BENTONITE CLAY - BENIFITS & RECIPE

Bentonite is an absorbent aluminium phyllosilicate clay consisting mostly of Montmorillonite. It is a natural clay with a fine, soft texture. It forms a paste when mixed with water. Some people use this paste for medical or cosmetic benefits, such as treating rashes and acne or as a hair mask. Bentonite clay can be mixed with Rosewater and/or distilled water, Essential oils (tea tree, lavender, peppermint) or Apple Cider Vinegar.

Bentonite clay also helps skincare products adhere to your skin and be more water resistant, making it great for things like sunscreen, nappy cream, and natural deodorant.

Bentonite clay is packed with minerals including calcium, magnesium, silica, sodium, copper, iron, and potassium; thus, you could easily call it food for the skin. Not only does it enrich your skin with nutrients; but it could draw out unwanted toxins and acne-causing sebum, which is a primary cause of acne breakouts.

PRODUCT RECIPES:

ACNE FIGHTING MASK
2 tbsp Bentonite clay
3 drops Tea tree essential oil
¼ tsp Apple cider vinegar
Rosewater or distilled water (as needed)
 
Mix the Rosewater with Bentonite clay until it forms a smooth, wet paste. Once that is done, add the other ingredients. Apply the mask on your face, excluding your eyes and mouth. Leave on until it hardens. Wash off with warm water.
 
HYDRATING SKIN MASK
2 tbsp Bentonite clay
Rosewater (as needed)
¼ tsp Apple cider vinegar
½ tsp Jojoba oil / organic Jojoba oil
3 drops Lavender essential oil
 
Mix the Rosewater with Bentonite clay until it forms a paste. Next, add the rest of the ingredients. Apply the mask all over your face but avoid your eyes and mouth. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes. Then, wash it off with warm water.
 
RASH AND IRRITATION RELIEF MASK
¼ cup Warm Water
¼ cup Grapeseed oil or Jojoba oil / organic Jojoba oil
5 drops Tea tree essential oil
5 drops Peppermint essential oil
1 tsp Apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp Bentonite clay
 
Mix the warm water with the grapeseed oil and put some on your face. Once the mixture dries, add the clay to the remaining oil in a bowl and mix. Apply the mixture to your face, excluding your eyes and mouth. Wait until the mask hardens and then rinse with warm water.
 
Mix these masks in a non-metallic bowl. The metal takes away some of the beneficial qualities of the bentonite clay.
Store the excess mask in a glass jar and keep it in the refrigerator. It will better preserve the healing and moisturizing properties.

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