The way that these kinds of clays are formed is part of what makes them so healing. They are composites of volcano ash and are formed when volcanoes spew molten earth from the planet’s core. In fact, it is this “birthing process” out of extreme heat that creates the highly-charged particles and unique high-pH value that allows these clays to bind to toxins.
- The term “bentonite” references the area where most of this kind of healing clay currently comes from: The Cretaceous Benton Shale in the southeastern area of Wyoming.
- Clay is a powerful antibacterial agent. Being highly charged with negative ions, it will naturally bond with substances that have a high positive charge, such as viruses and bacteria.
- Another way that clay can be beneficial is as a powerful heavy metal detoxifier. Clay has the ability to bond with heavy metals such as mercury, cadmium, and lead.
- Here are four ways that you can take advantage of the healing power of betonite clay:
- Take it internally
- Slather it on your whole body
- Give yourself a facial
- Use it in toothpaste.
- To get the most out of your healing clay, always use a natural, organic source that has NOT been heated.