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The many ways to use bentonite clay

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 by: Sue Woledge
Tags: bentonite clay, detoxification, beautiful skin

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(NaturalNews) While there is evidence to suggest that healing clays have been used by humans for healing and ritual since before the discovery of fire, both the growing interest in traditional and alternative medicines, along with the ability of modern day humans to come up with more and more creative ways to use clays is causing an upsurge of interest in their application. A wide range of uses that range from clay toothpastes to cancer treatments means that healing clays such as bentonite clay are being realized by many as a useful addition to the first aid kit or medicine cabinet.

Traditionally, healing clays have been consumed in clay waters, eaten as clay balls and used externally to treat skin infections. In recent years the antibacterial and healing aspects of healing clays have begun to be studied for their potential medical applications in reversing bacterial infection and ulcers. However even in our day to day lives, common clays such as bentonite clay have been demonstrated through human experience to be invaluable to those who use them and they have many potential uses.

Bites and stings

Mix bentonite clay into a thick paste with water and apply to bites or stings for almost instant relief from pain and swelling. The application of a clay paste will also prevent itching as the sting heals as in the case of bee stings.

Skin disorders

Bentonite clay has been used for many skin complaints ranging from acne to skin cancers. Apply a clay paste to the affected area and reapply as needed. In some skin complaints, internal use of clay may also be of benefit.


Taking clay internally can help to remove heavy metals, pesticide residues and radiation. Mix with water and drink away from food, medicine or supplements. Adding clay to bath water will also help to detoxify the body.

Beautiful skin

A face mask can be made by mixing water with clay and then brushing the mixture on to the face. Allow to dry then gently wash off with warm water. The skin will be left soft and glowing.


Apply a thick bentonite clay paste to warts and cover with a bandage. Reapply regularly until the wart disappears.

Tummy upsets

Because bentonite clay is antibacterial it can be useful to ward off food poisoning where suspect food has been consumed or it can be taken to settle an already upset tummy.

Home made mascara

Create your own eye defining mascara using aloe vera, charcoal and bentonite clay.

Aluminium free deodorant

Bentonite clay is an essential ingredient in this recipe for home made deodorant.

You can even give your hair a lift and leave it looking shiny and healthy by applying a mixture of clay, herbal teas such as chamomile or rosemary, essential oils and apple cider vinegar.

It is important to note that bentonite clay should not come into contact with any metals and should not be mixed with chlorinated water. If taking bentonite clay internally, always take at least two hours away from food, medicines or supplements and always seek appropriate advice from your health practitioner when treating any illness or injury.

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About the author:
Sue Woledge is a natural therapist, writer and the owner of two websites: www.ahealthymeal.com and www.ruwinning.com. Sue is passionate about learning and sharing simple strategies to create happiness, health and success in our lives. Sue believes that living as naturally as possible and being mindful of our thoughts and actions can reduce the impact we have on others and the planet, and that these things are key to good health and a brighter future for all. Books written by Sue Woledge, including her latest raw food recipe book, are available here.
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