Bentonite clay is a staple in my household. I first discovered it a few years back when I had broken out in a mystery rash that lasted for three days. Nothing I tried helped, until a friend brought over some powdered clay, mixed it up and smeared it all over my itchy rash. She then told me to drink the rest of her mixture over the next several days before meals. Overnight the rash went away, and I followed her advice to drink the clay and found that I felt absolutely electric! (It was a great feeling!)
If you are unfamiliar with the stuff, Mountain Rose Herbs says, "[b]entonite is one of most popular clays and comes from naturally occurring volcanic ash sediments here in the United States. Bentonite clay has been traditionally used to assist in mineral deficiencies, and to help bind toxins making them more soluble. Bentonite, also referred to as Montmorillonite, is one of the most effective and powerful healing clays. Bentonite can be used externally as a clay poultice, mud pack, or in skin care recipes. ...[O]nce it becomes hydrated, the electrical and molecular components of the clay rapidly change and produce an electrical charge. Bentonite is a swelling clay. When it becomes mixed with water it rapidly swells open like a highly porous sponge."
We already know that raw honey is a miracle elixir that is naturally healing, antimicrobial, antibacterial, moisturizing and soothing. Did you know that in ancient times, priestesses of the Goddess made beauty masks made of honey and clay? These two ingredients are closely linked to the Great Mother Goddess.
And yesterday, when the temperatures soared to 110 degrees, my daughter and I experimented with our oils and salves (as priestesses do) and added peppermint essential oil because it stimulates blood flow, which produces a cooling effect on the skin. It worked -- this mask actually helped me to cool down even after the mask came off.
How to make the face mask:
What to do:
Mix ingredients with non metal bowl/ utensils (this is important because, once activated by liquid, the clay will lose its effectiveness if it comes into contact with metal) into a paste and apply to face. Let dry (about 20 minutes.) Wash with warm water. Feel the smooth baby-hiney softness of your glorious, glowing skin!
My name is Dawn Champine and I am the Creatrix of The Goddess Diaries. I am very passionate about helping women remember their REAL GODDESS selves.