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Cosmetic (And Medicinal) Uses of Bentonite Clay.

Medicinal and Cosmetic Uses of Bentonite clay

Time to redo this post about How I used Bentonite Clay to treat an unsightly Sebaceous Cyst. This past fall, when the COVID Outbreak was already taxing our hospital systems, I developed a Sebaceous Cyst on my upper back, right by the Spine.

From the Cleveland Clinic website, here is a more scientific definition of a Sebaceous Cyst. Sebaceous cysts come from your sebaceous glands. Cysts can develop if the gland or its duct (the passage through which the sebum leaves for the skin) gets damaged or blocked. This usually happens as a result of some sort of trauma in the area such as a scratch, a surgical wound, or a skin condition like acne.

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Apparently, these cysts are way too common, they are usually not painful but every now and then they can get inflamed, sore, tender and start hurting. Well, that’s exactly what happened to this one cyst in the middle of a full-blown pandemic.

I have had this cyst inflamed a few years ago and had to have a surgical incision for it to drain and heal. So, I call my doctor and since she is familiar with the history of this particular cyst and knowing how busy the hospitals are, she tells me that she is going to send the antibiotic prescription to my regular Pharmacy. She instructs me to take the meds for 7 days.

So, While I waited for the Pharmacy to get me my antibiotics, and dealing with immense pain and pressure on the spine, I remembered that I had this bentonite clay and Apple Cider Vinegar in storage, that I had occasionally used for face masks and vaguely remembered reading up some research about anti-bacterial and super-absorbent properties of it.

How I used Bentonite Clay to heal a Sebaceous Cyst?

Long Story Short, Here is how I used the Bentonite Clay to heal the Cyst.

You need following things:

  1. Bentonite Clay
  2. Apple Cider Vinegar
  3. Antibacterial, Absorbent Gauze pads
  4. Medical Tape
  5. Heating Pad

What are the odds I had all of these things?

Mix a Tbsp of bentonite clay and enough apple cider vinegar to form a paste. Apply on the Cyst. Let it Dry. Take a Warm Shower to get the clay off. The clay is extremely absorbent and will absorb stuff from inside the cycst.

Cover with Gauze using the Medical Tape. Change the Gauze Every few hours. I also used the heating pad for pain relief. But that was entirely optional. I know I am a chicken when it comes to dealing with pain and medicines.

I applied the mask 2 times in a week, but kept changing the gauze every few hours. The entire cyst drained and healed in a week.


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You can find the entire research here. Medicinal Properties of Clay.


Bentonite Clay for face mask

I personally use it as a Face Mask to get clean and clear skin. I occasionally make a mask out of Bentonite Clay and Apple Cider Vinegar. Apply on the face and neck and let it dry and then wash off. Followed by a Moisturizer. I usually use Witch Hazel. Followed by Coconut Oil.


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