Clays have been used for thousands of years for a multitude of benefits because of their array of properties
they contain. Clays work by drawing out toxins then bind to them through electrical charges.
This pulls the toxins away and consequently can be a natural way to wash away these unwanted toxins.
They can also benefit the skin with the properties they contain during application.
Face Mask - How to use: Add clay to water (or rose or lavender hydrosol); and mix until you have a smooth paste. E.g. 1 teaspoon of clay to 5ml of water. Apply evenly over face avoiding the eyes. Leave for 10-15min. If drying occurs, lightly spray with water. Rinse, tone and moisturise as usual
GREEN: Benefits: The most absorbent of the clays it is ideal for removing toxins and tissue repair such as aiding bruising and acne. Properties: Cleansing, purifying, healing, stimulating, anti-aging and detoxifying. Recommendations: Useful in both face and body masks
WHITE: Benefits: The mildest of all the clays, suitable for young, sensitive or delicate skins. Properties: Evens pigmentation and deodorising. Recommendations: Useful in hair treatments, dusting powders and absorbing powder
YELLOW: Benefits: Ideal for sun damaged, fatigued and neglected skin. Similar to green clay but gentler.
Properties: Hydrating, circulation stimulant and wound repair. Recommendations: For use in masks and wound compresses
PINK: Benefits: Great for sensitive skin, tissue firming, softening, maintenance, bruising and dry hands and scalp. Is a mix of red and white clays. Properties: Balancing, soothing, moisterising and hydrating. Recommendations: Excellent in hair and body treatments
Clay Compress - How to use: Measure out a teaspoon of clay. Add tea tree or lavender hydrosol for best results, use purified or cooled boiled water otherwise. Blend enough to form a paste. Add essential oil, mix, apply to wound / infection. Cover with gauze dressing and leave for 6 hours minimum.
Tried and True: Green clay, tea tree hydrosol and a few drops of german chamomile is absolutely brilliant for white tail spider bites.