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Organic Sodium Bentonite Clay 1Kg (Australian Certified Food Grade) Harvested in Australia.

AVAILABLE in 250g / 500g / 1Kg sizes.

 

Bentonite Clay, also known as Montmorillonite clay, is formed from volcanic ash which has been trapped for eons and is a natural clay with a fine, soft texture. There are two types of Bentonite Clay. Ours is Sodium Bentonite, which has been trapped in salty sea beds. Calcium Bentonite comes from deposits of fresh water river beds, and both are suitable for external and internal use despite what many people say.  A common misconception is that calcium bentonite is better for consumption, but as long as they are food grade quality, both are forms are great. See more on this at the bottom of the page.

 

Our Food Grade Bentonite Clay is a Sodium Bentonite, sourced from a natural deposit in Australia, and it is finely milled to 45 microns resulting in a silky smooth powdery clay which has many uses and health benefits.  

 

Compliant to Food Standards Australia and NZ, our Bentonite Clay may be used internally or externally. Harvest and production is a simple process of - harvest, dry, mill, and package with absolutely no chemicals used.

 

Sodium Bentonite clay is negatively charged and can be used to assist in detoxing. It also has a unique ability to swell up to 18x its size, and then the nasties are attracted to the surface of the clay and taken away when the clay is rinsed off of your skin.

 

How to Use:

Our natural Bentonite clay can be used externally in a all sorts of ways or even consumed orally. Some of the most common uses include:

 

Drinking it. To use Bentonite internally combine 1 tsp. of powder in a glass of water or fresh juice in a glass jar and shake well (or use a blender).  Drink once daily, if desired. It is recommended to wait 1 hour after food and 2 hours after medication or supplements before consuming clay, as it may affect absorption.  Make sure you drink plenty of water when consuming clay, as it can dehydrate you if you don’t keep up your fluids.

 

Applied topically, Bentonite clay can help draw impurities and excess oil from your pores and assist in rebalancing your complexion and making you skin super soft. It helps your skin to:

·      Deep cleanse your pores

·      Detox your skin from chemicals and heavy metals.  (just think about the pollution in the air and the chemicals in your makeup)

·      Fight acne and blemishes.

·      Reduces the appearance of acne scarring

·      Balances overall complexion

·      Absorb excess oil and aids in ongoing sebum production

 

Making a clay mask for the face or body; this can be as simple as mixing 1 teaspoon of clay with 2 teaspoons of water, smear it on and leave it for 20 minutes. It will set rock hard and draw out all of the “toxins” and “free radicals” or in plain terms, it drags out the crap! Simply wash it all off after 20 minutes, for a baby soft, detoxed angel face.

 

Why not get a little bit fancy and try making your mask with Apple Cider Vinegar to balance the alkalinity of the Bentonite Clay, and add some aloe vera gel and raw honey for the combined benefits and the Top Shelf face mask.

 

If you want baby angel skin ALL OVER, then jump in the bath with your new best friend, Bentonite Clay.

 

In the bath use 2-4 cups of bentonite clay, simply sprinkle it in like magical pixie dust. Soak  in the bath for up to 20 minutes, or until the kids or hubby interrupt you.  Rinse any residual clay off in the shower when you are done. We call it a mud bath with the kids, and they love getting dirty when they are meant to be getting clean!

 

To soak your poor old tired, dry and aching feet, just add ½ Cup of Bentonite Clay to a tub and soak your hooves for 20 minutes. Presto! Soft rejuvenated feet.

 

Bentonite clay should not be stored in a metal container and metal utensils should be avoided.

 

Clean repurposed airtight glass jars are perfect!

 

Further reading on the difference between the two most common Bentonite Clays.

 

Sodium Bentonite vs Calcium Bentonite

 

Ions are atoms that have gained or lost one or more electron. A common atom has no electrical charge, but ions have a positive or negative charge based on the number of electrons.

 

So ions are attracted to each other by their opposite charge. An exchange takes place that is purely electrical. It does not discriminate, so it does not matter if the ions are sodium, calcium, magnesium or potassium.

 

For example Arsenic has a positive charge and is looking for a negative charge to balance its electrons. Because all types of Bentonite have negatively charged ions they will bond with arsenic or any other positively charged particle.

 

This is how clay can be used as an effective cleansing or detoxing agent if you like. It binds to positively charged heavy metals or toxins & locks them away.

 

Furthermore, Sodium Bentonite clay contains calcium as an exchangeable ion and calcium Bentonite contains sodium as an exchangeable ion.

 

To convert Calcium Bentonite to Sodium Bentonite just add a small amount of salt to a cup of clay and it will have more sodium exchangeable ions and therefore sodium Bentonite.

 

One factor that could make a difference is the conductivity of the substance.

 

 

For example, sodium is a better electrical conductor than calcium so there may be an advantage is this regard. In any case all types of Bentonite are considered to be abundant with exchangeable negative ions and that’s positive for us! 

 

Arrowroot Powder Organic ($ per 100g) - 5007-Bulk Food-Eco Warehouse Aus

Arrowroot Powder - Organic

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Arrowroot powder, also called Arrowroot flour or Arrowroot starch is an effective thickening agent used to add texture and structure in cooking and baking applications.

Arrowroot powder is made by extracting the starches from the tubers of the arrowroot plant,(Maranata Arundinaceaand is cultivated from tropical climates.This easily digestible starch is an excellent nut-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and corn-free thickener and binder. A huge plus is that it is flavourless, so it can be seamlessly added to savoury dishes and baked goods.

The Arrowroot starch is a very fine white powder that has excellent thickening abilities similar to corn starch.It also has no pronounced flavour and does not add opacity to sauces. If youare avoiding corn, potatoes, and gluten, Arrowroot starch is a good substitute for a thickening agent.

This white silky powder also works as a great thickener for many cosmetics, natural deodorants, and even body powder recipes.

Available in 250g and 500g sizes.

 

 

Aloe Vera Gel ($ per 100g) - 7201-Bulk-Eco Warehouse Aus
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Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe Vera Gel

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A cool, soothing gel which can either be applied to the skin as it is, used as a base for gel products or added to creams for moisturising or thickening.

Ingredients: Purified Water, Aloe Vera Extract, Propandiol, Carbopol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylene Glycol, Triethanolamine and EDTA Disodium Salt

Comes pacakaged in an amber recycled plastic tub with black lid.

Available in 100g, 250g and 500g sizes. 

Cacao Butter Wafers Organic Raw (Price per 100g)

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Raw organic Cacao Butter Wafers, also called cocoa butter, is commonly used in raw, dairy free treats and even beauty products. Each wafer or disc measures approximately 2-3cm in diameter. 

Raw cacao butter, is a pure, stable vegetable fat that is extracted at low temperature from cacao beans. These wafers are a convenient size which makes blending and melting easier.

Add Raw Cacao Butter Wafers with Cacao Powder and Maple Syrup for a delicious vegan friendly chocolate!

When using in cosmetics, Cacao Butter is one of the most stable fats, which helps prevent rancidity due to its strong antioxidant properties, typically having a lengthy shelf life, anywhere between two and five years. Its melting point is just below 37*C which makes it an easy to use ingredient for any skin care recipes.

* Please Note: The price reflected is per 100 grams. If you order 1 unit of product, you will get 100g. If you would like a kilogram, for example, then you would select 10 units as 10 x 100grams = 1 kg.

Dead Sea Salt ($ per 100g) - 7105-Bulk-Eco Warehouse Aus
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Dead Sea Salt

Dead Sea Salt

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Dead Sea waters are unique, having a total salt concentration that is 10 times higher than ocean water, reaching 33% versus 3%. The composition of the brines (the salt water solution) is also unique, comprising magnesium, potassium and calcium chlorides, in addition to a high concentration of bromides. 

 

Like other therapeutic salts such as Epsom Salt and Magnesium Chloride, the minerals of Dead Sea Mineral Salt are absorbed transdermally (through the skin). Scientific research suggests this can be the most efficient absorption method.

 

Make a bath soak to reap the full benefits and feel the aches and pains fade away, and unwind from a stressful day, week or month!

 

Available in 250g, 500g and 1kg sizes.

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Organic Sodium Bentonite Clay 500g (Australian Certified Food Grade) Harvested in Australia.

 

AVAILABLE in 250g / 500g / 1Kg sizes.

 

Bentonite Clay, also known as Montmorillonite clay, is formed from volcanic ash which has been trapped for eons and is a natural clay with a fine, soft texture. There are two types of Bentonite Clay. Ours is Sodium Bentonite, which has been trapped in salty sea beds. Calcium Bentonite comes from deposits of fresh water river beds, and both are suitable for external and internal use despite what many people say.  A common misconception is that calcium bentonite is better for consumption, but as long as they are food grade quality, both are forms are great. See more on this at the bottom of the page.

 

Our Food Grade Bentonite Clay is a Sodium Bentonite, sourced from a natural deposit in Australia, and it is finely milled to 45 microns resulting in a silky smooth powdery clay which has many uses and health benefits.  

 

Compliant to Food Standards Australia and NZ, our Bentonite Clay may be used internally or externally. Harvest and production is a simple process of - harvest, dry, mill, and package with absolutely no chemicals used.

 

Sodium Bentonite clay is negatively charged and can be used to assist in detoxing. It also has a unique ability to swell up to 18x its size, and then the nasties are attracted to the surface of the clay and taken away when the clay is rinsed off of your skin.

 

How to Use:

Our natural Bentonite clay can be used externally in a all sorts of ways or even consumed orally. Some of the most common uses include:

 

Drinking it. To use Bentonite internally combine 1 tsp. of powder in a glass of water or fresh juice in a glass jar and shake well (or use a blender).  Drink once daily, if desired. It is recommended to wait 1 hour after food and 2 hours after medication or supplements before consuming clay, as it may affect absorption.  Make sure you drink plenty of water when consuming clay, as it can dehydrate you if you don’t keep up your fluids.

 

Applied topically, Bentonite clay can help draw impurities and excess oil from your pores and assist in rebalancing your complexion and making you skin super soft. It helps your skin to:

·      Deep cleanse your pores

·      Detox your skin from chemicals and heavy metals.  (just think about the pollution in the air and the chemicals in your makeup)

·      Fight acne and blemishes.

·      Reduces the appearance of acne scarring

·      Balances overall complexion

·      Absorb excess oil and aids in ongoing sebum production

 

Making a clay mask for the face or body; this can be as simple as mixing 1 teaspoon of clay with 2 teaspoons of water, smear it on and leave it for 20 minutes. It will set rock hard and draw out all of the “toxins” and “free radicals” or in plain terms, it drags out the crap! Simply wash it all off after 20 minutes, for a baby soft, detoxed angel face.

 

Why not get a little bit fancy and try making your mask with Apple Cider Vinegar to balance the alkalinity of the Bentonite Clay, and add some aloe vera gel and raw honey for the combined benefits and the Top Shelf face mask.

 

If you want baby angel skin ALL OVER, then jump in the bath with your new best friend, Bentonite Clay.

 

In the bath use 2-4 cups of bentonite clay, simply sprinkle it in like magical pixie dust. Soak  in the bath for up to 20 minutes, or until the kids or hubby interrupt you.  Rinse any residual clay off in the shower when you are done. We call it a mud bath with the kids, and they love getting dirty when they are meant to be getting clean!

 

To soak your poor old tired, dry and aching feet, just add ½ Cup of Bentonite Clay to a tub and soak your hooves for 20 minutes. Presto! Soft rejuvenated feet.

 

Bentonite clay should not be stored in a metal container and metal utensils should be avoided.

 

Clean repurposed airtight glass jars are perfect!

 

Further reading on the difference between the two most common Bentonite Clays.

 

Sodium Bentonite vs Calcium Bentonite

 

Ions are atoms that have gained or lost one or more electron. A common atom has no electrical charge, but ions have a positive or negative charge based on the number of electrons.

 

So ions are attracted to each other by their opposite charge. An exchange takes place that is purely electrical. It does not discriminate, so it does not matter if the ions are sodium, calcium, magnesium or potassium.

 

For example Arsenic has a positive charge and is looking for a negative charge to balance its electrons. Because all types of Bentonite have negatively charged ions they will bond with arsenic or any other positively charged particle.

 

This is how clay can be used as an effective cleansing or detoxing agent if you like. It binds to positively charged heavy metals or toxins & locks them away.

 

Furthermore, Sodium Bentonite clay contains calcium as an exchangeable ion and calcium Bentonite contains sodium as an exchangeable ion.

 

To convert Calcium Bentonite to Sodium Bentonite just add a small amount of salt to a cup of clay and it will have more sodium exchangeable ions and therefore sodium Bentonite.

 

One factor that could make a difference is the conductivity of the substance.

 

 

For example, sodium is a better electrical conductor than calcium so there may be an advantage is this regard. In any case all types of Bentonite are considered to be abundant with exchangeable negative ions and that’s positive for us! 

Vitamin E Oil (70% tocopherols) ($ per 100g) - 7408-Bulk-Eco Warehouse Aus

Vitamin E Oil (70% tocopherols)

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Derived from Soybean Oil, our Natural Vitamin E contains 70% Tocopherols

Tocopherols are natural antioxidants that help to maintain healthy cells and provide protection to your skin. Vitamin E helps to reduce inflammation which can reduce signs of premature ageing as inflammatory conditions in the skin are a leading cause of skin ageing. It is also an excellent moisturizer and helps to soothe irritations, keeping the skin looking healthy and soft.

Vitamin E can also assist with protecting the skin from environmental pollution and UV radiation, and is known for its fantastic wound-healing properties. Although Vitamin E is naturally present in the skin, it depletes over time with age and sun-exposure.

Natural Vitamin E is the perfect addition to your cosmetic formulation, and whilst it is not a preservative, it can be useful to help boost the stability of your product.

The 50mL comes packaged in an aluminium bottle.

The 100mL comes packaged in an amber plastic bottle.

Components: Mixed Tocopherols (d-alpha-, d-beta-, d-gamma-, d-delta-tocopherol), Phytosterol, Soybean Oil

Appearance: Yellow - Brownish Red, Oily Liquid

Recommended Usage: 0.5% - 2%

 

Clay White Kaolin Australian

Clay White Kaolin Australian

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Australian Kaolin White Clay is the most gentle of all the clays and is used in many skin care products because of its absorbency properties.

It is the mildest of the clays and as such is well suited for all skin types, particularly delicate, sensitive and oily skin.

Australian Kaolin White Clay is used to purify, cleanse and detoxify the skin, balance skin oils (sebum), calm inflamed and acne-prone skin.

The Kaolin clay undergoes a mechanical treatment, without any chemical additives. It is crushed and dried.

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Castor Oil - 125mL

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Castor Oil is a vegetable oil sourced from castor beans. Specifically, it is cold-pressed from the plants' seeds. Originating from India, castor oil is used in cosmetic products, including the manufacture of soaps, in creams and moisturisers. It can also be applied to the hair for nourishment, and can possibly help with dandruff. 

Product comes packaged in an amber recycled plastic bottle.

Size = 125mL

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Rose Water - Bulgarian

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Bulgarian Floral Rose Water can be used as a stand alone product or as an ingredient in spritz, sprays, toners and skin care products.

It has gentle cleansing and toning properties, helping to maintain pH to balance, hydrate and calm reddening of the skin, promoting healthy skin, all while exuding the beautiful aroma of rose petals.

Comes packaged in an amber recycled plastic bottle.

Available in 125mL, 250mL and 500mL sizes.

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Grape Seed Oil Refined

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Grape Seed Oil is extracted from grape seeds leftover from winemaking, and after the juice is pressed from the grapes, the seeds are left over and then can be pressed to release the oil inside of the grape seeds.

Grape Seed Oil is is non-comedogenic, which means it won’t clog pores or leave a greasy residue and is high in Vitamin E and linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid found in grape-seed oil.

All oils are moisturising, and grape seed oil is no exception. The vitamin E found in grape seed oil is key, because it locks moisture into the skin and the linoleic acid plays an important role as well.

Skin that’s deficient in linoleic acid has been shown to be more acne prone. So, adding more of this fatty acid to your skin via grape-seed oil can help to cut back on breakouts. Grape-seed oil also has antimicrobial properties, which may assist in these efforts.

Grape-seed oil isn’t just a superhero for skin. It’s healthful properties can benefit hair, too!

 

Food Grade Himalayan Pink Rock Salt - Fine ($ per 100g) - 7111-Bulk-Eco Warehouse Aus

Himalayan Pink Rock Salt *Food Grade* - Fine

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Himalayan Pink Salt Fine-Natural Food Grade, is naturally rich in 84 nourishing & skin replenishing minerals, and the trace elements of these essential nutrients stimulate circulation, relax the body, detoxify, soothe sore muscles, and more. 

 

Himalayan Pink Salt is truly a renewing and therapeutic bath salt experience for mind & body, and can use Pink Salt Natural Food Grade in your food to enhance flavour and reap the benefits of Himalayan Pink Salt all round.

 

Apricot Kernel Oil Refined ($ per 100g)-Bulk-Eco Warehouse Aus

Apricot Kernel Oil Refined

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Inside apricots, there is a seed, also called a kernel. These apricot kernels contain about 40-50% of oil – apricot kernel oil!

 

This yellow-coloured light carrier oil has a golden touch on skin.

 

Easily applied and absorbed, apricot kernel oil is used in bath products, makeup, perfumes, lotions, massage oils, body butters and lip products.

 

This lightweight oil is often compared to sweet almond oil, avocado olive and sesame oil.

 

Jojoba Oil Pure Golden Cold Pressed

Jojoba Oil Pure Golden Cold Pressed

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Description

Jojoba oil is a unique natural moisturiser for face and body, suitable for the whole family. Gentle enough for baby’s skin, perfect for mature old leather bags!!

 

Jojoba oil is unique and is actually a liquid wax that acts in an almost identical way to the skin’s sebum – to control the moisture levels in the skin to keep it smooth, supple and moisturised.

 

Your skin recognises Jojoba wax as similar to its own natural wax ester.  As a result, skin pores remain open, allowing jojoba to penetrate beyond the epidermis layer (top layer) to effectively moisturise and maintain healthy looking skin.

 

Jojoba is naturally antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and hypoallergenic, so it is used to soothe a wide range of skin conditions.  

 

It is 100% pure, unrefined, cold pressed golden Jojoba Oil.

Product Details

Botanical Name: Simmondsia Chinensis
Plant Part: Seeds
Method of Extraction: Cold Pressed
Country of Origin: Israel
Appearance: Golden Yellow Oily Liquid

Directions to Use

Apply jojoba oil to your face, around your eyes, feet, lips, arms, legs and even your scalp and hair … the whole body!

Food Grade Himalayan Pink Rock Salt - Coarse ($ per 100g) - 7110-Bulk-Eco Warehouse Aus

Himalayan Pink Rock Salt *Food Grade* - Coarse

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Himalayan Pink Salt Coarse (rock salt) or Fine-Natural Food Grade, is naturally rich in 84 nourishing & skin replenishing minerals, and the trace elements of these essential nutrients stimulate circulation, relax the body, detoxify, soothe sore muscles, and more. 

 

Himalayan Pink Salt is truly a renewing and therapeutic bath salt experience for mind & body, and can use Pink Salt Natural Food Grade in your food to enhance flavour and reap the benefits of Himalayan Pink Salt all round.

 

 

Shea Butter Organic - Raw Unrefined

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$9.95

Shea Butter is obtained from the Shea-Karite Tree (or Shea Tree) which is native to West Africa, and has been used in African skin & hair care for generations. It is naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F, and is said to offer a mild sun protection factor (approximately SPF 6). It is solid at room temperature but softens when warmed and on contact with skin.

Shea Butter is rich in fats, making it a fantastic moisturiser for dry and ageing skin, and is commonly used for the treatment of various skin conditions such as dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema and blemishes. It is also useful in helping to reduce the appearance of scars, hives, rashes, fine lines and wrinkles, whilst strengthening, protecting and regenerating the skin. Experiments show that it also possesses anti-inflammatory properties.

Shea butter can be used on its own directly on the skin, but is also commonly used in skin care products. As an industry favourite, it is used in a variety of applications ranging from Lip balms, Body masks, Creams, Lotions, Body butters, Hair care products, Liquid and Bar Soaps, Bath oils, Suncare products, Baby products, and the list goes on.

Ingredients: Shea (Butyrospermum Parkii) Butter

INCI Name: Butyrospermum Parkii (Vitellaria paradoxa)

Other Names: Karite Butter, African Butter

Method of Extraction: Traditional extraction method by hand (solvent free)

Country of Origin: Ghana

Appearance: Off-White Solid/Semi-Solid Butter

Vitamin C Powder (100% L-Ascorbic Acid) Food Grade Gluten Free ($ per 100g) - 7115-Bulk-Eco Warehouse Aus

Vitamin C Powder / Ascorbic Acid - Food Grade

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Food-grade Vitamin C powder, also known as Ascorbic Acid BP/USP.

It can be taken as a supplement and is also used as an ingredient in personal care products as an antioxidant to help preservation as well as control the pH.

Perfect for making balms, lotions and any products to be applied to the skin.

 

Mica Powder (Price per 10g)

Mica Powder (Price per 10g)

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$3.00

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A cosmetic grade natural Silicate mineral pigment, which is used in make-up, soap and skincare products to give it a coloured shimmery effect.

Price is per 10g. 1 unit = 10g.

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Few suppliers of Sodium Bicarb could boast that their product is of Natural origin, and fewer still could lay claim to a Natural Sodium Bicarb that is also Organic, but we can! Our Bicarb is recognised as Organic in the USA by a leading USA and Canadian Organic Certifier! 

 

From generation to generation Sodium Bicarbonate has earned a reputation as an absolute necessity in many a household. Affectionately known as Bicarb of Soda, or baking soda, and it is accepted as a safe, versatile, environmental friendly all-round household product with a multitude of uses! Our Organic Natural Sodium Bicarbonate, which is 'Aluminium Free' USP & Food Grade, is THE very best in Australia! Much of the available Bicarb is a man-made product, not Natural and certainly not Organic! You can also combine sodium bicarb in the bath with magnesium.

Shea Butter Organic - Refined

Shea Butter Organic - Refined

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Shea Butter is obtained from the Shea-Karite Tree (or Shea Tree) which is native to West Africa, and has been used in African skin & hair care for generations. It is naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F, and is said to offer a mild sun protection factor (approximately SPF 6). It is solid at room temperature but softens when warmed and on contact with skin.

Shea Butter is rich in fats, making it a fantastic moisturiser for dry and ageing skin, and is commonly used for the treatment of various skin conditions such as dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema and blemishes. It is also useful in helping to reduce the appearance of scars, hives, rashes, fine lines and wrinkles, whilst strengthening, protecting and regenerating the skin. Experiments show that it also possesses anti-inflammatory properties.

Shea butter can be used on its own directly on the skin, but is also commonly used in skin care products. As an industry favourite, it is used in a variety of applications ranging from Lip balms, Body masks, Creams, Lotions, Body butters, Hair care products, Liquid and Bar Soaps, Bath oils, Suncare products, Baby products, and the list goes on.

Our Refined Shea Butter has been refined to remove the odour but its properties are still the same. 

Ingredients: Shea (Butyrospermum Parkii) Butter

INCI Name: Butyrospermum Parkii (Vitellaria paradoxa)

Other Names: Karite Butter, African Butter

Method of Extraction: Traditional extraction method by hand (solvent free)

Country of Origin: Ghana

Appearance: Off-White Solid/Semi-Solid Butter

Emulsifying Wax Polawax GP200 (Price per 100g)

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A nonionic emulsifying wax which is an optimised combination of vegetable-derived emulsifiers and stabilisers.

Ingredients: Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-20 Stearate (Non Ionic Surfacant).

* Please Note: The price reflected is per 100 grams. If you order 1 unit of product, you will get 100g. If you would like a kilogram, for example, then you would select 10 units as 10 x 100grams = 1 kg.

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Organic Sodium Bentonite Clay 250g (Australian Certified Food Grade) Harvested in Australia.

 

AVAILABLE in 250g / 500g / 1Kg sizes.

 

Bentonite Clay, also known as Montmorillonite clay, is formed from volcanic ash which has been trapped for eons and is a natural clay with a fine, soft texture. There are two types of Bentonite Clay. Ours is Sodium Bentonite, which has been trapped in salty sea beds. Calcium Bentonite comes from deposits of fresh water river beds, and both are suitable for external and internal use despite what many people say.  A common misconception is that calcium bentonite is better for consumption, but as long as they are food grade quality, both are forms are great. See more on this at the bottom of the page.

 

Our Food Grade Bentonite Clay is a Sodium Bentonite, sourced from a natural deposit in Australia, and it is finely milled to 45 microns resulting in a silky smooth powdery clay which has many uses and health benefits.  

 

Compliant to Food Standards Australia and NZ, our Bentonite Clay may be used internally or externally. Harvest and production is a simple process of - harvest, dry, mill, and package with absolutely no chemicals used.

 

Sodium Bentonite clay is negatively charged and can be used to assist in detoxing. It also has a unique ability to swell up to 18x its size, and then the nasties are attracted to the surface of the clay and taken away when the clay is rinsed off of your skin.

 

How to Use:

Our natural Bentonite clay can be used externally in a all sorts of ways or even consumed orally. Some of the most common uses include:

 

Drinking it. To use Bentonite internally combine 1 tsp. of powder in a glass of water or fresh juice in a glass jar and shake well (or use a blender).  Drink once daily, if desired. It is recommended to wait 1 hour after food and 2 hours after medication or supplements before consuming clay, as it may affect absorption.  Make sure you drink plenty of water when consuming clay, as it can dehydrate you if you don’t keep up your fluids.

 

Applied topically, Bentonite clay can help draw impurities and excess oil from your pores and assist in rebalancing your complexion and making you skin super soft. It helps your skin to:

·      Deep cleanse your pores

·      Detox your skin from chemicals and heavy metals.  (just think about the pollution in the air and the chemicals in your makeup)

·      Fight acne and blemishes.

·      Reduces the appearance of acne scarring

·      Balances overall complexion

·      Absorb excess oil and aids in ongoing sebum production

 

Making a clay mask for the face or body; this can be as simple as mixing 1 teaspoon of clay with 2 teaspoons of water, smear it on and leave it for 20 minutes. It will set rock hard and draw out all of the “toxins” and “free radicals” or in plain terms, it drags out the crap! Simply wash it all off after 20 minutes, for a baby soft, detoxed angel face.

 

Why not get a little bit fancy and try making your mask with Apple Cider Vinegar to balance the alkalinity of the Bentonite Clay, and add some aloe vera gel and raw honey for the combined benefits and the Top Shelf face mask.

 

If you want baby angel skin ALL OVER, then jump in the bath with your new best friend, Bentonite Clay.

 

In the bath use 2-4 cups of bentonite clay, simply sprinkle it in like magical pixie dust. Soak  in the bath for up to 20 minutes, or until the kids or hubby interrupt you.  Rinse any residual clay off in the shower when you are done. We call it a mud bath with the kids, and they love getting dirty when they are meant to be getting clean!

 

To soak your poor old tired, dry and aching feet, just add ½ Cup of Bentonite Clay to a tub and soak your hooves for 20 minutes. Presto! Soft rejuvenated feet.

 

Bentonite clay should not be stored in a metal container and metal utensils should be avoided.

 

Clean repurposed airtight glass jars are perfect!

 

Further reading on the difference between the two most common Bentonite Clays.

 

Sodium Bentonite vs Calcium Bentonite

 

Ions are atoms that have gained or lost one or more electron. A common atom has no electrical charge, but ions have a positive or negative charge based on the number of electrons.

 

So ions are attracted to each other by their opposite charge. An exchange takes place that is purely electrical. It does not discriminate, so it does not matter if the ions are sodium, calcium, magnesium or potassium.

 

For example Arsenic has a positive charge and is looking for a negative charge to balance its electrons. Because all types of Bentonite have negatively charged ions they will bond with arsenic or any other positively charged particle.

 

This is how clay can be used as an effective cleansing or detoxing agent if you like. It binds to positively charged heavy metals or toxins & locks them away.

 

Furthermore, Sodium Bentonite clay contains calcium as an exchangeable ion and calcium Bentonite contains sodium as an exchangeable ion.

 

To convert Calcium Bentonite to Sodium Bentonite just add a small amount of salt to a cup of clay and it will have more sodium exchangeable ions and therefore sodium Bentonite.

 

One factor that could make a difference is the conductivity of the substance.

 

For example, sodium is a better electrical conductor than calcium so there may be an advantage is this regard. In any case all types of Bentonite are considered to be abundant with exchangeable negative ions and that’s positive for us! 

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