Green, red, white, rhassoul … It’s not always easy to know which clay will be best suited to our type of skin, hair or our problem. Thanks to its absorbent and adsorbent properties, clay is a very effective natural remedy to relieve many daily ailments. Rheumatism, acne, digestive problems, there is a solution for each ailment. It is also widely used in cosmetic care, body care, face and hair, enough to take care of yourself naturally.
Green Clay is one of the best known and used. Its green color is explained by the reduction of ferric acids, thus impacting its composition. There are different types of Green Clay. The most common are Illite and Montmorillonnite, thus implying somewhat different compositions and properties. Illite Green Clay is composed of silica (40%) but also about 9% iron. It has a strong absorbent power but its adsorption power is low. Montmorillonite Green Clay is generally richer in silica (58 to 62%) but also rich in magnesium (10%). It has better adsorbing power than absorbing power.
Benefits of Green Clay:
Cutaneous use: make a clay paste, preferably using Montmorillonite Green Clay. This limits inflammation and infection as well as excess sebum. Make thick poultices on targeted areas every day for 5 minutes then once a week a full mask for 30 minutes.
Cutaneous use: apply a cold poultice to a small burn of the 1st or 2nd degree. To renew several times a day.
Cutaneous use: on early bedsores, apply poultices to the affected area previously bathed. Renew the poultice 2 to 3 times a day.
Cutaneous use: Apply a poultice, to renew 2 to 3 times per day or to realize a clay bath, daily.