What is Bentonite Clay (SBC)?

Bentonite is one of the most powerful healing clays available. Used widely in the horticultural, health & beauty, detoxification and cosmetic industries, SBC expands when wet, able to absorb many times its dry mass in water.

This feature makes it ideal for large projects on smaller budgets. Our Bentonite Clay is perfect for special effects such as full submersion in mud / quicksand, for example. Bentonite can be used in large containers such as pools & bathtubs as well as sprayed or poured.

SBC is odourless and should not stain. It is safe for consumption and full submergence. It is also safe for disposal in public sewerage once diluted with plenty of water.

Effect Uses:

Quick Sand, Cement, Mud, Clay, Gunge & Foods, Make-up Effects, Skin Treatments, Detoxification & Soaps.

The Powder:

Bentonite is a safe visual material for the film, theatre and entertainment industry. Supplied in polythene bags ready for immediate use at home, in the studio or on location. Each individual bag you receive is enough to make 10-12 litres of Bentonite Clay.

For bulk purchases of Bentonite Clay Mix, click here.

Mixing & Disposal:

With every order, we include step by step mixing instructions, clean up advice, disposal guidelines and safety recommendations. This information can be viewed & downloaded before purchase by clicking on the 'Mixing & Disposal' tab above, or by clicking here.

We have worked very hard to ensure all of our FX are as easy to mix as they are to use. Our Bentonite is easily mixed by hand, or if you prefer to use a mixing spoon / device then this is also possible.

Please note, the mixing instructions differ between our FX.

Discounts on Multiple Purchases / Quantity Guide in Litres:

We are pleased to offer discounts on the purchase of multiple packs of powder. The more you buy the less you pay!

Decide the quantity you'd like and click 'Add to Cart'. The multi-buy discount will be automatically applied to your shopping cart. 

  • 50 Litres - 5 or more £4.49
  • 100 Litres - 10 or more £3.99
  • 150 Litres - 15 or more £3.89
  • 200 Litres - 20 or more £3.79
  • 250 Litres - 25 or more £3.69
  • 300 Litres - 30 or more £3.59
  • 400 Litres - 40 or more £3.49
  • 500 Litres - 50 or more £3.39
  • 750 Litres - 75 or more £3.29
  • 1000 Litres - 100 or more £2.99
  • 1500 Litres - 150 or more £2.69
  • 2000 Litres - 200 or more £2.39

  • For more than 2000 Litres, please contact us to discuss your needs.

  • Please note: All prices are excl. VAT and are per bag of powder bought. We can supply VAT receipts if required.


Always mix in a well ventilated area.


Although Bentonite can be safely consumed we are not legally permitted to recommend doing so. This is because we are a supplier of special effects and not licensed nutritionists, doctors or health food adviser's.


Our Sodium Bentonite is cosmetic grade and used in make-up, skin treatments, soaps etc. A breakdown of the mineral information is available here.

We hold stock in excess of 10,000kgs, which enables us to cater for custom orders in any shape,colour or size. Custom orders are more than welcome. Please feel free to contact our professional team to discuss your individual needs / project.

If you have any questions regarding our Messy FX, please check out our FAQs as most questions are answered there or feel free to contact us via our online form.

You can download our mixing instructions as a PDF by clicking here.


All parcels are shipped in discreet neutral mail bags, cardboard boxes or plastic containers with no reference to the contents. We use bubble wrap, foam chips and air pillows to protect the contents. Instructions and an invoice / packing slip will be inside. If you do NOT want this inside, please let us know in the comments box. Fragile tape is wrapped around the exterior of all cardboard boxes.

Additional Info for International Parcels

For International orders outside Europe, a Customs Declaration is required and may or may not be attached to the exterior of the parcel on delivery. The Customs Declaration will contain information including company name, address & telephone number, products ordered, pricing and value for custom officials.

UK Delivery Only

Express Delivery (England, Wales & Southern Scotland: via DPD Local

We aim to dispatch within 24hrs and no more than 48hrs (Monday to Friday only). Your order should arrive the next business day. However, please allow up to 5 business days for your package to arrive in the United Kingdom.

If a mobile number is provided, DPD Local will text you with details of your delivery, including tracking and a convenient 1 hour time slot for delivery. This service also allows you to select a Safe Place, deliver to a DPD Parcel Shop or Change Delivery Day.

DPD Local also have a very convenient app which saves your preferences for all orders > https://www.dpd.co.uk/lp/yourdpd/index.html

Express Delivery (Scottish Highlands, Northern Islands & All Islands): via DPD Local

The same information above applies, however for delivery to Scottish Highlands, All Islands and Northern Ireland our Express Delivery is a two day service and there may be a premium. Please see below for confirmation of premium post codes.

Scottish Highlands includes postcodes: FK17-99, G83, IV1-28, IV33-39, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-33, PA34-40, PH18- 26, PH30, PH31-41, PH49-50, AB36-38, AB55-56 and all IV, HS1-9, IV40-51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE1-3

Economy Delivery: Royal Mail 2nd Class Signed For

Economy delivery is a slower, budget option. Dispatched in no more than 72hrs, your order will arrive 5+ business days after dispatch. However, please allow up to 14 business days for your package to arrive in the United Kingdom. A signature is required before delivery can take place.

Special Next Day Delivery:

Sent via either Royal Mail, Parcel Force or DPD Local, orders must be received by 11am GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) or BST (British Summer Time). If received after this time, your order may not be dispatched until the next business day (Monday to Friday). Once dispatched you will receive a ‘Shipment Notification’ detailing the tracking information. Your order should arrive by 5.30pm the next working day (Monday to Friday) unless otherwise arranged with a Sale Representative.

If you require your items before 5.30pm, please let us know as soon as possible and we can arrange for delivery before 12 midday, before 10am or before 9am if necessary.

If Next Day Delivery is bought on a Friday before 11am, your order will be dispatched the same day and should arrive no later than 5.30pm Monday.

We reserve the right to withhold next day delivery at any time without justification.

Nominated Day:

Sent via Royal Mail or Parcel Force or DPD Local. There is no guarantee your parcel will arrive on your chosen date, however we will do all that we can to get your order to you on this date. A date must be entered in the comments box at check out once 'Nominated Day' has been selected. 

We require at least 48hrs notice to process and arrange delivery of your item on your Nominated Day. For Saturday or Sunday delivery, select this option no later than Thursday evening.


International Delivery Only

We offer at least two delivery options at checkout for international customers; Express and Economy Delivery. Orders are usually dispatched no later than 24-48hrs (Monday to Friday). In your Cart, please use the ‘Estimate Shipping’ for more detailed information on time frames.

MessySupplies cannot be held responsible for shipping delays, customs delays or interference from international authorities whatsoever. You, as the customer, are solely responsible for any customs duties and taxes in your own country, or within your own tax authority. Please ensure you research thoroughly, the customs and tax laws within your own country prior to making a purchase at MessySupplies.com.

Due to international postal laws relating to safety and regulations, we are unable to send any Ready Mixed products, Vivid Enhancement Colouring or Avalanche Foam Spray to any international countries outside of Mainland United Kingdom. This does not affect our powders or other non-liquid products. If in doubt, please contact us for more information.

The specified shipping time scale begins at the moment the order is dispatched. Please allow up to 25 business days for ALL international orders.


Shipping Info / Address - All Countries

You are responsible for ensuring the shipping address is entered correctly. We will send all packages to the exact name and address we receive. A telephone number is required for ALL courier deliveries and ALL International deliveries. If an incorrect number is entered at checkout, this can cause delays.

We will only contact you regarding an error in the address if our courier(s) do not recognise the address / postcode.

If you notice an address has been entered incorrectly, or identify a spelling mistake after placing the order. You are responsible for notifying us at your earliest convenience. If a product is shipped to an incorrect address as a result of a spelling mistake or typing error in your address, we cannot be held responsible and postage charges will not be returned.

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All products on MessySupplies.com are suitable for use by persons of 3+ years and up.  Always supervise children when using gunge.

All our products are non-toxic, non-allergenic and approved for use on all skin and hair types, clothing and materials. We cannot guarantee however, that reactions will not occur as a result of using our products and we advise suitable research of participants and, if needed, testing prior to use.

Gunge can be very slippery on certain surfaces and we advise the use of protective mats and body/head protection equipment where necessary. Always ensure there are no sharp or hard objects in or around the usage zone and take precautions to eliminate any injuries as a result of slip hazards.

If using on stage or in a studio, please be aware of a slip hazard after use, as residue will remain on the floors surface until cleaned. We advise protecting recording & filming equipment, lighting and any theatre or studio equipment including curtains, backdrops and monitors. Check all studios and theatres safety precautions before use and ensure electrical points are protected. Never use gunge close to mains electrical equipment or near exposed electrical points or cables.

All products on MessySupplies.com are intended to limit staining, however, we can not in any way guarantee that products will not stain, harm or damage certain materials, fabrics or furnishings and always advise the use of protective sheets and suitable precautions when planning for use. Always wash clothing immediately after use to prevent staining and avoid using gunge near important items such as furniture, curtains or carpets.

Please use gunge & messy products responsibly and adhere to local regulations and safety protocols. Health & Safety Data sheets are available to download directly in the Downloads section or available as a paper copy included in your package upon request.

Please be aware that all gunge can be very slippery on certain surfaces. Extra care should be taken to ensure the safety of all participants and users. Gunge should not be taken internally and should be washed off of skin and hair shortly after a session taking place. If gunge gets into eyes, wash out with warm water and if irritations occurs / persists seek medical advice.

Bentonite Clay Mix

  • £3.99 excl. 20% VAT

  • 10 or more £3.49
  • 25 or more £3.29
  • 50 or more £2.99
  • 75 or more £2.49
  • 100 or more £1.99


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