Everything You Need to Know About Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay

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Everything You Need to Know About Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay

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The Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay is a cult beauty favourite. Celebrities like Mindy Khaling and Lili Reinhart have endorsed it, saying “it works!” and that it’s “amazing for cystic acne!”.

With celebrity endorsements, only one (natural!) ingredient, and an affordable price tag, this is a mask we can totally get behind. But what’s the big deal? Why is this mask so amazing? Let’s discuss!

What is the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay?

It’s bentonite clay. Pure and simple calcium bentonite clay.

If you’ve never heard of bentonite clay, you’re in for a treat. This type of clay is full of minerals from volcanic ash – think magnesium, calcium, copper, and silica! This mineral-rich clay carries a powerful negative electron charge. Acne (blackheads, whiteheads, even cystic acne!), has a positive charge. When the clay is applied to the skin it binds to the acne and draws it out of the skin. It’s kind of like getting a facial!

If Aztec Secret is just bentonite clay, does that mean you could get any bentonite clay and get the same results? Possibly. But when a spectrographic analysis is done on Aztec Secret, almost every mineral on Earth is present. You won’t find that in just any jar of clay.

How Do I Use This Mask?

Before you dive into masking, there’s one important thing you should know! The key to this mask’s efficacy is it’s powerful electron charge. Therefore, it’s really important not to mix your mask with metal, as this can reduce the charge (and the efficacy!). Instead, use a glass or ceramic bowl and a wooden spoon to ensure you get the most out of your masking session!

And one more thing! While this mask has become famous for it’s facial skincare benefits, don’t be afraid to use this mask anywhere and everywhere! We love it as a hair mask to cleanse and balance, and it’s a great all over body mask.

Flat lay of Aztec Indian Healing Clay surrounded by plants

The key to this mask is the powerful electron charge!

How to Use Aztec Clay

Restoring Hair Mask 

Has your hair ever become so unmanageable you don’t know what to do? It’s frizzy, greasy (no matter how many times you shampoo!), it’s dull, and it just doesn’t look great? Been there, done that!

Enter the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay! This mask cleanses, soothes, and restores balance to the scalp. It removes product build up, soothes dry and itchy skin, provides dandruff relief, and it restores your hair to the bouncy, shiny, and manageable hair you want!



  • Mix together with a wooden spoon and ceramic bowl
  • Apply to wet hair, focusing on the scalp
  • Leave for thirty minutes
  • Remove with warm water and follow with shampoo and conditioner

You’ll step out of the shower with a balanced scalp and manageable hair! We like to do this once every four to six months, but your hair might need it more or less.

Face + Body Mask 

This is *the* way to use this mask – on your face and body!



  • Cleanse and exfoliate your skin
  • Mix together with a wooden spoon and ceramic bowl
  • Apply a thick layer to congested areas, and a thin layer to dry areas
  • Leave on for 5-15 minutes
  • Remove with warm water and follow with your toner, serum, and moisturizer!

We like to use this mask when our skin is really congested, but depending on your skin type you can use it once or twice per week!


  • For regular skincare maintenance, mix this clay in with other face masks! We love mixing it with the Herbivore Blue Tansy Mask!
  • Add your favourite essential oils like lavender, chamomile, or geranium!
  • Use as a spot treatment – this is great for sensitive but acne prone skin!

Now that you know everything about the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay, are you going to try it? If you’ve already tried it, let us know what you think in the comments below!

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