About Living Clay®
About Living Clay® - Calcium
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
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 body's 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
speeds cellular revitalization. Living Clay®
is a powerful agent of stimulation, transformation, detoxing and
transmission of energy.
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
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.
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.
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
The pH of Living
is 9.7, and thus it acts as an alkalizing agent for 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
are proud to provide this exceptional clay to our customers.
more information on how clay works, and its many uses, we highly
recommend the website BentoniteClayInfo.com.