Origin: France. Wild-harvested
Benefit to skin: French Green Clay’s unique molecular structure give it extremely powerful detoxifying capabilities– while most impurities on the face are positively charged, the clay’s molecules possess a negative electrical charge, and therefore can attach to these toxins, thus drawing out impurities from the skin, and leaving it fresh, clean, and radiant. French Green Clay is extremely useful in neutralizing free radicals, and as such, can help protect cells and slow down the skin’s aging process. French Green Clay also contains many vital minerals, such as calcium, potassium, silicon, copper, aluminum, magnesium, silica, zinc, and phosphorus, as well as decomposed plant material, which have a nourishing effect on the skin. It is able to absorb excess oils, thus benefiting oily, clogged, or acne prone skin, yet it is mild enough for all skin types. French Green Clay’s high mineral content and detoxifying, exfoliating, and clarifying properties allow it to tighten pores, tone the skin, aid cellular renewal, reduce inflammation related to acne, and soften dry, rough skin. When applied topically, it can also help in the treatment of cuts, bruises, insect bites, stings, and minor burns.
Other uses: French Green Clay is thought to be effective in resisting bacterial pathogens that cause serious and sometimes drug-resistant skin infections. It can also help to detox the body of contaminants that cause physical symptoms such as food allergies, headaches, digestive problems, sore muscles, and general fatigue or lethargy. Its natural negative electrical charge promotes bodily health by attracting positively charged toxins from the bloodstream and tissue cells, and expelling them from the body as waste. As such, it is thought to help eliminate dangerous free radicals from the body, and can even neutralize the positive ions generated from cell phone frequency, thus lowering the risks of exposure to radiation.