Bentonite clay recipes


Nowadays people search about natural substances for caring of the skin and protect it from chemicals and preservatives which in beauty commercial products and its damage effects.
Bentonite clay is one of the best natural beauty forms which has great benefits for the skin and its problems.

What is Bentonite clay?

It is a fine powder derived from the volcanic ash, it was discovered in Montmorillon in France and also found in Fort Benton in USA. It contains many important minerals as calcium, magnesium, silica, sodium, copper, iron and potassium.

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Benefits of Bentonite clay for skin:

– It is a deep cleanser of the skin pores.
– It reduces the acne and blemishes appearance and heals it.
– It cleans your skin from the chemicals and metals which exist in the polluted air around us and in makeup products as well.
– It absorbs the extra oil in the skin and makes it brighter.
– It reduces the dark spots of the skin.

How does Bentonite clay work?

Science proved that the Bentonite powder has mineral molecules which attracted the molecules of chemicals, heavy metals or toxins which have the same charged ions and remove it.

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There are many useful Bentonite clay recipes for skin:

Before we talk about masks recipes, you should know that the PH is the factor which makes the mask is safe to your skin as the skin has balanced PH equals to 5.5.

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If you have oily skin so it is acidic i.e. PH is below 5.5 and if you have dry skin so its PH is over 5.5 as it is alkaline. You can test the PH of any face mask by PH meter or PH strip.
It is safe for your skin that the PH to be around 5.5 but if it is at 8 or over you should not apply this mask on your face to avoid the bad side effects of it.
Don’t mix bentonite clay with water only as it will turn your skin to red colour this is because of the super alkaline PH of bentonite and the water is not acidic to balance it, so it is better to prepare many recipes of it as following:

The apple cider vinegar mask:

This recipe is a natural cleanser of the skin pores and acne. To prepare this recipe, you will need:
– 1 teaspoon of bentonite clay.
– 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar.
– 1 teaspoon of purified water.
You will mix the ingredients with each other in a glass bowl by a plastic spoon and apply moderate layer of the mixture on your face using a facial mask brush and avoid getting the recipe into your eyes. You can apply this mask twice per a week.

The aloe vera clay mask with honey and Bentonite:

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Aloe vera gel has many benefits for the skin as healing wounds, inflammations and wrinkles and the honey which is a good antibacterial. This mask is great for oily skin, combination skin and reducing acne. To prepare this recipe you will need:
– 1 teaspoon of raw honey.
– 1 teaspoon of bentonite clay.
– 1 teaspoon of Aloe vera gel.
Mix all these ingredients in a glass or plastic bowl then wash your face at first then apply thin layer of the mixture on your face using the mask brush, leave it for 10 minutes after that rinse.
Since the bentonite clay has alkaline PH so when it combined with honey (acid PH), it will be balanced so you will have moisturized and smooth skin, you should repeat this recipe twice per week.

The active charcoal with the bentonite clay recipe:

This recipe is so good as these two ingredients attract the impurities and toxins from the skin. Don’t worry about charcoal as it will not stain your skin.
You should know that the PH of bentonite clay is 8.7-9.0, for the activated charcoal equal to 9-11 and for tape water the PH is 6.5 so it is high alkaline.
When we test the PH of the mixture and find it is 9.97 then we need to reduce the value of PH to be suitable for the skin, so we will add the apple cider vinegar to the recipe which has 3.5 PH after that we tested the mixture PH we got 5.88.
Ingredients: for preparing this mask, you will need:
– 1 teaspoon of activated charcoal.
– 1 teaspoon of bentonite clay.
– 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar.
– 1 drop of lavender oil.
Preparing steps:
– Mix the dry ingredients then add the one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and you can add more to make a paste.
– Then add the drop of lavender oil to the paste and mix it well.
Apply small amount of paste on your face using the mask brush and leave it for 10 minutes only as if you leave the mask more than that it will be dry and can remove the natural skin oil.
Many women tried these bentonite clay recipes and found that they have super smooth and hydrated skin.

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