How To Use Bentonite Clay As a Natural Remedy

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Nowadays, it seems like we have largely forgotten that our ancestors once used healing clays as part of their nutrition, well being, and lifestyle. Bentonite clay, in particular, doesn’t usually appear on dietary recommendations, or isn’t included in homemade recipes. However, its benefits are plentiful.

 

Bentonite clay is clay that consists of aged volcanic ash. It is odorless, with mostly grey/cream colors, and has a soft, very fine consistency. It has a high concentration of minerals including silica, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, and potassium, but the way it works is mainly due to electricity. Bentonite clay produces an electrical charge when it comes in contact with water. This negative charge attracts positive-charged toxins and chemicals, and, like a magnetic sponge, it holds onto impurities before carrying them out of the body in our waste.

 

While this clay can be used externally, you can also ingest it to reap its many benefits. However you use it, you’ll find how to use it as a natural remedy below:

 

Important: Do not mix bentonite clay in a metal bowl or with a metal utensil. This can destroy its negative charge. 

 

As An Oral Rinse: 

Bentonite caly can be easily used as an alkalizing and toxin-removing mouth rinse by simply mixing it with water. Also, just like activated charcoal, it can be used to help whiten teeth naturally. Try this by mixing ½ teaspoon of clay in ¼ cup of water, shake well, and rinse for one to two minutes before spitting it out.

 

As A Face Mask:

Clays, such as bentonite, make for great natural masks, especially for oily skin, clogged pores, and acne. Simply mix one tablespoon of bentonite clay with one tablespoon of water and apply to your face for 15 minutes. This mask can help reduce scar appearance, draw out toxins, and regenerate skin tissue.

 

For Drawing Out Harmful Bacteria And Viruses:

You can do this easily by drinking ½-1 teaspoon of bentonite clay with a glass of water. Due to the negative charge in bentonite clay, it acts as a magnet for toxins, bacteria, and pathogens that are positively charged. Eventually, as the digestive system does its job, both the clay and the toxins stuck to it are eliminated from the body. Researchers have also found that bentonite clay can relieve nausea, acid reflux, and diarrhea.

 

To Heal Poison Ivy, Dermatitis, And Wounds:

Try applying a thick layer of clay on the skin before applying damp gauze over it. With the same effects as the aforementioned face mask, when it is combined with water and left to dry on the skin, the clay is able to bind to bacteria and toxins, reducing the outbreak of blemishes or allergic reactions. Bentonite clay also has the ability to act as an antibiotic treatment when applied topically on skin infections.

 

As Baby Powder: 

Plain bentonite clay can make for a very soothing baby powder alternative to use when there is infection or redness. It can also be mixed with water to turn into a mask that can be applied to help speed up recovery in this area.

 

Sources:

https://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/6-health-benefits-bentonite-clay/

https://draxe.com/10-bentonite-clay-benefits-uses/

https://keeperofthehome.org/clay-as-a-natural-home-remedy-yes-really/

2018-07-06T13:16:29+00:00

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    Q: I'm trying to make bentonite clay, psyllium husk and water taste better if possible.

    A:

    You ain't gonna get much help unless you add in some maple syrup, or agave nectar. You should discipline yourself to tolerate the taste though!

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    Q: I'm in my last two days of the full body detox and my skin is just glowing outside of the two huge cystic acne pimples that popped up around day 6. They have not made any signs of going down, despite the facial steaming, Bentonite clay, peroxide, etc. Any suggestions?

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    Q: I have severe cystic acne that has caused acne scarring. Some are raised while others are depressed. I have come completely off of the acne medications I've been prescribed and over the counter medicines (i.e., Proactive) and gone the natural route. I first started by changing my diet and followed that with the Full Body Detox. I purchased the olive oil and Shea butter soap and Oz Oil and use this daily. In addition, I use Bentonite clay twice weekly and steam 3-5x a week followed by hydrogen peroxide. I have two questions, will this alone regenerate the scar tissue? And will this also be effective for hyper pigmentation?

    A:

    What you are using now will greatly help your condition (as well as hyper-pigmentation). Just keep doing what you're doing and just know that with Nature patience is required.

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    Q: Unfortunately my child did get vaccinated due mostly in part to my ignorance to the law. I must admit the administration wore me down with the threats and medical exam fee that kept stating that their immunization was low. I don't believe the hype!!! I did give them charcoal and Bentonite clay right after the shots. I also took them both off of the meats and dairy completely (as we were transitioning into a raw food diet). They are looking at me long faced now but I believe that they will appreciate it later. :-) What I can take from this experience as a learning lesson and help others that maybe in a similar situation and simply do not know what to do. All the information that you have on your website is amazing (I am a Dherbs junkie). You said it best that knowledge is power and I truly understand that statement now. Thank you for all that you do and just know that your works are appreciated.

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    Q: Is clay water good for the body system? I've been told that it has minerals that the body needs. Is this true?

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    Clay water is good to drink for health purposes. It really doesn't have minerals for absorption as it mostly pulls harmful elements from your body. For minerals, take herbs. Visit our on-line store to get an idea or on our site do a SEARCH for minerals.

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    Q: I am currently on the FULL BODY DETOX regimen and in the handout you gave I read about the facial treatment using the clay. How often should I use the clay on my face?

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    The clay mask can be used as often as you like. We recommend 2-3 times a week. The use of products are always related to the condition of your skin and your personal needs. You can use it as much as you need to.

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    Q: Hi I am back. Thanks for your article and herbs. I have 10 days left on my Detoxing and I am feeling good. I can't wait to take the FIBRIOD BUSTER CLEANSE AND REGIME. I also want to ask you about the French green clay and the Moroccan red clay that is mentioned on your site. I break out alot and because of that I use a lot of makeup. I always wear foundation to cover the bumps and spots. I would love to get this product so please let me know where I can purchase it. I just want to go natural like I use to. Years ago I had a healthy head of hair now it's thinning out. Please let me know if this will help me.

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    Q: I spoke with you previously abt using the detox to remove heavy metals (arsenic, mercury). You said I should do the detox along with liquid bentonite clay(every other day while on the Full Body Cleanse).

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    Yes! And you should use the Bentonite Clay every other day or if you like once a day. With the herbs being so potent, you don't need to take the Bentonite Clay four times a day or even every day, though you can if you desire to.

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    You are experiencing PICA which results when there is mineral deficiency, so your body is making you crave clay during the time of your menses. Your menses must be heavy, and you're losing a lot of nutrition (minerals) in your menstrual blood. Recommended Dherbs.com products include: Moon Cycle, Female Hormonal, and Vitamin & Minerals OR Electric Greens Cell Food (or both formulas).

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    And yes, you can perform enemas 2X a day! Enemas are very helpful for health!

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    No difference at all, Beloved! Even the boiled water becomes room temperature water. You're doing fine! Thank you for your words as well! Much appreciated! Peace and Love!

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    We don't recommend the drinking of sea salt. For tummy reduction: exercise (perform abs, sit ups) and take BOWEL MOVER and WEIGHT RELEASE FORMULA. You can take your herbs and tea together. No big deal! Spasms? Clearly the â€HEALING CRISIS†(read the article by this same title). The skin will improve in time. Don't focus on it!

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    Hepatitis C is easy to knock out! She just needs to detox with the FULL BODY DETOX and drink Milk Thistle and Dandelion Root tea.

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    SOUNDS LIKE YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN OUR ALTERNATIVE DIET AND LIFESTYLES MANUAL MANUAL E-BOOK WHICH HAS A LISTING OF HEALTHY/ALTERNATIVE PRODUCTS INCLUDING SKIN CARE PRODUCTS. IT'S AVAILABLE FROM THE ON-LINE STORE ($10). THE NUBAIN HERITAGE SOAPS WE SELL ARE GOOD BUT I ACTUALLY RECOMMEND KISS MY FACE BRANDS FOR SKIN CARE PURPOSES. THERE IS REALLY NO NEED TO WEAR SUNSCREEN. SUNSCREEN IS PROMOTED BECAUSE IT WAS INVENTED AND SO IT MUST SELL, SO A THEORY THAT THE SUN WAS DAMAGING TO THE SKIN WAS CREATED AND SUNSCREEN BEGAN TO SELL.

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    Read the article "SKIN DISORDER = BLOOD DISORDER". It's in our articles section and the article is full of natural remedies. You can heal, Beloved! Know this!

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    Q: Will the oz oil work on scar tissue lesions (raised skin) on the face. Do you have any suggestions for hair loss around the temples? Do you have products for hair loss?

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    Yes, the Oxy-Oil will work on raised lesions due to scar tissue.

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    All the information you require is in our article â€SKIN DISORDER = BLOOD DISORDERâ€.