Bentonite clay, also called Montmorillonite clay, is composed of ash made from volcanos. It stems back far in history as a traditional healing method for protecting the body from foreign invaders. Because the clay is readily available and requires no modern processing, it has been a popular and cost-effective way of “detoxing” the body for centuries. On top of being able to draw-out toxins from the body, the clay itself has a range of nutrients. Bentonite clay is known to have an abundance of minerals, including calcium, magnesium, silica, sodium, copper, iron and potassium.
It also benefits the body because it has the ability to produce a charge that is electrical in nature when it comes in contact with liquid. When the clay touches any type of fluid (normally water), it takes on a different charge and is thought to bind to any present toxins within the fluid. Bentonite clay essentially “seeks” toxins in the body to bind with because naturally any substance that has a missing ion (which gives it its “charge”) looks for oppositely charged types of substances that will make it complete. Upon binding, the clay is then able to help remove toxins, chemicals, impurities and “heavy metals” from the gut, skin and mouth.
With all that being said, why wouldn’t you want to rub this amazing clay all over your face?! It only makes sense! So we super-charged this already powerful face mask with Myrrh, Melaleuca, and Cedarwood essential oils to promote a pure, smooth, youthful-looking complexion. After using this, your face will be cleansed, restored and renewed. For best results, use 1-2 times per week. Enjoy!
To make (for 3 people):
Mix 1/2 wooden teaspoon bentonite clay with 1 drop each essential oil (melaleuca, cedarwood and myrrh). Add water and mix until it reaches desired consistency. Apply to freshly washed face and let dry for 20minutes. Rinse off with clean water and moisturize as normal.