Why Detox With Bentonite Clay?


If you've never heard of "Bentonite Clay" before you may have been living under a rock (bad pun!) :)

And you may also be surprised to learn that Bentonite is not just any kind of dirt...it's actually a “healing clay” with very powerful detoxification properties. 

Food Grade Bentonite Clay can be taken internally (eating and drinking it) or used topically - by mixing with water and/or various other ingredients and smoothing into the skin. 

What Is Bentonite Clay?

Revered for centuries for its internal and external healing qualities, Bentonite Clay is an all-natural, earth-friendly substance that accelerates the detox process.

Traditionally, it's been used to promote internal cleansing and has become a popular ingredient in many 'colon cleanse' products because of its ability to bind and extract toxic waste and heavy metals from the gut.

Bentonite Clay has a strong negative electromagnetic charge, and when mixed with water, it acts like a sponge or magnet, drawing in the positively charged toxins that surround it.

Bentonite Clay is composed of ash made from volcanos and for thousands of years has been a traditional remedy used for healing and for protecting the body from disease. 

History Of Bentonite Clay

The first recorded use of medicinal clay goes back to ancient Mesopotamia. 

It has been reported that several traditional cultures living in regions of the Andes, Central Africa and Australia have used bentonite clay as a supplement, dietary staple and for healing aches and pains in numerous ways for centuries, most often by carrying balls of dried clay in their bags and dissolving a small amount in water with meals to prevent poisoning from any toxins present. 

Because Bentonite Clay is readily available and requires no processing, it has been a popular and cost-effective method for “detoxing” the body, for thousands of years and is still being used today. 

Fortunately for us, historical records have documented the many benefits of this amazing mineral. A long list of famous people and nations from times past are on record as having traditionally used this amazing healing clay for numerous benefits.

Uses & Health Benefits

Here is a list of some of the top ways you can use Bentonite Clay for your own health and wellness... 

Internal Detox – When your body is overloaded with metals, all sorts of health issues can appear.  This super clay will magnetically grab toxins from your body and removing them out 'the back door'.

Adding Food Grade Bentonite Clay to a fasting protocol can help assist your body with the process to detox & heal itself.

Learn more in Fasting: What You Should Know

External Detox – Soaking in a bath with Bentonite Clay will pull toxins from your body. Just don’t be shocked when you see black sand-like tar at the bottom of your tub. Those are the metals pulled from your body. 

Managing Weight Gain – This benefit ties in with the above detox note. When your body is full of toxins your cravings for sugar and processed foods are more frequent. Taking Bentonite Clay in addition to a healthy diet will assist in your feeling more satisfied and therefore reduce weight gain due to unhealthy choices. Your body will then crave healthy foods and maintain a healthy weight. 

Healthy Hair – Perfect for all hair types and conditions! Use as an overnight hair mask for impressive results. Many shampoo and conditioners contain harsh chemicals that deplete your hair. Bentonite takes those toxins out of your hair leaving it soft, shiny and beautiful.

Acne – Your skin is the largest organ in your body. When taken internally your skin starts to heal on the outside. So many folks make the mistake of treating acne on the outside, but it’s really a symptom of an internal issue. 

Learn more in Acne & Skin Problems: 4 Keys To Healing Without Chemical Topical Creams

Boosts Probiotics - By removing toxins, digestive-distress causing chemicals and heavy metals from the gut, bentonite clay helps to promote the “good bacteria” or probiotics living in your gut wall and decrease the amount of harmful “bad bacteria.”

Learn more in Probiotics: Health Benefits & 7 Powerful Food Sources

Are you toxic?

Almost daily, we are exposed to toxins - not just resulting from what we eat and drink - but also from the constant 'off-gassing' of chemicals in our living quarters and working environments.

Add to that, toxic metals like Mercury, Lead and Benzene that come from eating the wrong types of fish, supplements, medication, processed foods and high fructose corn, and there you have a breeding ground for ailments and illness.

Learn more in 5 Signs You Need To Do A Detox Cleanse & Where To Start

How it works

Bentonite Clay is a 'binding agent' that produces a negative electric charge in the stomach when ingested and acts like a sponge, drawing in positively charged metals and toxins before releasing them from the body through the digestive tract.

Learn more in 'Dirt Simple' Detoxifying Remedies From Mother Earth

Applied topically to the skin, bentonite binds bacteria and dead skin cells to extract them from the pores and purify.  For this reason, bentonite clay is extremely effective at calming skin infections and speeding up the healing process of skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis.

Learn more in Psoriasis & Eczema: How To Naturally Heal & Prevent Chronic Skin Conditions

And even if you have no specific poor health condition, by using Bentonite Clay on a regular basis, you'll oxygenate your cells, boosting your immunity and accelerating the recovery process from workouts and increase your energy.

How To Use Bentonite Clay

For safe use, it's essential that you get Food Grade Bentonite Clay


For stomachache, indigestion, acid reflux, constipation, diarrhoea, heartburn and pH balance (very alkalising).

  • Rids toxins, chemicals and 'heavy metals' from the gut, skin and mouth
  • Remineralises and detoxifies
  • Oral health preparations
  • Highly purified and safe to ingest
  • Contains and high concentration of minerals including silica, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron and potassium
  • promotes good bacteria (probiotics) in the gut wall and decreases bad bacteria - this will help with the absorption of essential nutrients
  • boost immunity.

Internal Use: Add 1 heaped teaspoon to a glass of water or juice. Stir and drink. Consume within 1 hour of food for best results.

Learn more in Cleaning "House" With Nature's Seeds & Clays


There are so many uses, here are just a few of our favourites:

Toothpaste - Mix together a blend of 1/2 TBSP clay, 2 TBSP Distilled Water, 1 TBSP Coconut Oil,  2 TSP of aluminium-free Baking Soda. From here you can add a pinch of good salt, a few drops of Peppermint Pure Essential Oil or whatever takes your fancy!

Deep Cleansing Face Mask - Mix 3 TSP of clay to 2-3 drops of essential oils (optional) and enough water (or rose water) to make it like a paste.  Apply the wet clay and let it dry for any time between 10-25 minutes. You may experience some redness after rinsing off the mask simply because impurities are being drawn out. 

Clay Bath -  Run warm bath and add 1-4 cups of Bentonite Clay.  Adding a few drops of essential oils is optional. Aim to soak for at least 20 minutes. You may notice globs of clay stuck to random spots on your skin. You might have to rub the clay off with a rag or your fingernail in these places as that spot on your skin is where the toxins have surfaced. 

Versatile & Powerful

So effective is Food Grade Organic Bentonite Clay's cleansing and detoxifying properties, it's also the main active ingredient in our Cleanse Me 2-part, 4-day natural clay & fibre colon cleanse protocol and Radiance Detoxify Face Mask.

Another increasingly popular "dirt simple" remedy offered by nature is Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth, very complementary to bentonite it provides additional health benefits, plus also a range of handy uses around the home.

Learn more in 5 Everyday Uses For Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth

As a final note, it's important to make sure that any Food Grade Bentonite Clay you take internally is totally pure and of high quality.

Some of the finest organic sources of bentonite clay come from Australia and that's why we have it available for your convenience for purchase here in our store: Bentonite Clay | Australian Food Grade Organic

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