Clay Masks and Detox Baths
Clay is a natural substance mined from the earth; it has been blessed by many sunrises, rainstorms, and moon rises. Using clay as a beauty aid harnesses the energy of thousands of years for a wonderful cleansing experience! I have designed facial masks and detoxifying bath soaks using clay and other ingredients for radiant skin and general health.
Ancient civilizations were well aware of the healing properties of clay and used it for a variety of purposes. Egyptians used clay extensively in their spiritual culture and Native Americans used clay in religious ceremonies to allow energy, healing and wisdom to pass through it.
Learn more about clay and other ingredients at bottom of page.
Clay Facial Masks
~made with bentonite, french green and kaolin clays, chlorella powder, and organic herbs & essential oils
Clay is a popular ingredient used in facial masks because as it dries, it pulls toxins and other impurities out of the skin. At the same time, the minerals in the clay are absorbed into the skin giving your face a wonderful feel and natural glow. Presented in a shaker top jar, simply add a small amount of water to 2 teaspoons of clay mixture to form a paste. Massage into face and neck once a week and allow to dry (10-15 minutes). Once dry, rinse with warm water, pat dry and enjoy your newly refreshed and toned skin! If you have very dry skin, do not use a clay mask more than once a week.
Rosemary/Orange ~ with bentonite, french green and kaolin clays, chlorella powder, rooibos and rose petals, and organic oils of rosemary and sweet orange.
Tea Tree/Lavender ~ with bentonite, french green and kaolin clays, chlorella powder, comfrey and peppermint leaf, and organic oils of lavender and tea tree.
The Ultimate ~ with bentonite, french green and kaolin clays, chlorella powder, raw cocoa powder, chamomile, oolong tea leaves, lemongrass, sweet orange, lavender and spearmint essential oils
(Tips: After you have made your paste with water, you may add the following ingredients for different skin types:
For oily skin, add a touch of witch hazel.
For acne prone skin, add a touch of apple cider vinegar.
For dry skin add a touch of honey.)
~4 oz. shaker top jar ~ $12
Many natural ingredients help to balance the body by drawing out toxins accumulated from day to day living.
I combine natural clays with Dead Sea salts, Epsom (magnesium) salts, and organic green tea along with organic herbs and essential oils to promote the elimination of acidic wastes from the muscles and joints. These ingredients have an alkalizing effect to naturally assist the body in eliminating toxic buildup. Use this detoxifying, skin softening blend in the bathtub for a full body soak, or you may forgo the bath and opt for a foot soak instead. Foot baths can also be an effective way to draw toxins from body tissues via the soles of the feet.
~It is important to drink plenty of water after your soak to help flush out toxins and rehydrate the body. You may also find that sipping some warm herbal teas will help with the process or you can try this recipe:
1 cup near boiling water
Juice of 1/2 lemon or 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup or raw honey
Stir to dissolve ingredients, cool slightly and sip slowly.
Lavender/Citrus ~ with bentonite, french green and kaolin clays, Dead Sea salts, Magnesium (Epsom) salts, organic essential oils of lavender, bergamot & lemongrass and organic green tea
Lemon/Ginger ~ with bentonite, french green and kaolin clays, Dead Sea salts, Magnesium (Epsom) salts, organic essential oils of ginger, lemon and lime and organic green tea
~16 oz. jar ~ $22.00
use 1/2 jar for a full body, detoxifying bath (after draining the tub, run some rinse water for 1 minute to avoid clay residue settling in the pipes)
or use 1/2 cup for a detoxifying foot soak (enough for 4 to 5 foot soaks)
Learn more about my chosen ingredients below and clay in general here:
~Bentonite Clay~ Also known as living clay, bentonite clay is sedimentary clay composed of weathered and aged volcanic ash. Bentonite is one of the most effective and powerful healing clays used to treat both internal and external maladies. It has the ability to absorb toxins, impurities, heavy metals and other contaminants from the body.
~Kaolin Clay~ Kaolinite is a clay mineral. Rocks that are rich in kaolinite are known as China clay or kaolin. This white clay will gently draw impurities from the skin without removing natural oils while simultaneously exfoliating, cleansing, and stimulating circulation. White clay is suitable for all skin types: oily, blemish prone, normal, sensitive, dry, or mature skin.
~Chlorella Powder~ Chlorella is a single celled algae that some scientists believe may be among the Earth's oldest living organisms. Natural health enthusiasts know chlorella well as a detoxifier, immune system stimulator, and excellent source of general nutrition. Chlorella softens, revitalizes and hydrates the skin and is rich in chlorophyll, vitamins and minerals.
~Gentle Detox Tea~
Try sipping some after your bath or foot soak to maximize elimination of toxins from the body.
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Drinking plenty of fresh water is essential during a detoxification process and eating a diet of fresh, whole foods is recommended as well as avoiding refined sugars and flours, alcohol and caffeine.
~If you experience an unfavorable reaction to any product, please discontinue use immediately. To perform an allergy test before using a new bath or body product, apply a small amount to the inside upper arm, leave on for one minute then rinse off. If you see an unfavorable reaction within 24 hours, please discontinue use. Keep products stored up and away from children. After a detox soak, you may feel a bit off as the toxins are exiting the body. Be sure to drink plenty of fresh water and rest afterwards.
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