Can bentonite clay go bad?

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Have I ever heard the question, “Does bentonite clay go bad?”. You probably share the same concern.

The short answer is: yes, but not in the way many people think. Bentonite clay does not “spoil” or “rot” like food. However, it can lose some of its properties if not stored properly.


bentonite in powder form

Knowing bentonite clay

It is a type of volcanic clay used in a variety of applications, from ceramics to beauty products. Its ability to absorb impurities makes it popular in many areas.

Can it deteriorate over time?

Moisture is the main enemy of this clay. If exposed to water or stored in a damp place, it may compact or become too hard to work.


Tips to keep it in perfect condition

  • If you want your bentonite clay to maintain its optimum properties, I recommend that you follow these tips:
  • Dry storage: Be sure to store in a cool, dry place away from moisture.
  • Airtight packaging: If you buy it in large quantities, consider dividing it and storing it in airtight containers.
  • Avoid direct contact with water: If you need to moisten it, do it little by little and only the amount you are going to use.


This type of clay is a wonderful material that, with proper care, can last a long time without losing its properties.

If you were worried about it spoiling, I hope this article has dispelled your doubts. Remember to always store it correctly, and you will enjoy its benefits for a long time.

Author: Alfred Guinaroan

Sculptor, ceramist, writer

Modeling and creating from the infinity of the raw material captivated me since childhood, a few years ago now, in a small mountain village in Barcelona. My parents are not Spanish, but they fell in love with the beauty of the area and there I was lucky enough to grow up among nature.

I have been caught up in the world of sculpture and ceramic work for more than ten years now.

Art is my passion. To appreciate it and spread it is my vocation.

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