Many nature cure spas these days offer their clients the sublime experience of clay packs to relieve tension, to get relief from pain, heal wounds and also as a cure for several diseases like fevers, migraines, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, joint pain, arthritis etc. Clay eyepads can be used to soothe your eyes. Endless hours of pouring over your computer, working under polluted conditions and indiscrete television viewing during spare time puts eyes under undue strain. No doubt you have to exercise some restraint over your daily activities, but you should also make it a point relax with clay eyepads in a dark room, whenever your eyes feel tired.
Though there are compelling reports of clay treating infections, skeptics often call this as pseudo science and frown upon these evidences as purely anecdotal. However, researchers investigating about the properties of a certain type of ‘French clay’, which are mostly made of minerals have made some breakthroughs and found some evidence that this clay is a highly effective weapon against deadly flesh-eating bacteria like the MRSA and other deadly bacteria including salmonella, E. coli, and a flesh-eating disease called buruli, a relative of leprosy which disfigures children across central and western Africa. If this research into the effectiveness of the French green clays, realizes its full potential it is believed that this ‘French muck’ will soon be the next big thing and will be placed on par with ‘pencillin’ or even rival it in its efficacy.
As far as the cosmetic uses of 100% pure green French Clay called ‘illite’ are concerned, it is supposed to have amazing effects on the skin and body. Used as a face and body mask, the natural minerals in it stimulate blood circulation and help remove toxins; it also exfoliates the skin by removing dead cells thereby making it appear toned and fresh. By making a paste, this clay should be applied on all skin, muscles, joints and other aching parts to get relief. Soaking in a nice hot bath to which French Clay is also believed to nourish and revitalize your skin. Try using pure Green French Clay as a spa product. Also try this Burt's Bees Pore Refining Mask with French Green Clay