Bentonite Clay / Cosmetics Grade - 100% Pure Natural (100g - 1kg)
Used in skin scrubs and masks, deoderants, and other external uses.
Bentonite clay, also known as Montmorillonite, is a healing clay best known for its skin healing properties. When applied to the skin, it essentially absorbs impurities that get trapped in the skin.
Bentonite clay is composed of ash made from volcanos. Bentonite clay stems back far in history as a traditional healing method for protecting the body from disease. Because the clay is readily available and required no modern processing, it has been a popular and cost-effective way of “detoxing” the body.
Chemically, Bentonites are phyllosilicates of basic salts of Potassium, Sodium, Calcium or Aluminum. Sodium Bentonite expands when wet, absorbing as much as several times its dry mass in water. Because of its excellent colloidal properties, it is often used in drilling mud for oil and gas wells and boreholes for geotechnical and environmental investigations. The property of swelling also makes.
Sodium Bentonite useful as a sealant, since it provides a self-sealing, low permeability barrier.
Calcium bentonite is a useful adsorbent of ions in solution, as well as fats and oils, useful in health related conditions. It is the main active ingredient of fuller's earth, probably one of the earliest industrial cleaning agents.
Benefits of Calcium Bentonite Clay
1. Used on the Skin to Heal Eczema, Dermatitis & Psoriasis
When combined with water and left to dry on the skin as a clay mask, the clay is able to bind to bacteria and toxins living on the surface of the skin and within pores to extract these from the pours.
This helps to reduce the outbreak of blemishes, alleviate redness, and also to fight allergic reactions from irritating lotions or face washes, and even helps help poison ivy. Thanks to the clay’s special ability to act as an antibiotic treatment when applied topically to the skin, the clay can help to calm skin infections and speed up healing time of wounds or eczema, even when prescription antibiotics were not able to help solve the problem.
2. Used in the Bath as a Soaking Liquid to Remove Toxins
The clay can be added to bath water and used as a soaking liquid, binding to the toxins that are dispelled from the skin. The clay leaves skin feeling smooth, hydrated, and less inflamed.
3. Allows Cells to Receive More Oxygen
Bentonite clay helps to get oxygen into the cells because it has the ability to pull excess hydrogen from the cells, leaving room for oxygen to take its place. When cells have more oxygen entering them, one feels more energized and the body can repair itself more easily from illness or hard workouts, including improving muscle recovery.
4. Alkalizes the Body
Proper digestion requires enzymes that are made from alkalizing minerals, so when alkalizing foods do not enter the body, acidity remains high and digestion suffers. Bentonite clay contains alkalizing minerals, which brings the level of the body’s pH to a more optimal balance between acidity and alkalinity, helping to make the blood, saliva and urine more alkaline.
5. Boosts Immunity by Killing Harmful Bacteria and Viruses
Bentonite clay was also found to be effective at killing harmful bacteria. It has intrinsic, heat-stable antibacterial properties, which could provide an inexpensive treatment against numerous human bacterial infections
6. Improves the Health of Teeth and Gums
The mouth is one of the most susceptible areas of the body when it comes to harmful outside “invaders” taking over, like bacteria and toxins. Bentonite clay binds to unhealthy substances in the mouth, such as around the teeth and on the tongue and gums, and helps to remove them before being swallowed. Because of Bentonite’s antibacterial properties, it has been used in natural toothpastes and even mixed with water and used as a daily rinse.
7. Useful As a Baby Powder Alternative
Bentonite clay can be applied to any area on the skin of babies that is irritated, red or needs soothing in the same way that traditional powders are used. Plus, it is very gentle and naturally cleansing. Apply a small amount of the clay directly to the skin and allow it to sit for several minutes before wiping/rinsing it away.
How to Effectively Start Using Bentonite Clay
1. For external use: If you plan on only using it externally on your skin, try this: Add a ¼ of a cup of the clay to the bath and massage the skin with it. Or just allow the clay to dissolve into the water and soak it in for as long as you like, then rinse your skin well with clean water.
2. For gargling: Gargle the clay in your mouth with some water for 30 seconds to 1 minute, similarly to using mouth wash. Then spit out the clay and rinse your mouth with clean water.
3. For use as a face mask: Wet clay and smear the clay directly onto your skin, especially anywhere where you have blemishes, red spots, irritations or scarring. Allow the clay to dry (this usually takes about 20 minutes) and then rinse it off with warm water. It’s recommended to use the clay mask one or twice per week for best results.
4. For scrapes or bug bites, apply a concentrated amount of the clay directly to the trouble area and cover with a Band-Aid or gauze, then let it sit for about 2 hours, then rinse it off.
Some bentonite clay products may contain trace amounts of lead and may not be appropriate for consumption by children and pregnant women, so caution must be exercised when make purchases.