Beauty Benefits of Indian Healing Clay
Clay from the Nile River, also known as Indian Healing Clay, has been shown to detoxify skin and has been used for centuries as a face mask to beautify and refresh the skin. Cleopatra even used clay from the Nile River over 1,800 years ago.
So, what is it?
Indian Healing Clay comes from a soft, light-colored rock formed from volcanic ash and can be found in many places around the world, including Egypt, Montana, and Wyoming, where we source it from! The clay has the consistency of a soft powder; its color ranges from light gray to gray-brown. It is vegan.
Indian healing clay has negatively charged molecules. Most toxins and heavy metals have positively charged molecules. When you mix the clay with water or apple cider vinegar, the clay produces an ionic pull that removes toxins such as heavy metals, impurities, and chemicals from your skin.
This detoxification process can energize the body, heal acne-prone skin, reduce the appearance of pores, and stimulate blood flow to the surface of the skin. Brighter, softer, and more even-toned skin is the result.
What are some of the benefits?
There have been 9 reported benefits of using Indian healing clay.
- It relieves itching caused by insect bites, hives, poison ivy, and poison oak.
- Indian healing clay has been shown to reduce or prevent rashes in studies.
- Reduces eczema discomfort and appearance
- Acne is treated, pores are minimized, and skin tone is evened
- Reduces the appearance of scarring
- Soothes razor burn and minimizes irritation
- Detoxifies the armpits
- Softens shines and nourishes hair
- This product defines and adds texture to curly or natural hair.
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How to make a skin-detoxifying Indian Healing Clay mask
- Don’t mix clay in metal bowls or use metal utensils. Mixing clay with metal strips the clay of its healing powers by stripping out its electric charge, which is the thing that draws out toxins from your skin. We recommend using a glass, wood, or plastic bowl. Details on amounts are below and you will see a smaller bowl is all you need.
- Mix 1 part clay with 2 parts water.
- Put 2 Tbsp of water in a glass, wood, or plastic bowl. Add 1 Tbsp of clay. Use a wood or plastic fork to mix the clay into the water until you get a smooth, creamy consistency.
- This should produce enough for 1 full face/neck mask.
Wait 15-20 minutes for the clay to dry. It’s during the drying process that the clay draws out toxins and impurities from the skin. This is a great time to read your favorite book, meditate, or simply rest your eyes.
- Rinse: Use warm water and a washcloth to gently wipe off the clay.
- Moisturize: For best results, apply a gentle moisturizer after rinsing.
Whether you have oily, dry, or combination skin, you can use this natural face mask to renew your skin and give it a healthy look. If you’re looking for an ultimate skin detox, try the above recipe for a DIY face mask, clay and apple cider vinegar will tone, purify and tighten, and even pores.
For best results, leave on the face for 10-15 minutes. Wash off thoroughly with warm water.