Bentonite Clay - Sodium (External), 1 lb.(SBCP-1)
Harvested from naturally occurring volcanic ash in the United States, our Sodium Bentonite Clay is perfect for use in all your external skin or bath recipes.
This clay is carefully harvested from naturally occurring volcanic ash in the United States, and contains high levels of trace minerals including silicon, magnesium, sodium and potassium. It is most beneficial when used externally as a mask, bath or poultice.
Caution: Due to the source that it is mined from, we recommend this Sodium Bentonite Clay for external use only. Please see our Bentonite Clay (Calcium) for internal use.
How It Works:
Bentonite Clay is a very unique substance, formed primarily of Montmorillonite, which is an extremely flat crystal flake that carries a relatively strong negative ionic charge. The negative charge is compensated for by adsorbing a cation (either Sodium or Calcium) to the interior of the molecule. This is what makes it either Sodium Bentonite or Calcium Bentonite Clay. To put it another way, think of the Montmorillonite crystal flake as two pieces of bread, with a strong vacuum pulling the lunch meat in between them, whatever lands there (Sodium or Calcium) determines what kind of sandwich it will be. When you activate this clay sandwich, it will magnetically grab the junk in your body (heavy metals, toxins, acid, etc.) and trade them for the "lunch meat”, taking the toxins out.
Why our Bentonite Clay?
All Bentonite is made of minerals that are a part of the smectite class of clays. Bentonite clay is primarily composed of the mineral montmorillonite, which, if it contains sodium as an exchangeable ion, can swell up to six times its size when wet. This makes it the most absorbent of all the clays. Sodium Bentonite has the highest Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) and the higher the CEC of the clay the stronger the negative charge. This means that Sodium Bentonite has a stronger vacuum for pulling in heavy metals and toxins that it comes into contact with.
Our Sodium Bentonite Clay is a naturally forming clay that is harvested in the United States. It is a premium, high-yielding Wyoming sodium bentonite that contains no polymer additives or chemical treatments of any kind. It is a 200 mesh dry-powdered clay that is also ANSI/NSF Standard 60 certified, quality controlled, and manufactured to exceed API Specification 13A, Section 5.
Bentonite Clay Mask
Similar to masks used at the spa, a clay mask made from Bentonite draws excess oils and debris to the surface of your skin, boosts circulation to tighten the skin, stimulates blood flow, and whisks away dead skin cells that can clog your pores. Mix Bentonite Clay with water to make a paste, apply to the face, and allow to dry for 20 minutes before gently rinsing.
Bentonite Clay for skin irritation
To control itching: A simple “mud pack” made with bentonite clay powder and enough water to create a thick paste can help control the itch and dry up blisters. Spread the clay over the affected area and let air dry. Keep it on until the clay wears off or gets itchy. Wash off the residue.
To make a healing pack, mix Bentonite clay powder or baking soda and oatmeal with water and an anti-infection herb (such as garlic, thyme, or calendula) or an herbal tincture. Apply to pimples, boils, bites or wounds.
Rejuvenating Bentonite Clay Face Mask
Pamper yourself with this luxurious face mask that will leave your skin feeling smooth and rejuvenated.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
- 1 tablespoon plain organic yogurt
- 1 tablespoon raw Organic Honey
- about 2 tablespoons Bentonite Clay Powder
- a few pinches of Celtic Sea Salt
- essential oils (optional)
- (You can also add some Tropical Black Tea to the recipe for a wonderful fruity smell instead of the essential oil!)
HOW TO MAKE IT...
Mix all ingredients together and apply to face, neck, and back. The cooling, soothing feeling your skin gets after applying the mask is almost as fun as peeling it off when it dries, which takes about 30 to 45 minutes. Then enjoy your smooth, clean, rejuvenated skin!
Bentonite Clay Bath
Sodium Bentonite Clay is so good for so many different things! One of my favorite ways to use it is as a face mask and luxurious bath.
BENTONITE CLAY BATH HOW TO
- Draw a bath with warm water and add 2 to 2 1/2 lbs. of Sodium Bentonite Clay. Soak in the bath and apply the clay to your glands (neck, armpits, back of knees, etc) to help pull out heavy metals. Soak in the clay for at least 20 minutes - preferably 1 hour for full detox benefits.
- Leave the clay and bath water in the tub over night. In the morning, all the clay will have settled to the bottom. Drain the water out and when empty, use paper towels to wipe the clay out of the tub. Notice anything different about the clay this time? If it was darker or streaked black, then you can be sure that the clay did its job pulling out heavy metals!
Natural Deodorant Recipe
Prep Time 30 min - Makes 8 oz.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, infused with your choice herbs
- 1 tablespoon Celtic Sea Salt
- 1 tablespoon Beeswax
- 2 tablespoons baking soda
- 1 tablespoon Arrowroot Powder
- Essential Oils (Optional)
- 2 tablespoons Bentonite Clay (Optional- Bentonite may stain light colored clothing)
HOW TO MAKE IT...
- Add ingredients to a saucepan on low heat, stirring between each addition.
- Continue to melt and stir ingredients until beeswax is completely dissolved.
- Remove from heat and pour into your choice container- recycled deodorant dispenser, or Metal Tin.