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About Calcium Bentonite Clay Powder

Calcium Bentonite Clay Powder, often referred to as "healing clay," is a type of clay that comes from volcanic ash sediments. Here's a closer look at its characteristics and uses:


  • Calcium Bentonite is composed primarily of montmorillonite, which is a type of mineral that forms from the weathering of volcanic ash in the presence of water.
  • It has a unique ability to swell and increase in volume when mixed with water.
  • The clay is rich in calcium, magnesium, and other trace minerals.


  • It has a fine, velvety texture when in powder form.
  • The clay exhibits a strong negative charge when hydrated which allows it to bind with positively charged ions (such as toxins, heavy metals, etc.).
  • It is highly absorbent and adsorbent, meaning it can both soak up and adhere to other substances.



Calcium bentonite clay powder, known for its absorbent and detoxifying properties, finds various applications in skincare, wellness, and more. Here are some of its top uses:

  • Face Masks:

    • A popular use involves creating facial masks by mixing the clay with water or other liquids like apple cider vinegar or rose water. It helps draw out impurities, unclogs pores, and revitalizes the skin.
  • Body Wraps:

    • Used in body wraps to detoxify the skin, reduce the appearance of cellulite, and promote a toned skin appearance. It's often mixed with essential oils or hydrating ingredients for a spa-like treatment.
  • Foot Soaks:

    • A diluted solution of calcium bentonite clay in water can be used for foot soaks to help draw out toxins, soften the skin, and refresh tired feet.
  • Hair Masks:

    • When mixed with apple cider vinegar or aloe vera gel, calcium bentonite clay forms a hair mask that can clarify the scalp, remove excess oil, and enhance hair shine by removing impurities.
  • Internal Cleansing:

    • Some people use calcium bentonite clay internally (consult a healthcare professional first) as a supplement to support detoxification and digestive health. It's believed to help remove toxins from the digestive tract.
  • Oral Care:

    • It's occasionally used in natural toothpaste recipes due to its absorbent and cleansing properties, contributing to oral hygiene.
  • Minor Skin Irritations:

    • Applied as a paste or poultice, it's believed to help soothe minor skin irritations, insect bites, or mild rashes.

Remember, always perform a patch test before using calcium bentonite clay extensively on the skin to check for any adverse reactions. Also, consult with a healthcare professional before internal use, especially if you have health conditions or are taking medications.



Here's how you can use calcium bentonite clay powder:

  • Face Mask:

    • Mix 1-2 tablespoons of clay powder with enough water or a liquid of your choice (like apple cider vinegar, rose water, or aloe vera gel) to form a paste.
    • Apply an even layer to clean, dry skin, avoiding the eye area.
    • Let it dry for 10-15 minutes (sensitive skin: 5-10 minutes) before rinsing with warm water. Moisturize afterward.
  • Body Wrap:

    • Create a larger quantity of the clay mixture and apply it to targeted areas on your body or as a full-body treatment.
    • Wrap the area with plastic wrap or a cloth and leave it for 20-30 minutes before rinsing off in the shower.
  • Foot Soak:

    • Add a few tablespoons of clay powder to a basin of warm water.
    • Soak your feet for 15-20 minutes to help refresh and detoxify the skin.
  • Hair Mask:

    • Mix 1-2 tablespoons of clay with apple cider vinegar or aloe vera gel to create a hair mask.
    • Apply it to the scalp and hair, leaving it on for 5-10 minutes before rinsing thoroughly and following with shampoo and conditioner.
  • Internal Use (Consult a Professional):

    • If considering internal use, consult with a healthcare professional for guidance on appropriate dosage and usage. It might involve diluting a small amount of clay in water and drinking it.
  • Oral Care:

    • For homemade toothpaste, mix a small amount of clay powder with water and essential oils (like peppermint) for a natural cleansing toothpaste.

Remember, it's essential to use calcium bentonite clay with caution, especially for internal use, as it might interact with medications or have contraindications for certain health conditions. Always perform a patch test and consult a healthcare professional before using it, especially if you have any concerns.


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