Bentonite clay also known as montmorillonite is a healing clay best known for its skin healing properties. When applied to the skin it essentially absorbs toxins and poisons that get trapped in the skin. The clay originates from the mountainous wyoming region and is mined directly from the earth. It s coloring can range from light gray to off-white with little to no odor. It s filled with minerals and has a shelf life of 4-5 years. Most commonly it is used a facial mask to remove impurities from the skin. It is also medicinally as it removes toxins from the body many people believing it helps to recover from cold flu quicker than those who do not use it. Outside of health and beauty it can be used as a drilling fluid as bonding material in sand casting as a clarifying agent for liquids as a bonding agent in outdoor areas and an ingredient in crayons and paper.