3 Uses for Bentonite Clay
Recently, I was thinking about what my most used items are in my bathroom (yes, I was KonMari-ing again … I am obsessed!). And I realized that there is one ingredient or natural beauty item that I use almost every day. It’s Bentonite clay! Which is something I probably never even heard of until maybe three years ago or so. If it’s new to you, I highly recommend picking some up (easily found on Amazon or even Target or Walmart) and I’ll share what I use it for most often.
The clay comes as a powder, just FYI. You can use it on its own or mix with other ingredients to make homemade beauty supplies. So first up, here is the number one thing I use Bentonite clay for.
Dry shampoo! I have pretty thin, fine hair and since I only wash my hair an average of two to three times a week, there are plenty of days where it’s fairly greasy looking. Dry shampoo is a total game changer if you ask me and it’s something I use ALL the time.
I use this homemade dry shampoo recipe and store in a glass jar with a lid. I use a large makeup brush to apply before combing or rubbing it in with my fingers. It’s super simple, all clean ingredients, and smells a little like chocolate because of the cocoa. ?
I will also mix up a face mask from Bentonite clay at least a couple times a month (although I could probably stand to do it a little more often). I simply mix in a small glass bowl with apple cider vinegar until I get a thick, mud mask consistency. No measurements needed! Then apply to your face and allow to sit for 10-15 minutes until it feels dry and tight. Rinse off and apply your favorite face oil. I like to do this before a shower, so I can wash the mask off in the shower. I’ve clogged my bathroom sink a couple times due to too much clay masks. Ha. So a shower is better, but it’s up to you.
And the third way I use Bentonite clay is to mix 2-3 heaping spoonfuls into a warm bath. This makes for a relaxing skin detox for your whole body. Mix in a few drops of an essential oil before adding to your bath if you want to add a little aromatherapy too.
What about you? Do you use Bentonite clay for anything? xo. Emma
Credits // Author: Emma Chapman. Photography: Janae Hardy. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.