Sodium bicarbonate (IUPAC name: sodium hydrogen carbonate) is a chemical compound with the formula NaHCO3. It is a salt composed of sodium ions and bicarbonate ions. Sodium bicarbonate is a white solid that is crystalline but often appears as a fine powder. It has a slightly salty, alkaline taste resembling that of washing soda (sodium carbonate). The natural mineral form is nahcolite. It is a component of the mineral natron and is found dissolved in many mineral springs.
What’s behind the magic of snail slime?
Science. Snail slime is made up of a complex network of polymers that take neither solid or fluid form. Secreted through this slime is a substance called Helix Aspersa Muller, which works to quickly regenerate and heal the snail’s skin and shell as it glides over the ground.
How does it work on the skin?
Glycolic Acid: Snail slime contains enough glycolic acid to remove dead skin cells (which is also essential for keeping sun damage at bay) and helps generate new skin cells which are formed using a stimulus called allantoin.
Allantoin: Stimulates the regeneration of skin by increasing water content within the cell and strengthening its structure. It also helps skin heal and is effective in treating irritations. Snail slime derivatives are being used in hospitals as treatment for burn victims to help heal and generate healthy skin tissue.
Collagen and Elastin: These structural proteins are what binds skin tissue. Collagen gives rigidity and elastin allows skin to stretch and return to its normal state. As you age, elastin and collagen production decreases which makes skin sag and wrinkle.
Proteins and Vitamins: Snail slime contains a perfect balance of molecules which are beneficial to the skin including Zinc, Calcium, Iron and Copper and proteins andantioxidants that work to regenerate skin cells, reduce inflammation and help the skin lock in moisture.
So go forth and put slug slime on your face and stay wrinkle-free and plump-skinned forever…. well, for the time being at least.
How it Works
Argile verte–Green Clay–is a highly fine clay and is a negatively charged substance which pushes away toxic, diseased acidic and pathological materials in the body that is said to be positively charged. On both an internal (drinking) and external (as a mask) level, the clay’s purifying action takes place by neutralizing the positive charges attached to toxins in the body, which are then flushed out through natural processes. Since clay cannot be absorbed into the blood or cells themselves, there is no way for it to for deposits in the body.
Mix 1 tablespoon clay with glass of water and leave next to bed. In the morning, drink the liquid that has separated from the larger clay particles that have fallen to the bottom. Before travelling to places of questionable water bacteria, drink clay water for 7-10 days prior to travel.
Argile Verte Uses
Face Mask: Add water. A tip... wear in shower, its much better to open and reopen pores whilst wearing mask rather than letting it dry to cracks against your skin.
Deep pore cleaning: The super fine, mineral charged clay get deep into pores, unclogging and cleansing them. The clay will literally pull out the acne infection in the skin. So if youre having a breakout, a clay mask will at first make it appear worse, but it is simply drawing out the “infections” inside the pores.
Against Acne: use bi/weekly mask, or create paste for spot treatment
Anti-aging: Frequent (though appropriate) use is said to help against the appearance of fine wrinkles.
Shrinks pores: Removes dirt from pores, tightening them together.
Doesn’t dry out skin: Unlike many drugstore/cosmetics masks, argile vert leaves skin soft and supple, not tight and dried out
Sun burn relief: Use as a paste on burnt skin but don't let dry fully
Brightens skin: Iron oxides within clay exfoliate and brighten skin
Wound Healing: Apply over cuts, scrapes, burns and other skin irritations (such as eczema) to help heal the wound and decrease chances of scarring.
Tooth paste: create paste for natural teeth cleaner (it is also said to help against tooth aches)
Detox: Mix a few tablespoons of the clay in a glass of water before going to sleep. In the morning, the larger clay particles will have sunken to the bottom and the fine-particle clay water above is what you drink. Do this for a week to flush toxins in the colon and intestines or before traveling to a country where water and food is known to cause gastro-intestinal disturbances.
Digestion: Maintains balanced digestive system. Colon cleanser. And verify with your Dr. before use, but Argile vert is known to help against stomach ulcers and complications associated with Crohns disease.
Immune System: Clay is highly charged with minerals and vitamins. Known to boost immune system by removing toxins.
Course Salt or Brown Sugar
Combine and store inside shallow jar upside down (so settles near surface) in the refrigerator until set. Store in a cool place between uses.