Ingredients: Calcium Bentonite clay, Pharmaceutical grade
Country of Origin: USA
Qualities: Bentonite clay is formed from the weathering of volcanic ash, then carefully mined to keep impurities out. The clay is subsequently kiln-dried, milled, and screened to a very fine powder. It is silica-based and colloidal in nature, meaning the particles suspend in liquid without breaking down or dissolving, and therefore do not get digested. Holding a high concentration of minerals such as silica, magnesium, iron, sodium, calcium, and potassium, Bentonite clay is widely used for both internal and external uses for detoxes and cleansing. It is fairly unique in that it holds an electrical charge when in contact with liquid, therefore binding itself to other molecules, removing stains from hard surfaces and pulling toxins from a human body. It has been known to stabilize gut bacteria, and settle the stomach after vomiting or diarrhea.
How to use internally (For internal cleansing, to soothe digestive problems, or to ward off morning sickness):
Combine 1/2 to 1 teaspoon in a cup of water (in a glass jar with a plastic lid) and shake until well incorporated. Be sure to drink enough water throughout the day.
External use: For a purifying homemade facial mask, combine clay with honey or water until they become a paste, and apply generously to your face avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 10-20 minutes and gently wash off with lukewarm water and your skin will thank you! You can also add ½ a cup to a hot bath.