Saturday, April 25, 2015

What Is The Purpose Of Bentonite Clay in Soap?

Where you ever wondering or heard of bentonite clay, but never knew what is was or why it is in some shaving soaps?
Here are a few facts that might demystify what bentonite clay is and why it is used. The one that I use in my soap is  Atzec Secret Indian Healing Clay. 
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Bentonite - a light green clay It gives a slippery silkiness which makes it good in shaving soaps.
Bentonite clay is used to thicken lotions, emulsify oils and help hydrate skin. It is commonly used in shaving soaps to make the razor slippery to avoid cuts to the skin.  Add to shaving soap also to provide slip. 
Bentonite clay is sedimentary clay composed of weathered and aged volcanic ash. The largest and most active deposits come from Wyoming and Montana. 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". Its highest power lies in the ability to absorb toxins, impurities, heavy metals and other internal contaminants. Bentonite clay's structure assists it in attracting and soaking up poisons on its exterior wall and then slowly draws them into the interior center of the clay where it is held in a sort of repository. 

Hope this was educational. If you want more info on other uses such as natural hair treatment, full body detox or DIY face mask just search on you tube for some interesting videos about bentonite clay.