Primarily used in shaving soap to keep the beard hair standing up. Our bentonite is sodium based not calcium based therefore more absorbent. This is not a food grade clay.
Bentonite also makes the lather slicker and allows for even dispersion of scent throughout your soap. 1 to 2 tsp per pound of soap is recommended.
Country of Origin: USA
Shelf Life: Stable
It is composed of volcanic ash sediments that have been weathered over a long period of time and can contain up to 70 trace minerals. Sodium bentonite clay is known for its swelling properties, as it acts like a sponge when mixed with water. This clay is very popular for facial masks, foot baths, or bath soaking blends.
Dry Characteristics: The dry clay has a neutral scent and a pale, off-white colour to brown. The texture is slightly grainy, but it smooths out when pressed between the fingers. While it does leave something of a powdery coating behind when brushed off, the dry clay doesn’t stick to skin too much.
Wet Characteristics: When wet, the clay paste is off-white to light brown with a smooth consistency. If a liquid is added in too slowly, clumps will form, and the use of a whisk is helpful for keeping a smooth consistency. This wet clay spreads smoothly on skin, and its thick texture is reminiscent of cooked oatmeal.