Beauty DIY: Bentonite Clay

Out of all of the DIY pampering I do, I have to say masks are my favorite. Face, body, hair…I love them all. My skin always feels fresh and renewed after each one. Right now my favorite masks have one special ingredient: Bentonite Clay.

The brand I use is by Aztec Secret and I order it from Amazon.
You can mix it with apple cider vinegar, water, or green tea.
I use ACV and you can REALLY feel your skin pulsating as it pulls out all the nasty toxins. I suggest to try it with water first, then diluted ACV and then you can just use ACV.
What to do:
  • Mix one tablespoon of ACV with two tablespoons on Bentonite Clay. Add more ACV if needed. Sometimes I let it sit for a minute because the mixture will “puff up” a little and not look as runny.
  • Apply to your face for 15-20 minutes; until completely dry.
  • Wash it off with warm water. Apply your moisturizer ( I use coconut oil).
It’s also great for spot treatments. Dab some on a pimple while you sleep and wash it off in the morning.
I like using it on my hair because it help cleans all the build up (as does ACV alone) and it makes my curls pop!
What to do:
  • Use same 2:1 ratio as above (depends on the thickness and length of your hair).
  • Apply to hair (root to tip)
  • DO NOT let it dry on your hair. You want to keep it moist. You can place a cap over your hair. Or a plastic bag. Desperate times…
You can use it as a simple mask or a wrap. It’s said to reduce cellulite, detoxify and tighten the skin, and help with getting rid of the bloat.
What to do:
  • Make the same mixtures as above and apply to your whole body.
  • Add some to your bath as a soak.
  • Get some compression wraps (or saran wrap) and wrap them around your midsection and thighs. Leave it on for an hour then wash it off.

There is so many more uses for Bentonite Clay but these are just a few to get you started!


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