This light gray powder is nothing more than an alkaline mixture of volcanic ash and water (pH of 8.3 to 9.1), and made up mostly of Silica (61%). The outside of the body can be cleansed by Bentonite. A Bentonite clay mask draws excess oils and debris to the surface of the skin, boosts circulation to tighten the skin and stimulate blood flow, and whisks away dead skin cells that can clog pores. You can add herbs and essential oils to soothe inflamed, painful skin and fight bacteria that inflame clogged pores into blemishes.
It has also been used to soothe various skin problems and as an ingredient in detox baths. A poultice of Bentonite clay can be prepared to calm eruptions such as acne as well as various skin irritations. Many types of itching can also be soothed by covering the area with a thick mud pack made of Bentonite clay and water. Apply and leave it on until it's dried and falling apart.
The recommended procedure to prepare a Bentonite clay bath is as follows: fill the tub to the desired depth. Add two to three ounces of Bentonite clay, mix, then soak in it for as long as you can. A poultice can be made by adding half a cup of clay to one and a half cups of water or until the desired consistency is reached. Mix it thoroughly and apply to the skin where needed.
One of our favorite ways to use Bentonite Clay is in a skin-purifying mask.
Bentonite Blemish Blast
1 Tbs Bentonite Clay
2 tsp organic extra virgin coconut oil
2 tsp raw honey
1 drop of Lemon essential oil (Or juice from half a lemon)
1 drop of lavender essential oil
Gently warm coconut oil until liquid. Add honey and bentonite clay. Mix until smooth and creamy. Add essential oils or lemon juice and mix well. Can be stored in the refrigerator or applied immediately. Massage onto face and leave for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse off immediately if irritation or itching occurs. Rinse well and follow your normal facial care routine. Can be used as often as needed. Multiple batches can be made and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.
Purchased this to use in homemade toothpaste. Turns out you can use it for many things! The toothpaste is great and easy to make, leave a very clean feeling. I've also used it for a facial mask and love the smoothness it leaves afterwards. Great price and quality!! Can't wait to try new uses!
This clay is amazing! I mix it with water and some essential oils (carrot seed or lavender) to put on my adult acne. It works better and faster in healing skin eruptions than anything I've bought in the drugstore.
My son has had some pretty strong reactions to stings, and just when I was desperate enough to go for the 'benedryl-type' relief, I remembered the clay. Very glad that I did. It really calmed down the swelling. And after 2-3 applications all was well. My husband also gets bentonite clay at the local feed mill, for calves that are struggling to thrive or sick cows.
Review by Frank & Christine /
(Posted on 9/21/2016)
I use this for homade toothpaste, face and body masks, i put it in the bathtub and soak in it and i mix it with juice and drink it, all without Negative Side Affects. I Also Use It In My Home Made Foundation Powder
I'm happy I found this and gave it a try. I use this in my homemade toothpaste and I love the results. I use it in my bath water and I'm not sure how it works but since I've been using it, I just feel better! Will soon be trying this as a face mask...overall a great value
I like to take a bath, especially in the winter time. I felt like changing it up instead of bath salts. Made red blemishes on my legs go away and cleared up my hay fever rash! And it's fun to use with friends for a clsy mask. :)
I've used this to draw out impurities and help pimples heal faster, made a paste with water and applied to face. Recently made a toothpaste with this as a main ingredient, as well. Clay, coconut oil, peppermint essential oil, and a little baking soda. Sparkly clean with a nice minty scent.
I use BC everyday in my tooth polish along with baking soda and water sprinkled on my toothbrush. My mouth feels clean and fresh, and no bad breath. I always have on hand in case of food poisoning as well as in my car in case of a reaction to food as my dad had in a restaurant. If I had the clay then he wouldn't have had to spend two hours in the bathroom at the eatery while we were sending him Reiki. Thank God we didn't hospitalized him, but since, I carry it in my car in a little packet for emergency!
Just got the product and I'm so excited to see all the wonderful benefits that I am expecting. The service was impeccable and I know I will be ordering again. I will also be giving a review on this product in short order.
I've been hearing so much lately about this clay that I had to get some for myself. I'm looking forward to trying it for so many things! My grown daughter uses it for her acne, and my chiropractor told me about how much it can absorb toxins. I just keep hearing more and more about the wonderful things it can do. Who would not want to have it on hand?
We have more bugs in our yard this year than ever before and they all seem to bite. They viciously attack my 2 year old Great granddaughter. I applied some bentonite clay I had already made for taking internally, with a cottonball to her many bites, the redness and itchiness instantly vanished!
I just got over an extreme case of poison ivy. I had Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream from the doctor (which does help, but my poison ivy was already blistering the entire back of my leg), went back 2 days later for a steroid shot. That didn't seem to help. Gave up on doctors and pulled the Bentonite Clay out of the cupboard and mixed it with a little water and one drop of lavender essential oil. I coated that on my poison ivy for 3 days. It drew out all the oozing and infection. AMAZING!!!! I also have taken it internally in cleanses and get wonderful results from using the same clay mask on my face for removing excess oil and reducing pore size. Unbelievable results!!!
for months i have been feeling sluggish and like my age has caught up with me. very sore tight just not myself. we have had this for years but just recently, i have take this, and i feel 30years younger!! and i am fifty!! i am so amazed how it has made me feel. i feel like myself again. I recommend this to everyone i know. it is a great product.
Review by John Arnette Howard /
(Posted on 10/14/2013)
I recently started using the clay only externally. Now that I found More Than Alive's food grade Bentonite clay I am also using it internally. It is a very high quality clay and am extremely pleased with my results so far. I highly recommend this product as a cleanser and for detox as well.
2 parts Flax seed
2 parts Apple Fruit Pectin
2 parts Bentonite Clay
7 parts Physillum Seeds with husks
1 part Slippery Elm powder
1 part marshmallow root powder
1 part peppermint powder
1 part activated charcoal
1. Mix all ingredients together
2. Take 1 heaping Tsp and mix with 4-6 oz of juice
3. Drink an additional 8-16 oz after consuming the above mixture
4. Do this 5x per day repeating steps 2 & 3
This can be taken with Dr Christopher's Quick Colon #1 OR you can make Dr. Shultze #1 at home. See this page http://healingtools.tripod.com/thn8.html
Since I learned about the clay I make sure I never run out. I first came across it looking for something to help my dogs with their skin problem (bad flea dermatitis). I cut their hair, give them a good bath, then cover them with a thin mud pack (and close the door so they can't come in). After the mud has dried, hose off what's left. Helps to relieve the itching, soothes the irritation. I also sprinkle some clay powder on their food daily.
I use the clay powder in my shoes (in place of foot powder), and when my dogs' skin feels damp I use the powder as well. it absorbs the moisture and eliminates the odor and helps heal.
I had a bite of some sort on my foot that just didn't want to heal. Kept itching and I kept scratching. I finally wised up and put a clay pack on over night and voila-the red ring around the bite was almost gone, the itching subsided and it finally healed.
If you cut yourself, sprinkle some clay powder in the cut, cover it, and forget it. It will not throb or sting, and it will heal in no time. The applications are endless and work every time.
Review by Christel Johnson /
(Posted on 10/13/2013)
I had a bite of some sort several days ago. It appeared to me to be a spider bite. Instead of healing on it's own like most bites will given enough time this one kept getting worse and more swollen and angry looking by the day. The third night I was desperate to figure out something to do for it so I plastered some Bentonite Clay mixed with water to form a thick paste, covered it up with a loose bandage and went to bed.
The next morning to my amazement the large area of inflammation, infection and angry tissue was gone! The only thing left of the bite was a little indention in the skin.
Thank you for providing such a wonderful product at such affordable prices!! God Bless.
I LOVE BENTONITE CLAY
my 'nutritionist' has had me taking clay for about 2 years now various amounts over the years, depending on what's going on with my body and guess what, the more I take, the better I feel I can actually feel all those toxins getting sucked up!
I have used it mainly when I have a sore or tender spot in my mouth. I wet a soft toothbrush, touch it in some of the powder, and gently massage the tender area. Almost immediately it eases the pain. In a short time, a day or so usually, the sore or tender area is no longer a problem.
Is there an easy way to mix bentonite clay with water?
Question by: ellen sanborn on Apr 5, 2018 2:37:00 PM
Gently stirring it into water with a spoon has been the easiest way we have been able to do it! Adding the water slowly is helpful for getting it to mix smoothly without it getting lumpy. Hope this helps!