There’s nothing more relaxing than lounging around at home, cozying up to a good book or your guilty pleasure rom-com, and treating yourself to some much-needed skincare love. And if there’s a particular skincare powerhouse you should consider adding to your list of must-haves, it’s got to be Calcium Bentonite Clay, mined exclusively from the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Also known as Indian Healing Clay, our newest product can help benefit your skin’s health in a multitude of ways.
Benefits of Bentonite Clay
In our day-to-day routines, our skin is exposed to bacteria and toxins from the outside world. Composed of aged volcanic ash, Plant Therapy’s Calcium Bentonite Clay is made with a high concentration of organic minerals such as silica, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, and potassium.
For centuries, Bentonite Clay has been used to help detoxify and heal the skin, by helping draw out dirt and toxins. For those who have oily skin, this is a great skincare product that can help unclog pores. Creating a mask can help further cleanse your skin of impurities (keep reading, we’ll show you the steps on how to do this later).
In addition, using Bentonite Clay can help calm irritated or itchy skin since it holds plenty of natural minerals. Aside from its powerful benefits to the skin, Calcium Bentonite Clay can help with your hair as well. For those who experience an irritated, flaky scalp, using Bentonite Clay in a hair mask can not only help soothe your scalp but also soften and cleanse your hair.
Perfect for DIY Skincare
Whether you use it for your face, on your skin, or for your hair and scalp, there are a few ways you can mix Bentonite Clay to benefit from its powerful properties. Before using it to its full advantage, we recommend testing it on a small patch of your skin to make sure it doesn’t cause any irritation. Because clay masks can be drying, we also recommend using this only one or twice a week, depending on your skin.
First, you can mix 1 part of Calcium Bentonite Clay to 2 parts of water until it forms into a creamy paste. You can also mix the same measurements with apple cider vinegar, hydrosols, or any other beneficial liquids. Apply an even layer to your face, skin, or hair and allow it to dry for 15-20 minutes. Once it has dried, rinse it off with warm water.
Furthermore, add the clay to your bath for optimal benefits. Take 1-2 cups of the Bentonite Clay and mix it with water. Then, add the mixture to your bathwater. Here comes the fun and easy part: diffuse your favorite essential oils, sit back, and soak in your relaxing bath for 30 minutes. After, rinsing off with warm water. Using this once every two weeks can help soothe irritated skin. An important note to mention when mixing your clay is to avoid using metal bowls or utensils as it can diminish the clay’s benefits. Glass, ceramic, wooden, or bamboo tools are ideal for mixing.
Have you tried Calcium Bentonite Clay? If so, what are your favorite ways to use it? Let us know in the comments!