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HEALING EARTH & COSMETIC CLAY DESCRIPTION
In the annals of natural medicine, healing earth is highly regarded for the treatment of burns, wounds, skin disorders, intestinal problems and joint inflammation. In addition, it supplies the body with a number of minerals and trace elements. The health effects of healing earth were first reported by Emmanuel Felke (1856-1926), a natural healer who was also known as The Clay Pastor. According to Felke, the fine-grained clay known as loess, found in Ice-Age deposits, is the soil that is best suited to therapeutic purposes. To make healing earth, the loess clay is further ground up and sifted; the finer the powder, the easier it is for the body's cells to use. Depending on the nature of the ailment, healing earth can be taken internally or applied externally.
Healing Clay can be mixed with water, making a paste with strong drawing power - a hand-made poultice can be applied to the skin for drawing out oils and toxins while cleansing, revitalizing and healing the skin. Useful, convenient, cleansing, and invigorating, cosmetic clays are one of the most widely applied skin applications, always promising us remarkable results. These exceptional quality clays have a multitude of purposes and each one carries substantial quantites of minerals for general skin health.
All of Mountain Rose Clays have been pre-screened and analyzed to guarantee consistency with an unsurpassable mineral content.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT TYPE OF HEALING EARTH
Healing Earth is available in various forms, including very fine, fine and coarse powders, as well as Healing-Earth capsules. The very fine powder (often called "ultra-fine") and the capsules are recommended for internal use because the body can best absorb the nutrients in the clay when it is very finely ground. Fine powder is used externally in face masks and compresses. The coarse powder is often added to warm baths.
PASCALITE BENTONITE CLAY
Pascalite is a form of calcium bentonite containing at least twenty elements including iron, magnesium, and silicon, better than sodium bentonite. Uses as skin cleanser, conditioner, internally for heartburn, ulcers and for a natural mineral dietary supplement. Bentonite Clay traps, binds, relieves, and cleanses non-nutritive and harmful substances such as toxins, parasites and pesticides from the colon and may relieve diarrhea, constipation, colitis, viral infections, and stomach flu. For daily use, take 1 tablespoonful with liquid once or twice a day on an empty stomach. For short term use, take 1 tablespoonful every two hours. Drink additional fluid during the day. Shake well before using. For serious conditions: consult a health professional before use. In case of intestinal discomfort during use, reduce amount used or discontinue usage.
FRENCH GREEN CLAY
A powdery, astringent "healing earth" called French Green Clay may be purchased in health-food stores or online. It is available through Mountain Rose Herbs and Herbal Remedies. This mineral-rich clay reduces sebum production and keeps moisture in the tissues.
Healing Clay (Cosmetic) Products
Mountain Rose Herbs: Bentonite Clay, Cosmetic, Facial & Spa Quality Clays
One of our most popular clays which comes from naturally occurring volcanic ash sediments here in the United States. Bentonite Clay has been traditionally used as an internal supplement to assist in mineral deficiencies, and to help bind toxins making them more soluble. Because of its naturally soft nature it also makes an invigorating skin and facemask and is commonly found as a medium in body powders.
Mountain Rose Herbs: French Green Clay, Cosmetic, Facial & Spa Quality Clays
French Green Clay has enormous absorbent powers due to the constitution of its micro molecules. It literally "drinks" oils, toxic substances, and impurities from your skin. Its toning action stimulates the skin by bringing fresh blood to damaged skin cells, revitalizing the complexion, and tightening pores. French Green Clay is marvelous for helping to clear problem skin. Use it daily on trouble spots, or weekly as part of a complete facial treatment. Mined from bedrock quarries in France, it is completely natural, unscented and fragrance free.
Mountain Rose Herbs: Fuller's Earth Clay, Cosmetic, Facial & Spa Quality Clays
A sedimentary clay that has been widely used as a skin-lightening agent and is best known for its ability to be applied as a "facial bleach". Because of its enormous drawing capabilities, Fuller's Earth is the number one choice for oily skin and those prone to acne. It literally draws oil from the skin and has been used industrially for this exact purpose. Also works nicely as a bulk ingredient for skin clay recipes.
Mountain Rose Herbs: Rhassoul Clay, Cosmetic, Facial & Spa Quality Clays
A truly exquisite Spa quality clay from ancient deposits unearthed from the fertile Atlas mountains of Morocco. Rhassoul is a mineral rich clay that blends extremely well with water making its application to the face and skin a smooth and delightful experience.
The best Spas across the globe utilize the toning and enriching benefits offered by Rhassoul and now it's just as easy to enjoy this splendor within your own home. High in Silica, Magnesium, Iron, Calcium, Potassium and Sodium content, this clay is surely one of the finest treasures for the pampering of your skin.
Mountain Rose Herbs: White Cosmetic Clay, Cosmetic, Facial & Spa Quality Clays
The most versatile and easily applied clay that is most commonly found in standard skincare preparations and cosmetics. White Cosmetic Clay which is also traded as White Kaolin Clay is a very fine and light clay that has natural absorbency properties and is frequently found in powders, body packs, skin care products, and deodorants.
Healing Earth has antiseptic and antibiotic effects. When applied externally, it cools, cleanses and promotes the healing of wounds and skin inflammations. It is used for joint and muscle inflammation. When taken internally, it eases gastrointestinal conditions such as heartburn and other problems, colds and sore throat and supplies minerals and trace elements. Plus, it helps stimulate cell metabolism and enhances blood flow to the cells.
A range of minerals and trace elements - including silica, calcium, potassium, copper, sodium, iron, magnesium, fluoride, manganese and zinc - are in the naturally clean clay that is processed into Healing Earth. The powders and capsules contain no chemical additives.
TAKE CARE! - Be sure to allow 1 to 2 hours between taking Healing Earth and any over-the-counter or prescription drugs. Healing Earth could possibly interfere with the body's absorption of the medications and impair their effectiveness.
METHODS OF ADMINISTRATION
Cold compresses are good for phlebitis, burns, insect bites, sunburn, itching and sprains. Mix fine healing earth and cold water to make a thick paste. Spread the mixture onto strips of wet linen cloth. You can spread the paste up to 1/2 inch thick. Place the coated strips on the affected area and cover with a dry cloth for 1 to 2 hours.
Warm compresses have a soothing effect on muscle stiffness, menstrual cramps and back pain. To make the compresses, follow the preparation for cold compresses (above), but use water that is hot to the touch.
Healing Earth Baths promote circulation and alleviate skin problems, muscle aches and joint diseases. Add 2 to 3 pounds of coarse Healing Earth to a full bath, varying the amount according to the size of the tub and the quantity of water used. After the bath, rinse and dry off vigorously.
The ultra-fine powder or capsules can be used to reduce gastric acid, calm heartburn and alleviate diarrhea. Take 1 to 2 capsules or 1 teaspoon of powder dissolved in 1/2 cup of water 2 to 3 times a day on an empty stomach.
SCALP APPLICATION FOR DANDRUFF
Healing Earth removes excess oils from the hair and scalp and promotes scalp circulation. Mix 3 tablespoons of Healing Earth with 1 quart of water. Massage it into the scalp; rinse after a few minutes. Use daily for one week.
GARGLE MOUTH RINSE FOR MOUTH & THROAT INFLAMMATION
For sore throat, toothache or inflammation of the lining of the mouth or gums, add 2 teaspoons of Healing Earth to 1 cup of warm Chamomile tea. Rinse or gargle with this up to 8 times a day. The microscopic particles of healing earth absorb the germs while the Chamomile tea alleviates inflammation.
CLEANSING FACE MASK FOR SKIN PROBLEMS
Poor complexion and acne will benefit from a cleansing face mask made with Healing Earth. Combine 1 to 2 tablespoons of Healing Earth with enough freshly squeezed orange juice to make a creamy paste. Apply directly to the face and allow it to dry. Rinse with lukewarm water after approximately 10 minutes.
HEALING CLAY - HEALING EARTH RECIPES
Historically used by Native Americans for purification and healing, Bentonite clay is a combination of montmorillonite (hydrous aluminous silicate) and volcanic ash. This is cosmetic grade powdered clay. It is used to thicken lotions, to suspend makeup pigments, emulsify oils, and to absorb facial oil and reduce shine in makeup lotions, liquid makeup and facial masks. It is greenish-gray, and is the most absorbent of the clays. Use for oily skin face masks to draw out impurities. Its 'slippery when wet' consistency makes it the ideal clay for shaving soaps. Use 1 tablespoon per pound of soap. It is also useful as an oily hair and scalp treatment.
HEALING EARTH RECIPE INDEX
SHAVING SOAP RECIPE
4 ounces Coconut Oil
1 ounce Hemp Seed Oil
5 ounces Extra Virgin Olive Oil
6 ounces Palm Oil
7 ounces Chamomile Herbal Tea
2.28 ounces Sodium Hydroxide (For Soap Making)
0.5 ounce Lemon Essential Oil
0.5 ounce Basil Essential Oil
1 tablespoon White Bentonite Clay
Blend ingredients and use as a shaving soap.
Basil Essential Oil Products Chamomile Herbal Products Clay - White Bentonite Products Coconut Herbal Oil Products Hemp Seed Herbal Oil Products Lemon Essential Oil Products Olive Herbal Oil Products Palm Herbal Oil Products Sodium Hydroxide Products
CALAMINE SOAP RECIPE
Recipe from E-Aubrey This site has real clear soapmaking instructions.
1 tablespoon Calamine Powder (or 2 tablespoons Calamine Lotion
1 tablespoon Healing Clay
2 tablespoons Liquid Vegetable Glycerin
1 cup Castile Soap
MIx the calamine, clay, and liquid glycerin until smooth, adding a small amount of water, if needed. Whisk the mixture into the soap base, pour into molds, and cool. Calamine soap is mild and good for skin irritations, such as poison ivy.
Calamine Products Healing Clays (Cosmetic Clay) Products Vegetable Glycerin Products Castile (Castille) Soap Products
LAVENDER BODY POWDER RECIPE
Recipe from Ozark Soap.
1 cup Finely Ground Dried Lavender Flowers
1 cup Bentonite Clay
1.5 cups Cornstarch or Arrowroot Powder
Lavender Essential Oil
Whisk the clay and cornstarch together, add lavender buds, then lavender oil. Allow to sit covered in the bowl and then transfer to shaker jar.
Lavender Flower Herbal Products Healing Clays (Cosmetic Clay) Products Corn & Cornstarch Herbal Products Arrowroot Herbal Products Lavender Essential Oil Products
BLEMISHED SKIN RECIPE
For blemished skin, thoroughly mix this blend.
1 drops Blue Flag (Iris Root) Essential Oil
1 teaspoon Kaolin Healing Clay
2 tablespoons Water
Mix oil with healing clay and water. Apply the clay blend to your face and allow it to dry, then rinse it off.
Blue Flag (Iris Root) Essential Oil Products Healing Clay Products
CLAY HEALING MASK RECIPE
1 teaspoon Green Clay Powder
1 teaspoon Raw Honey
Blend together well and apply the mixture to your face, avoiding the eye area. Leave it on for 15 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water.
Caution: If acne is extensive or badly inflamed, do not use steam treatments, as this may worsen the condition.
TYPES OF HEALING CLAYS
French Green Clay is an excellent cleansing facial clay. Mix 1/2 to 1 tablespoon powder with 1 to 2 tablespoons water for skin application. Smooth onto skin and let dry for 15 minutes before rinsing. Oily Skin Mask: Mix 1 tablespoon Green Clay, 5 drops Jojoba Oil.
Red Moroccan Clay Powder is an exceptionally pure powder is highly absorbent and will readily mix with water or moisturizing oils. Ultra fine rust colored clay from Morocco. Red Clay is very rich in Iron and has been widely applied because its strong drawing capacity and the clay used in medicinal preparations. Because of its drying capabilities it is effective in treating poison oak/ivy and for application to rashes. Those with very oily skin and acne will benefit most from this helpful clay. Suggested Dosage or Use: Red Clay is an excellent moisturizing and cleansing facial clay. Mix one tablespoon powder with one teaspoon water for skin application. Apply onto skin and let dry for 10-15 minutes before rinsing. Red Clay consists of naturally occurring Dolomite, Silica, Ferric Oxide, and mineral oxides.
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Healing Baths For Colds
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