Indian Healing Clay, also known as sodium bentonite clay, has been shown to act as a detoxifying agent and has been used for centuries as a face mask to beautify and refresh. Cleopatra even used it over 1,800 years ago, applying clay from the Nile River and Arabian Desert as part of her self care ritual. So, what is it? Indian Healing Clay comes from a soft, light colored rock formed from volcanic ash and found in many parts of the world, including Egypt, Montana, and Wyoming — where we source ours from!
The clay is the consistency of a soft powder; the color ranges from light gray to gray-brown. It’s completely vegan. Bentonite clay has negatively charged molecules. Most toxins and heavy metals have positively charged molecules. When you mix with the clay with water or apple cider vinegar (or any type of fluid), the clay produces an ionic pull that removes toxins — such as heavy metals, impurities, and chemicals — from your skin.
Sodium bentonite clay is a strong electrical conductor, which means it can attract a lot of those toxins. How cool is that? Through this detoxification process, bentonite clay can help to energize the body, heal acne-prone skin, reduce the appearance of pores, and create blood flow to the skin’s surface. The result is brighter, softer, more even-toned skin. What are some of the benefits? Our Asutra community has reported a variety of benefits of using Indian Healing Clay, including: Relieves itchiness from insect bites, hives, poison ivy, and poison oak.
Studies have shown that bentonite clay can prevent or diminish rashes. Reduces discomfort and appearance of eczema Heals acne, minimizes pores, and evens skin tone Reduces appearance of scars Soothes and minimizes razor burn Detoxes armpits Makes hair soft, shiny, and healthy Defines and adds texture to curly and natural hair How to make a skin-detoxifying Indian Healing Clay mask If you’ve bought our Indian Healing Clay, which is from the mountains of Wyoming, you’ll notice it’s a finer powder.
Our clay is run through a special grinder to increase the clay’s effectiveness. 1. Do not mix with metal bowls or utensils! Interestingly, using metal removes the clay’s healing powers by stripping out its electric charge, which is the thing that draws out toxins from your skin. We recommend a glass, wood, or plastic bowl. Details on amounts are below and you will see a smaller bowl is all you need. 2.
Mix 1 part clay to 2 parts water: Put 2 tablespoons of water in a glass, wood, or plastic bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of clay. Use a wood or plastic fork to whisk the clay into the water, as you’d beat an egg or whisk cake batter, until you get a smooth, creamy consistency. This should produce enough for 1 full face/neck mask. Option to mix with apple cider vinegar: Apple cider vinegar (ACV) can dissolve the clay more easily than water and can also help reduce inflammation and breakouts.