Cosmetic and Pharmaceutical

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The use of medicinal clay in folk medicine goes back to prehistoric times. The indigenous peoples around the world still use clay widely, which is related to geophagy.

The first recorded use of medicinal clay goes back to ancient Mesopotamia. A wide variety of clays is being used for medicinal purposes - primarily for external applications, such as the clay baths in health spas (mud therapy).

Among the clays most commonly used for medicinal purposes are kaolin and the smectite clays such as bentonite, montmorillonite, and Fuller's earth.

Mud baths and mud packs are perhaps the most common use of our Watheroo Bentonite clay. Almost all health spas around the world use clay on a daily basis, and report health benefits for bathers.

watheroo-bentonite-shovelMany types of skin infections have been healed by the application of medicinal clay.  

Clays can eliminate excess grease and toxins from skin, and hence are very effective against dermatological diseases such as boils, acne, ulcers, abscess, and seborrhoea.

Clay is used in many dermatological over-the-counter remedies, such as in acne treatments (this information may not be mentioned on the label specifically).