Bentonite Clay has been historically used by American Indians for purification and healing. Clays have been used for centuries to beautify & refresh when used as a facial mask. A natural volcanic ash sediment high in silica and aluminum. Bentonite Clay is mild for most skin types. It can be mixed with filtered water and applied as a face mask or a paste any other part of the body to remove impurities and unwanted toxins. Bentonite Clay deep cleanses pores and can help clear up acne scars and reduce inflammation. It also helps to remove dirt and impurities from the pores of the skin.
Facial Instructions: Mix with equal parts of apple cider vinegar (preferably raw) or water. It is best to use a glass, pottery, or wooden bowl. Stir the mixture until it is a smooth paste add more clay or liquid as needed.
Apply a thick layer of clay to the face or other areas and let it dry. Drying times vary, but times are generally 5 minutes for delicate skin and 15-20 minutes for normal skin. You will feel a pulling and tightening sensation, deep pore cleansing.
Remove clay by washing with warm water. A slight redness may appear after removing the clay. This is normal and will disappear in approximately 30 minutes.
Normal-dry skin may use honey, yogurt, cream, milk, or vegetable glycerin instead of water, or can add pureed avocado, cucumber, or a few drops of a carrier oil (such as Jojoba oil) to the mixture.
Oily skin may add Witch Hazel extract, apple cider vinegar, or lemon juice, to the clay mixture.
Acne prone skin can add vinegar or lemon juice to the mixture, and 1-2 drops of Tea Tree or Lavender essential oil.