White clay and gray clay: let's talk about the effects and properties of gray clay and the two white clays, kaolin and bentonite. Where to find them and how to use them.
Among the different types of clay, thekaolin and thegray clay they are those with the highest silicon content. Also therebentoniteno less, this compound, in fact, is a phyllosilicate, a mineralclaycomposed of silicon, aluminum, magnesium and generally calcium.
By doing it yourself or by turning to shops specializing in natural products, you can benefit from properties of clay by means of compresses, face masks, bandages, bandages, clay baths, mud baths… Not only that, theclaysthey are also popular for internal use with specially prepared sticks, pills and tablets. In this article we will focus on property ofgray clayand the two white clays called kaolin and bentonite.
White clay Kaolin
The use ofWhite clayit is widespread in the cosmetic sector. White clay can count on a high percentage of silicon (about 48 percent) and aluminum (about 36 percent), it is these two elements that give it its characteristic color. The first white clay deposit was discovered in the Chinese region ofKao-Ling, from its origins the white clay takes the name ofkaolin.
Among the differenttypes of clay, the white one is the finest and therefore also the most widespread for preparations for internal use.
According to experts, white clay fights intestinal fermentation and poisoning but, unlike green clay, white clay can cause constipation. It is used as a natural remedy in case of stomach acidity or as a gastric protector in case of heartburn or predisposition to ulcers: it protects the mucous membranes. With gargle, theWhite clayit may be suitable for gum infections or sore throats.
Thekaolinit is very popular in natural cosmetics both in the industrial sector and in the DIY sector. It is used as a beauty mask and to counteract and eliminate stretch marks because it does not contain iron (or contains it in low percentages). White clay can be used for the preparation of do-it-yourself exfoliating masks, because it purifies the skin and narrows dilated pores (helps fight blackheads).
It is very useful for the treatment of dry skin, especially chapped skin, so much so that it can be used to soften heels characterized by an extremely keratinized layer of skin.
TheKaolinis thesofter and more delicate clay, so much so that its use is recommended for those with dry skin or mature skin, even those with devitalized hair can benefit from it. Kaolin is considered a "cell renewal" as it exerts a micro-scrub on the skin and remineralizes the epidermis; it is perfectly tolerated by very sensitive skin, by those who suffer from dermatitis or have skin that usually does not tolerate any compound. L'White clayit is also famous for its healing and antiseptic virtues (also for this reason it can be used for the treatment of irritated skin), it is not allergenic and is also suitable for children.
Where to buy white clay or kaolin clay?
At natural product shops or online where a one kilo jar of white kaolin clay ultra fine is offered at a price of 14.95 euros.
For all information, please visit the Amazon page:Ultra Fine Australian Kaolin.
All thephyllosilicateswith a grain size of less than 2 μm in diameter, they are calledclays, with time and due to the need to differentiate such a vast class of sediments, theclaysmore characteristics have taken on proper names. Therebentoniteit is, to all intents and purposes, a clay but on the market there are forms enriched with other compounds based on the final use. Bentonite clay, in fact, is also used in agriculture, for the production of wine, for cat litter, for medical uses, for water purification and, for purposes cosmetics.
We talk about benthic mud, excellent for skin health and forcure acne, skin impurities, psoriasis, eczema, rashes or even to counter and prevent bacterial infections.
Benthic muds are also used to relieve muscle pain, while beauty masks and body baths have different purposes: bentonite adds to its absorbent and purifying properties (also typical of green clay) smoothing properties and lighteners therefore it is useful forfirm the skinislighten face spots.
There are many ready-to-use masks and creams based onwhite clay, bentoniteor gray clay. We always advise you to buy pure clay in powder form and prepare your natural cosmetics yourself, perhaps with the addition of some essential oil. The use, then, is very simple.
How to use it? Mix it with mineral water until you get a spreadable mixture. Leave on for 20 minutes and rinse with just warm water.
Among the various products on the market we point out theNatural Bentonite proposed on Amazon at a price of 9.99 euros with free shipping costs. V.i have recommended this product because it presents a good value for money and above all because it is 100% natural and has an extremely fine texture, perfect for preparing face masks and DIY muds.
For all information on the product, I refer you to: this Amazon page.
Just like the white clay, also thegray clayretains a high percentage of Silicon: up to 60 percent. L'gray clay,with its 60 percent silicon and 20 percent aluminum, it has a strong anti-inflammatory and antacid action.
L'gray clay, due to its origins, it is also known asLuvos clay or German clay:it was first found in Germany during the last century. Its gray color is dictated by the high percentage of Silicon.
For internal use, thegray clayit is indicated for treating stomach acid and intestinal inflammation. It also promotes the drainage of excess fluids and has an important alkalizing action.
According to experts, gray clay would have a high cation exchange power and a strong absorbing power, perhaps even higher than that of green clay (only if we are talking about internal use, for external use the green clay, together with the bentonite, remain the most suitable for the treatment of eczema and skin impurities). It is suitable for all skin types.
In addition toWhite clayisgray clay, there are other types of clay: red, beige, blue clay, yellow clay, green ... all the information on the properties of the different types of clay can be found on the page "Healing yourself with clay "with an insight into the differenttypes of clay.