6 August 2012

The Recipe: Tuscan Green Clay

Tuscan Green Clay is a powerful bactericide that is highly efficient at drawing oils & toxins from your skin.
It contains a bounty full of essential healing minerals and phyto-nutrients including Silica, Copper, Aluminium, Magnesium, Calcium, Cobalt, Manganese, Zinc, Iron, Potassium, Selenium, Sodium & Phosphorous.

Tuscan Green Clay, aka: Montmorillonite, was discovered in the late 19th century in Montmorillon (the Poitou-Charentes region of France), but now Green Clay can be found in many locations bordering the mountainous region of France, such as Italy.

Over 200 cultures, including the Ancient Egyptians and pre-Aztec Amargosians, have used the clay in cosmetics and for medicinal purposes. There are many cosmetic companies that still use Tuscan Green clay in their eye shadows and other mineral make up.

 Green Face Mask
Face Masks are used to stimulate circulation, gently remove dead skin cells, absorb impurities, tone & strengthen connective tissues to leave skin smooth, fresh & glowing.

For the following recipe simply:Add 15 to 20 ml of spring or distilled water to 25 grams of Tuscan Green Clay 
Make sure that you add enough water to make a nice thick clay paste. 
Apply the paste to your face (avoiding the eye area) 
Leave it on for 10 minutes or until thoroughly dried 
Rinse off with warm water or an herbal infusion of Organic Lavender *or* Organic Rose Buds 
Follow up with a cold water splash 
Pat your face dry

Use this face mask treatment no more than once or twice a week and follow up with a light non-greasy facial oil like Organic Sapote Seed oil or Papaya oil.

If you have an acne spot, cut(s), grazes, minor burns, stings or insect bites apply a dab of warmed honey (Agave Nectar for vegans) mix with a thin paste of Good Ol' Green Face Mask.
Apply to the surface of the infected area. 
Allow to dry.
Then rinse off with cold water.
This treatment will draw the impurities to the surface.
For your body
Sprinkle a little Tuscan Green Clay on your body or feet to absorb odours and wetness.

As a Poultice 
Tuscan Green Clay is effective in relieving muscular, arthritic or rheumatic pains by decongesting the affected area(s).

Pour 50 grams of Tuscan Green Clay into a large Pyrex jug
Cover with 30 ml of water
Mix with a spoon or fork to form a smooth paste 
(add more water if required)
Leave for up to 45 mins for the clay to absorb the water
Spread the paste onto a piece of clean gauze or pure cotton strip of cloth
Apply directly to the affected area and secure it. 
Leave the poultice in place for up to an hour, sprinkle the cloth poultice with a little water and do not allow the paste to dry out.
In Your Bath 
The anti-inflammatory properties of Tuscan Green clay are extremely effective in relieving aches & pains. 

Run your bath water, toss a handful into your bath and gently ease in - you should instantly feel it start to soften & revitalise your skin, whilst alleviating tension. 

Recipe via Anita Grant


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