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Bentonite Clay Powder

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Bentonite clay powder is a fine, natural clay that makes a soft-textured clay when mixed with water.  It is derived from volcanic ash from various locations across the world. It belongs to a particular group of clay called ‘smectite’ which are known for containing hydrous aluminum silicates including sodium, calcium, iron, and magnesium.

As it is not known to many, this natural clay comes in two kinds namely sodium bentonite clay and calcium bentonite clay. Sodium bentonite absorbs more water and draws more skin impurities out of the skin whilst calcium bentonite is gentler, absorbs less water, and can give more skin-friendly benefits. Although they are both deemed to be beneficial in many areas, calcium bentonite clay would still be the preferred type of clay for skincare purposes.

Calcium bentonite clay has grown in popularity especially in the cosmetic industry for its all-encompassing skincare benefits. The minerals present in the clay help absorb all the dirt, grease, and sebum. This makes it ideal as a main ingredient in most clay face mask products that aim to clear blemishes and acne spots.

Aside from that, it also helps combat skin irritations and facial redness. Because calcium bentonite clay acts as a facial cleanser, it then makes the skin appear soft and smooth through constant use. In fact, it even became one of the most popular and widely used skin exfoliator.

Most DIY skincare enthusiasts would even add this beauty essential in skin lotions, creams, and moisturisers to create a barrier that protects the skin from the damaging effects of many cosmetic ingredients. In haircare, bentonite clay also be used to provide moisture that ultimately makes the hair appear less frizzy, thicker, and fuller.


  • Body washes
  • Clay bath soaks
  • Soap making
  • Face masks
  • Facial cleanser
  • Mineral-based or cream-based cleansers
  • Exfoliating products for the face and body
  • Shaving soap
  • Homemade deodorant
  • Homemade clay toothpaste
  • Contour wraps
  • Clay products

Although this clay powder is beneficial in many skincare applications, we recommend doing a skin patch test first to avoid unwanted complications. This is mostly true especially for first-time users. If it does not have an adverse effect when applied, then it is conceivably safe to use.

WARNING: The mineral content found in bentonite clay can act as an irritant and should not be applied to the skin more than once a week. Do not mix this substance with a metal spoon or store it in a metal container. Always use wood, glass or ceramic products for mixing and storing.


N-essentials is Australia’s friendly supplier of skincare/haircare and personal products that are fit for many purposes. It is a one-stop online shop that takes you to a wide range of pure, organic cosmetic and skin care raw ingredients.

Order your bentonite clay powder and other facial powders online from N-essentials and start creating your own range of personal care products today.

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2 Reviews

  • 5
    Emma Stankunas

    Published by Emma Stankunas on 9th Nov 2017

    This clay mixed as a face mask has saved my skin! I constantly deal with breakouts but after using this product I’ve noticed a massive difference in the health of my skin.

  • 5
    Kirsty beilby

    Published by Kirsty beilby on 11th Jun 2017

    Love this stuff! It makes a fabulous addition to my home made face scrubs and cleansers. Great price

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