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DIY: Bentonite Clay Mask

A few weeks ago I bought myself some bentonite clay off Amazon and figured now was as good a time as ever to try to it out for a homemade mask!

What is bentonite clay??
It’s a natural healing clay mostly composed of volcanic ash. The clay has been around for thousands of years, being utilized largely for is detoxifying health properties. I’d been reading a lot about using it internally because it can help settle your body’s pH level, as well as aid your digestive system, but bentonite clay also has a lot of benefits externally for your skin, including:
• tightening and toning
• conditioning and nourishing by removing dead skin cells
• effective at pulling out toxins so it unclogs pores
• exfoliates
• safe for all skin types
Google and pinterest brought up a bunch of different recipes with the clay, so I decided to just utilize ingredients that I saw repeated a lot and… combine them all. This is a pretty power house mask, but it can be rough for people with sensitive skin. If you don’t leave it on longer than 5 minutes, I think you’ll be fine!

Give your skin some extra love with this powerful DIY. This mask uses skin loving ingredients like honey, apple cider vinegar, bentonite clay, Tea Tree, and Geranium essential oils.

• Honey is moisturizing, soothing, and full of antioxidants.
• Apple Cider Vinegar can help exfoliate your skin and balance your skin’s pH levels.
• Bentonite Clay can help remove toxins from pores.
• Geranium essential oil is great for mature skin and help to improve the appearance and tone of youthful looking skin.
• Tea Tree helps reduce the appearance of blemishes.

– Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix with enough water to make a thick paste.
– 1 tablespoon honey
– 1 tablespoon bentonite clay
– 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
– 2-3 drops Geranium – 2 drops Tea Tree
– Apply a thin layer to your face and let it sit for 15-20 minutes before washing off.

NOTE*: When clay masks are wet, they’re adding good stuff to your skin while also drawing out impurities. As they get real dry, blood flow gets increased to your face and moisture is drawn back out!! From experience, letting it dry completely WILL leave you with a red face. If you accidentally manage that, just moisturize with some aloe or your favorite face oil, but don’t over do it! The redness should totally subside within an hour.

I love that this mask is all natural and I’m not putting crazy chemicals on or into my body, so I know I’ll definitely be making this mask again. Guilt free pampering!

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