Bentonite Clay is used in several of the world's finest spas and
resorts for facials and full body wraps. Its unique strong drawing power makes it the
one of the most popular
facial and body wrap clays. With one use you will
notice it tightens, softens, exfoliates and firms the skin. You just have to use it to
appreciate the difference it has over other muds and clays.
In his book
The Healing Clay, Michel Abehsera writes: "Perhaps the
easiest way to use clay is as a skin beautifier. When
applied to the skin as a mask, oxidation and circulation are
accelerated, defensive functions stimulated and body
temperatures lightly raised. Thus clay acts rather like a
light massage. In addition, clay, is a balancer and
Knishinsky writes in his book The Clay Cure: "The
clay facial mask deep-cleans pores, exfoliates dead cells, and
leaves the skin feeling soft and clean. It stimulates skin
circulation and has an stringent action on sagging tissues.
The facial muscles become toned from the application of the clay
How to Apply
Facials and Body Wraps
For facials, we
recommend a light to medium coating of Hydrated Bentonite Clay over
the face and neck area. It does not need to be applied
thickly. Allow it to dry for 15-20 minutes. Apply
warm damp towels to loosen the clay and then wash it off
thoroughly using warm water.
For full body
wraps, cover your entire body with a light to medium coating of
Hydrated Bentonite Clay, and allow it to dry. Drying outside in
the sun is perfect if possible (bikini required in public!).
Then jump in the shower, or in a stream if outside, and wash
off. Your skin will feel soft and firm.
In some cases,
the complexion will appear red for a few minutes. The clay
has successfully done its job and has pulled circulation to the
area, which aids in healthy rejuvenation of the new skin.
The clay can be used 2-3 times a week or as needed. Once a
week is a good maintenance if you have no significant skin
problems, and just want to tighten, firm and soften.
There are many
places where you can purchase Hydrated Bentonite Clay.
However, it is often more economical to purchase dry powder clay
and mix it yourself. For information on how to properly
mix Dry Powder clay for both internal and external use, please