Clay has been used in the world’s oldest beauty and healing rituals for hundreds of years. Using a magnetic pull, clay naturally refines, draws and binds to pollutants, absorbs dead cells and exfoliates the skin. It binds to harmful bacteria and impurities living on and beneath the skin surface. Clay gently detoxifies without weakening the skin barrier.
Clay’s intelligence is much like the intelligence of plants, their communication and compatibility with our bodies and skin. It’s a safe and gentle alternative to harsh facial treatments like chemical peels.
- control oil production, draw excess oil from the pores
- naturally exfoliating, manage dead cells and dry skin
- may treat blackheads, acne, improve scars and skin conditions
- protect the body from environmental, microbial toxins and heavy metals, the charge of clay pulls toxins through the skin
- improve skin tone, texture and enhance the complexion without compromising moisture and living cells that promote healthy skin
- Applied to hair and scalp clay may detox and strengthen dry, damaged or brittle hair, improve dandruff and scalp conditions. May promote hair growth, improve shine and definition
- Apply clay to lower abdomen as a womb pack. May increase circulation, gently detox impurities and warm the womb. Clay packs are a self-care therapy that may support reproductive health, fertility, releasing toxins and negative energy from the womb
INSECT BITES, BURNS
- Use as a poultice on insect bites and minor burns to relieve itching, swelling, redness, pain and inflammation. Applying turmeric paste to bleeding cuts has been proven to stop bleeding and minimize pain
- Use as an armpit detox and heavy metal release from long term use of antiperspirant deodorant
- Soaking in a clay bath may stimulate the lymphatic system to release cellular waste from the skin and tissues. Applying clay to boils and cysts may draw and release them. When toxins are not released properly via the lymphatic system they are reabsorbed, leading to impaired immunity and disease.
- The lymphatic system is our largest immune defense, the system that detoxifies the body and filters toxins, free radicals and heavy metals from our tissues to the bloodstream and finally to the spleen for purification.
- Dry brushing is an Ayurvedic technique also intended to stimulate blood circulation and lymphatic flow before bathing or doing a clay body mask. Use body brush on dry skin and brush towards your heart space.
HOW TO CLAY MASK:
Using a non metal spoon, add clay to a glass, ceramic or wooden bowl.
2-3 tablespoons for a facial mask
1/4c-1/2 cup for a hair mask
add more or less if needed
Add 1-2 tablespoons of water for a facial mask or equal parts apple cider vinegar and water. Consider adding extra oils or natural conditioners if doing a hair mask. Mix clay until there are no lumps, to a smooth paste consistency. Add more liquid or clay as needed. Using fingers or an application brush, add layers of clay to skin or hair and allow to dry.
10-15 minutes for sensitive skin
15-20 minutes for normal skin
Overusing clay masks has the potential to dry out the skin. If you already have dry, compromised or sensitive skin, limit the use of clay masks to once weekly.
Apply to clean, damp hair. Cover with a plastic cap and allow to sit for 1-4 hours maximum.
Once clay has dried, remove by washing face with warm water or a washcloth. Wash thoroughly from hair and scalp. Slight redness of the skin or scalp is normal after removing the clay. Follow with a gentle toner for face and your choice of skin and hair moisturizer.
All of our clay blends can be used as a facial mask, scrub, armpit detox or womb clay pack.
EXFOLIATING WITH CLAY:
All of our exfoliants are made with a combination of fine sugars, clays and plant powders.
BENEFITS OF EXFOLIATING:
- remove dead skin cells and balance oil production
- prevent and reduce the appearance of acne, scars and hyperpigmentation
- promote a youthful, glowing complexion and smoother skin texture
- help other skincare products to absorb and work more effectively