AWO's Bentonite Clay is a highly purified, 100% natural product mined in the USA. This grade of Bentonite is water-washed to remove impurities and lower the grit content.
Bentonite Clay is used extensively in the personal care and cosmetic industries, and even the pharmaceutical industry, as well as popular use in spa treatments due to its abundance of minerals and therapeutic benefits.
In personal care products it is most commonly used as a thickener, suitable for use in many different applications including soaps, lotions, creams, shampoos, liquid facial cleansers, body powders and deodorants. In cosmetics is it commonly used as a pigment binder and suspending agent, well suited to pigmented make-up such as liquid foundations, BB creams and tinted moisturizers.
Bentonite Clay is said to attract and draw out free radicals and other toxins from he skin and body, aid in muscle recovery, and help with the relief of minor skin conditions. It is great for use in exfoliants, face masks, body muds and detox baths.
Tips for Use:
Mask: For a simple and effective mask, mix a few drops of purified water, floral water or aloe vera juice, with a few drops of your favourite carrier oil into 1tbsp of clay until a smooth paste is formed. 1-2 drops of essential oil can also be added for extra benefits. Apply to the face or body and leave for about 10 minutes (or until partially dry). Gently rinse off and finish with a good moisturiser or face serum.
INCI Name: Bentonite
Other Name: Montmorillonite Clay
Country of Origin: USA
Appearance: Off white powder/granules
Safety: Quartz (Crystalline Silica) is present in Bentonite Clay at less than 1% as a naturally occurring component, not removed from the clay ore during processing.
NOTE: Do not store or mix the clay with metal utensils. Always use plastic, glass, ceramic or wooden utensils and storage containers.