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Zion Health Clay Dry Deodorant

With around 20 different product types and various scents to boot, Zion Health offers its customers healthy skincare and hygiene alternatives.  “It all started with a toothpaste,” and grew to include products such as face creams, pain relief spray, shampoos, clay soaps, and of course deodorants.  Using what they call “living clay” (kanwa, calcium montmorillonite, adama), Zion Health wants purchasers to detoxify and be nurtured as well. 

Calcium montmorillonite clay products, with 57 trace minerals, help us cleanse by washing away the toxins that have attached to healthy cells. This happens when the clay compounds enter the blood, lymph, or intestinal tract.  It is said that no other mineral substance or drug can do this.  Not a fast cure by any measure, the detoxifying process can take 1-3 months; depending on age, health, and lifestyle.  

The organs and systems that can be cleansed using clay are:

  • Liver
  • Heart
  • Brain
  • Kidneys
  • Cells
  • Intestinal tract

Traditionally, clay has been used for ailments such as stomach ulcers, insect bites, wounds, and digestive issues.  Some of the illnesses clay can treat include: 

  • Diarrhea/Constipation
  • Weight Control
  • Ulcers
  • Liver Detox
  • Hepatitis and Cirrhosis

Now, let’s talk about that deodorant.  Zion Health offers 19 different deodorants.  Whether they are solid, or the one offering of roll-on, all report to be aluminum free, paraben free, and natural. These deodorants have varying titles like Clay Dry Dare, Clay Dry Bold, Clay Dry Silk, and Clay Dry Solid; with scents that include: Patchouli, Citrus Blossom, Charcoal Mint, Sandalwood, and White Pine… just to name a few. 

Depending on the scent, some deodorants are infused with essential oils and the “living clay.”  Let’s peek at just one of the deodorants to get an idea of the ingredients and benefits Zion Health Clay Dry Deodorants flaunt:

Clay Dry Deodorant Silk Spring Rain – is free of harmful petroleum, absorbs odor and toxins, and restores the skin’s pH levels. Silk Spring Rain has antibacterial and antifungal properties and is made using an environmentally sustainable process. 

Ingredients: Purified Water, Propanediol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Stearate, Stearic Acid, Streareth 20, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Witch Hazel Distillate, Calcium Montmorillonite, Calendula Extract, Myrrh Gum Extract, Alpine Lichen Extract, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Chamomile Extract. Fragrance.

Ingredient Benefits:

  • Alpine Extract is rich in anti-oxidants to help and soothe the skin.
  • Witch Hazel is a natural astringent commonly used to help absorb excess oil from the skin.
  • Chamomile Extract contains natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Grapefruit seed extract is rich in minerals and vitamin C; well known for its natural antibacterial properties.

Now that you know the benefits of using natural products using clay, you probably want to see where you can purchase this “healing from the Earth,” right?  A great source would be Zion Health’s own Web site (  The Web site uses the various names of the clay in its products interchangeably.  The products can be found on as well, or in stores that offer natural health and beauty products. 

Priced a bit higher than traditional deodorants or antiperspirants, customers may be in for sticker shock.  Just knowing you aren’t putting any harmful products on your skin can be consolation enough.  Remember, you are worth it!    


The original post was written on July 12, 2018. Some of the information may have changed.

Candace Alike Smith is a Las Vegas-based content creator, womb warrior, and matcha enthusiast. Candace founded this site in 2015 to help women of color reclaim their vitality. Follow Candace’s content on holistic beautymental wellnessherbs and essential oilsnon-toxic productshealthy libationswellness travel, and self-reflection. Green is her happy color.

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