Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Calling All Mixtresses: | The Bentonite Clay Body Wrap

 [I am in love w/head wraps; her skin isn't too shabby either - Source: The Color Is Black]

I finally received my package of Bentonite Clay in the mail, and I put it to use immediately! I try to do a FULL body wrap at least once a month to draw out toxins, improve skin tone, and keep my skin healthy, and glowing. It takes about five minutes to prepare the mixture, another five to apply it, and about an hour to dry. - Last night I diffused Lavender into the air, and meditated for an hour while my wrap dried. Perfect way to center self, while drawing out stressful energy, and pollutants.

Your mix should be spread about one inch thick on your skin, you can use your hands; or you can use a cake spatula like I do [hey; it's no frills over here].

Here is what you need:
1 cup of Bentonite Clay
3 tablespoons of Aloe Vera Gel
2 cups of Distilled Water
Large Crock Pot
5 thin towels or strips of old sheets
Plastic or Glass Bowl

Here is what you do:
1. Boil your water, then remove it from heat; allowing it to stand for about 15 minutes, or until comfortable to the touch. Add the remainder of your ingredients, and mix well.
2. Drink plenty of water prior to applying the body wrap, this helps flush out toxins as well.
3. Take a warm/hot shower before applying the wrap, this will open up your pores.
4. Take 5 thin towels folded lengthwise [ones you don't mind using for this purpose], wet them, wring out the excess water, then stack them in a crock pot set to low. 
6. Apply the mixture to your skin
7. Remove the towels from the crockpot, wrap them around your body.
8. Read a book, listen to music, or meditate for an hour.
9. Rinse in warm water
10. Enjoy your freshly exfoliated skin!

Benefits of Body Wraps:
Tones & Tightens Skin
Purported to Help w/Cellulite
Improves Circulation
Detoxifies Skin

Helps Clear Up Acne/Blemishes
Relieves Joint Pain

Purported to Help w/Weight Loss <--Although I never noticed this.


  1. Whatever your doing I am going to take on, you have the most beautiful skin. Your breathtakingly beautiful!!

  2. Really interesting. Will be trying this when I get my hands on some Bentonite clay.

    Sidebar: Hey I emailed you sometime last week to inquire about using JBCO for the oil-cleansing method?

  3. aaah I love bentonite clay! It really does help your skin look clearer and helps clear up acne. My breakouts have diminished so much. I use it along with rhassoul clay face wash. Some people also drink it in the morning to promote weight loss as a detox.

    Love your blog :)

  4. That sounds really interesting - I might keep that in mind!

  5. Where did you order the clay from? Thanks!

  6. Oh Thanks Nik for this. Great stuff. I'll try it out :) and that pic of her is fabulous!!


  7. This sounds great I been meaning to get bentonite clay mostly for the hair but the body wrap sounds divine. I have to try it before summer is over. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

  8. Could you do a tutorial of the headwrap style Fatima is wearing in the picture?

    I saw this picture yesterday and I've been looking everywhere to learn how to recreate this look.

    BTW-Your skin is gorgeous! I'll have to give bentonite clay a try!


  9. Your skin is so gorgeous I am going to have to look into this.

  10. @Anonymous; Thank you very much for the wonderful compliments!!! Much appreciated :-)

    @Toyosi; You should definitely try it! Sorry for the delay on the email, I have been super swamped as of late, look out for a response from me today!

    @Jacquelyn Thank you!! Wow, I never knew that people even drank the stuff as well! LOL I might have to try that one, but that is a big I am a little squeamish when it comes to things like that!

    @xoxotara; Definitely! Try it on one of your pamper days!

    @Anonymous; I ordered the clay from - It was $7.50 for one pound.

    @Afroniquely; Definitely try it out! And I LOVE that pic of her, everything from the head wrap, to the skin, and of course the jewelry.

    @Hell Notes for Beauty; Definitely try it during the summer! And be prepared for glowing, silky smooth skin!

    @Anonymous; Yes! As soon as I figure it out! lolllll I will definitely do a tut on that, there are a few headwrap tutorials that I would like to do!

    @SoulfulSista; Thank you very much! Please do, it is a less expensive effective alternative to spa treatments!

  11. Incredible image!

  12. I agree that body wraps can improve the skin. A body wrap (bay area) can tighten the skin and remove the toxins. I haven't tried bentonite body wrap before. But since I'm interested, I'd probably try it real soon.

    Thanks for sharing this post!

  13. I'm going to have to try this. I already use, bentonite clay when I give myself a facial.

  14. Hello, Love your skin.It is you the wraps monthly or weekly?

  15. Hi! your skin is gorgeous!I wanted to know if you still use the naturoriche skin tone-up? Thanks

  16. Beauty really exists. You are poetry in motion. You are the lost goddess of San

    Jose, skin care
    is your haven and looking at you is all heaven. Pretty indeed.


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