Bentonite Clay 100gProduct Points:10Points
It’s actually composed of ash made from volcanoes. The largest known source of bentonite clay is found in Fort Benton, Wyoming, where numerous volcanoes are present. The name of the clay stems from the town where today much of the supply is still harvested.
The other name that bentonite clay is typically given, Montmorillonite clay, stems from the region of France called Montmorillon, where the clay was first discovered. Today the clay is harvested mostly in the U.S., France and Italy. “Bentonite” is actually the trade name that the clay has been given, but people for the most part speak about Montmorillonite and Bentonite clay interchangeably and are referring to the same product.
Bentonite clay stems back far in history as a traditional healing method for protecting the body from disease. It has been reported that several traditional cultures living in regions of the Andes, Central Africa and Australia have applied and consumed clays in numerous ways for centuries. Because the clay is readily available and required no modern processing, it has been a popular and cost-effective way of “detoxing” the body for quite some time.
1. Oil Absorption
Instead of stripping away natural oils in an unhealthy manner with unnatural, and harsh chemical solutions, try using this all-natural clay mixture with water in order to properly remove oil from your skin! Instead of basically killing the oils on your skin, bentonite clay works to absorb that oil. Bentonite clay absorbs only the excess oil on the skin, while leaving the desired moisture levels on your face.
Due to the slightly grainy nature of bentonite clay, this wonderful natural product can act as an exfoliator as well. It is not overly grainy and textured that it will leave your skin raw, and in pain. Our natural bentonite clay has a particle size: 80% smaller than 74 microns, 40% smaller than 44 microns to be exact.
Bentonite clay is textured enough though, that it will shed off the unwanted layers of dead skin not only on your face, but other areas of your body that you believe need exfoliation. So, give it a shot and let us know at Veíse how your experience is!
3. Hair Cleanser
Now remember, bentonite clay is not just useful for skin! But surprisingly, your hair can benefit from this as well! You may think putting clay in your hair sounds strange, which it is slightly. But, a combination of the bentonite clay powder with water can add some diversity to your hair routine. Bentonite clay can help absorb excess oil in your hair as well as product build-up, leaving it looking sleek and shiny.
Many mainstream deodorants are jam-packed with harmful chemicals that are no good for anyone and have known carcinogens in them! Since bentonite clay absorbs oils and moisture so well, it makes conventional sense that this could also function to fight off body odor as well. This absorption of moisture allows for you to apply a mixture of bentonite clay and water to any odorous areas, and the clay will absorb the odor-filled moisture.
5. Remineralizes the skin
Since bentonite clay is as natural as it gets (we literally get ours from a Mountain in Wyoming), you would not be surprised to hear it is jam-packed with all-natural minerals as well! Just some of the minerals in bentonite clay are: magnesium, potassium, and calcium. By applying a simple face mask of bentonite clay and water, you too can reap the benefits of all these minerals! Up to 64% of what you put on your skin gets absorbed into the body, meaning applying these minerals to your skin can help to rejuvenate, nourish, and plump your skin in all new ways!