Healthy Living Clay--100% Calcium Bentonite
- 12 oz container
- Gluten Free – Soy Free
- High Trace Mineral Content
- See Product Label/Supplement Facts (below) for additional details
- Contains NO: artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, wheat, milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, crustaceans, shellfish, fish or animal products.
Properties and History:
Healthy Living Clay is the purest alkalinizing and edible calcium bentonite clay available with many internal and topical uses. Externally it is an excellent clay mask or bath soak and internally it is an effective detoxifier (see other uses below). ϯ
Bentonite clays are grey to white clays from the montmorillonite family of clays, naturally formed from volcanic ash. These clays get their namesake from the area in France where they were originally discovered but today, most are mined in Wyoming. While there are many different kinds of bentonite clay, only sodium bentonite and calcium bentonite are commonly used for health, beauty or nutritional purposes.
We recommend our Healthy Living Clay for a multitude of uses and chose calcium bentonite over its sister element sodium bentonite because it absorbs less water and has a slower absorption rate. This means it offers a greater number of health benefits. Our source of calcium bentonite clay was discovered as a pure source, preserved and hidden beneath protective natural barriers. It has an alkaline pH of 9.6-9.7 providing it with amazing alkalinizing and purification qualities. ϯ
Our 100% pure calcium bentonite clay works as a detoxifying agent because the naturally negative charged ions of the clay attract the positively charged ions found in toxins and heavy metals. Since our bodies do not absorb clay, toxins are bound to the clay and then carried out as it is naturally excreted. Studies have shown that it may bind and remove toxins and dangerous pathogens such as E.coli, MRSA, and rotaviruses.ϯ
Healthy Living Clay also contains dozens of trace minerals and may be used both topically as a beauty treatment and orally as a nutritional supplement. ϯ
One word of caution: When working with dry clay, or any powder substance of any type, it is always best to prevent inhaling the dust. Any dust, including clay, can be harmful to your lungs.
Beauty Uses and Recipes:
Face Mask: Because our Healthy Living Clay mask naturally contains negatively charged ions, it is able to bind with the positively charged ions in toxins that may be found in your skin and pores. This attraction is so strong that the clay is able to maintain a hold on them until after you have removed the clay from your face, leaving your skin feeling light and superbly clean! Apply up to 2-3 times a week for general skin care.
If you are dealing with a particularly stubborn area, or acne, apply the mask directly to the breakout area daily until the skin has cleared then continue with the above regimen. You can also consider adding 1 part apple cider vinegar which may provide additional antibacterial benefits.
Directions: In a non-metallic (plastic or glass) bowl, mix 1 part clay powder to 3 parts water, using a wooden or plastic spoon. Ideally allow this mixture to stand for 24 hours to allow complete absorption, but if you plan to apply it right away, use a little less water. Apply a thin masque to face or body to cleanse, energize and revitalize. Allow to completely dry and gently rinse.
Drawing Salve: Healthy Living Clay can also be used to treat more serious skin problems such as poisons, toxins, bacteria (including flesh eating bacteria), skin irritation, bruises, rash, fungus or heavy metals.
Directions: In a non-metallic (plastic or glass) bowl, mix 1 part clay powder to 3 parts water, using a wooden or plastic spoon. Ideally allow this mixture to stand for 24 hours to allow complete absorption, but if you plan to apply it right away, use a little less water. Apply this mixture heavily and leave it on until it’s completely dry. Clay mud may be left on as long as desired without side effects and should be left on at least 20 minutes, longer if tolerable. Note: For serious skin issues, use daily and leave on for extended periods, including overnight.
Detox Bath: Skin products and exposure to the environment can leave deposits and toxins on your skin. A soaking bath with aVivoPur Healthy Living Clay can remove skin deposits and may help to draw internal toxins from your body.
Directions: Add ½ to 1 cup of clay to average size bath. Soak for 10-15 minutes to detoxify, alkalinize and energize your body and skin. To truly pamper yourself you may wish to add few drops of a relaxing essential oil such as lavender.
Shampoo: Your hair can also hold on to toxins from store-bought shampoo. To encourage soft and voluminous hair, detox your hair once a month with this homemade, non—detergent shampoo!
Directions: Mix 2-3 scoops (included scoop) of clay with an equal amount of filtered water or apple cider vinegar. Apply the clay mixture to damp hair, and leave it on for five minutes, then rinse thoroughly. If you choose to mix the clay with water only, you may wish to follow the washing with an apple cider vinegar rinse to avoid drying out your hair too much.
Deodorant for sensitive skin: Calcium bentonite clay is a great alternative to store bought deodorants that may irritate your skin as it naturally absorbs moisture throughout the day. Furthermore, it is completely aluminum and chemical free.
Directions: Mix 5 tablespoons of coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of baking soda, 6 tablespoons of arrowroot powder, with 2 scoops (included) of our aVivoPur Healthy Living Clay. You may also wish to add a few (4-10) drops of your favorite essential oil scents. This deodorant will be a paste like texture, so simply store in a small jar and apply a thin layer with your fingers!
Overall Health Uses:
Toothpaste: Your mouth is a constant battle ground of good and bad bacteria. Many toothpastes and mouthwashes use dangerous chemicals in an attempt to kill the bad bacteria and clean your teeth at the same time. Our Healthy Living Clay is able to attract the toxins and bad bacteria and may aid in keeping your mouth healthy in a natural way. In addition, the calcium bentonite clay may help re-mineralize your teeth which aids in healing current cavities and fighting future ones! ϯ
Directions: Mix three scoops of Healthy Living Clay, 2 tablespoons coconut oil, 1 tablespoon stevia powder, ¾ teaspoon mineral salt, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 3 tablespoons water (more if needed), ¼ teaspoon of thieves oil as an antibacterial aid. You may also wish to add a few drops of peppermint oil for taste. Store this mixture in a squeeze tube or a small glass jar.
Internal Detox and Digestive Healing: Our Healthy Living Clay taken internally may be used to:
- Help detoxify and alkalinize your whole body by attaching to positive ions of toxins and pulling them out of your tissues, in a natural way.
- Provide trace minerals. Because the calcium bentonite clay is smaller than its sister element sodium it is also able to travel through the gut walls in small amounts and bring vital trace minerals to your body as a whole. It can also aid in normalizing the pH of your body because Healthy Living Clay is naturally alkaline.
- Remove dangerous toxins and pathogens through the GI tract. The naturally negative charged (-) ions of the clay attract the positive charged (+) ions found in toxins and heavy metals. Since our bodies do not absorb clay easily, or in large amounts, toxins are then carried out of the body when it is naturally excreted through the gastrointestinal tract. Studies have shown that it may bind and remove dangerous pathogens such as E.coli, MRSA, and rotaviruses, along with chemical toxins. ϯ
The combination of these three actions may also help to naturalize your gut functions and relieve digestive problems! ϯ
Directions: Mix 1 scoop (included) dry clay powder in 16oz or more of water and drink immediately, or make an edible clay paste by mixing 3 scoops (included) of clay to 1 scoop (5cc) of water. Clay may also be mixed into a smoothie or protein shake. Take the mixture 1-2 times daily.
Ingredients: 100% Pure Calcium Bentonite Clay
CONTAINS NO artificial colors, flavors or preservatives; no wheat, gluten, milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, crustacean shellfish or fish. Suitable for Vegans
ϯ These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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This clay is a great face mask!