Harmonic Arts Bentonite Clay
A popular clay from naturally occurring volcanic ash sediments. Traditionally used to assist in mineral deficiencies, and to help bind toxins making them more soluble. Naturally soft nature it makes an invigorating skin and facemask and is commonly found in body powders.
Bentonite is an edible clay naturally occurring in volcanic ash sediments. It has been traditionally used to assist in mineral deficiencies, and can also help bind toxins in the intestines and assist in their elimination through bowel movements. It is also usable as facial mask, or applied to any part of the skin to assist in detoxification.
The bentonite clay carried by Harmonic Arts is a 100% naturally occurring sodium bentonite extracted from a large deposit in a quarry mine in Wyoming. It is untreated and meets American National Standards (ANSI) as a drinking water treatment chemical (NSF 60), as certified by NSF International Standards, and independent US certification agency.
pH – 8.3 – 9.1
Bentonite, also referred to as Montmorillonite, is one of the most effective and powerful healing clays. Bentonite can be used externally as a clay poultice, mud pack or in the bath and, in skin care recipes. It is highly effective at removing toxins, heavy metals, impurities, proteins, and other undesirable chemicals. A good quality bentonite clay should be a grey/cream color. Anything bordering on “pure white” should be treated as suspect. It has a very fine, velveteen feel and is odorless and non-staining.
When bentonite comes in contact with water, it swells several times its original size, like a porous sponge and, in the process, becomes strongly negatively charged. This negative charge in turn attracts and binds to positively charged ions such as those of heavy metals, free radicals, and such, and carries them out of the body. Bentonite clay has a highly alkaline effect on the body.
Bentonite clay is a sedimentary clay composed of weathered and aged volcanic ash. The largest and most actively exploited deposits are located in Wyoming and Montana.
Bentonite is usually quarry mined from deposits that can range anywhere from 100 feet to several thousand feet in depth. This depends on the health and vitality of the land it is processed from and how far a producer will go to find the right clay with the proper characteristics and consistency.
Once mined, it is brought out into the sun to remove excess water, then ground with huge hydraulic crushers and, finally, goes through a process of micronization, or “fine granulating”. This is usually done with the assistance of sophisticated and expensive granulators. Upon completion of this final process, it gets inspected by a quality control team before being released for consumer use.
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