What’s more better way than to heal and cure your skin with 100% pure nature’s ingredients! Here’s one not so recognized brand that offers the best natural products like Organic Essential Oils, Carrier Oils, Healing Clays, Organic Body Butters, Hydrosols, Herbs and other skincare ingredients – BLEND IT RAW APOTHECARY. Blend It Raw was one brand that I absolutely adored as I love the way their products worked on my skin. I picked the two skin healing clays – Bentonite Clay and Kaolin Clay, along with the Essential Oils – Evening Primrose oil and Rosehip Seed Oil. I am a Clay addict person, I love skincare that has clay ingredients in it as clays draw out toxins from the skin and heal the skin. And all their products are so good for a skin pamper session. I know I’m posting this way after so long, because I bought these products maybe almost more than six months back. And I already finished the oils and sharing my views on them.
At Blend It Raw Apothecary, we believe in “Simplicity.” Furthering our motto of “Simplicity”, we suggest to use only those “INGREDIENTS THAT MATTER.”
We began our journey with organic essential oils and cold-pressed unrefined carrier oils… but with due course of time and all of your unparalleled love, have diversified and included unrefined clays, pure floral waters (hydrosols), waxes, & fruit,and plant butters in our range which are all ethically sourced from small farmers, NGOs, certified organic manufacturers and suppliers. Each of our products is procured after proper analysis of quality, is tested multiple times on friends and family, before getting packed with utmost care.
All the Blend It Raw products promote the idea of creating spa at home and pampering your skin with organic products offered by nature. You can either use our products directly or whip them up with a product of your choice. All you need is to have fun while taking care of your body and just DO-IT-YOURSELF! Blend It Raw Apothecary strives to be your go-to store for authentic, clean, and pure ingredients.
What did I pick?
- BENTONITE CLAY
- KAOLIN CLAY
- ROSEHIP SEED OIL
- EVENING PRIMROSE OIL
Packaging, all the products come safe and securely bubble wrapped individually in a sturdy cardboard box, kept in a confetti paper inside. And there’s a cute little card that says all about the brand. The clay products come in a clear jar with silver screw lid. And there’s an extra wooden spatula included for the clays, as metals do react with clays. That is actually great, I love it. The essential oils come in a deep dark brown colored glass bottle with a dropper for easy application. Overall, a neat and secure packaging.
Bentonite clay known as a ‘Healing Clay’ is derived from aged Volcanic Ash. Bentonite clay powder found in India is brownish in shade and is found in Kutch region of Gujarat. It is in the form of ultra-fine powder which is really soft in touch similar in texture to fine cake flour.When it comes in touch with water or any other liquid, Bentonite produces an electrical charge and swells making it absorb toxins, dirt and oil from the pores. When applied on skin or scalp, Bentonite Clay can help heal wounds , clear up acne, clarify skin and reduce pain caused by bug bites by calming the skin. It also balances the excessive oil production during humid season. Not only can Bentonite clay help to clear up clogged pores , it even leaves skin feeling softer , brighter and more supple. It works as a perfect detox mask after spending the day in sun or layering your skin with toxic makeup. This clay can also be used on the scalp to clear up the scalp build up due to chemical laden shampoos and pollution , which in turn leads to healthier hair roots and faster hair growth.
- Heals acne, scars, wounds & rashes
- Promotes brighter complexion
- Reduces blackheads
- Clarifies skin tone
- Balances oil production
- Detoxifies scalp, leading to healthier hair growth.
PRICE : INR 475/- for a 175gm product.
Bentonite clay is created from volcanic ash. I use the Bentonite clay whenever my skin needs a good detox. If you’re someone who runs around in the pollution, or wears a lot of makeup every single day, then your skin definitely needs some detox from all this shit. Just mix in sufficient amount of this Bentonite clay with few spoons of Apple Cider Vinegar or Rose water or some plain water to make a smooth paste. Apply this paste to freshly cleansed skin and let it do its work for a good 15-20 mins, and then rinse off with water. Once washed, you will see that you’re face turns red, which is quite common. It resides gradually. I prepare this mask generally with ACV or sometimes even with plain water. If you’re not used to ACV, I’d suggest to use plain water or Rose water. As long as the mask is on, there’s a slight tingling feel on the face which is very common with Bentonite clay and that means the mask is working on your skin. Only if you’re experiencing an intolerable pain, then assume that your skin is reacting in a bad way, and you need to remove it asap. Bentonite Clay is claimed to heal acne, its scars and wounds with consistent use. It draws out all the toxins from the pores and detoxifies the skin. It has strong oil absorbing properties, and is able to absorb more than its mass in water. This makes it a great choice for very oily skin. My acne has reduced and my scars definitely lightened much. You will also feel an instant tightness in the skin, which is definitely a temporary effect. And also since this is a clay mask which pulls out all the gunk out, it makes the skin a bit dry, so a good hydrating moisturizer is required to apply post this mask to keep the skin well hydrated. It is suitable for all skin types, I’d suggest not use on active/fresh wounds as this is so potent clay mask.
Kaolin Clay’s gentle absorptive properties do not over-dry the skin during use yet it’s still effective for pulling impurities to the surface and gently stimulating circulation to the area of application. Few points to make you believe in the magic of this gentle clay are –
- It is used to treat acne.
- Soothes itchy or dry skin during winters.
- You can use it on your hair too. It is known to absorb any excess oil or dirt without stripping your hair of all of its necessary nutrients and promote hair growth.
- Due to high amount of silica , it is effective in removing dead skin cells.
PRICE : INR 275/-for a 125gm product.
This Kaolin Clay is much gentler than the Bentonite clay but has similar properties as that of it. Kaolin clay (white clay) gently removes the impurities and excess oils without sucking moisture from the skin. I can use it daily to deep clean my pores without drying my skin. Just like the Bentonite clay mask, mix the Kaolin Clay powder with any liquid medium to form a smooth paste and apply to a freshly cleansed face, and rinse after 15-20 minutes. Kaolin Clay exfoliates debris and dead skin cells from the face. It penetrates deeply into the pores, pulling out any impurities, keeping it clean and looking fresh. This clay mask helps with oily skin by reducing the production of oil, and maintain balanced oil production. It also improves blood circulation to the face – better blood circulation means better skin cell regeneration which keeps you looking young. This mask leaves the skin soft and supple, and is not at all drying. Dry skin people should give this a try if Bentonite clay pulls out the moisture from your face. Nevertheless, this Kaolin clay is suited for every skin type.
I love to play with these clays and create my own DIY mask for different occasions depending on my mood, and they have always been great. I’ve heard clay masks are good for hair too, and I’ve seen so many curly girl friends using clay masks to deep condition or as a pre-poo to their hair, but personally I’ve never ever used clay on my super dry hair. But I’d like to try and experiment it one day and let you guys know about it too.
COLD PRESSED EVENING PRIMROSE & ROSEHIP SEED OIL
Evening Primrose Oil is extracted from the seeds of a plant native to North America. It has great healing properties due to its Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) content. GLA is an omega-6 fatty acid found in plant oils. Evening Primrose is mostly taken internally for more efficiency for the overall health, but when applied topically it does benefit only the applied area.
- It helps clear up acne.
- Helps smooth the skin texture and improve its elasticity, moisture, firmness, and fatigue resistance
- Helps reduce skin inflammation
- Helps ease painful skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema
- Slows down the hair loss when used as a hair serum
- Promotes growth of hair
Rosehip Seed Oil is extracted from the Rosehip buds, which is a potent healing plant. When taken internally, Rosehip extract has been shown results that help boost the health of the gut. When used on the face, Rosehip oil acts as a fantastic moisturizer that does not break out. It’s good for all skin types, especially dry or rosacea-prone. Rosehip Seed Oil is rich in linoleic acid, linolenic acid and pro-vitamin A, which enables it to target signs of photo-aging and several other skin conditions.
- Great alternative for moisturizer
- Helps treat wrinkles
- Evens out the skin tone, and fades scars
- Regains skin elasticity
I use these oils to mix in my DIY clay masks just to give in some extra TLC, and these help retain the skin moisture and elasticity.
Overall, I’m very impressed by these organic masks and cold-pressed botanical oils that heal the skin. You can buy everything from their new website BlendItRawApothecary. You might not the find the same packaging as you find here, as they have revamped their packaging and now have a newer one.
Did you try any of the Blend It Raw Apothecary products?? Which is your favorite product?? Lemme know………