DIY Bentonite Clay Mask Recipe for Acne

I absolutely love this natural homemade remedy for acne, especially for teens. It is super simple to make and results are very quick as well. Bentonite clay comes in powder form so you will need to mix it with a liquid to create a paste. I add a bit of essential oil for smell and that’s all! Bentonite clay is a healing remedy from ancient times and works as a detoxifying agent. It’s rich in minerals such as, magnesium, iron & calcium. The clay works particularly well for pustular acne because it absorbs and binds the oils and secretions from the skin. Apple cider vinegar is perfect to mix with it since it is anti-inflammatory. I like to use a few drops of citrus essential oil to cut the ACV smell or tea tree oil can be used which is also beneficial for acne.


  1. 1 teaspoon bentonite clay
  2. 2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  3. few drops of citrus or tea tree essential oil


Mix clay powder, apple cider vinegar and essential oil in a non-metal bowl with a non-metal spoon. (metal can take away the ion benefits of bentonite clay). Once a paste is formed spread a thin area on affected areas. Avoid eyes, nostrils and mouth. Leave on for 10-15 minutes- the mask will harden a bit and feel tight. Remove with a warm washcloth. This can be repeated weekly but check with your dermatologist provider, especially if you are using acne medications.

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