Also known as Calcium Montmorillonite or Fullers Earth/Clay.
This is a high purity Calcium Bentonite Clay that has been processed using only water to ensure very low levels of impurities and grit. Bentonite Clay is composed of aged volcanic ash. It is unique in that it has the ability to produce an “electrical charge” when hydrated. When mixed with water, its electrical components change, allowing it to absorb toxins. Bentonite is thus often used to detoxify toxins, heavy metals, chemicals and other impurities from the skin and body. Perfect for acne prone skin.
When combined with water and left to dry on the skin as a clay mask, the clay is able to bind to bacteria and toxins living on the surface of the skin and within pores to extract these from the pores. This helps to reduce the outbreak of blemishes, alleviate redness, and also to fight allergic reactions from irritating lotions or face washes. Thanks to the clay’s special ability to act as an antibiotic treatment when applied topically to the skin, the clay can help to calm skin infections, like contact dermatitis and speed up healing time of wounds.
Mix one teaspoon of clay with 1 tablespoon of water or hydrosol to form a soft paste. Apply to face avoiding the eye area, leave for 10-20 minutes and rinse off with tepid water. Patch test before use.
You can also purchase the bamboo & spoon mixing set for the clay.