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In a world where dietary choices are poor, environmental pollution is heavy, stress levels are high, and exercise is often a last priority, internal cleansing is more important than ever for optimum health.”  ~ Dr. Bernard Jensen

Back when I had pretty severe acne (my unfortunate mistake eating too many nuts), Calcium Bentonite Clay and I were best friends.  This type of clay specifically, is used to clean out toxins from your body.  You can apply it as a face mask, body wrap, sprinkle some in a hot bath, or drink it. I have done all of the above.

When you use it topically on your skin you will literally feel your face pulsate – which is the clay removing the deep impurities from your pores as well as red blood cells coming to the surface of your skin increasing circulation and bringing out new skin cells. The clay will harden on your face, tightening your skin and making your facial muscles feel rather paralyzed as it dries – but remember you have a thick layer of CLAY on your face … don’t fret! After you rinse off the clay with warm water, your skin will be slightly red but it will feel refreshed, clean, and incredibly soft. I noticed a night and day difference – no more oil, my pores were much smaller, and once that slight redness went away I had beautiful glowing skin~ all toxins gently but efficiently sucked out!

To make your mask just mix the clay with equal parts raw apple cider vinegar. Use a non-metal bowl and utensil to mix. Stir into a paste. And apply to face. Leave on for about 10-15 minutes.

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I also recommend drinking calcium bentonite clay to help with elimination. {Make sure when taking it internally to not eat or drink anything (besides water) for two hours before and one hour after}

The importance of this is that when bentonite clay is taken internally – the pull is SO strong, that it will pull metals & toxins that are in the tissues and bloodstream into the digestive tract, through the walls of the intestines… to be safely poo’d away down the toilet. 

How does clay work inside the body? 

According to healing daily.com: “{When} taken internally, liquid bentonite supports the intestinal system in the elimination of toxins. Bentonite eliminates every kind of toxin, including those from the environment, such as heavy metals, and those that occur naturally as by-products of the body’s own health processes, such as metabolic toxins.  It’s hard to believe that the body produces its own toxins, but that may happen as a result of stress, inefficient metabolism, or the proliferation of free radicals. Liquid bentonite is inert which means it passes through the body undigested.

Bentonite clay is made up of a high number of tiny platelets with negative electrical charges on their flat surfaces and positive charges on their edges.

When bentonite clay absorbs water and swells up, it is stretched open like a highly porous sponge. Toxins are drawn into these spaces through electrical attraction and bound.  In fact, according to the Canadian Journal of Microbiology, bentonite clay can reportedly absorb pathogenic viruses as well as herbicides and pesticides.

The bentonite is eventually eliminated from the body with the toxins bound to its multiple surfaces.”

Worried about clay inside your body not finding its way out?

According to aboutclay.com: The body has no problem ridding itself of the clay.  Don’t worry about a tiny brick house being built in the middle of your colon.  The clay assists the body’s eliminatory process by acting as a bulking agent, similar to psyllium fiber, sweeping out the old matter that doesn’t need to be there.  It is not digested in the same manner as food as it passes through the alimentary canal.  Instead, it stimulates intestinal peristalsis, the muscular contractions that move food and stool through the bowels.  The clay and the adsorbed toxins are both eliminated together; this keeps the toxins from being reabsorbed into the bloodstream.

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Now, even though I no longer have severe acne, I still use this about once every two weeks as a skin detox treatment. I would be drinking the detox once or twice a week as well, but due to being pregnant I am not quite sure of any risks involved so I have held off just to be safe. I’m not sure if I can start back after baby H is born because I will be breastfeeding, but I am going to look into it.  My body probably really needs a good cleanse, and this stuff is the best of the best! If you are not pregnant, get yourself some of this stuff and start your detox!

xoxo Jennifer

What is your favorite face mask or cleanser?

Have you ever done a detox?

Have you ever used bentonite clay? What did you think of it?

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