Updated: Jan 1, 2020
One of the best things that I’ve ever added to my arsenal of natural products is bentonite clay. This clay is so powerful, I mean out of all the different types of just beauty products this is on my top list. I use my bentonite clay as a face mask and also as a deodorant detox and it’s one of the most simplest natural masks that I can make. Now this clay is just not as expensive as most people think, I was able to buy my jar for about seven dollars for the one pound jar. It was also very easy to purchase, I found mine at my local vitamin store and they also sell them at whole foods grocery stores as well.
The only additional ingredients needed to make the Clay are Apple cider vinegar and water. I use equal parts of the bentonite clay and the outside of vinegar and I use the water to dilute the Apple cider vinegar as needed. My husband, Emanuel doesn’t like it to be that vinegary so this is where the dilution process is necessary. As for me I don’t really care because I feel as though the apple cider vinegar. Mix this clay with a plastic or glass spoon. Likewise put this clay mixture in either a glass or plastic container. You can’t put it in a metal container because it will have a reaction.
The Clay is great at keeping your face feeling tight and just very clean and I have honestly been so I’m just thrilled with how well it works on my face. This mask really makes your face feel clean and everyone loves it. I gave this to my brothers to try and they really enjoyed the results. This mask should most definitely be used once a week or it can dry out your skin. If it is your first time or you have sensitive skin use this clay for only 5 to 10 minutes but if your skin is not as sensitive I would go for 10 to 20 minutes. This clay does start to crackle and get hard but this is how you know it is ready.
Bentonite clay can be use not only as a face mask but also to help people switch to natural deodorant. I call this an underarm detox because it will strip those toxins that come when we use traditional chemical-based deodorant antiperspirants. What happens is overtime these chemical start to build up in our system and our body can't perspire the toxins properly. So by using the bentonite clay it breaks down the aluminum and any other toxins. Disclaimer: Just because you switch to natural deodorant doesn’t mean that it’s going to stick forever (I had to learn that the hard way) so you have to keep using that bentonite clay to releases toxins.
The process is very easy you just put it on your underarm and you leave it there until dry. I leave it on probably for about 20 minutes. Although for most people starting I would tell them to just start with maybe five minutes especially on the sensitivity of your skin. If your skin is sensitive try for five minutes, if that is not irrating bump up the time to 10 minutes and so on. Just leave us on after it is dried it will be quite messy so choose to either wipe it off with a washcloth over the sink or do it right before you take a shower.
So those are the two methods that I use for this Miracle Clay. Let me know if you try it out!