Bentonite Clay (Why I Drink Clay…)

Bentonite Clay review and recipes

BENTONITE CLAY – My Beauty Secret

We all have our little beauty tricks and products we can’t live without- mascara, lip-gloss, you name it… but my one beauty secret I can never live without is BENTONITE CLAY!


It’s ashes from volcanoes! It’s sourced all over the world, including; France, Italy and no kidding- Fort Benton in Wyoming where I just found out are loads of volcanoes. If we get nerdy, another name for bentonite clay is Montmorillonite clay.

Bentonite clay comes from volcanoes


People have been using bentonite clay for centuries in traditional healings to protect the body and ward of diseases (externally & internally)

Bentonite clay requires ZERO modern processing; it’s pure and clean. It continues to be one of the most cost-effective ways of “detoxing” your body. It can be drank, added to beauty products, facial masks, toothpastes, deodorants and more benefiting your body and skin loads of different ways! A friend of mine recently had her teeth whitened by a Dentist in Woodbridge and she is currently using bentonite clay to prolong the results of her treatment. As with any oral health related matter, although a lot of people use bentonite clay to whiten their teeth, it is always best to ask your dentist first before trying natural remedies.

Bentonite Clay powder


Bentonite clay is often administered to people exposed to high levels of radiation due to the fact it removes “heavy metal toxins” – like lead, cadmium and of course, mercury.

Now with cellphones stuck to our heads- heavy metal toxins are leaching their way into our bodies like never before (*some are going as far as to say: cellphones will soon be the asbestos of our generation…)

Bentonite is an easy and very affordable way of detoxing; it helps rid our bodies of all the negative stuff that comes along with living in a society reliant on cellphones, toxins, radioactive energy, pesticides and so much more…


Bentonite clay’s purpose is to help your body and repel toxins- some you’re probably not even aware of: exposure to corn syrup, mercury in fish, lead in beauty products…

It kicks toxins out, making you less susceptible to inflammation and boosts your immunity.

Bentonite clay is a healthy snack too, it’s loaded with:

  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Sodium
  • Iron
  • Potassium

Some other noteworthy reasons for consuming bentonite clay include:

  • Restores body pH levels
  • Boosts probiotics
  • Aids with IBS, constipation, digestion problems
  • Kills bacteria and viruses
  • Helps remove fluoride from water
  • Beneficial to gums and teeth
  • Great alternative to baby powder!

WHY I DRINK CLAY (take for 3 weeks on, take a few weeks off…)

Bentonite clay can be drank to do a full body cleanse. This is my favorite use, and I can’t live without it!

Mix a small amount of clay (1 tsp.) in water (4 tbsp) and drink on an empty stomach. It tastes kind of like chalk, if you ever ate chalk as a child like myself than this is self-explanatory.

As the bentonite clay travels to your gut, your body will absorb all the healthy minerals in the clay. Next, the clay will suck-up all the metals/toxins in your body (the toxins actually stick to the clay- pretty cool…) Next you pee it out- gonzo toxins!

Always take bentonite clay on an empty stomach, since it works so well if you eat a healthy meal and then drink clay, it’s counterproductive since it will also suck-up all the good minerals in your belly before you hit the loo.

I drink my clay first thing in the morning and eat about an hour or 2 later. This seems to be the most recommended method to consume it properly.

I’ve recently had someone mention on Pinterest that taking clay EVERYDAY can clog your intestines and cause constipation. If you find this happens to you, then you might want to try this interesting way to help with constipation, as well as reducing the amount of clay you drink and the frequency that you drink it. It can also clog drains, so avoid getting clay down the drain when doing face masks etc. I agree even with my vitamins- you should always take a break. Take the clay for 3 weeks, then take 1 or 2 weeks off. I also found a great article that explains how to properly ingest clay and possible negative effects you want to avoid. It’s a great article HERE


I was taking bentonite solely to rid my body of toxins. But it didn’t take more than a few weeks before I started to notice- where the heck did my pimples go? I was astounded to find out it was my bentonite clay making my skin clear too! For this reason alone, I recommend it to anyone who suffers from severe or moderate acne. It has the ability to reduce pimples and ain’t no one complaining about that!


Detoxing using bentonite clay is only the beginning of what this magic powder can do. It’s also a great item to add to your beauty regime.

It’s such a versatile powder to use, it’s become a pantry staple in my household. I found some amazing bentonite clay uses/recipes on Pinterest– here’s just a few to share:

Whitening Toothpaste recipe CLICK HERE (by

Homemade Foundation Powder CLICK HERE (by

DIY Anti-Aging Clay Mask CLICK HERE (by

Hair Detox CLICK HERE (by LOVE this site!)

Bath Detox Recipe CLICK HERE (by

Soothing Oat & Clay Facial Cleanser Recipe CLICK HERE (by

I also have a bunch of bentonite clay recipes on my own board: “DIY ECOBEAUTY” if you wanna see them CLICK HERE

Bentonite Clay


I buy my clay from a trusted provider (AVIVOPUR.COM – $17.95USD)

AvivoPur Healthy Living Clay is vegan, alkalized, gluten-free and 100% pure: no additives, colors or preservatives. I used to be able to readily find it at health-food stores etc… but lately its been slim pickings. So I’m very thankful for they’re able to keep me stocked with a high-quality clay I can drink and use in my DIY beauty recipes.

Bentonite Clay (from AvivoPur)

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11 Responses

  1. Helen says:

    I’ve never even thought of drinking clay. Very interesting. Face mask yes but not as a food. I’ll have to look more into this and maybe try some.

    • I actually ingested it before knowing about about its external benefits myself- I hope I can convince you cause it’s sincerely the most amazing detox I have ever used! I call it magic powder lol Thanks for checking this out! Angie

  2. LeAnn of aVivoPur says:

    Thank you for this review, and sharing the news of natural ways to live in harmony with our bodies and the planet. We are blessed that you consider our Healthy Living Clay to be your #1 choice!

  3. Tianna says:

    so weird! I have heard of the whole diatomaceous earth thing, but not bentonite clay. how do you know which kind is edible? Also, do you mix with water only or can you mix with something else? the taste of chalk sounds awful, but I like the idea of reducing heavy metals 😀 great post! ♥

    • Erika Meza says:

      You have to get food grade quality. I am currently using the Yerba Prima brand and it already comes dissolved in liquid and I add a tbsp to water. It tasted nothing like chalk though. It does not really taste like much at all, it just feels strange going down my throat but i only dilute it in 4oz to get it over with faster.

  4. Erika Meza says:

    A healthy snack? Most of my research shows that elements that come in bentonite clay are bound to the clay in the same way that it binds what is in you gut. That would mean sodium, magnesium, aluminum, and lead that come in it stay bound and just simply pass through.

    • There’s definitely some side effects if you take too much or not properly. I followed my naturopath’s recommendations I take it for a few weeks then stop etc… It’s been amazing to my body and gut. I have never experienced negative effects in half a decade of drinking it… but again I wouldn’t just take any natural supplement without properly consulting a professional. Just like essential oils, this products has benefits but for some may have side effects.

  5. Kelley says:

    Every day is only one word when used as an adjective 🙂

  6. Did it help your acne by taking internally? Did you use externally? And did you experience a few pimples while on the cleanse as that’s what I’m experiencing? Is it best to take in the morning as I’ve been taking it before bed? Many thanks

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