Bentonite Clay Powder

(1 customer review)



INCI Name: Bentonite

Other Names: Montmorillonite clay, Ulo/ Uro (in Nigerian Igbo Language), Ndom (in Efik language, Nigeria)

Ingredients/ Components: Crystalline clay minerals (Alumino-Silicate) and either Sodium or Calcium

Obtained From: The Soil/ Earth

Appearance: Fine powdery texture; smooth powder

Colour: ranges from gray to cream colour (comes in light to medium to dark gray, or different depths of cream colour)

Smell: Little to no smell

Solubility: Water; Bentonite clay forms a smooth paste with water

Usage Rate: 1 to 75%

  • Face or body mask: 30%-70%
  • Cleansers or Lotions: 0.05%-1%
  • Soaps: 3%
  • Body wraps (spa use) 40%
  • Other Types of Formulations: 4-20%

Storage: Store in a cool and dry place

Shelf Life: Indefinite

Common Uses: Face and body masks, bath soaks,  body powders, shaving products

Formulation Notes:

  • Cold Process Soaps: First pre-mix some Kaolin Clay with water before adding to cold process soap. *Mix 1 part Kaolin clay to 1 part water until all the powders are fully saturated (e.g. mix 1 teaspoon Kaolin clay with 1 teaspoon water). After that, add the mixture to your soap.  *Add in the Kaolin Clay before adding your Essential or Fragrance oil.
  • To avoid clumps and streaks in bar soaps: Mix the clay and water paste very well before adding to Cold Process soap
  • For Melt and Pour soap, pre-mix 1 teaspoon Kaolin Clay with 1 tablespoon of 99 percent Isopropyl Alcohol (known as rubbing alcohol) or water. Then add the pre-mixed clay, half teaspoon at a time, to your melted soap


Examples of Personal Uses of Bentonite Clay Powder

  • Used in DIY face masks
  • Used for DIY hair masks


Some Types of Bath and Body Products Formulated with Bentonite Clay

  • Bar Soaps
  • Bath bombs, body washes, body scrubs
  • Facial and Body Masks
  • Hair Masks
  • Deodorants
  • Face Powders


*NOTE:  Colour intensity of this natural clay may vary from batch to batch.  **This is a cosmetic clay; For external use only; Not to be ingested/ eaten.

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1 review for Bentonite Clay Powder

  1. Louisa (verified owner)

    I really love the customer service and the products are really nice. I recommend it.

    • ElsieOrganics (store manager)

      Thanks, Louisa. I am glad that our products and customer service quality met your expectations.

      Thank you for taking the time to leave us a feedback.

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