Bentonite Clay

  • Origin: USA
Bentonite Clay

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Suggested Use

External use only

Overview

Bentonite is one of our most popular clays and comes from naturally occurring volcanic ash sediments here in the United States. Bentonite, also referred to as Montmorillonite, can be used externally as a clay poultice, mud pack, or in skin care recipes.

The line of Bentonite offered by Mountain Rose Herbs is a “Sodium Bentonite,” which is quarry collected from naturally occurring deposits and is untreated. Bentonite clay is sedimentary clay composed of weathered and aged volcanic ash. Our Bentonite is NSF certified and manufactured to ANSI/NSF 60 standards. Bentonite is usually collected from deposits that can range anywhere from 100 feet to several thousand feet. After being gathered from the earth, it is brought out into the sun to remove excess moisture and make it easier to work with. After the initial drying it gets processed (ground) with huge hydraulic crushers, and it then goes through the final process of micronization, or “fine granulating.”

Bentonite is very unusual in the fact that once it becomes hydrated, the electrical and molecular components of the clay rapidly change and produce an electrical charge. It is a swelling clay, and when it becomes mixed with water it rapidly swells open like a highly porous sponge. Though indigenous cultures have used this clay internally for wellness, our Bentonite Clay is sold for external use only.

Typical Analysis

Color- Gray to Tan
pH- 8.5-10.5
Particle size- US #200 mesh

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