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I’ve always been a fan of natural skincare, so I was thrilled to try out Volcanic Secrets Within’s PACIFIC RIM VOLCANIC BLACK ASH. I had never used it before, and I was pleasantly surprised! It actually has a lot of skin benefits and it left my skin feeling and looking clear, smooth and energized!
The immense health and beauty benefits of volcanic ash has been recorded as far back as 2500 BC in Mesopotamia and has been utilized by many cultures including Native Americans, Central African tribes and it is maintained that Queen Cleopatra incorporated it as part of her beauty routine.
Rich in minerals, volcanic ash is Mother Nature’s natural skin beautifier and when combined with other products it cleanses, purifies, detoxifies, and reinvigorates the skin due to its antibacterial, anti fungal, and antiviral properties.
Volcanic ash consists of very fine rock and mineral particles less than 2 mm in diameter which are ejected from a volcanic vent during the explosive activity accompanying a volcano’s eruption. These fine sand-like particles create an “ash fall” as they rain back down, settling as a dust layer upon the landscape. Over time, the volcanic ash manifests through the devastating aftermath as a fruitful reward. A process much like the metamorphosis of a caterpillar as it emerges from its cocoon as a beautifully iridescent butterfly.
This ash when combined with other components has some amazing commercial, medicinal, and agricultural uses.
Volcanic Ash is high in Sulfur, an active Mineral ingredient which not only helps the body to resist bacteria but actually destroy it. Sulfur exists in your blood and connective body tissue:
- to disinfect the blood;
- stimulate bile secretion;
- aid the oxidation reactions in the body
- protect the protoplasm of cells; and
- for the synthesis of Collagen (one of the main proteins needed for the structural integrity of your skin).
Sulfur slows down the aging process because of its ability to protect against the toxic effects of pollution and radiation. It is part of the chemical structure of the amino acids glutathione, taurine, cysteine, and methionine.
These properties help to exfoliate/remove dead skin cells, kill and heal acne-causing bacteria while increasing the body’s own collagen production. This process results in improved texture of the skin making it look radiant and firm. The ash does not dissolve in water and so makes for a fantastic, mild exfoliant, so before application a skin patch test is necessary to check for skin compatibility! I also use volcanic ash in foot scrubs and body scrubs because of its purification and cleaning qualities.
Watch as I use it to wash my face:
It is also excellent to keep the rest of your body smooth and clear!
Its effectiveness on all skin types- dry, oily, acne prone or wrinkled, makes volcanic ash popular in a face pack or mud bath in spas throughout the world. Spa treatments also incorporate its healing properties working deep within the skin to address skin rashes, cellulite, eczema, psoriasis, damaged skin, wrinkles and stretch marks.
SUGGESTED USES VOLCANIC ASH – Skin
The amount used depends entirely upon your preference (a generous pinch or two goes a long way), skin tolerance and results desired. The ash when combined will increase the effectiveness and enhance the results of any other product used in conjunction with.
add to water forming a “slurry” mask, gently apply a thin layer to desired area, a tingling sensation may be felt, leave on for 5-10 minutes and rinse
add a pinch or two mix with bentonite clay mask/pack or any clay or other type of mask/pack for face or body
add a pinch or two to facial, foot, or body scrub/exfoliator- when using a facial scrub machine, apply cleansing product to brush head first then sprinkle a pinch of ash on top and exfoliate desired area, e.g. face, elbows, knees, heels, hands or all over body use ** after use remove brush head and rinse components thoroughly to remove all ash particles
Check out my related posts to see other Volcanic Secrets Within Products that I have tried.
This conveniently packaged smooth as satin black ash affords the comfort of in- home spa treatments while allowing you the luxury of being your own Apothecary. Combine these nutrient rich gifts from Mother Nature with ingredients or products of your choosing to create a tailor made skincare that caters to your own unique, individual needs. Then lie back, relax from head to toe, enjoy the healthy transformation and let this volcanic ash be the “Secrets Within” You!
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