Bentonite clay is a natural green clay full of minerals used to detox, nourish and purify the skin. It has a multitude of benefits and uses but primarily toted for its skin care benefits.

Bentonite clay masks have been used by the ancient Romans, Aztecs and Cleopatra herself for its plethora skin beautifying benefits. It is commonly used as pore cleanser and will help dry out acne bumps and purify the pores by pulling toxins–including oil and dirt–from the pores and tighten the skin.

HOW: though the fine clay powder can be re-hydrated with water, apple cider vinegar is popular way to re-hydrate it as it will balance the skin’s PH–a method that dates back to the 16th century.

Mixing Variations:

Apple Cider Vinegar

-Many people add apple cider vinegar instead of water to their dry bentonite clay. It balances the skin by brining its PH back to its natural state.

-Lemon

Adding lemon to your bentonite clay mask is a great addtion because its antiseptic and will brighten the skin.

-Essential oils

Essential oils are a great addition to bentonite masks because they often times are antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, not to mention, they smell divine.

Other uses:

Bath

-You can add bentonite clay to your bath water to detoxify, soothe and soften your skin.

With all of these benefits–and many more–this non-toxic natural clay is ideal for pampering. It will leave you with bright, purified skin. What more could you ask for?

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