Bentonite Clay: O Naturals’ Family Inspiration

It should come as no surprise that O Naturals didn’t just start producing natural and organic cosmetics because they’re trendy. The truth is that the real inspiration for O Naturals comes from our uncle who had been known to use Bentonite Clay for just about everything from skin care to aiding digestion.

Our uncle’s story starts as a new immigrant from Europe who arrived in New York City during the 1970’s. There he sought out the American dream. He slowly began opening health food stores and even founded his own natural brand for a short period. This is perhaps the real predecessor to O Naturals’ in its goal of providing natural and organic cosmetics. This multi-use of natural materials, particularly Bentonite Clay, is the main inspiration behind it has lingered on and become the real drive behind O Naturals’ mission to embrace healthy living from the inside and out.

Now, we know you are wondering about the Bentonite Clay. After all, if you have been using or even just researching natural health cosmetics, you have surely come across Bentonite Clay. So let’s talk about why our uncle was so big on its use.

Bentonite clay is an incredibly dynamic byproduct of Mother Nature. Similar to Montmorillonite Clay, Bentonite Clay is really nothing more than volcanic ash. Not surprisingly, it has been in use for millennia across the globe. And it’s not just any volcanic ash. It’s volcanic ash that is rich in calcium, magnesium, silica, sodium, copper, iron and potassium amongst other minerals. This gives it versatility like a natural multi-vitamin.

You might be wondering: “ok but can you eat it….how does that work?” It’s really quite amazing because it works as a natural supplement that can help your body in a multitude of ways. Just mix it with water and you can:

  • Use it as a tool to aid with digestion. This was our uncle’s favorite use for anything from an upset stomach to constipation, and so on. Put simply, the nutrients in the Bentonite Clay find and destroy toxins inside your gut. This removes buildup that obstructs your digestion.
  • In a similar sense, Bentonite Clay’s use to fight morning sickness can make for a much more pleasant pregnancy for expecting mothers. Do check with your doctor in advance beforehand.
  • Don’t forget Rover! Yep, you guessed it. Bentonite Clay can help your pet in their digestion as well. Oh, and ask your veterinarian first.
  • There are a number of other areas such as promoting thyroid health, promoting weight loss, and even improving respiratory health where Bentonite Clay can help you from the inside.

This comes with a safety warning in which you should check with your doctor about using it before you begin. Furthermore, you should double check the recommended brands from pharmacists to verify that it is, in fact, the edible kind of Bentonite Clay. And of course, you can use it on your exterior as well.

So just what can you use Bentonite Clay for externally? There are quite a few uses. Here are a few:

  • On your skin

o If you’ve been stung by poison ivy or a bee, there’s good old Bentonite Clay to the rescue. Just mix it up with some water into a paste and apply it over the area of the sting, pop a bandage over it, and walla! You’ve got a time-tested anti-sting remedy that works like a champ!

o This technique can be used on cuts and burns as well.

o Are you suffering from eczema, psoriasis, or chickenpox? You better get your Bentonite Clay paste ready because it works to relieve those skin conditions.

o Use Bentonite Clay as a face mask. Just whip it up with some water, smear, and leave it on for 20 minutes, rinse, and you have successfully removed toxins and impurities from your face.

o You can put it into your bath water to get rid of toxins and buildups from head to toe.

o Bentonite Clay even has your baby’s behind covered as it can be turned into an outstanding baby powder alternative.

  • On your teeth? Get out of here!

o That’s correct. You can mix it in with water and alkaline mouth rinse to get those pearly whites to shine in a way that your dentist will be jealous.

Do remember to ask your physician or dermatologist before you do any of these treatments. But make no mistake; Bentonite Clay is the real deal as nature’s great multi-tool.

So from the mouth of our uncle to you, use your Bentonite Clay in good health. We certainly do and we use it in our products too. It’s the real inspiration behind the all-encompassing health approach that we at O Naturals truly stand for. So get your Bentonite on and check us out at for more!

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