I am talking about CLAY. Clay is more precious than gold because it's remarkable healing ability on most life forms. Healing with Earth or Pelotherapy is the application of mud for therapeutic purposes. Allow me to introduce you to living clay, although there are many types of clay mined all over the Earth, today I will share with you the therapeutic Green Dessert Calcium Bentonite clay that I use in making Viva Clay and I use during most facials.
Clay therapy has been practiced by indigenous cultures world-wide, in our modern world we have strayed away from natural remedies and with no clear guidance the knowledge and wisdom gets lost. "Only when we began to distance ourselves from nature did we also start to distance ourselves from the Earth's therapeutic strengths". Clay Experts -Anjou and Pascal
Green Dessert Calcium Bentonite Clay has many benefits and the list keeps growing. There are many benefits topically as well as internally. I will share about eating clay in another blog post. Green clay is a volcanic clay rich in magnesium, it is an alkaline water loving clay with a pH of 9.5 10.0. This clay has been university tested and has been shown to have antimicrobial properties killing pathogenic organisms such as MRSA in 7 - 10 minutes! I think that is remarkable, I use clay on almost everything from mosquito bites to bruises and any inflammation and edema.
Clay applied topically for beauty purposes is a great way to incorporate this "living clay" to your body. Toxins and free-radicals are attracted to clay like a magnet, this is beneficial because once the clay is removed the toxins go with it! The term "living clay" is believed to be from the way the micronutrients behave in clay. Clay is a crystal and these crystals are dramatic examples of the capacity of matter to self-organize. Some researchers believe that as an inorganic mineral, it actually mimicks the function of living enzymes.
Clay helps harness the body's own resources, when applied to an injury as a poultice the clay acts as a catalyst and helps the body heal itself bringing the body to homeostasis. Clay also helps with calm inflammation and redness in the skin.
A short list of clay benefits:
Detoxifies by removal of toxins and free radicals that cause aging.
Calm and heal the skin
Exfoliate dead skin gently
Soothes rashes, redness and irritation
Helps heal acne, psoriasis, eczema, hyperpigmentation and wrinkles
Super Detox Facial for home use: Apply a small amount of Viva Clay to your clean face and massage deep into your skin, paying special attention to acupressure points while you massage. After massage the clay should be dry and barely visible.
Next, repeat the same thing over the first coat of clay.
After the second layer is completed, the clay should be dry and you may feel a slight pulling sensation.
Next apply a third layer quickly and evenly on the face. The clay should be between 1/8 of an inch. Keep the clay hydrated by spraying your face with my Rose Mist for the duration of the treatment, about 20 - 40 minutes.
Lastly, wash the clay off thoroughly with warm water and follow with cool water to close your pores. Moisturize your face with natural oils without toxins like one of my facial oils Amorosa or Bella Vida. Press gently into your skin and thank yourself for taking the time to care for your skin and for the connection to Pachamama, Mother Earth.
To purchase Viva Clay you can do so here.
I would love your feedback and questions. This information barely touches the tip of the healing properties of Clay. It's worth noting that the water that is used to hydrate clay is also very important and that is a whole other subject that I will eventually share my methods with you. I am thinking about offering a clay and ocean blend in powder form as a full body treatment to be used at home. I would love to know if this is something that you would be interested in. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog. Please share my blog! Be well, may you be blessed with love, joy and health.