I used to only think of Bentonite Clay Powder as a good face mask. I would mix a small amount with Organic Apple Cider Vinegar for an amazing facial that would leave my skin looking younger and renewed. Since then I discovered that it makes for a great detoxifying bath at it absorbs toxins, chemicals, metals and even radiation from your body!
Recently, with the scares from the radiation hot spots in the atmosphere I have had radiation poisoning three times! I live in NJ but traveled a bit to the West Coast and Mexico. Gamma radiation poisoning showed up on my body scan with the Spectravision equipment that my nutritionist uses. After having it show up three times I have now committed myself to taking the detox bentonite baths more frequently. This past week I even had to have my 4 year old son bathe (30 mins) because he somehow got radiated as well. Two cups of the powder in a bath up to your chin for 30 minutes should work to remove toxins from your body.
I was amazed at how well and powerful the clay is so I started to read reviews to see what other people where doing with the product. To my surprise people are making hair masks, vegetable wash, toothpaste, deodorant, and mineral makeup, as well as face masks. I searched for recipes that included items I already have in my home. I have many essential oils already as well as baking soda, stevia and coconut oil. I only had to buy arrowroot powder. (I got excited when I saw that someone had a recipe on how to make a dry shampoo with the arrowroot powder!)
I tried the following recipes for toothpaste and deodorant. Both turned out well and smell fabulous.
Clay Deodorant Recipe
• 1 Pint Size Mason Jar
• 1 plastic measuring spoon (TBSP)
• 1 plastic utensil for stirring
o (If you’re wondering why I’m being crazy about plastic, it’s because bentonite clay has negative ions that absorbed stuff in metal. Unless you want metallic armpits– don’t use metal anything on your clay).
• 2 TBSP Bentonite Clay (I use Redmond Trading Company Clay )
• 4 TBSP Arrowroot powder
• 4 TBSP Baking Soda
• 6 TBSP Coconut Oil
• Optional: 10 drops of Essential Oil such as Purification, Lavender, or Joy (Find Quality Essential Oils)
(I added glycerin to this mix as I found that it hardened too much. By adding the glycerin the mixture stayed creamy and was easier to apply. I keep in a glass container and apply with my fingers.)
My comments: It works exceptionally well with odor and sweat. If you use a pleasant scented essential oil it will smell fabulous as well. I used something I had on hand – Awaken (Young Living essential oil).
How to make clay toothpaste
• 1/4 cup Bentonite Clay (this is a bentonite clay, in its dry powder form)
• 3/8 cup boiling water (purified is always best)
• 1/4 tsp. Real Salt (or any unrefined sea salt that you enjoy)
• 15-25 drops Stevia (I personally prefer liquid, but powder is fine)
• 10-12 drops Peppermint essential oil (Spearmint would be good, too)
• 4-6 drops Tea Tree essential oil
My comments: I really like this toothpaste. I keep mine in a small container and dip my toothbrush in it. My teeth feel so polished and clean. I made without the tea tree oil as I couldn’t find mine. The mint oil helps it seem like regular toothpaste. It is green, however.
Detox your fruits and veggies before eating them. Soak them in water with a few sprinkles of the bentonite clay. I will absorb the toxins out of the vegetables and fruit.
Tip: I put the bentonite clay powder in a spice container and keep near my kitchen sink for easy access.
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