When it comes to body wrap clay, it’s important to take your time choosing a high quality product since this is the most important ingredient of a clay-based body wrap formula. Although all types of clay may work, some do have certain advantages over others, and the body wrap clay that you choose will depend on both your budget and goals.
Below is is a list of the most common types of clay, and a description about each.
Types Of Body Wrap Clay
Bentonite Body Wrap Clay: This is one of my favorites because of its exceptional drawing properties. Cosmetic companies have used it in facial mask products for years. Liquid Bentonite can be taken internally to help to detoxify the colon. Powder Bentonite should be used for the wrap formulas since the liquid is too diluted.
*Red Body Wrap Clay: Also another widely used by cosmetic companies for facial or body mud. Also has excellent drawing and toning properties and is a rich source of minerals.
Sea Clay: Has s a high mineral content and has great drawing properties. It is great for drawing oils out of the skin and makes a great facial mask.
Dead Sea Clay: Has been described as clay that is extremely high in minerals and very beneficial to the skin. It has been used for joint pain, a complexion treatment, and is excellent for drawing toxins out of the skin. It contains a high concentration of potassium which helps to regulate the moisture levels of the skin.
*These clays contain a high concentration of Montmorillonite which is highly absorbent and has a high concentration of minerals. When available always opt for using one of these two clays in a formula. As they yield the highest drawing properties.
Forms Of Body Wrap Clay
Body wraps clays can also commonly be found in the following forms:
Solid Form: This is the most common form you will find for body wrap clays, and it is ready to use without mixing or adding ingredients.
Powder Form: Body wrap clays are also found in powder form. There are powders that need to be mixed with water to form solid clay, and there are also dry mineral clay formulas that stay in a liquid form, and are absorbed by the body wrapping bandages as opposed to being applied directly to the skin.
Which Clay Is Best For Me?
Although you can certainly experiment with the different types of clay mentioned above, I generally recommend that people stick with Bentonite clay since it’s easy to find, relatively inexpensive, and works very well. If you are looking for a less messy approach, a dry miner clay is a great alternative to solid Bentonite clay.
Please feel free to post any body wrap clay questions below, I’m always happy to help out!