For thousands of years, people have been digging around in the dirt and volcanic ash for something especially valuable ... clay! The natural properties of certain clays actually hold extreme health benefits for you and your skin.
However, don't go digging in your kids' arts and crafts box and start slathering modeling clay on your face - instead consider trying Bentonite Clay for all your skin needs!
The largest known source for Bentonite Clay comes from Fort Benton, Montana: However, the clay was actually discovered in a region in France called Montmorillon.
This particular clay is composited from lush volcanic ash and is loaded with tons of minerals including calcium, sodium, copper, magnesium, potassium, and iron.
The vitamins and minerals found Bentonite Clay are useful in detoxification, nourishment and is especially suitable for oily skin types. Because it's a creamy-to-light grey color, it won't stain you or anywhere in your bathroom as other clays might.
It's also odorless with a very fine consistency, therefore it's used in several skincare products including mud packs, bath bombs, and face creams.
How'd you do in your high school chemistry class? Because this clay literally seeks positivity! In its natural powdered state, Bentonite Clay has negatively charged molecules.
If you can remember from your school days, molecules tend to look for other molecules that are oppositely charged to make itself "complete". Say it with me ... awww!
Well, most toxins and impurities are positively charged, therefore Bentonite actually becomes electrically charged when introduced to nasty toxins.
All it needs is a little water and - sluuurp - the clay bonds and absorbs the chemicals and heavy metals right out of your skin!
Once the clay has pulled all the impurities out of your cells, there's room for fresh oxygen to move in and make your pores nice and healthy. Science-y, right?!
2) Cleanse and Exfoliate
We're the first to admit that it seems redundant to rub dirt on your skin in order to get rid of the dirt that's on your skin ... but trust us ... Bentonite Clay is great for cleaning out your pores and exfoliating dead skin cells.
Acne, blackheads, and whiteheads are often the result of your skin producing too much oil within your pores. The clay is able to bind to bacteria and toxins that live within your pores and unclog any impurities that may be causing your breakouts and blemishes.
Because Bentonite Clay absorbs dirt and oils, your pores will be free to breathe!
3) Zap Those Pores
Not only do the dirt and oils that clog your skin cause irritating pimples, but all that gunk also stretches your pores out!
To keep dirt and bacteria from falling into your pores like giant black holes, use Bentonite Clay to keep your pores clean and allow them to shrink back to teeny tiny.
Thanks to the plethora of vitamins and minerals found in Bentonite, it is commonly used topically to aid in relief for several issues like:
- Minor Skin Irritations
- Insect Bites or Stings
- Skin Dryness
- Skin Redness
Your medicine cabinet should most definitely be stocked with this miracle mud!
5) Glowing Skin
Another fantastic ingredient found in Bentonite Clay is a mineral called silica. Silica is mostly known for strengthening connective tissues in our bodies, but it's also a master of silkiness!
Silica happens to be a strong carrier for oxygen, which makes your skin look supple and hydrated. Combined with the exfoliating skills of Bentonite Clay, the silica mineral should leave your skin feeling silky smooth!
6) Minor Skin Discoloration
Applying Bentonite Clay to scars, acne marks, and stretch marks can possibly help lighten some skin discoloration.
7) Skin Cell Renewal
Uneven skin tone develops over time from elements like sun exposure, skin breakouts, and aging - amongst dozens of other things. Not to mention, dead skin cells on the surface of your skin don't leave much room for newer, younger cells to grow.
Adding Bentonite Clay to your daily cleansing rituals will remove dead skin cells and even out your tone and texture, giving your complexion the appearance of balance.
This volcanic clay has "erupted" in the world of skincare and we can see why! With nourishing minerals, exfoliation properties, and skin-softening revitalization, Bentonite Clay is an absolute must-have when it comes to the health and appearance of your precious skin.
If you're ready to take the plunge into Bentonite Clay products, take a look at some popular bath bombs from our relaxing bath bomb collection! For a calming, soothing experience give the Calm Your Spirit Lavender bath bomb a try.
Or, immerse yourself into a relaxing paradise with the Coconut Dream Bath Bomb. With a mixture of heavenly fragrances and the benefits of our Bentonite Clay ingredients, your bathtub will soon become your favorite place in the house ... if it isn't already! 🛀
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