Zeolite clay is rich in silicon, calcium, potassium and iron. It has the ability to attract positively charged ions to its negatively charged ions this helps neutralise and absorb toxins from the skin. With all these great benefits I’m not surprised to have found that it’s also great for using in a face or body masque. You can go to almost any spa and get a mud masque of some sort and it’s a practice that people have been doing for centuries. In this application the zeolite is able to cleanse skin and help to remove impurities while calming redness and soothing irritated skin. Even as a fine powder, it could also be used as a gentle exfoliant by rubbing the mask in a circular motion on the face and then rinsed off instead of allowing to dry.
Benefits: French yellow clay is considered to be a powerful detoxifier which draws out impurities from the body while the essential minerals within the clay are released. It stimulates the circulation of blood and lymph, removes dead skin cells, and tones and strengthens connective tissues to leave skin smooth, fresh and radiant. A perfect ally to zeolite.
Ginkgo Biloba is known for its great revitalizing and toning properties. It is a powerful antioxidant and helps to draw out impurities from the skin. It is also known for its properties that give a healthier, rosy, younger looking skin.
The ginkgo tree is an extremely tough, long-lived tree that dates back about two hundred and fifty million years. It first originated in China and Japan. The leaves of Ginkgo Biloba plant has been used in the Chinese traditional medicine for centuries. The main chemical substances in the leaves of Ginkgo Biloba are the flavone glycosides and therpene lactones.
Directions: Activate dry powder by mixing it with purified water (or rosewater) until a thick paste is formed.
Zeolite is a naturally occurring, negatively charged product of sea water and hot magma. It’s unique porous, cage-like structure works to absorb unwanted positively charged ions and molecules and trap them. This structure is able to loosely hold molecules such as calcium, sodium, magnesium and potassium and exchange them when absorbing the undesirable molecules such as ammonia, heavy metals and cancer causing agents. Due to it being so great at absorbing and eliminating ammonia, zeolite is most widely used in laundry detergents.
Zeolite is also widely used as a soil amendment for its ability to increase water retention in the soil and allow plants to more easily access it. Unbelievably, it can hold up to 55% of its weight in water and slowly releases it to the plant as needed. Zeolite has also been used in water and air filtration, animal nutrition, and personal detoxification processes of the body. Since it is an absorbent, the granular form of zeolite is widely used for odor control such as in cat litter and absorbing unwanted spills such as oil in a machine shop.
Another easily researched use of zeolite was for the devastating occurrence at Chernobyl. In this accident, the radioactivity level was 30-40 times that of the atomic bomb dropped at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Over 500,000 tons of zeolite were used to cover the area and help draw out radiation and toxins from the soil as well as being used as surrounding barriers to keep toxicity from leaching out into further land. Zeolite powder was even added directly to the water to help decontaminate it and make it safe for drinking. It was fed directly to livestock to draw out radioactive ions from meat and milks and baked into biscuits and other foods and given to the people, especially the children.