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White clay and kaolin, uses and remedies


White clay or kaolin: properties and benefits for skin and hair. Useful information on white clay for internal use.

White clay or kaolin can be an effective natural remedy in natural cosmetics or for internal use, as shown by the various uses.

Thekaolinis a clay mineral better known as white clay, it is used in various sectors: for the production of toothpaste, it is the main component of porcelain, in ceramics, for the production of masks and soaps for the face ... For the benefits it exerts on the skin , kaolin is widely used in cosmetics.

Kaolin, what is it

As stated, it is a clayey mineral, in particular, thekaolinis a hydrated aluminum silicate belonging to the group of clays.

It comes in the form of gray or ivory powder and has strong absorbent and opacifying properties.

White clay can count on a high percentage of silicon (about 48 percent) and aluminum (about 36 percent), it is these two elements that give it its characteristic color. The first deposit of White clay was discovered in the Chinese region ofKao-Lingit is for its origins thatWhite clay it is also calledkaolin.

Kaolin or white clay in cosmetics

The kaolin it is used for the formulation of cosmetic products such as sprinkling powders, powders, foundations, clay masks, face soaps, creams, scrub products, masks ... cosmetic uses they see it employed at concentrations between 1 and 20 percent.

Kaolin or white clay for internal use

The kaolinit is not only used in cosmetics. We are talking about a very ancient natural remedy that is still used today in different cultures.

Thekaolinit is used above all as a natural remedy for stomach pain not only in the home but also in pharmaceuticals: one of the ingredients of the drugKaopectate, used to soothe gastric disorders, is precisely thekaolin.

Other drugs that make use of white clay are those to stop diarrhea such asKaomagma,"over the counter" drug marketed in the United States and Latin America.

This precious form of White clay is very common in Asian culture and beyond, walking through the markets of Ghana, in West Africa, it is possible to buy discs based on kaolin to be swallowed in case of stomach pain. As is clear, healing with clay is a widespread practice in various cultures of the world.

For internal use, according to experts, theWhite clay it would fight the fermentations and intestinal poisoning. Internal use, however, is not exempt from the contraindications, is not suitable for those suffering from lazy intestines: unlike green clay, the kaolin can cause constipation.

It is used as a natural remedy in case of stomach acidity or as a gastric protector in case of heartburn or predisposition to ulcers: it protects the mucous membranes. With gargle, theWhite clayit may be suitable for gum infections or sore throats.

All clays, including thekaolin, have been shown to be effective in combating the yeasts responsible for oral and genital candida infections.

For internal use, theWhite clayit is used for the "chelating treatment" to counteract heavy metal intoxication. Clays are used to detoxify the body of heavy metals because they have been shown to be able to absorblead, mercury, zinc and cadmium.

Among the different types of clay, that white it is the finest and therefore also the most suitable and most widespread for "internal use“.

White clay or kaolin, where to buy it

At shops specialized in the purchase and sale of natural products or using online ecommerce. On Amazon, a jar ofwhite ventilated clay or coalinohigh purity, is offered at a price of about 5.95 euros with free shipping costs.

Regardless of where you buy the white clay, make sure that the kaolin is pure and possibly"Ultra ventilated"or "ventilated "which is easier to use for making DIY masks and skin care muds.

White clay masks

Just mix the white clay with warm (or hot) water to obtain muds that are excellent for the skin. White clay masks:

  • purify the pores
  • detoxify the skin
  • eliminate excess sebum
  • counteract oily skin
  • counteracts the effects of nettles or poison ivy
  • soothes irritated skin
  • constitutes a natural cure for acne

White hair clay

In a bowl, mix 3 tablespoons ofkaolin with a cap of organic apple cider vinegar and 7 drops of lavender essential oil. Add a little distilled water and mix to obtain a lump-free product. Spread this paste on the scalp and leave on for 2 minutes. Rinse with warm water. It is a perfect remedy for combating oily hair.

We have already talked about thecontraindicationsofwhite clay for internal use. For external use, theWhite clayit is not suitable for those with peeling skin due to marked dehydration. Before using white clay. for a month, remember to drink at least one and a half liters of water every day.


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