Chemical modification of montmorillonite though popular may be expensive and environmentally noxious and can result in secondary contamination. Therefore, there is a need for eco-friendly and efficient treatment techniques. The use of thermally enhanced rice husk montmorillonite combo (TRMC) for aqueous crude oil pollution was evaluated. The physical characterization of the sorbate revealed a light crude oil. Scanning electron microscopy of TRMC and untreated montmorillonite (UM) showed efficient utilization of the pores for crude oil sequestration. Temperatures, pH, initial oil concentration, dosage of sorbent, and time were found to be significant in the batch sorption investigation. The heterogeneous surface nature of TRMC was elucidated by the Freundlich and Scatchard model analyses. The Langmuir monolayer maximum sorption capacity was 5.8 and 9.7 g/g for UM and TRMC respectively and the latter was found to be higher than most reported sorbents. The pseudo-first-order model gave better fit than pseudo-second-order, the Bangham, and the Elovich models in kinetics based on regression and chi-square analysis. Thermodynamics showed a spontaneous, feasible, endothermic, and physical sorption processes. Regeneration and reusability studies using n-hexane as eluent showed TRMC as suitable, environmental friendly sorbents for oil spill remediation.