I must first say that I have used bentonite clay internally for 3 months, and feel great. This clay can be used in many ways. Keep in mind we do stock this at Kasia Organic Salon, so please contact us with any questions! - Kassandra
Bentonite clay is an alternative detoxifying and medicinal cleansing agent derived from the weathering of volcanic ash. Bentonite can be purchased at most health food stores and is available in several forms, including liquid, gel, capsules, and powder. Bentonite powder can easily be mixed into an ingestible solution and is commonly employed for internal use. The powder swells up like a sponge when absorbed in water, attracting and drawing in toxins as the clay passes through the body. The actual clay is not digested: it passes through the body and is eliminated along with the toxins.
A high level of toxins in the body can affect your overall health. Bentonite acts as an intestinal detoxifying agent by cleansing your body of toxins such as heavy metals, free radicals, and pesticides. Health benefits from regular use of bentonite include relief from indigestion, liver detoxification, reduced food sensitivities and allergies, improved blood circulation, and an overall immune system boost.
How to Make a Bentonite Clay Solution
Pour eight ounces of water into a glass container with a tight-fitting lid, add one tablespoon of bentonite, close the lid, and shake well. Remove the lid and allow mixture to sit for 30 minutes. Make sure the powder is fully absorbed, and add more water a little at a time as needed if the mixture is too thick. Drink the mixture and follow with a full glass of water.
- Mix bentonite with fruit juice instead of water for better flavor.
- Take bentonite on an empty stomach, one hour before or after meals.
- Sprinkle a small amount of bentonite powder on your food for an extra boost.
- Drink at least eight cups of water or more throughout the day when taking bentonite.
Topical Uses for Bentonite Clay
Bentonite can help treat acne, eczema, cellulite, wrinkle reduction, poison ivy, burns, and insect bites when used topically. Simply dab a small amount of liquid bentonite solution onto problem areas. Soak in a clay bath to release toxins from the pores of your skin by adding two cups of bentonite clay to a warm bath. Soak for at least 20 minutes.
- Do not use metal utensils or containers to stir or store Bentonite clay powder. Contact with metal may decrease the clay's potency.
- The internal use of Bentonite clay is an excellent and simple way to do an effective cleanse. Among other benefits, it can reduce body odor, skin blemishes, and digestive track issues of all sorts.
- The clay can be stirred into water, juice or any other beverage of your choice. It can also be sprinkled on foods or encapsulated.
- We keep it on hand, among other items, to use internally and externally in case of snake bites or any other kind of poisoning.
- Bentonite clay can be used to benefit anyone: men, women (including before, during or after pregnancy, and nursing), children, and animals.
- It can be used as often as you would like, and in any way you choose. Just remember to consume LOTS of water while using it internally.
Always consult a physician before taking bentonite clay internally. This is especially important if you have any pre-existing medical conditions or are taking prescription medication. Your physician will be able to advise you if this is a safe and appropriate treatment for you.