50ml jar £8.00
100ml jar £15.00
Bentonite clay is different from the other types of clay, when water is added to Bentonite, the molecular structure changes and an electrical charge is produced. The clay swells like a sponge, attracting toxins into the mixture and once they are drawn, they are bound to the clay because of the electric charge. Bentonite clay is volcanic ash and the largest deposits come from Wyoming and Montana. Bentonite clay has a number of hair and beauty benefits, it is used as a detoxifier for both inside and outside the body. This clay is not only a good for cleansing hair and scalp, drawing out impurities in your skin to the surface, killing acne-causing bacteria, boosting circulation to tighten skin and stimulate blood flow; this clay can also be used as an exfoliant to help get rid of dead skin cells that can clog pores and helps with cell turnover. The healing properties in Bentonite clay is suitable for all skin types and helps a number of skin conditions, including acne, eczema, and rashes.
Use Bentonite clay as a face mask
Using a Bentonite clay mask on your face is great, depending on your skin care needs, you can enhance the clay mask mix with other ingredients such as apple cider vinegar, honey, oatmeal, aloe vera juice or lemon juice.
Mix 2 tbsp bentonite clay powder with 1 tbsp warm water (or liquid of choice) and continue to add teaspoons of water until the mask is of a smooth creamy consistency that sits well on your face. Apply to your face and allow it to dry then rinse thoroughly. This mask will soothe blemishes and acne, after just one week of daily use acne clears away significantly, try for yourself.
When you first start using the clay powder mask it is best to apply it on a daily basis for the 1st two weeks, after that you can cut it down to twice a week. If you are using this mask to help get rid of acne, you may find that you’ll see more pimples and blemishes appear however this is a natural reaction as impurities are being drawn from the skin. Once this clears you will find that your skin is clearer and overall more smooth.
Using Bentonite clay as a hair mask
Use Bentonite clay in the hair instead of shampoo as shampoo’s contain harmful sulfates that dry out the hair. This hair mask will remove product build up, soften the hair follicles so you can detangle with no problem reducing the amount of hair left in the comb, nourish and strengthen, leave your hair clean (but not stripped), and natural curl patterned defined. The best part is that upon rinsing, you hair will have tons of definition and lots of body and shine and may give hair more body.
It is best to replace the water with apple cider vinegar as it gently removes product build up, excess sebum, bacteria and dead skin cells due to the acetic acid. Apple cider vinegar is also great and beneficial for nourishing the follicles, and strengthening hair at the roots. It also aides in treating dandruff. However other liquids such as Organic coconut milk herbal infusion, lemon juice or honey are just as good…If your hair is chemically processed (relaxed, straightened, colored, permed, etc.) we do not recommend using the clay mask, as the clay will interfere with these processes. For example, it will strip away or fade dye from hair. We only recommend using the clay on natural hair or hair that is in the process becoming natural by growing out any chemical treatment.
Bentonite Clay is completely sterile and can be applied absolutely anywhere on the body (taken from aboutclay.com)
- Nappy rash – apply a layer of wet clay, leave to dry a little (not completely) then put on the nappy and leave until next nappy change – re-apply each nappy change.
- Hemorrhoids – apply a thick amount to a cotton pad and place over the hemorrhoid and leave for a few hours. Change several times a day. This is an excellent use of your clay mask. You may walk around a bit strangely but the relief will be well met.
- Blisters – Place a small dab of moist clay to the blister and apply a plaster or bandage n top. Change several times a day.
- Burns – Ahh burns love clay. Depending on the kind of burn, either sprinkle dry clay on a wet burn and leave uncovered or apply the moist Clay Mask to a dry burn wound and cover with a bandage.
- Athlete’s foot – Dab Clay Powder between toes and leave to dry by about 80% then put on a pair of socks and go about your day – wash and repeat at least twice a day if you can.
- Tooth ache – Pack the gum line with plenty of Clay Powder so it sticks around the base of the tooth. The saliva will naturally create a bond so the clay does not dissolve. Leave for as long as possible. A great time to do this is at night. If you swallow any, you will only be benefiting from the clay’s properties but usually this stays for many, many hours in tact, even when sleeping. During meal times, you will want to remove the clay and re-apply after you have finished eating. It is easy to drink if you use a straw in your glass and should not interfere with the clay.
- Bleeding wounds – a little blood to clean a wound is a good thing but after that, using Clay Powder, lightly dusted on the open wound, will actually encourage speedier clotting while cleansing the wound. It may take a few applications before this works effectively if the wound is big or bleeding profusely. Go to the hospital if you can’t stop the bleeding!
- Bruising and scrapes – Adding a thick coating of Clay Mask to your bruises or scrapes will help the swelling to reduce considerably and also aid in speedy recovery of the skin. Cover with a gauze and bandage.
- Sprains and twist Pack a Clay Mask thickly around the sprain or twist, apply a gauze pad or enough gauze padding to cover the area and wrap with a bandage. Re-apply 2 – 3 times a day until better.
- Toenail fungus – apply a thick layer of Clay Mask over the nail and under the tip of the nail and cover with a plaster and protective finger cover. Re-apply twice a day. In between applications, spritz with a natural silver solution.
- Planters warts – Simply apply Clay Mask, twice a day to the wart and cover with a band-aid and watch it disappear. The same is true for warts anywhere else.
- Been stung or got a splinter – You know what to do…put of blob of Clay Mask on the stinger and watch the thing draw out.
- Use clay to help with other topical sites such as poison ivy, shingles, arthritis, psoriasis, eczema and poison oak.
Never mix this substance with a metal spoon or in a metal container. Storing and preparing the clay requires using wood, glass, plastic or ceramic products.