Crystal, the owner of Everything Birth sent me a sample of the Green Clay Mask by Garden Dream. She’s such a nice lady to work for, because she will randomly throw cool little things in the box, just because she thinks I will like them. Well, I loved this product so much, I just had to blog about it. She didn’t even ask me to. It’s just that cool.
So, let’s talk about French Green Clay. I know that this product is being marketed as a beauty aide, but it’s so much cooler than just that!
Ok, I’m so excited about this product that I am typing too fast for my own fingers to handle it.
Green Clay has many amazing uses. For starters, it’s an anti-inflammatory agent. It has been used for ages to reduce muscle and arthritic pain. As a bacteria-destroying agent green clay can is a potential weapon in our modern day war against MRSA. In preliminary studies, green clay has demonstrated the ability to do serious damage to the bacterium Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurium, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus. In experiments done by Dr. Shelley Haydel and Dr. Lynda Williams, the clay eliminated 99 per cent of bacterial colonies within 24 hours. It is rich in minerals and antioxidants and it can literally pull toxins and infection out of the skin. That must be why, when I had a mildly irritated hair follicle from shaving, when I applied the Green Clay to it, it visibly pulled the infection out in about a half hour, the ingrown hair follicle had come to a head and was “popped” on its own. Imagine the potential…
On a lighter note: When I was pregnant, I made the mistake of “shaving-shaving” because I was going to a prenatal visit and I didn’t want the doctor to be disgusted. Well, with my hormones adjusting and my immune system down, I ended up with the worst razor burn ever. That was embarrassing. The doctor said it was no big deal, it happens to pregnant women all the time when they try to “shave-shave.” So, I just want to point out yet another reason why the “Everything Birth” community might find green clay useful.