CLAY MASKS USING LIVING CLAY
SUGGESTIONS FOR USING LIVING CLAY AS A TOPICAL CLAY MASK
In addition to facials and full body wraps, a clay mask can also be applied topically to help relieve acne, arthritis, eczema, psoriasis, poison oak and ivy, shingles, broken bones, burns, cuts, pressure wounds, scrapes, blisters, insect bites, warts, and toenail fungus, just to name a few.* Bentonite clay for topical application may be purchased pre-mixed or made from clay powder.
How to Make Your Own Clay Mask:
- Combine clay powder to water at a ratio of 1 part clay to 3 parts water in a glass, ceramic, or food grade plastic container with a non-metal, air tight lid.
- Cover and shake vigorously for about a minute or until all lumps are gone. Larger batches may also be prepared using an electric mixer or blender; however, take care to immediately wash any clay residue off of the beaters.
- Allow the mixture to stand for 15 minutes with lid slightly loosened to vent and allow for expansion.
SUGGESTIONS FOR USING LIVING CLAY AS A CLAY POULTICE (CLAY PACK)
A clay poultice is simply a thicker application of clay mask, intended to be held against the skin for prolonged periods of time for the purpose of concentrating the clay’s curative and revitalizing action on the affected area. Poultices are good for broken bones, inflamed body organs, sinuses, infected wounds, eye irritations, etc.
How to Prepare a Clay Poultice:
- Use the topical clay mask mixture.
- Apply a ¼ to ¾ inch thick layer of clay mask over the desired area and cover with piece of gauze, a bandage, or plastic wrap to keep the wet clay in place.
The timing and repetition of any application will vary from 30 minutes to an hour to all day, according to need.
PROPER HANDLING AND STORAGE OF CLAY
Follow these simple rules to keep your clay clean, effective, and active:
- Store away from extreme heat and direct sunlight.
- Liquid clay should be stored in a food grade plastic or glass bottle with a non-metallic lid and does not require refrigeration.
- Always use a clean utensil when scooping the clay out of the container.
- Never leave the clay in direct contact with metals for long periods of time. For example don't leave the clay in a metal bowl. The clay's electromagnetic charge will act on the metal severely limiting the clays ability to draw when applied to the skin and will cause the metal to prematurely rust.
- Keep out of close proximity to chemicals and strong odours.
*For more articles and detailed educational information about Calcium Bentonite Clay can be found on www.AboutClay.com and/or get the book Living Clay, Nature’s Own Miracle Cure. Now, go “Kick-Start Your Day” with Calcium Bentonite Clay!
*Disclaimer: This information is provided for educational use only. It is not provided in order to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any disease, illness, or injured condition of the body. Responsibility nor liability will be incurred to any person or entity with respect to any loss, damage, or injury caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by the information contained above. Consult your health care professional if necessary.