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    Escentia Products

    Escentia African Green Clay (Bentonite)

    South African Origin

    Escentia African Green Clay (Bentonite) has been extracted from the richest known deposit. The healing properties of this amazing clay can be helpful for skin problems such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. Its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties can provide first aid relief to cuts, burns and insect bites. As a poultice it can be used to treat sprains and bruises.

    Bentonite clay is formed from volcanic ash found in different parts of the world. Originally its highest concentration was found in Benton, Wyoming, hence the name ‘bentonite’. This soft, absorbent clay has been used for centuries to treat medical conditions ranging from wounds to digestive conditions.

    Sizes: 500g, 1kg.

      • Encourages cellular renewal
      • Paraben-free, phenoxyethanol-free
      • Regulates excess sebum and eliminates impurities,
      • Rich in micronutrients and minerals
      • Stimulates the circulation of blood and absorbs toxins and free radicals
      • Useful for infections, burns, cuts, insect bites and warts
      • Use in face masks and poultices for problems such as acne, psoriasis and eczema
      • Make your own poultice for bruises and sprains
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        Enjoy free delivery nationwide when you spend R400 or more

        Our delivery options:

        > Door-to-door courier delivery: nationwide shipping with The Courier Guy, Dawn Wing Express, CourierIt or FastWay

        > Delivery to your nearest Pargo Point

        If the value of the goods in your cart is less than R400 then a shipping fee will be applied. You can select your preferred option by rate or what is most convenient for you.

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        Shipping Rates:

        Local (Cape Town Main Areas)
        R400.00 or more Courier Door to Door Delivery FREE
        R399.99 or less Courier Door to Door Delivery R55.00
        Main Centres
        R400.00 or more Courier Door to Door Delivery  FREE
        R399.99 or less Courier Door to Door Delivery R80.00
        Regional & Outlying
        R400.00 or more Courier Door to Door Delivery  FREE
        R399.99 or less Courier Door to Door Delivery R100.00

        Please remember: our couriers can only deliver to street addresses and they do not deliver to embassies, malls and chain stores, plots, farms, mines and to some outlying towns and townships. If our couriers can't deliver to your address we'll contact you to make alternative arrangements. There are no deliveries on weekends or public holidays. 

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        If you live in a main city centre then approximate shipping time is 1-3 working days, nationwide. If you live in an outlying area delivery may take up to 7 working days. The shipping time of heavy goods, bulk purchases and to regional areas is generally 3-5 working days.

        Please do not hesitate to contact us or our courier partners directly if you would like to try and get a more precise estimate of delivery date.


        Shipping time to a Pargo point takes approximately 3 to 5 working days. 

        *Late Deliveries

        Unforeseen circumstances like adverse weather, load shedding, hijacking, strikes, pandemics or supplier issues could prolong the delivery time. It's rare, but it can happen. Late delivery is not grounds for refund or cancellation of already shipped orders but if you are in any way concerned about the current location of your parcel and ETA of delivery, please contact us with your order number so that we can follow up for you.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 12 reviews
    Zenobia I.
    A spa in a packet

    I purchased it to use in a shampoo base - it works like a charm! Will be experimenting with making some face masks too

    Siphokazi N.
    Lovely green color

    Gives light green color, great for cleansing and masks too

    Amori V.
    Referend by a Pediatric Surgeon

    I was referred to you through my babies Pediatric Surgeon. He was born with Hirschsprung disease and had numerous Operations since birth. After 18 months with a colostomy bag, he eventually had his last OP and closed it. For the first time he is using his bum, and had severe Nappy rash. We've tried everything from Bum Creams to Antibiotic Creams and nothing worked.
    This product has truly changed our life's. The Escentia African Green Clay (Bentonite) is the ONLY thing that worked. I supply it as a face musk on his bum, and leave it on like normal nappy creams until the next nappy change. It is the fraction of the price of normal bum creams. Thank you for this amazing product. I will be referring this to everyone I know and will still meet.
    Looking forward to using it myself.

    Hello Amori,

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We have a Hirschsprung baby in the family (I say baby, but he's all grown up at 25 years old now :)) and reading your review made us all feel quite emotional. We're beyond thrilled to hear that the green clay has been helpful and wish you both everything of the best with his healing and recovery! You'll be in our thoughts x

    Yvette E.S.
    Great clay for a face mask

    I received a free sample of this clay with a previous purchase and just had to come back and buy some more.

    Very good!

    I bought this Bentonite Clay after buying another brand from a different store. Huge difference and incredible results. The other purchase clotted, after several attempts and different recipes. However, with this clay I could play around and each recipe / experimentation worked beautifully. Will definitely order this again once finished.

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