Therapeutic and Cosmetic Clays

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In our post on Healing Clay:Gaia’s Gift, we described the remarkable therapeutic properties of clay, one of the main staples in our family medicine chest. Here, you will find further information on some of the most powerful and deep acting therapeutic and cosmetic clays that we have used and/or researched, including where to order them from.

EDIBLE CLAYS: Calcium Bentonite and Calcium Montmorillonite

We would like to begin by sharing with you some of our favorite edible clay products from companies we trust. We describe below two edible clay products: pure calcium bentonite and a synergetic combination of calcium bentonite and calcium montmorillonite.

Calcium Bentonite

Earth’s Living Clay offers pure grade healing calcium bentonite for both humans and animals. To begin with, we would like to tell you a little about the company and why we endorse it.  Janet Lancaster founded  Earth’s Living Clay in 2011, leaving corporate America after 30 years to follow her passion for healing with clay (she cured herself of a longstanding chronic health condition using calcium bentonite). Her enthusiasm and commitment to sharing her knowledge and the product that changed her life is inspiring and resonates strongly with us.

Calcium bentonite is a swelling green clay with Montmorillonite properties that hails from the Smectite family. With a ph of 9.7, it is a powerful and safe alkalanizer. It is rich in powerful negative ions that make it an excellent product for cleansing and detoxification, attracting impurities and toxins that are then naturally eliminated from the body. The electromagnetic charge of this clay further stimulates cellular transformation and revitalization. Sourced from weathered volcanic ash, the clay offered by Earth’s Living Clay is also very rich in trace minerals, making it an excellent all round supplement for health maintenance and healing. It is on the FDA’s “Generally Recognized as Safe” (GRAS) list.

Earth’s Living Clay offers a variety of packaging options for calcium bentonite. Please click on the images below to see more:

What impresses us even more is that Earth’s Living Clay also offers separate packaging for the same wonderful product for animals under the label Animin. This provides directions on doses for internal consumption.

Apples and Doctors Recommends Earth’s Living Clay! 

CLAY BATHS FOR DETOXING AND REMOVING HEAVY METALS AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS  Apart from Edible Earth, Enviromedica offers a powerful range of clay baths for helping the body to detox. These special formulas, consisting of clays, natural herbs and spices, are formulated to remove specific environmental contaminants from the body. Each bath formula, which is safe, inexpensive, does not require special equipment, and can be used by the elderly, as well as by children, has been tested and shown to remove metals and chemicals. In fact, just one bath removes years of accumulated toxic environmental pollutants out of the body and into the bath tub!

To learn more about each product and the contaminant it detoxes, along with associated symptoms, please see:

Apples and Doctors Recommends Enviromedica Magnetic Therapeutic Clay Baths

Please click on the links below to purchase the products below:

Arsenic Detox Clay Bath

Environmental Detox Clay Bath

Aluminium Detox Clay Bath Dental Mercury Detox Clay Bath (I) and Mercury Detox Clay Bath (II)

Radiation Detox Clay Bath

Smoker’s/Drug (Cadmium) Detox Clay Bath

Clear Out/General Detox Clay Bath

Tox-Away Detox Clay Bath

Copper and Lead Detox Clay Bath

Formaldehyde Detox Clay Bath

Natural Detox Clay Bath (without herbs and spices)


Some other therapeutic clay products for specific health conditions, offered by Earth’s Living Clay , are listed below:

Psoriasisisn’t: A certified organic blend of geranium, sage, clary, grapefruit, and lavender in a hexane-free caster oil carrier that can be applied daily to prevent psoriasis outbreaks. When regularly applied to red and scaling skin areas, it helps skin to regain its normal pink tone.

Wound warrior: This anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral product can be applied as a first-aid to burns, bites, scratches, open wounds, or sores, helping to increase circulation and speed recovery.

Muscle mud: This popular clay product, when applied to sore muscles, brings warmth and circulation to the affected area, easing pain.

Bye Bye Brown Spots: This new product combines calcium bentonite with a soothing blend of essential oils (lavender, lavandin, birch, peppermint, and ravensara) in a hexane-free castor oil base. Its regular use helps to fade brown spots on the skin.

And for animals, try hot spot healer, worm away, and pest powder!

COSMETIC CLAYS FOR SKIN HEALTH AND BEAUTY TREATMENTS: Mountain Rose is another a company that has impressed us due to its high quality health products and its environmentally sustainable and fair organizational and business practices. This company offers a range of cosmetic clays for external use. All Mountain Rose clay products are manufactured and processed naturally using sun-drying methods, and have not been altered or re-manufactured in any way. They have also been pre-screened and analyzed to guarantee consistency and high mineral content. We strongly recommend clay products as safe and natural beauty aids. We believe that the aim of  a cosmetic is to bring out a person’s natural beauty that is manifested in healthy skin and a glowing complexion. We can attest to the fact that clay works beautifully in this area as it is one of the very few cosmetics we use regularly.

Sodium Bentonite Clay: Mountain Rose BentoniteThe Sodium Bentonite clay offered by Mountain Rose originates from naturally occurring weathered and aged volcanic ash sediments sourced from Wyoming, U.S.A. This variety of clay, which is also known as Sodium Montmorillonite and Wyoming Bentonite, is quarry mined and untreated. It is NSF certified and manufactured to ANSI/NSF 60 standards. Bentonite clay is widely known as a powerful healing clay that is used to treat a variety of internal and external conditions. It is traditionally used as an internal supplement to assist in correcting mineral deficiencies and in drawing out, binding, and eliminating toxins, impurities, heavy metals, and other contaminants. However, it should be noted that the sodium bentonite, sold by Mountain Rose is only recommended for external use. It can be applied externally as a poultice, and its soft texture contributes to its popularity as a skin and face mask.  As the above video shows, it is an effective natural remedy for eczema.

French Green Clay: french_green_clay-product_1x-1403631750French Green Clay is also known as Sea Clay or Illite. The variety sold by Mountain Rose is mined from naturally occurring deposits found in bedrock quarries in France. It is completely natural, unscented, and fragrance-free, and its light green color indicates that it is a genuine French Green Clay. These clays should always be green or off green in color and never white or grey. French Green Clay contains a range of valuable elements: up to nine varieties of montmorillonite and a variety of important mineral oxides and minerals, including magnesium, calcium, potassium, dolomite, silica, phosphorus, and selenium. The highly micronized state of this clay allows for much greater levels of absorption of impurities, dust, oil, and contaminants than many other clays making it a preferred choice for treating problem skin.    

Fullers Earth: fullers_earth_clay-product_1x-1403631763 Fullers Earth, also known as “Oil Absorption Clay”, “Earth Clay”, “Bleaching Clay”, and “Whitening Clay”, is a naturally occurring sedimentary clay that is widely used in cosmetic and skincare products. It is mainly composed of alumina, silica, iron oxides, lime, magnesium, and water in varying proportions. The variety offered by Mountain Rose is quarry mined from naturally occurring deposits in the U.S. and is untreated. It is listed with the FDA as a Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) product. Fullers Earth is known for its ability to remove oil and impurities from the skin and is therefore highly useful in treating acne problems, blemishes, and oily skin. Because it has a lightening effect on the outer epidermal layer of the skin, it is also popularly used as a safe skin-lightening agent or facial bleach.

Rhassoul Clay: rhassoul_clay-product_1x-1403633676A favored ingredient of spa treatments, Rhassoul clay, which is also known as “Red Clay,” “Red Moroccan Clay,” “Ghassoul Clay,” and “Oxide Clay” is sourced from deep beneath the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. The variety offered by Mountain Rose is quarry-mined and extracted from naturally occurring lake side deposits and is not treated. Known for its ability to tone up the skin, this reddish brown cosmetic clay is rich in minerals and has a high content of silica, magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium, and sodium. It was traditionally used as a soap, shampoo, and skin conditioner and can also be used in facial and body masks. It is utilized by spas across the globe for its therapeutic effects on the skin, which include reducing dryness and flakiness; improving skin clarity, elasticity, and texture; and removing surface oil and dead skin layers.

White Cosmetic Clay: white_cosmetic_clay-product_1x-1403634513White Cosmetic Clay or White Kaolin Clay is also a common ingredient in cosmetic and skincare products. The untreated variety offered by Mountain Rose is quarry mined from naturally occurring deposits and washed with water. Kaolin Clay is a very fine, light clay which is versatile, mild, and easily applied. Its natural adsorbent properties make it a particularly effective ingredient in hygiene products such soaps, scrubs, poultices, deodorants, facial powders, and masks. It is beneficial for oily and blemished skin and also helps to heal blemishes and inflammation due to its mildly drying and disinfectant properties. Its high mineral content is also helpful in rejuvenating the skin while it also removes dead skin cells and improves circulation to the skin. To learn more about these therapeutic clays, and to order them, please click on the following link: 

Apples and Doctors Recommends Mountain Rose Clays!

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Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is only intended to educate and inform our readers. It is in no way intended to provide medical advice or to diagnose or treat any disease. If you have a health problem, you should consult a healthcare practitioner before taking any substances for medicinal purposes.

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