really ready for all that yet..
Bentonite clay was the one I used today. It's formed from volcanic ash and has many, many useful properties to it. While I'm sitting here with it on
my face, I can feel it pulling the dirt and toxins from my pores. It is really strong, not like the products you get from the store.
Some interesting benefits
to using it:
Bentonite clay has a very strong negative electrical charge. Since many toxins have a positive charge, the clay bonds to them. When it comes in
contact with a toxin, heavy metal, chemical, or other impurity, the clay will gobble up the toxin and release its minerals for the body to use. In
addition, Bentonite clay also pulls hydrogen from cells, allowing room for oxygen. This helps with circulation, and overall skin tone and health.
Bentonite clay can be used to rebuild damaged skin tissue. Activated bentonite clay assists in healing and regenerating skin tissue. The clay also
helps to rejuvenate skin naturally and reduce fine lines and wrinkles while fighting bacteria and infection.
I just wiped the mask off from my face and I can tell you...all the things it is said to do, it did for me. In just one use I can see a major
difference in the look and the feel of my skin. And I'll be buying this one again.
But I didn't really want this to be about the masks or a product. I truly was more interested in how it seems that we, as humans, are always trying to
make something that will help us look/feel/be better then we do. Mixing chemicals, additives, putting artificial stuff into our food and water... when
really, it seems as though everything we need may be already provided to us from the very soil on which we walk upon.
I kind of find it amazing that a lot of times (not all, but a lot) when it comes to natural ailments, the Earth seems to give us everything we need in
order to fix them. All the cures are there, within its vastness, just waiting to be discovered. Some of them waiting to be rediscovered, lost from
times long past when we were more in sync with the world.
The idea that dirt.. the very ground we walk upon is filled with so much that can benefit you... that a simple leaf from a tree or salve from the bark
of one can help heal a wound.. that the scent of flowers carried on the breath of the wind can calm you, excite you, energize you.. that the very
weather affects your mood. All those things.. I just find it all fascinating.
I have 3 more bags of dirt to try out... all of them are supposed to have healing or beneficial properties to them. I really hope they all work like
they are said to.. because I like the thought of it all. The thought that we are so connected to this planet and that it has all the things we need to
sustain us... mentally, physically and emotionally within it.
As always thanks for reading.. I appreciate that you took the time to do so.
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