Bentonite Clay 50g (£2.21/100g)

    Bentonite Clay

    Other Names: Montmorillonite Clay

    Description: Bentonite is a naturally occurring hydrated aluminium silicate; a highly absorbent clay which is composed of minerals including iron, silica and aluminium, it is usually formed from volcanic ash which has been aged by time and can vary in colour from dark grey to greenish-grey.

    Uses:  Bentonite clay is used as a thickener, emulsion stabiliser and suspending agent for opaque products. It hydrates quickly and easily in water and gives structure to the water phase of your creams or liquid products and is particularly well suited to pigmented make-up such as BB creams, Liquid Foundation or tinted moisturisers.

    Use Levels: 0.5-3%

    Formulating Tips:  Add to the water phase while stirring.  Bentonite is heat stable so you can heat the water to decrease hydration time.  Continue mixing until a smooth thickened water phase is formed with no lumps.  The clay should be hydrated in pure water with no additives. 

    Notes: Please be aware that this thickener cannot be used to create clear products.


    For external use only


    Bentonite Clay 50g (£2.21/100g)

    • DIY Natural Toothpaste Recipe


      • 7 tablespoons of bentonite clay

      • 3 tablespoons of mineral water

      • 15 drops of food gradevpeppermint essential oil*

      • 20 drops of food gradevgreen sweet mint essential oil*

      • 5 drops of food grade tea tree essential oils or cinnamon essential oils*

      • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil melted

      • 3 teaspoons of xylitol

      • 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda

      *please note that regular essential oils should NOT be used on food or toothpaste recipes and are for external use only


      • Melt the coconut oil if solid in a double boiler

      • Once melted, add all the ingredients except the water.

      • Once everything is well combined, slowly add the water until it forms a thick paste.

      • That's it, this DIY natural toothpaste recipe is done and you can enjoy brushing your teeth with your new homemade toothpaste!