CLAY MASKS & PACKS for Face and Body
by Jeanne Rose
Clay comes in many
different colors, textures, and adsorption abilities.
Clay adsorbs rather than absorbs, that is, toxins are
attached to the outside of the clay particles (adsorb) rather than
being taken up (absorb) by the clay particles. It adsorbs toxins
both externally on the skin or internally if taken with water as a
going to bed drink. Clay will rid the body of pimples and boils or
wherever there is acne, pimples or infection.
It is easy to put together
a clay mask or pack: simply take a bit of clay (1 t.), add
water/hydrosol, enough to mix using
a non-metal mixer or your finger and apply. Let is dry and
then remove with plenty of water.
Follow with a spray of mineral water or hydrosol.
Different Types of Clay and Their
2/3 white + 1/3 red
clay = pink clay
There is also Kaolin or
China Clay, originally from Kiangsi in SE China which is a fine
white clay that is usually used in ceramics and in cosmetics as an
adsorbent. Its principal
constituent is kaolinite Al2Si2O5(OH)4.
Bentonite is found in Montana as a soft porous rock
composed of clayey minerals in various colors, and used chiefly in
oil-well drilling and in pharmacy and skin care.
The principal constituent is montmorillonite RMgAl5Si12O30(OH6•nH2O.
Fuller's Earth is mainly montmorillonite and attapulgite
which is an adsorbent.
There is also Fullers
Earth which is mainly montmorillonite and attapulgite which is also
Clay is also used
medicinally, taken internally for a variety of conditions.
Red Montmorillonite is the most active and detoxifying. Green
Illite is used externally for drainage or internally to detoxify and
is the most versatile. Pink Kaolin is usually used for facial masks,
it is gentle and cleansing and White Kaolin is considered to balance
the pH of the body and taken internally as an anti-diarrhea agent.
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years, beginning with her first book,
& Things, now in its second edition.
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