I am sure you have heard of this yet another “natural health remedy” or you have heard people refer to it as the “living” or even “healing clay”. Bentonite clay is one of the most known versatile and inexpensive natural treatments in existence on earth. It provides a host of health benefits and is heralded for its safe and effective cleansing properties. It is widely used in cosmetics, taken internally or used in many dermatological products.
It has the incredible ability to remove oils and impurities from the skin in the most natural way. It ends up leaving a lightening effect on the outer epidermal layer. It is highly recommended for people seeking solution to acne problems, blemishes, and people prone to oily skin. It is also a very useful base ingredient for facial clay recipes and adds a nice finishing touch to clay products promising to aid its user with their battle against oily skin.
The magic in Bentonite clay comes from the fact that it has a strong negative electromagnetic charge. When it is activated in the presence of water, acts like a magnet pulling toxins found in the body to itself. This is the simple mystery behind it but why is it the cosmetic company’s favourite.
Value of bentonite in cosmetics
Bentonite is a native hydrated colloidal aluminium silicate clay. This ingredient is not an approved colorant for the US but it is highly valued in cosmetics as a stabilizing and rheological agents. This is due to its colloidal structure when it is immersed in water.
Each smectite particle is composed of thousands of sub microscopic platelets stacked tightly together with water particles in between. A platelet when observed individually is about one nanometre thick and up to several hundred nanometres across. its faces carry a negative charge, while its edges possess a little positive charge.
A platelet’s overall negative charge is mostly balanced by sodium ions. These charge-balancing ions are associated with platelet faces and are termed “exchangeable” since they are readily substituted by other cations. These are utilized in the exchange of the dirt or toxin.
How Does a Coffee Enema Work?
The bile’s purposes in the body are to emulsify fats during digestion and also to act as a “toxins neutralizer”, therefore facilitates the excretion of toxic metabolic waste. This important role in Detoxification is enhanced by Coffee since this bean releases an enzyme which dilate the bile ducts allowing the release of bile.
Here’s what happens when the coffee is implanted through the rectum into the sigmoid colon (lowest part of the intestine):
The bowel is porous and is designed to absorb liquid. The active elements of the coffee enema will be absorbed very quickly and easily into the mass concentration of veins in the rectal area (the hemorrhoidal veins). These veins lead into the portal system.
Through the portal vein, the therapeutic enzyme in the coffee enema, such as palmitic acid and caffeine go directly to your liver. There, they enhance the production and activity of glutathione s‐ transferase enzyme, a very powerful free radical fighter.
The glutathione s‐transferase enzyme system captures free radicals and toxins, throwing them to the glutathione in the liver. The glutathione captures the free radicals and toxins and safely escorts them on to one of the pathways leading out of the body. This mechanism then stimulates the bile canaliculi (bile receptors found in the liver) to open and release the bile into the network of pathways leading to the common bile duct and gall bladder for storage or directly into the duodenum. Palmitic acids and other compounds stimulate the liver and gallbladder to discharge bile into the duodenum, carrying along with it, toxins that are securely bound to glutathione, for safe elimination.
NOTE: The coffee itself does not travel to the liver through the portal system! Only the palmitic acid and other compounds that are extracted through the colon wall into the veins surrounding it, are carried to the liver. For this reason, most people who are intolerant of coffee taken as a drink have no problem with coffee enemas. The coffee itself remains in the sigmoid colon (last part of the large intestine before the rectum), until it is eliminated.
Once the blood is detoxified by the liver, the hepatic veins drain it into the inferior vena cava that leads to the heart.
It is by the route described above that a coffee cleanse enema powerfully detoxifies the whole bloodstream. Because coffee enema increases your body’s production of glutathione s‐transferase by 700%, it is amazingly effective at quenching free radicals as well as cleansing all manner of toxic elements out of the body.
The newly purified blood now has the capacity to carry deeper layers of toxins out of the cells. In a relatively short time, regular use of coffee cleanse frees the body of deeply sequestered toxins that may never have been removed otherwise.
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Bentonite in Facial Cleansers and Masks:
We use Bentonite clay gel as a base for many effective face masks. The reason is that it easily gives a smooth slip and feel to the product making it much easier to apply. It is deeply cleansing and gently tones the skin. The high mineral content of it rejuvenates the skin while the clay exfoliates and stimulates blood circulation to the skin. Regular use of Bentonite clay facials will remove dead skin cells, improve circulation to the skin, remove debris from the pores and bring about a smooth healthy glow.
Bentonite gel absorbs grease and dirt from the skin, while tightening at the same time, smoothing out fine lines.
Bentonite gel is in most of our fresh face masks. Some popular ones include Brazened Honey, BB Seaweed, Ayesha, The Sacred Truth, and many others- both as a gel base for the product, ease of application, and the cleansing and soothing qualities.
Bentonite are commonly also added to body powders and soaps. Cosmetic clays come in many beautiful hues including yellow, white, deep red, light sage green, pink, grey, and blue. This array of colours makes them a popular choice for use as a natural colorant in soap, lotions, creams and other products.
Bentonite Clay in the Cosmetics Industry – Part 2
In the host of cosmetic products, you find Bentonite clay in, they are majorly found to be utilized for certain desired functions. This is based on the quality of the product and the characteristics of Bentonite clay that is wanted. Most of these functions, some have already been talked about above, the rest are:
– Bulking Agent;
– Emulsion Stabilizer;
– Opacifying Agent;
– Suspending Agent -Nonsurfactant;
– Viscosity Increasing Agent – Aqueous;
– Emulsion stabilising;
– Viscosity controlling
Bentonite clay is valued mostly for its ability to stabilize oil-in-water (O/W) emulsions at low concentrations. its colloidal structure effectively achieves this by keeping the droplets suspended and separated. Smectite viscosity is highly resistant to heat, this makes bentonite clay not to break under increased temperatures.
In addition to this, bentonite clay is found to be a water-in-oil (W/O) emulsion stabilizer thus inhibiting coalescence. Its emulsion stabilizing property provides excellent suspension of fine particles in aqueous mediums. Although some migration of the smectite may occur, this however strengthens the interfacial water/oil film.
Bentonite also serves as an additive in skin care products. Its inclusion helps to eliminate clumps forming in skin care products. Solutions that contain bentonite are less likely to appear cakey on the skin. It is added sometimes in products just to improve its visual appeal. It makes gels and other solutions less transparent.