1.INSECT STINGS AND BITES
Hydrated clay on a mosquito bite helps to relieve the itching and to swell quickly. Same is true for with spider bites. A mixture of clay + water soothes itching and reduces swelling in almost no time. You can also make this paste and store this in a glass jar for a day in the refrigerator.
2. STOMACH PROBLEMS
Stomach problems are relatively common. One can take ingest a spoonful or two when you feel acidity, or for some reason, your stomach feels upset in general. Natural clay helps to absorb whatever is bugging you from inside of your stomach. Some people have also found it useful to reverse the symptoms of mild food poisoning and relieve cramps.
Weston Price’s book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration mention how the indigenous peoples in the Andes Mountains would keep small balls of clay with them and dissolve just a bit of clay in water. As they ate a meal, they would dip their food in this slightly clay-ish water to prevent indigestion!
Millions of people now regularly practice Clay detox. With the qualities described earlier, it becomes obvious to understand how detoxification happens. Taking clay internally can literally help to pull toxins, heavy metals, and free radicals out of the body, cleansing it. As the skin is the largest organ in our body. When the clay is applied externally, it can pull toxins out through the skin as well.
4.ON CUTS AND SCRAPES
Children are more prone to cuts and scrapes on their knees and elbow. When applied to a cut or scrape, Calcium Bentonite clay helps calm down the pain. Additionally, it cleans the wound and encourages faster and better healing.
5.FOR BEAUTIFUL SKIN
Women are always on the lookout for natural ways to keep skin young and smooth. Natural clay makes the perfect facial mask. It can shrink the pores, tighten and tone skin, remove impurities and slough off dead skin cells. As a result, the skin looks great and feels better. Clay is also said to heal acne when applied directly on zits. It soothes and instantly reduces its size and inflammation.
Clay is soothing and healing to the skin when used on minor kitchen burns, sunburns, etc. Clay should not be allowed to dry on a burn. One can consider making a paste with milk when you use Natural clay for minor kitchen burns or sunburns.
7.AS CLAY BATHS
A clay bath detox feels divine. One can go for this for an over-all detoxification experience. A regular Clay bath keeps eczema in children to a minimum. Many Spas now offer and recommend Calcium Bentonite detox bath (commonly called a mud bath or clay bath).