Using organic bentonite clay to improve your skin, hair and immune system is as easy as a Google search. However, for your convenience, we’ve whittled it down a bit. Remember that most companies advocate mixing clay and liquid solutions in a glass or ceramic bowl with a wooden or plastic spoon, as metal may react with clay and diminish its advantages.
Some of our favourite ways to use bentonite clay for health and beauty are listed below:
- A skin-calming paste
Bentonite clay can be used to treat minor burns, bug bites, and rashes by mixing it with water to the proper consistency (a water-to-clay ratio of 1:1 or 2:1 is usually good). Leave the paste on for as long as it takes to dry, then wash it off.
- A mask for the armpits.
Armpit detoxes are now a thing, which we realise sounds a little bizarre. Deodorants are typically filled with aluminium and other compounds that inhibit sweating, which interferes with one of your body’s most effective methods of detoxification. Some of these potentially hazardous compounds can, however, be drawn from your skin by using a paste made from bentonite clay and water (with the consistency of yoghurt).
- A face mask that nourishes the skin.
experts’ advice mixture of organic bentonite clay, Manuka honey, and just enough water to make a paste and apply it to your face for an extra dose of moisture. make sure it does not stay and dry on skin for more than 15 to 20 minutes; instead, remove it as soon as your skin feels tight. After you’ve finished, rehydrate, and moisturise your skin.
- A clarifying hair masks.
Consider using a bentonite hair mask weekly if your hair tends to be on the drier side for a more natural hair care approach. This combination can be found in many recipes: 12 cup apple cider vinegar, 1 cup clay, and 1 cup water. Slather your hair from root to tip with the mixture. Several beauty bloggers report that it improves the definition of curly hair as well.
- Clay baths are great for softer skin.
Warm water, bentonite powder, Epsom salts, mixed with any of your favourite essential oils are all you need to soak in the skin-soothing properties of bentonite clay. By increasing circulation and drawing toxins out of the body, a hot bath can help alleviate symptoms, according to Story. Epsom salts and clay both contain magnesium, which can aid in relaxation.
- Foot soak for relaxation
What if you don’t feel like taking a full bath? Give yourself a foot soak by adding a few teaspoons of bentonite clay to a pail of warm water. Sore feet can benefit from the magnesium in clay, which makes your feet feel softer (just like Epsom salts).
- Flossing powder for teeth
Have you ever heard of The Dirt? Bentonite clay, aromatic oils, and trace minerals make up this tooth-brushing powder. There may be an added benefit to using clay because of its naturally abrasive and antibacterial qualities. Brushing with bentonite clay powder can be done at home if you wish to save money. When in doubt, talk to your dentist first.