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.
Ingredients:Botanical Name: BentoniteCommon Name: Bentonite
I was a little hesitant to spend nearly $5/lb on this clay when I already had several pounds of stock from a certain other "bulk" supplier at less than half the price. While the other product is somewhat gritty, I can't feel any texture other than slickness when this is dispersed in water. Excellent quality.
This clay works great in masks and cold process soap.
It doesn't have a texture that I notice, so it helps create a long lasting, beneficial bar. A little goes a long way! Very pleased with the quality of this clay.
I bought this clay about a month ago, along with the shave m&p. I started this project to originally go into cups, but realized that not many people actually use a shaving brush. Regardless, I gave it a try in bar form, and have to say that I am leary selling any as I love it so much myself. I mean, after all, 1 lb. only made 4 bars, and after my customers get a load of this slip (how easily the razor glides without catching), I may not have any left for myself. I will definitely be buying more of this clay as my next project will be using it in a cp shave bar recipe. Nice!!!
I know they talk about what great 'slip' properties this has, but I loved how it came out in a little shaving bar I made for legs. I hate razor burn, and wanted a sweet-smelling soap I could use, and man, this worked like a charm. Cannot believe what a difference it makes.
I love this clay, along with Kaolin for use in baking-soda free deodorants. Works like a charm.
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