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DIY Bentonite Clay Mask to hydrate your skin

A change in seasons can be taxing on the skin, so now is the ideal time to give your skin some nourishment. The cooler temperatures and harsh winds of autumn and winter can lead to dry and depleted skin leaving your summer glow a distant memory.

A bentonite clay face mask is a great way to nourish and hydrate your skin post-summer. Many formulations use this nutrient-dense facial ingredient. Here we provide you with a DIY bentonite clay mask recipe that will leave you with hydrated, soothe skin.

What is bentonite clay?

Boasting of minerals such as calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, silica and sodium bentonite clay has been used for thousands of years to treat skin impurities and improve health.

Bentonite Clay mask 

Bentonite clay is derived from aged volcanic ash. Its texture is fine and soft, and when mixed with water it forms a paste.

People most commonly use bentonite clay to remove impurities on the skin. You'll actually find it in many commercially-made skin products. Some people will also use it in food recipes to help relieve digestive upset or as a toxin removal.

We sell bentonite clay in our refillery collection. Bring your own container to Whole Store or purchase resealable bags here

What are the benefits of bentonite clay face masks?

Bentonite clay is a popular ingredient for face masks as it helps to remove impurities on the skin such as dirt, oil and heavy metals. It can be beneficial to treat acne, hydrate dry skin and reduce the appearance of ageing.

Some of the benefits of making a bentonite clay face mask include:

  • Reducing and detoxing impurities
  • Remove dead skin cells
  • Unclogging pores
  • Absorbing excess oils
  • Minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Even your skin tone
  • Leaving your skin smooth and soft

A Hydrating Bentonite Clay Face Mask

This bentonite clay face mask recipe is great to use on your skin now and throughout the cooler months to keep it feeling hydrated and nourished.

 Bentonite Clay Mask


  • 2 tbsp bentonite clay
  • 1/4 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp Manuka honey
  • Water
  • 3 drops lavender oil


In a glass bowl, use a wooden spoon to combine bentonite clay, apple cider vinegar, avocado oil and honey.
Add enough water to create your desired face mask consistency.
Add the lavender oil and stir to combine.

How to apply the bentonite clay face mask

Using a soft brush, apply a thin layer of the bentonite clay mask mixture to your face and neck*. Ensure it is even and avoid the eye and nasal area.

Leave the clay mask on for 5-10 minutes or until it begins to feel tight. Don't let it completely dry on your skin. Remove with a damp face cloth.

Moisturise well after your face mask treatment.

We recommend you add this bentonite clay face mask into your normal skin care regime once a week. 

*It's always good to do a test patch of any new skincare product including those made of natural ingredients.