Body wrap clay is one of the most important ingredients of most body wrap formulas. There are a number different types of clays that can be used, and each have their own benefits.
Which body wrap mud is right for me?
Choosing the right type of body wrapping mud is similar to choosing the right type of body wrap kit. The mud or clay that you choose will depend on the goals that you are trying to achieve. Certain types of mud are better for certain goals, which is one of the reason’s we’ve formulated a number of specialty body wrap muds and formulas.
Below is a list of the different kinds of clay used in body wrap recipes.
Body Wrap Clay #1: Bentonite Clay
Bentonite has exceptional drawing properties. This means that it is excellent for pulling toxins out of the body through the skin. This is the type of clay that is commonly used in facial mask products. Bentonite can be purchased in liquid form to be taken internally for detoxification purposes, or in powder form. If you are making your own body wrap recipes, use the powder form.
Body Wrap Clay #2: French Green Clay
French green clay also used in many commercial products on the market. It has a high mineral content, and does a great job of drawing toxins out through the skin.
Body Wrap Clay #3: Red Clay
Red clay has a very high mineral content and is excellent for toning the skin
Body Wrap Clay #4: Sea Clay
Sea clay is similar to red clay in many respects. It is particularly good at drawing oils from the skin. It is commonly used in facials.
Body Wrap Clay #5: Dead Sea Clay
An excellent clay to help improve the skin. It’s high potassium content helps regulate moisture levels of the skin.
As you can see, you have many choices when it comes to body wrap clays. Keep in mind that any of these clays will work well, and I recommend that you experiment to find the clays that work best for your body.
If I had to choose two favorite body wrap clays from the above list, I would choose Bentonite, as it is powerful, versatile, and relatively easy to find.
One more important thing to keep in mind when buying body wrap clay is its quality. Just like anything else, there is usually a downside to a low quality product. The same goes for body wrap clays. Some of the lower quality products have high levels of ingredients such as aluminum, which can potentially be harmful to the skin and body. Before you buy any clay, make sure that the company selling it is reputable, and read the ingredients that are listed on the label.
Where to Buy Body Wrapping Clay
If you are unable to find body wrap clay at local health or beauty stores, you can purchase it online. I have a number of different clays available at my online store including:
- Sea Mud - A Bentonite clay base with additional seaweed ingredients that are great for the skin.
- Sea Clay – A Bentonite clay base with additional herbs such as Green Tea and Dandelion.
- Chocolate Clay – A soothing clay with a delicious aroma, with the antioxidant benefit of real Cocoa.
- Dry Mineral Clay – The least “messy” body wrap clay. Simply add the powder to water, dip your bandages and apply – no clean up necessary!