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🌿Bentonite Clay vs Diatomaceous Earth. [Food grade edition]

Here's the top similarities and differences between the two natural powders.

Bentonite Clay

[ ben-tn-ahyt ]

noun Mineralogy.

A clay formed by the decomposition of volcanic ash, having the ability to absorb large quantities of water and to expand to several times its normal volume.

  1. Green grey color mask

  2. Nourishing for the skin and hair

  3. Best for bruises, burns and rashes

  4. Great for bug bites


Diatomaceous Earth



A fine powder made from a type of fossilized phytoplankton; consisting of or containing diatoms or their fossil remains.

  1. White color mask

  2. Abrasive (good exfoliant)

  3. Household cleaning agent

  4. Pest control



[Bentonite Clay top right - Diatomaceous Earth bottom left]

  1. Internal detoxing

  2. Absorbs toxins

  3. Provide minerals

  4. Used to make homemade deodorants, toothpaste, soaps, facial scrubs/masks and more


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