Sodium Bentonite Clay hydrated in pure unchlorinated spring water. For external use only.
Once Bentonite Clay has been hydrated do not mix or stir it, as that will break the electrical bonds between the clay particles that give it such incredible drawing power. Also do not use metal spoons to scoop out the clay.
Size: 120 ml jar
What Is Bentonite Clay?
Bentonite clay consists of aged volcanic ash also known as “Montmorillonite.” The name comes from the largest known deposit of bentonite clay located in Fort Benton, Montana.
It is an odorless grey/cream color with an almost soft, very fine consistency. Unlike some other clays, it doesn’t stain and is easy to work with in beauty and natural remedy recipes.
Healing clays like bentonite have a high concentration of minerals including silica, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, and potassium. It also absorbs and removes toxins, heavy metals, impurities, and chemicals.
Because of this, bentonite clay is a common ingredient in detox and cleansing products. Common external uses include poultices, mud packs, detox baths, and skin care recipes.
Bentonite Clay Benefits & How It Works
Bentonite clay is a unique clay due to its ability to produce an “electrical charge” when hydrated. Upon contact with fluid its electrical components change, carrying a strong negative charge which bonds to the positive charge in many toxins. In other words, bentonite clay is negatively charged and toxins are positively charged, when they come in contact, exceptional properties in bentonite clay binds toxins and effectively removes dirt, impurities and heavy metals from skin, mouth and the body.
When it comes in contact with a toxin, chemical, or heavy metal, the clay will absorb the toxin and release its minerals for the body to use. Bentonite also helps get oxygen to cells as it pulls excess hydrogen and allows the cells to replace it with oxygen instead.
Do not let bentonite come in to contact with anything metal, as this will reduce the effectiveness.
How to Use Bentonite Clay
Bentonite can be used externally for various issues.
- On the Skin: Apply a paste of bentonite clay and water on any skin irritation like blemishes, insect bites, cuts, skin itching, or burns. Leave it on until it dries and wash off. This is said to be especially calming to skin itching from eczema, psoriasis, chickenpox, etc.
- Armpit Detox: Use a mix of bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar to detox your armpits.
- Skin Poultice for Bug Bites/Burns/Cuts/Stings: For more severe issues, create a poultice by putting a thick layer of clay on the skin and applying a wet gauze or cloth over it. Wrap the area in plastic wrap and leave the poultice on, changing every 2 hours.
- Face Mask: Many beauty products use bentonite clay for its ability to bind with and remove toxins and impurities. For smooth and healthy skin, apply hydrated bentonite clay to face. Leave on for 20 minutes and wash off with warm water. Bentonite clay powder mixed with apple cider vinegar also makes an excellent and balancing face mask.
- Detox Bath: Add about 1/4 cup of bentonite clay to bath water for a relaxing detox bath that softens skin.
- For Oral Health: Because of its excellent ability to bind to heavy metals and toxins as well as to provide minerals, I use bentonite clay in a Remineralizing Tooth Powder Recipe. It can even be used alone for brushing and is tasteless and relatively textureless.
- As an Oral Rinse to Whiten and Remineralize Teeth: Bentonite mixed with water is an alkalizing and toxin-removing mouth rinse. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of clay in 1/4 cup water in a small jar with a plastic lid and shake well. Rinse with the water for 1-2 minutes and repeat until you’ve used it all.
- For Baby Powder: Plain bentonite clay makes a very soothing baby powder for use when there is infection or redness. It can also be made into a clay “mask” to help speed recovery in this area.