4 Bentonite Clay Facials You Can Make Yourself

February 10, 2014 |  LOVE EMBRACE INSPIRE | By Tiffany Nicole

What is Bentonite Clay?
Bentonite clay is derived from weathered volcanic ash. It contains a high percentage of montmorillonite, illite or kaolin clays. Bentonites are categorized as sodium bentonites is known to be benfitial for both  body and skin.

When used internally, its effective in removing toxins and waste build up and cleanses the body within. Externally on the face, a bentonite clay mask or facial works well in removing excess oil and  dirt as it unplogs pores leaving the skin feeling soft and revitalized. Especially for people with oily skin, a bentonite facial will help to remove all the oil that is clogging the pores. For those with dry skin, a bentonite facial will help in removing partials within the pores that will cause the face to feel dry and patchy. There are many more benefits to a bentonite facial some to include; removal of dead skin cells, the increasing of blood circulation, removal of blemishes, and tightening of the skin. It perfect for loose and wrinkled skin. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-infection properties and is considered an overall healing agent.

Masks Mixture Options

There are a few recipes out there that can be used to mix up a bentonite mask. Keep in mind when creating homemade facial masks that you should always use plastic bowls and mixing untensils. Also, be sure to thoroughly wash your face and apply a toner and a moisturizer first.

Mixture #1Water
You will need bentonite clay, water, a plastic bowl and spoon. Take 4 tbsp of clay pour into your plastic bowl. Slowly add water to it and as you add the water, stir. You will see that the ingredients will go from watery to pasty  Once your paste has reached your desired consistence, stop adding water. Continue to stir. Apply to the skin and thoroughly wash off with warm water after 20 minutes.

Mixture #2 
Oatmeal, Baking Soda & Tea Tree Oil
You will need, bentonite clay, oatmeal, baking soda, tea tree oil, water, a plastic bowl and spoon. First you will take 2 tbsp of bentonite clay add to your plastic bowl with 1 1/2 tbsp of oatmeal and 1 tbsp of baking soda.  Then add 2-3 drops of tea tree oil. Thoroughly mix all the ingredients together and add 1 tbsp of water as needed. Apply to your face and remove after 20 minutes using warm water. 

Mixture #3 
Sea Salt & Olive Oil 
For this mixture, you will need bentonite clay, sea salt, olive oil and warm water. Add 1 cup of bentonite clay, 2 tbsp of olive oil and 1/4 cup of sea salt. While thoroughly stirring the ingredients, add warm water until a pasted is formed with a medium consistency. For this type of mixture, laying down with a cotton towel on top can be benefitical. After 30 minutes, remove the mask using warm water. This mask will leave your skin feeling silky, soft and deeply nourished.

Mixture #4 
Apple Cider Vinegar & Honey 
For this mixture, you will need bentonite clay, honey and apple cider vinegar. In a plastic bowl, add 1 cup of bentonite clay, 1 1/2 tbsp of honey and 1 1/2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar. You may hear the mixture making a popping noise because of the apple cider vinegar, no worries, it's working it's magic. Apply to the face and leave on for 20 minutes. This mask will harden and you may even feel your pulse. This is allowing the blood in your face to circulate. Remove the mask by wash face with warm water. 

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