From The Archives: Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay

This post was originally published in July of 2014. Since Aztec Secret continues to be the best selling, most positively reviewed beauty product on Amazon, I dug it out of the archives and replaced iPhone 4 photography…

Last night, many East Coasters experienced a brief storm of biblical proportions. Miraculously, we didn’t lose power, but I lit some candles just in case. Grabbing a box of Epsom salts under the sink to prepare for a hot bath, I spotted the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay. The “World’s Most Powerful Facial” comes in a giant and plain tub. The packaging is so basic and unappealing, I hide it to be honest. The secret is out.

Reading and following the directions are key with Aztec Secret. Don’t use water. Don’t even try; it will clump. Don’t be cheap either. Buy Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and mix equal parts with this healing clay. With unpasteurized (raw) ACV, it will foam up to create a mousse-like consistency. I apply a layer that is probably as thick as a banana peel. And wait. And smell like vinegar.

Don’t plan on relaxing when using this mask. You can’t talk on the phone (even on speaker) nor talk at all really, and you definitely can’t laugh. Use a ceramic, plastic, or wooden bowl to mix Aztec Clay with ACV. Don’t use a metal utensil nor bowl as both react to clay minerals in ways that decrease the potency. Everybody always has an extra pair of chopsticks in that kitchen drawer. Now you have another reason to use them. Or pick up a fancy mother of pearl dessert spoon pictured below. 😉

The one and only ingredient in Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay is calcium bentonite. It’s pure, natural and comes from Death Valley, California where it bakes under the sun for six months. Mixed with apple cider vinegar, it deep cleanses and draws impurities to the surface of the skin. It’s hardcore and you’ll feel your face pulsate as the mask dries. That’s probably because it’s pulling your heart closer to your face. It’s that strong.

It’s easy to customize this clay mask depending on your skin’s mood. If you want a shot of moisture, add a teaspoon of raw honey to your mixture. For a more soothing formula, add some aloe vera gel, and if blemishes are an issue, a few drops of tea tree oil will do the trick. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay is as powerful as it is versatile.

Sometimes, especially during colder months when my skin tends to be drier than ever, I prefer not to wait for the mask to dry completely before rinsing it off…

Removing the mask may take some time as will the cleanup of your tub or shower. The red marks left on your face are completely normal so don’t freak out. Just make sure to use Aztec Secret Healing Clay before bed and always moisturize after rinsing it off. For under $10, this mask is a real steal and how much fun is it to buy a face mask by the pound? Amazon offers great options HERE.



  1. September 30, 2015 / 3:26 pm

    I had been wondering about this mask lately, so I’m happy to see that you’ve tried it and wrote a review! I’ve read about the pulsating and noticed that you also mentioned that. It sounds terrifying. lol. I may work up the courage to give this a try, soon.

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