Question by darlene 9 years, 1 month ago

Bentonite clay

My name is Darlene and I am currently in a class called Holistic Health I at college. I have been assigned the task of writing about a particular holistic health modality, and have chosen to write about Bentonite clay.

If you wouldn't mind, I'd like to learn a little more about the purposes and conditions in which Bentonite clay is an appropriate healing method. Can this be given to anyone? Are there specific conditions that are often require or at least benefit from the use of the clay?

Any bit of information that you could share with me (regarding the questions or otherwise) would be great. I would very much appreciate more insider knowledge!

Thank you for your time!

5 years, 9 months ago Sarah Collins wrote:

Hi Darlene

Bentonite Clay is one of nature's wonders and is a very versatile healing tool.

Like other clays it can be used to make a clay mask for use in facial treatments (mix it with a flower water such as rose or orange to make a thin paste, and paint the mix onto the face). It is said to help soothe eczema and psoriasis and to ease itchy, irritated skin. Also great for the skin if you are on holiday somewhere exotic and the mosquitoes have found you - not a good look! The clay will ease the itching.

The clay has the ability to help prevent scarring too - useful in cases of acne and other skin problems.

The clay is suggested for a variety of holistic purposes - from easing mastitis, to use as a baby powder to prevent nappy rash, to helping heal diabetic ulcers. I teach facial treatments, and I have experience of it in clay masks but do keep searching as I am sure other people have used it in a variety of ways.

5 years, 8 months ago Sarah Collins wrote:

Hi Frases

Thank you for the comment. I am a big fan of natural clays - they are truly nature's treasures, alongside crystals and gemstones. The stones have great energetic healing properties whilst so far the clays appear to be useful at the physical level - particularly as cleansing and anti-inflammatory agents.

Pleased you enjoyed the post - it encourages me to write more!

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