In this post we present you 13 bentonite clay recipes for different uses. You can go to the section you need, for example you want to make a toothpaste then you can jump directly to the oral health section.
All the recipes are designed to do yourself at home. We start with three recipes for your skin and continue with three for your hair. After that you get one recipe each for a deodorant, soap, a drink and an enema and we conclude the article with two recipes for your oral health.
Bentonite Clay Recipes for Skin
Detox your skin with this Bentonite clay bath recipe. The skin is the largest organ in the body and it acts as a barrier and protects the internal organs. What if the skin gets loaded with toxin? The result would be acne, blemishes, boils, rashes, blackheads, etc and simply loses its glow. A bentonite clay bath is a great way to cover your whole body with the healing clay.
Bentonite Clay Detox Bath Recipe
We start with a pretty simple one to get used to the do-it-yourself method. This recipe uses bentonite clay in combination with some essential oils which is great for a detox. It creates a natural pulling action on the skin and absorbs impurities, toxins, oils, and bacteria from your skin. In addition to be able to draw out toxins, bentonite clay also contain nutrients like silica, magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron, copper and sodium, which help to speed up wound healing, sooth your skin, and make your skin look better.
- Bentonite clay 3/4 cup
- Few drops of essential oil of your choice
- Warm Water
Fill the tub with warm water. Mix bentonite clay in a small bowl of warm water and pour it in to the tub with constant stirring to avoid getting lumps. Soak yourself as long as you like and once done, rinse off with a quick shower. Maybe you have to adjust the amount of clay depending on the size of your tube.
Bentonite Clay Face Mask Recipe
There is nothing better than a relaxing clay mask which firms, detoxifies, hydrates and heals your skin, minimize break-outs, and makes you feel refreshing. This DIY Bentonite clay mask has been great for bringing out the glow in your skin after a tiring, stressful day.
This is a miracle bentonite clay mask to banish acne and skin blemishes. The healing power of bentonite along with the acne fighting effects of lavender oil and tea tree oil is a miracle concoction for the treatment of acne. These masks decreases oil production, heals your acne and keeps your skin clear and glowing. The activated charcoal absorbs the excess oil from your skin and clears out your clogged pores. Probiotic capsules are used for its ability to improve the bacterial flora on your skin. Try it, you will see a difference.
- Bentonite Clay 1 tbsp
- Activated charcoal 1 tbsp
- Probiotic capsule 1
- Essential oil 1 drop (Tea tree oil, cedarwood, lavender, lemon, juniper berry)
- Raw apple Cider Vinegar 2 Tbsp.
Mix bentonite clay with activated charcoal and add probiotic capsule into it. Add in Apple cider vinegar and make a smooth paste. Once done, add essential oil, mix and apply on your oily acne prone skin and let it sit for 15 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water.
Bentonite Clay Bath Bomb Recipe
These bath bombs provide great spa-like experience and remove pains and aches and are also detoxing. The antioxidant citric acid helps in the regeneration of skin tissues and are commonly found in skin products. EVOO (olive oil) and Vitamin E are an anti-oxidant that neutralizes free radicals. Jojoba oil revitalizes and nourishes your skin and is very similar to the sebum secretions in our body. The calming and relaxing nature of lavender oil soothes occasional skin irritations, eases muscle tensions and helps skin recover quickly.
- Bentonite Clay 2 Tbsp
- Citric acid Powder 3/4 cup
- Baking soda 1 cup+ 1 Tsp
- Extra virgin olive oil 1 Tbsp
- Jojoba oil 2 Tbsp
- Vitamin E 1/2 Tsp
- Food coloring 1/4 tsp
- Essential oil of your choice 10 to 15 drops
In a large bowl add citric acid and 1 cup baking soda. Take olive oil, jojoba oil, vitamin E, essential oil and food coloring in a small bowl, mix well. Add 1 tsp of baking soda and mix until everything is combined very well. Add the wet ingredients in to the dry ingredients and mix it well with your hands. Spritz water 3 to 4 times and mix well. Pack them into molds very tightly and allow it to set for a few hours.
Bentonite Clay Recipes for (Natural) Hair
Have you ever heard of washing and detoxing your hair with clay? Bentonite clay can be very good for your hair; it removes toxins and keeps your hair clean and with a lot of shiny volume. We have a full guide on how to use bentonite clay paste on your hair here.
This recipe is easy and all the ingredients are easily available in your kitchen. Bentonite clay detoxifies your hair, protects it from infections, prevents or eliminates dandruff, add lustre to the hair, and promotes hair growth. Apple cider vinegar benefits scalp and hair in many ways. It restores the natural pH level of the scalp, prevents moisture loss from the scalp, and keeps hair healthy and shiny. Addition of herbal teas keep your scalp and tresses strong.
- 3/4 cup Bentonite clay
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup water or brewed herbal tea (For blonde hair, use chamomile flowers and for dark hair, use Rosemary leaf to make the tea)
- 10 drops of Essential oil of your choice
Mix apple cider vinegar and brewed tea in a plastic or glass bowl (as always avoid metal). Add in bentonite clay 1 tbsp, at a time and mix well. Once all the clay is incorporated, add in the essential oil and store in a air tight container until use. To use, wet your hair, take required quantity of paste in your hands and gently massage it on your hair. Leave it for 5 to 20 minutes (Do not let it dry), and rinse it with warm water.
Bentonite Clay Recipe for Low Porosity Hair
If you experience dry, frizzy hair then chances are there you have got low porosity hair. Low porosity hair needs special care. Bentonite clay is the one fo the best remedys for low porosity hair.
This recipe uses apple cider vinegar and rose water, in addition to essential oils. Apple cider vinegar keeps your hair smooth and shiny, and rose water replenishes the lost moisture from your hair and keep it smoother, healthier and shinier.
- Bentonite clay 1 cup
- Apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup
- Rose water 1/2 cup
- Essential oil 10 drops (any oil of your choice)
Mix all the ingredients in a glass or plastic bowl in to a smooth paste. Apply this paste all through your hair from root to tip. Let it rest for 10 to 30 minutes, and rinse with warm water.
Bentonite Clay Shampoo Recipe
This Bentonite shampoo recipe will work for any type of hair; natural hair, relaxed hair, or coloured hair. Bentonite clay removes excess oil and toxins out of the hair. Activated charcoal detoxifies the hair by adsorbing excess sebum, scalp impurities and cleanses the pores. You can use this natural shampoo on a weekly basis.
- Bentonite clay powder 1/2 to 1 cup
- Apple cider vinegar 2 tbsp
- Activated charcoal 1 tsp
- Essential oil of your choice 2 to 3 drops
- Water, enough quantity to make a paste.
Mix bentonite clay and charcoal together, and add in apple cider vinegar and make a thick paste. If you need a liquidy consistency, then add more water, however do not dilute it to make it too runny. Apply it on your hair and leave it no more than 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water and use conditioner to detangle your hair.
Bentonite Clay Deodorant Recipe
There are so many DIY recipes for deodorants, but this is one of my favourite. It is easy to make, effective, and does not cause any skin irritation. Above all, this recipe is free from baking soda.
This recipe uses coconut oil which has antifungal and antibacterial properties, so it can help prevent any body odor. Beeswax is incredibly moisturizing and protects your skin from dryness. Raw unrefined shea butter is high in vitamins A and E and is very soothing to your skin. Cocoa butter works great in deodorants due to its anti-drying properties, as well a soothing rashes, burns, or infections. You may already know this recipe from our guide to make a natural deodorant that you can find here. It’s not the excact same but similiar. In the guide you will find additional informations about the benefits of a full natural deodorant and why you should use one.
- Bentonite Clay 2 to 4 Tbsp
- Beeswax 1.5 Tbsp
- Unrefined cocoa butter 1 Tbsp
- Unrefined Shea Butter 4 Tbsp
- Tea tree oil 20 to 25 drops
- Additional essential oils, if you want to
Melt Shea butter, cocoa butter and bees wax in a waterbath. Stir in tea tree oil and bentonite in to the melted mixture. Continue stirring until the mixture cools. Pour it into the containers and keep it aside. Allow the deodorant to cool overnight before using.
Bentonite Clay Soap Recipe
Bentonite clay is an amazing product that can be added even to soap due to its ability to attract toxins out of the body. It is good for oily skin and gives a slippery silkiness to the skin. Glycerine is a humectant, which means it tries to retain moisture in the skin. This ability makes it a great product for soaps, lotions and other products.
- Bentonite Clay 1 Tbs
- Vegetable glycerine 1 Tbs
- Frankincense essential oil 8 drops
- Lavender essential oil 20 drops
- Melt and pour soap base 8 Ounces
Mix Bentonite clay with essential oil and glycerine to form a slurry. Melt soap base in a microwave until it’s fully done (Do not over heat it). Cool down the soap base a bit and add in the slurry. Mix well and pour it in silicone molds and leave it to rest for some time.
Bentonite Clay Drink Recipe
Bentonite clay provides minerals to the body, even while it detoxifies the system and repairs the gut. Bentonite clay cannot be digested, so it absorbs the toxins and cleanses the body, and finally gets eliminated from the system. It sweeps through the system healing or cleansing conditions like insomnia, hypothyroid, ulcers, diarrhoea, IBS, constipation, toxic metals, fluoride contamination, SIBO, dietary toxins etc.
- bentonite clay 1/2 to 1 tsp
- Psyllium husk 1 tsp
- Filtered water 8 ounces
Add bentonite and 2 ounces of filtered water in a mason jar fitted with plastic lid or plastic coated lid and shake vigorously. Add 1 tsp psyllium husk. Once mixed completely, add the remaining 8 ounces of water and mix thoroughly. Drink immediately, followed by drinking additional filtered water. And now you think we are crazy right? At first glance drinking mud is like crazy! But you will get used to it you will see. You can check our recommended products here to get an idea which to buy.
Bentonite Clay Enema Recipe
Bentonite clay’s adsorptive qualities may be the key for its various healing abilities. Benefits reported by people who did an enema with clay for a period of 2 to 4 weeks include: relief from chronic constipation, improved intestinal regularity, indigestion, diarrhoeas and ulcers.
If you suffer from digestive problems you should try an enema. But even if you are absoluetely healthy an enema is a great possibility to clear your gut and rectum. Enemas are useful before you start a special diet. Just take one tbsp of bentonite clay and mix it with lukewarm water. Check out the temperature carefully that you don’t burn your rectum. Let the fluid flow into your rectum until you meet resistance. Then evacuate the contents into your toilet. That’s actually everything, it’s not that difficult. I go for enemas atleast twice a year and the fealing is wonderful. At first I was a little scared but this does wonders.
- Bentonite clay 1 tbsp.
- Warm filtered water until its fluid
You are not allowed to do this multiple times a week because it will destroy your gut flora. Ask your physician if you are unsure about the frequency. I wrote a detailed guide about enemas with bentonite clay.
Bentonite Clay Oral Health Recipes
Bentonite clay is so good at absorbing toxins and neutralizing odor-causing bacterias in the mouth. Thus it makes an excellent mouthwash and treatment. It binds to toxins and heavy metals around your gums and teeth and gives back various of minerals to remineralize your teeth. It is a nurturing, detoxing, oral mineral tonic. You can reduce the risk of cavity and parodontitis by using a natural toothpaste with bentonite clay. You can also use it as a mouth wash.
- Bentonite clay 1/2 tsp
- Water 1/4 cup
Mix bentonite clay with water, until an even solution is formed. To use this remineralizing mouthwash, just swish it on your mouth for a minute or 2 and spit it out. Do not forget to gargle.
Bentonite Clay DIY Toothpaste
This bentonite toothpaste is healthy in every way. This toothpaste contains coconut oil, salt, a natural freshener, and a sweetener, which is optional. Coconut oil acts as an antibacterial agent and fights against gum inflammations. Salt is used as an abrasive for an effective stain removal process. Essential oils such as cinnamon or spearmint are used in this recipe for your breath to smell good even if you go natural. Xylitol is added to improve taste and is not a must!
- Bentonite clay 1 Tbsp
- Coconut oil 2 Tbsp (depending on the consistency)
- Calcium carbonate powder 2 1/2 Tbsp
- Distilled water 1 1/2 Tbsp
- Xylitol 1 1/2 Tbsp
- Essential oil 15+ drops
- A pinch of salt.
Combine everything in a food processor except Bentonite clay. Once done, add bentonite clay and mix it well with your hand. If it is too thick or runny, add calcium or water accordingly to get the desired consistency. Due to the addition of coconut oil, the toothpaste will be thinner when heated and thicker when cooler.
Bentonite Clay Scrub Recipe
This easy to make DIY Bentonite clay body scrub uses simple and easily available ingredients that work to deeply cleanse, exfoliate, and detoxify your skin, leaving it smooth and glowing. This recipe uses sugar as a scrub, and in addition to it, bentonite clay and charcoal are 2 other powerful ingredients to adsorb impurities and toxins from the skin. This recipe is perfect for all types of skin, so anyone can use it.
- Olive oil 2 Tbsp
- Organic raw sugar 1/4 cup
- Activated charcoal 1/4 Tbsp
- Bentonite clay 1/4 Tbsp
- Lemon essential oil 2 drops
- Lavender essential oil 2 drops
- Orange essential oil 2 drops
- Grapefruit essential oil 2 drops
Mix all the ingredients in a glass or plastic bowl and store it in an air tight container. Use this scrub 2 to 3 times a week. Massage a handful into your whole body, except face and rinse off with warm water. You will exfoliate your skin in a gentle way with this recipe, so try it yourself!