Let’s get technical: our ultra pure green clay is classified as ‘calcium bentonite’ (also known as ‘Montmorillonite’ – don’t be puzzled: both names refer to the same thing). But our clay also contains a significant amount of natural sodium, which means it is absolutely packed with beneficial potent minerals.
How can you use our mineral-rich, all-natural clay? Read on.
CLAY BODY MASKS AND PACKS
A spa treatment at home! Our calcium bentonite clay has very high water retention: this means clay masks will easily remain hydrated for 30 minutes or longer. Start off by hydrating powdered clay and let it rest for an hour or more (or use our convenient freshly-made hydrated clay or clay mousse). Apply thickly to the body (generally about 1/4 inch thickness), or as a pack to any area you wish to target specifically, leave to almost dry then shower off with warm water.
Tip: using cling wrap, a soft cloth or a towel over the body will keep the clay moist for longer. And do not use soap products while rinsing, as this will alter the delicate acid/alkaline balance of the skin.
CLAY FACE MASKS
Hydrate powdered clay or use our ready-made alternatives (the deep-cleansing version, or the deep-cleansing AND nourishing version).
Apply a thick coating to the face, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for at least 30 minutes (mist-spray with good quality mineral or filtered water to keep moist if needed). Gently remove with warm water and apply your favourite moisturiser as required.
A clay face mask boosts circulation, bringing fresh blood, oxygen and nutrients to the surface and deeply drawing out grime and toxins.
In winter, try this clay mask recipe to be done with dull, lifeless skin!
Completely pre-hydrate (in a blender or by hand) one cup of clay with 5-6 cups filtered water until it is liquid enough to pour into your warm bath. Swirl to mix.
Make sure the water is warm, not too hot. Ideally you would spend 20 minutes at least in the bath, and if the water is too hot this could cause your blood pressure to rise and you to feel uncomfortable. We have written an in-depth post on clay baths you can turn to for more precise directions.
Remember: we always advise caution and recommend you first consult your physician or registered health care professional if you are elderly, have a diagnosed medical condition or are pregnant before attempting to take a clay bath.