Bentonite Clay, a combination of montmorillonite and volcanic ash, is a highly adsorbent clay that cleanses the skin. It's especially beneficial for those with oily skin and wonderful in use as a clay poultice, mud pack, facial mask and even in some lotion and cleanser recipes. It gently exfoliates and cleanses resulting in younger looking skin. Clays used in water based products are best preserved with broad spectrum preservatives such as Essential's Preservative Blend.
Appearance: Tan powder.
Using a mortar and pestle are best for creating a paste with clays. Clays are amazing at around 40% in a body wrap, 30%-70% in a facial or body mask, and 0.05%-1% in a cleanser or lotion. Clays are extremely hard to preserve.
Ingredient Function: Absorbant/Mattifier
Recommended Usage Rate: 1% - 100%
Solubility: Partly soluble in acidic environment but solubility is never complete. It is dispersible in water.
How to Store: Store in a cool, dry place.
Warnings: Pregnant or lactating people, or those with known medical conditions should consult with a physician prior to using product.