||All Skin Types
||All Hair Types
||Store in a cool, dry place.
Bentonite ClayOther Names: Montmorillonite ClayDescription: Bentonite is a naturally occurring hydrated aluminium silicate; a highly absorbent clay which is composed of minerals including iron, silica and aluminium, it is usually formed from volcanic ash which has been aged by time and can vary in colour from dark grey to greenish-grey.Uses: Bentonite clay is used as a thickener, emulsion stabiliser and suspending agent for opaque products. It hydrates quickly and easily in water and gives structure to the water phase of your creams or liquid products and is particularly well suited to pigmented make-up such as BB creams, Liquid Foundation or tinted moisturisers.Use Levels: 0.5-3%Formulating Tips: Add to the water phase while stirring. Bentonite is heat stable so you can heat the water to decrease hydration time. Continue mixing until a smooth thickened water phase is formed with no lumps. The clay should be hydrated in pure water with no additives. Bentonite is one of the most effective and powerful healing clays and can be used
in a variety of ways.
Face Mask: Externally, Bentonite can be
used as a mud mask to draw out impurities and toxins from the skin. It is
useful in preventing acne, breakouts, skin irritations and other skin
For Hair: Make a paste of Bentonite
Clay and either Aloe Vera Juice, Apple Cider Vinegar or just plain
water and apply to hair to remove build up caused by
the application of different hair products.It also takes some time for Bentonite clay to mix with water - please be patient. Bentonite
is a swelling clay, when it becomes mixed with water it rapidly swells open
like a highly porous sponge and so, a little amount goes a long
way. Healing clays like
Bentonite should never be mixed with or in any metal objects as this will
reduce effectiveness of the clays.
Bentonite clay can be mixed with water, rose water, apple cider vinegar etc depending on what you intend to use it for. Our
Bentonite Clay is sold for external use only.