Benefits of Bentonite
For centuries, cultures around the world have been utilizing the benefits of bentonite clay. The way it works is really interesting. Bentonite clay is composed up of mostly negative ions, whereas the toxins and heavy metals in the body are made up of positive ions. When bentonite clay becomes hydrated, it produces an unnoticeable electric “charge” that makes it act like a magnet, removing toxins from the body. It removes excess hydrogen and brings oxygen to your cells. It is commonly used for detoxification purposes, both internally and externally, for it’s antiviral and antibacterial properties.
The clay is made from volcanic ash, with the largest source of bentonite clay being found in Fort Benton, Wyoming. Bentonite derives it’s name from this town, however bentonite is only a trade name, the other name it goes by is montmorillonite clay, which stems from the region of France called Montmorillon where it was originally discovered.
Bentonite clay can be taken internally either plain or mixed into a drink. It is known to have an abundance of calcium, magnesium, copper, iron, potassium and other essential minerals. It is used by many people as a health supplement. It aids in digestion and helps to boost probiotics. It works to draw out toxins absorbed throughout the day. And it helps to alkalize the body, balancing the pH against the acidic foods found in the modern day diet.
When using externally, it is the ultimate fix for eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and our favorite use: diaper rash. It is by far the best diaper rash treatment we have come across. In its pure form, it can be used as an alternative to harmful talcum powders, as it whisks away moisture and draws out toxins. However our favorite use is in a body butter especially formulated for diaper rash: Cushy Tush. This luscious cream will clear up diaper rash and soothe baby’s sore skin. It contains a mixture of bentonite, rose-hip seed oil, shea butter, sunflower oil, aloe vera and seaweed. We use only the finest natural ingredients which are always safe for baby (and cloth diapers too!) Cushy Tush is made to order and comes in 1 & 2 oz. sizes. We made this product for our children, we are certain you and your kids will love it too.