Calcium Bentonite Clay
About Living Clay - Calcium Bentonite Clay
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Calcium Bentonite Clay by Perry A~.
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Living Clay is an all natural calcium dominant Bentonite clay with Montmorillonite properties from the Smectite family of clays. Unlike other clays, only Smectites can both absorb and adsorb. Characterized by its expandable properties, Living Clay is considered a green swelling clay recognized for its effectiveness in drawing out impurities and toxins.
From volcanic ash rich in trace minerals this ultra pure, all natural and carefully selected clay is the preferred choice for clay baths, detoxing, clay facials, clay scrubs, clay body wraps and more. For additional uses go to www.BentoniteClayInfo.com.
Every piece of clay retains a considerable amount of energy from the large and powerful magnetic entity of the Earth from the volcanic eruption - its negative ionic charge. This electromagnetic action transmits an extraordinary strength to the bodies cells and helps to rebuild vital potential through the liberation of latent energy. The body has great energy resources, which normally remain dormant; clay awakens them and speed cellular revitalization. Living Clay is a powerful agent of stimulation, transformation, detoxing and transmission of energy.
This rare natural desert clay, obtained from a sub-surface mine in California, has been protected from leaching by the climate. In addition this particular clay deposit was sealed away and isolated from the natural elements by a cap of zeolite minerals for forty-three million years.
Because its adsorptive properties have not been compromised by air or ground water contaminants, this highly charged all natural Calcium Bentonite clay has a drawing power of 33 times its molecular weight. Its extremely strong adsorptive and absorptive properties make it ideal for use in deep cleansing, detoxing, clarifying of the skin, facial masks, body wraps, and many other uses. It is milled to a 325 screen mesh to provide a smooth, creamy, less gritty texture.
Unique Properties of Clays
French Naturopath Raymond Dextreit is the most famous and most experienced clay therapist known in the history of the world. The following is from his book, Earth Cures.
Dextreit wrote, "One of clay's peculiarities is based on its physical-chemical domination. From a thermo-dynamic point of view, we must admit that clay cannot be the sole source of energy of the phenomena it produces. Clay is effective through a dynamic presence far more significant than a mere consideration of the substances it contains. It is a catalyst rather than an agent in itself. This is possible because clay is alive - living earth."
Adsorption and Absorption
The two words are similar but their differences are fundamental to understanding how clay minerals function and how clay works. Clays that have the ability to absorb and adsorb are called Living or Active clays, because they are capable of changing and exchanging. Adsorption describes the process by which the charged particles of other substances combine with the charged particles on the outer surface of the clay molecule.
The positively charged ions are attracted to the stronger negatively charged surfaces of the clay molecule. An exchange reaction occurs in which the clay mineral ions are swapped for the ions of the positive charged substance. The clay molecule is electrically satisfied and binds with the substances capturing them.
Absorption is a slower and more complex process. All absorbent clays have a charge on their inner layers. This means that charged ions sit between the layers of the clay molecule surrounded by water molecules. The expanded clay attracts foreign substances that are absorbed and fill the spaces between the clay molecule's stacked layers. Absorbent clay will absorb positively charged ions and impurities and ignore negatively charged nutrients.
On a molecular level, Robert T. Marin, a mineralogist at MIT, points to Bentonite's minute particle size that creates a large surface area in proportion to the volume used. "The greater the surface area, the greater its power to pick up positively charged particles of ions." Mr. Marin stated that one gram of clay has a surface area of 800 square meters. That equates to about 8 football fields in size. Thus the greater the surface area the greater the power to pick up positive charged ions many times its own weight. Swelling clays of the right mineral composition have a great potential for absorption.
The pH of Living Clay is 9.7, and thus it acts as an alkalizing agentfor the body. The pH scale goes from 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral. Below 7 is acid and above 7 is alkaline. Because of clay's homeostatic abilities it helps balance the body's pH level. It naturally creates balance. Clay baths are increasing popular for detoxing, cleansing the skin and balancing the bodies pH levels.
Living Clay was carefully evaluated and selected as our premier clay for its superior qualities.
We are proud to provide this exceptional clay to our customers.
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