What Is Bentonite Clay?


What Is Bentonite Clay?

Bentonite Clay is actually derived from the volcanic ash which comes in contact with water. The name is adopted from the origin of large deposits of this clay located in Fort Benton, Wyoming. Bentonite clay is mainly composed of the mineral, montmorillonite which is known to swell up to six times its size when wet. This calls for the main reason why it is most powerful absorbent in all types of clays.

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Bentonite clay is so powerful that it actually absorbs the major toxic elements from the body and impurities from the skin.

About the origin

It is quite a peculiar thing that Bentonite clay stems back far in history as a conventional method of healing and protecting the body from various kinds of diseases. It has been also found out that the ancient cultures living in regions of the Andes, Central Africa and Australia used to consume clay in many ways for a long period of time. Because the clay is readily available and has vast deposits, it required no modern processing. It was apt to consume in its natural form. In the recent times, it has been an extremely cost-effective way of detoxifying the body for quite some time.

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Nowadays, Bentonite clay is a common ingredient in several detox and cleansing products. Recently  I covered a post on the ten toxic ingredients that are quite common in the skincare and other personal care products we use on a daily basis. Since, we are constantly exposed to such harmful toxins, we need something which absorbs all the toxic elements in our body. Bentonite clay surely serves the purpose.

It benefits your body by helping to expel many of these toxins. Therefore increases immunity and reduces inflammation. Either one can start using only organic products or one can eventually use such naturally occurring precious gifts from Nature.

Face Masks

While searching out for Bentonite clay face masks, I also learnt that this powerful ingredient is also used in making an organic toothpaste. It neutralizes acid and also absorb the infection causing bacteria in the mouth cavity which will eventually make the gums healthy.

Here as a beauty enthusiast we are more leaned towards how bentonite clay is useful for beauty purposes. Well, a facial clay mask made from Bentonite draws excess sebum and dead skin cells to the surface of your skin. It boosts circulation and tightens the skin thereby stimulating blood flow. It kind of squeezes out all the impurities from the skin surface. And absorbs them leaving the skin pores squeaky clean.

bentonite clay mask benefits

It is useful on the body as a whole and not just the skin. You can add this clay to your regular  bath water. You can use it as a bath soak so as to reveal a clear and impurity free skin. That is by absorbing the toxic substances from the surface. After using the soak, the skin feels smooth, hydrated, all without any efforts or major skin treatment procedure.

So, I hope this info proves to be helpful in deciding how to include bentonite clay in your beauty regime for a more natural and healthy skin!

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  1. Are bentonite clay and fuller’s earth or multani mitti 2 different things? and Where do we get the clay from?

  2. Yes Anju both of them are two different things and Bentonoite clay is believed to have more toxin absorbing property. You may easily get it on Amazon.com


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