Bentonite has been used for hundreds of years as an effective, all natural healing clay. When Bentonite comes in contact with a toxin, chemical, or heavy metal, the clay draws out and absorbs the toxins, releasing minerals to the body to use. Bentonite has a powerful negative charge which bonds readily to the positive charge in many toxins; avoid metal utensils or bowls when mixing your Bentonite Clay as this negates the charge and makes it less effective. Use as a detoxifying facial to deep clean pores and smooth the skin. Good for skin irritations, blemishes, insect bites, cuts, itching and burns. Can be especially calming to skin itching from eczema, psoriasis, chicken pox and poison ivy. Measuring scoop (one tablespoon) included. 12 oz jar.