2 Ways to Reap the Benefits of Bentonite Clay

Liana Werner-Gray

by | Updated: December 4th, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

You’ve got clean and healthy living down. You’ve switched to gluten-free flour and now regularly use chia seeds in place of eggs when baking. Conventional cleaning products have been tossed and your home is stocked with essential oils, Castile soap and vinegar. Coconut oil has become your go-to makeup remover and hydrating hair treatment. So, what’s next to discover on your healthy living journey? If you haven’t yet, work bentonite clay into your daily routine.

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Used as a remedy for centuries, bentonite clay is composed of ancient volcanic ash. It is packed with minerals, so it is used both internally and externally to cleanse and detox. Here are two ways you can work the clay into your health and beauty regimen.

Bentonite Clay Facial Mask

Use this mask about once a week to cleanse and refresh your skin.


1 Tbsp. Redmond bentonite clay
1 Tbsp. water


  1. In a small bowl, mix together bentonite clay and water until it becomes a thick, smooth paste.
  2. Apply to face and let it sit for 45-90 minutes or until it’s dry and cracking.

Bentonite Clay Drink

This beverage contains over 50 natural trace minerals—drink it daily!


1 tsp. Redmond bentonite clay
1 cup water


  1. In a small cup, mix together water and clay with a wooden spoon.
  2. Stir until lumps have dissolved.