Formed after volcanic ash has aged in the presence of water, bentonite clay has a strong negative electromagnetic charge, which allows it to pull metals and toxins out of the body. It re-mineralizes cells and tissues and is used topically for a wide variety of skin ailments, including eczema, rashes, burns, and bites. This versatile ingredient can be included in lotions, toothpastes, face masks, deodorants, soaps, and many other personal care products. Bentonite clay has a history of internal use, but this clay is sold for topical purposes only. If you intend to take bentonite internally, we recommend seeking out hydrated clay formulated specifically for ingestion.