From The Source: Clay
All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art. – Jorge Luis Borges
Healing clays have been used throughout history for their nutrients and to help rid the body of toxins. Even many animals turn to eating dirt and clay to help remove poisons from their systems or during times of illness or distress. For centuries, they’ve been used to help exfoliate, clean and invigorate the skin while improving blood circulation. There are many different kinds, each with the ability to absorb toxins from the skin.
HOW TO USE CLAY:
This detoxifying French Clay mask is great for blemished, oily and acne-prone skin due to its purifying and anti-inflammatory properties. Also works as an excellent spot treatment.
Because clay is cooling and purifying, it is great for calming the skin down. Simply put a clay mask all over the eye area (right over the eye lid), and let it set as you would if doing a mask for the entire face. After it’s rinsed off, you will find your eye nicely “de-puffed”.
Blended with the finest French Clay, this konjac sponge naturally draws out impurities and toxins to reveal a smoother, fresher complexion (perfect for combination and oily t-zone skin).
Earthpaste delivers all the benefits you expect from your toothpaste without any chemicals or unnatural additives. It contains Food Grade Redmond Clay®, a polishing cleanser with antibacterial properties that has been used for centuries to promote digestive health.
Many of the minerals needed by the body are essentially dirt or rock. Nearly all mammalian species engage in some form of direct earth eating to prevent nutritional deficiency. Eating clay is a global practice that has existed among humans since their evolution from primates, and one that continues today among traditional ethnic groups as well as numerous animal species.