Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Natural clay!

There are certain things I do each summer: I try to get a tan (in vain), I live on fruits and sea-food (to make up for winter junk) aaand cover myself in mud.

Natural clay to be percise. Ever tried that?

It sits there, in a big green-greyish rock waiting to be rubbed like a ginnie in a bottle. My wish? Shiny hair and perfect skin. Granted each and every time!




No artificial product has ever left my hair so velvety and glossy, no face cream has ever made my skin so soft and pure! The kind I cover myself in is called "Bentonite" clay. The Ancient Egyptians used it, the Native American Indians did so too.

Here's how you do it:
a- wet your hands
b- rub the rock
c- apply a thick layer to your face and body. Make sure you do your hair! Be creative...
d- lie on the sand and wait. 15 minutes are enough but the longer you leave it, the better.
e- take pictures while waiting:)

It is a strong natural detoxifier, purifier, wound healer as well as a cellular regenerator and relaxer. This much I knew. What I've just discovered though is that Bentonite contains over 70 natural occurring trace minerals like:

Silica- 61.4% (required for strong healthy hair growth and skin tissue regeneration)
Aluminum- 18.1%
Iron- 3.5%
Sodium- 2.3%
Magnesium- 1.7%
Calcium- 0.04%
Titanium- 0.02%
Potassium- 0.01%
Moisture- 7.8%
pH - 8.3 - 9.1

(source)

The weather is still warm!
Ignore that diary saying "September 1st" and visit one of the many beaches with such wonder-rocks in Kos, Corfu, Paros, Kefalonia...

*NOTE*
Em... Do not start breaking the rock to take some home. If it hasn't crossed your mind yet, believe me it will once you've tried it (you may even feel like taking the entire hill with you!). Don't. I've witnessed it and it was disturbing. It belongs to nature and we should respect that, by all means.

7 comments:

penny said...

please, stop with the holidays posts!I want to break free from ym office after I read them!hehe!
now I really want to visit this beach!Amazing!

stella said...

ξεπλένεται εύκολα ειδικά από τα μαλλιά?
πολύ εντυπωσιακό πάντως!

Alecca Rox said...

once in contact with water, it washes off completely, leaving no traces whatsoever.

try youtubing "natural clay hair" and you'll come up with so many clips of black people using it to tame their afro. It so works!!

Marietta said...

Your hair look AMAZING!I had no idea about that, I just usually use sand to scrub my body on the beach!

Annoulita said...

hi!!!!!
nice blog!!!!!!!!!!
ur style is perfect!!!!!!
i followed u!!!!!!!
:)

Anna's Magical World said...

Hey thanks gia to comment! m'aresoun poluuu oi pix apo ta nhsiaaaaa!
diavasa g sena sto glamour kai enthousiasthka! Telika eisai opws se fadazomoun oso diavaza to arthro su!

Thalia said...

loved this post!!!!
so creative and mud!!!! ;)