Bentonite clay binds to unhealthy substances in the mouth, such as around the teeth and on the tongue and gums, and helps to remove them before you swallow them and become sick. Because of Bentonite's antibacterial properties, it has been used in natural toothpastes and even mixed with water and used as a daily rinse.
Its anionic property also makes bentonite clay effective at drawing out toxins, heavy metals, chemicals, and impurities. ... Bentonite clay contains a mixture of natural minerals that are beneficial for your hair and can encourage hairgrowth.
Bentonite clay also helps skincare products adhere to your skin and be more water resistant. Sunscreen that contains bentonite clay has been found to be more effective than some other sunscreens without it.
It makes an amazing nappy rash cream , here is a recipe.
Homemade Diaper Rash Cream With Bentonite Clay
- 1/4 cup shea butter (In our bulk organic range)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil (Virgin has demonstrated the strongest antimicrobial properties. Find it in our organic pantry section .)
- 2 tablespoons bentonite clay
- 2 drops lavender essential oil, optional. Can substitute tea tree if yeast/bacteria is suspected.* in our crystal @ oils section
- 2 drops chamomile essential oil, optional. Can substitute tea tree if yeast/bacteria is suspected. Buy from our oils menu .
Place all ingredients in a glass bowl and whip with a hand mixer until well combined. Store in a clean glass jar.
Apply with clean hands as needed.
On top of being able to draw-out toxins from the body, the clay itself has a range of nutrients. Bentonite clay is known to have an abundance of minerals, including calcium, magnesium, silica, sodium, copper, iron and potassium.
When ingested into the body, either in a drink form or by eating the clay, its vitamins and minerals are absorbed similarly to how a supplement would be. Therefore, some people use it as a supplement since the clay is a natural source of important dietary nutrients.