Zeolite & Bentonite Clay UK
This Zeolite & Bentonite blended clay, by The Clay Cure, combines all the health supporting actions of active Clinoptilolite Clay, with the extensive benefits of Montmorillonite Clay.
The combining of the two clays makes this clay blend a very versatile product that can be used for a good number of applications.
Zeolite & Bentonite
Zeolite & Bentonite clays are both used for the purpose of detoxification and remineralisation. But, despite sharing a good number of similarities, the two clays are different.
Bentonite is an absorbent aluminium phyllosilicate clay consisting mostly of montmorillonite.
The term Montmorillonite clay is synonymous with Bentonite clay, making the two names interchangeable.
Zeolite Clay is antibacterial and antibiotic in action.1
It is also antioxidant, antimicrobial and an immune boosting agent, as it improves the condition of the microbiome in the gut.2
Clinoptilolite Zeolite Clay is thought to do the following:
- Balance Ph levels,
- Reduce free radicals within the body
- Improve nutrient absorption
- Aid detoxification
- Exert a cleansing action
- Boost immune function
- Exert antibacterial & antibiotic actions
Bentonite Clay Health Benefits
According to Liz Earle, Bentonite clay contains “vital vitamins and minerals” that can help to eradicate mycotoxins from the body.
We can be infected by mycotoxins, aka mould toxicity, through the inhalation of mould, or through eating mouldy food.
According to Earle, Bentonite Clay can even help to eradicate the most dangerous form of mycotoxin, known as, Aflatoxins.
As well as being a source of minerals, Bentonite clay has also been shown to kill bacteria, including MRSA, E. Coli, and Salmonella. Its germ-busting, antibacterial properties mean that a Bentonite clay paste could be used as a natural toothpaste, or gargled as an antibacterial mouthwash.
The most common, and probably most convenient, way to introduce Bentonite clay to your diet is by simply adding it to water. Add half a teaspoon of Bentonite clay to a glass of water, ensuring that you stir well, and drink straight away before it ‘sets’.
Alternatively, add half a teaspoon to a teaspoon to a bottle of water for a nutrient boost when you’re on the go. Just make sure to give your bottle a good shake before drinking!
Bentonite clay can also be used as part of a thorough yet gentle intestinal cleanse.
Zeolite & Bentonite For Detoxification
Both clays are electromagnetically charged, which permits them to draw and neutralise toxins, within the body.
They can be used in many of the ways Liz Earle advises, and for the following:
- Face & body masks
- Oily & acne prone skin
- Detoxifying bath
- Possible sun protection3
- Weight loss4
- Constipation & diarrhoea4
- Heavy metal detox
*As this clay blend is electromagnetically charged, it must not be used with metal implements.
In addition, you can further enhance the benefits of your bath by adding Organic Lemon Essential Oil, or Organic Grapefruit Essential Oil to your bath with a tablespoon of light carrier oil, such as Organic Raspberry Seed Oil, or Organic Borage Seed Oil.
Preparing Your Zeolite & Bentonite Detox Bath
Zeolite & Bentonite detox baths can be prepared by simply adding 2 tablespoons of Clinoptilolite Zeolite Clay to your bath water.
*Remember to avoid using a metal implement for measuring your Clinoptilolite Zeolite Clay. A wooden spoon would be an ideal alternative.
The pH value of your bath water will vary slightly from region to region, depending on whether you have hard or soft water.
The pH value of your Zeolite & Bentonite bath will be in the 8.5 pH to 9 pH range.
Zeolite & Bentonite detox baths are best taken twice a week to achieve optimal results.
Zeolite & Bentonite detox baths should last between 30 to 60 minutes.
Alternatively, you can make a paste from your Zeolite & Bentonite Clays, by adding a small amount of water, and then apply it to your body, prior to getting into your bath.
Allow the clay to dry on your skin before getting into your bath.
Reduce your immersion time in your Zeolite & Bentonite bath accordingly.
Do not add essential oils or carrier oils to the Zeolite & Bentonite Clay for topical application. Simply add your oils to your bath after it has been drawn.
You can also apply a good Bath & Body Oil after rinsing off after your bath.
- US Government Website: National Institute Of Health: Effects of Dietary Zeolite Supplementation as an Antibiotic Alternative
- US Government Website: National Institute Of Health: Critical Review on Zeolite Clinoptilolite Safety and Medical Applications in vivo
- Liz Earle: The benefits of drinking bentonite clay
- US Government Website: National Institute Of Health: Zeolite Clinoptilolite: Therapeutic Virtues of an Ancient Mineral
- Critical Review on Zeolite Clinoptilolite Safety and Medical Applications in vivo
- US Government Website: National Institute Of Health: Histamine-binding capacities of different natural zeolites: a comparative study