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Bentonite Clay NF: This National Formulary (NF) grade Bentonite clay is a green-gray color and is commonly used to provide 'slip' for easy razor gliding in shaving soaps. You can also use this to add viscosity to toiletry recipes.

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Common Name:  Bentonite


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by Melissa
on 7/13/2015
I love this clay, along with Kaolin for use in baking-soda free deodorants. Works like a charm.
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by Debbie
on 7/11/2015
Not smooth at all
It has been a year and a half since I ordered this item so maybe I just got a bad batch, but I finally got to use it in a new melt 'n pour soap I have been wanting to make. A men's soap with lime and rosemary essential oil. First, when I recieved the product it was labeled Green Zeolite Clay, perhaps it was a replacement but didn't recieve a message saying as much. Second, when I put it in the soap it was realy grainy and fell straight to the bottom of the soap no matter how much I mixed it. But it did make the soap look realy cool because I used the SW Bear mold I also purchased from here. All in all the soap is very popular and I will use it, but mostly for an exfoliating soap. I will purchase another amount and see if perhaps I just recieved a bad batch.

Terah from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Debbie! I'm sorry you were disappointed with this product. It's hard to tell if it was a bad batch or if something happened over the year and a half you have had the product, moisture affect the clays heavily. Though it sounds like you received Green Zeolite Clay, not the bentonite. We love our Bentonite Clay and the wonderful slip it adds to soap. As far as it sinking to the bottom that has to do more with the temperature of the melt and pour soap, not the clay/exfoliant/color you're trying to suspend. The key is pouring at a lower temperature, around 120 degrees F, to increase the viscosity of the soap. This combined with continual stirring will get you the results you want!

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by Marcie
on 11/29/2014
I use Bentonite Clay to hold and help make the scent last longer. I mix it with my essential oils and then in with my base fats when they reach 100 degrees. I mix the lye water in around 120 degrees and mix until trace. This does have a darker color but the small amount I use, 1/8 of a tsp in a 40 oz loaf mold doesn't really effect the color all too much. Bentonite Clay is made from volcanic ash and has a lot of healthy skin properties. I really like using this in my soap.
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by Jessica
on 1/13/2014
I soaped a batch of men's soap/shaving soap with this clay. I liked it. It didn't seize my batch or come to trace too, quickly. When I made the first cut, my soap cut effortlessly. It was very smooth & I didn't see any ash on top at all. Not sure if that was because of the clay or not. But, I'll take it! :)
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