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Clay As a Natural Home Remedy (Yes, Really)

Bizarre as it may sound, clay has actually become one of my favorite go-to remedies for health and healing! Here's a little bit of the science behind how and why clay works, and how we use it as a home remedy!

Of all things, did you ever think that I would tell you to go eat some dirt?

Well, mark your calendars. Today’s the day. Stephanie has officially gone off the deep end.

Bizarre as it may sound, clay has actually become one of my favorite go-to remedies for health and healing over this past year. This summer I have been surprised to find myself reaching for clay more and more frequently, as I realize just how useful this “dirt” can be. 

Mind you, this isn’t just any old clay that you can shovel up somewhere. The clay I’m referring to is bentonite clay, and it comes from pure sources of undisturbed deposits in the ground. What is special about bentonite clay is that it has two ways of drawing toxins out of the body.

I’m going to get very practical in a moment, sharing exactly how I’ve been using clay in our home, but first I think it’s helpful to understand just a little bit of the science behind how and why clay works.

1. Adsorption

This isn’t a typo. The word is aD-sorption, not aB-sorption. They are two different things (more about absorption in a minute). Although I understand this concept, I’m not much of a scientist, so I’m going to borrow this helpful explanation of what adsorption is and how it relates to clay:

At a molecular level, the formation of bentonite resembles tiny business card shapes with the wide surfaces having a negative charge and the thin edges having a positive charge. Nature hates a lonely ionic bond, so each negatively charged ion seeks to satisfy its bond by pairing with a substance carrying a positive ionic charge. As luck would have it, many toxins, heavy metals, and free radicals carry a positive charge. The negative ions in Redmond Clay are eager to attach to these toxins, swapping negative ions for positive, and creating a bond that keeps the toxin and clay together in suspension until the body eliminates the pair together.

If you’re a visual thinker, it’s a reasonably accurate metaphor to imagine Redmond Clay as a magnet, and toxins as little bits of metal. Once the two become paired, it’s simple for your body to dispose of the magnet, and the metal bits along with it. (source)

Who knew, right? Amazing!

2. Absorption

This is the word we’re more familiar with, and of course, it’s natural to think of how a sponge absorbs water. Clay does essentially the same thing, absorbing not only water, but also other harmful substances like toxins, infection, etc.

Due to its capacity for absorbing, you need to avoid using clay internally at the same time as other medications or supplements, because it can interfere with their use by (what else?) absorbing them. It’s best used alone.

Additionally, clay has one more thing going for it when it comes to natural healing…

3. pH

We all know that pH is a measure of acidity, and with a pH of around 8.7-9.8 (at least, this is the pH of Redmond clay, it would vary slightly from clay to clay), that makes it on the alkaline side.

Alkalinity is a useful thing, because many health problems in the body arise due to acidity, and clay is able to neutralize that acidity. This is particularly helpful for ailments like heartburn, because the clay can neutralize the excess stomach acid that is causing the discomfort.

Phew… now that we understand the basics of how clay functions, allow me to share some practicaul uses for it.

first aid clay tube

8 Ways That Our Family Uses Clay as a Natural Remedy

Insect stings and bites

I discovered firsthand this summer that a bit of hydrated clay on a mosquito bite helps to relieve the itching and swelling quickly.

We also found out last winter that it helps with spider bites. My husband noticed a fairly large spider living in the light on our deck. He took a long stick and tried to knock the spider out. The spider dropped itself down on its thread and I wish I had filmed this little man vs. spider duel! They literally lunged at each other back and forth until my husband succeeded in knocking it out of the light, but not before the spider gave him a good bite on the arm. It didn’t appear to be a particularly poisonous spider, but nonetheless, the bites do hurt and it was swelling up. We slathered the bite in clay and within a short period of time, the pain had subsided and the swelling went down.

On the subject of stings and bites, a product that has proved SO useful to me this summer are the tubes of hydrated clay from Redmond. When I first saw them I thought “why don’t I just mix it up myself? It’s only powder and water.” And I can do that, and yes, it’s pretty easy. But squeezing it straight from a tube when I need it quickly is just so darn easy, I find myself using clay more frequently as a result.

Stomach problems

This is probably the most common way that our family uses clay. Whenever one of us complains about an upset or sour stomach, this is what we take. You can either put the powder into capsules (or even buy capsules pre-made, but I just make my own), or you can liquify the clay and drink a spoonful or two (this is easiest for kids). You know that yucky feeling you get when you eat something that’s gone bad, or your stomach just has an out-of-sorts day? Clay really helps to absorb whatever is bugging you.

I’ve even used it when I’ve had what was probably mild food poisoning that kept me up in the night with stomach cramps, and within 30 minutes it helped to start calming my stomach down so that I could go back to sleep.

As I mentioned above, the alkalinity of clay also makes it helpful for heartburn or reflux.

Another interesting way to use clay is for prevention of digestive issues. When I first began learning about clay, I instantly remembered reading in Weston Price’s book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration how the indigenous peoples in the Andes mountains would keep small balls of clay with them and dissolve just a bit of clay in water. As they ate a meal, they would dip their food in this slightly clay-ish water to prevent indigestion!

When we went to the Philippines, I was very careful about what I ate and drank, but I also took liquid clay just in case every morning, to help prevent any foreign bacteria or pathogens from taking up residence in my system while I was there. I have no idea if I would have gotten sick otherwise, but it seemed like a wise bit of prevention.

redmondsclay powder


This was what first intrigued me about clay. I read Shoshanna’s story of detoxing in a bath full of Bentonite clay, and then began reading stories of others who used clay to detox on the About Clay website. When I later read the free clay ebook from Redmond Clay, I stumbled upon this idea of detoxifying with clay yet again.

When you understand the adsorption and absorption qualities that I wrote about at the beginning of this post, it becomes clear how detoxification happens. Taking clay internally can literally help to pull toxins, heavy metals, and free radical cells out of the body, cleansing it. We also know that skin is the largest organ in our body, and that what we put on it goes into the body, so it stands to follow that when we use clay externally, it can also pull toxins out through the skin as well.

On cuts and scrapes

Clay works perfectly for drawing out the dirt and grime that gets in cuts and especially in children’s scraped knees and elbows. It calms down the pain and because it cleans the wound, it encourages faster and better healing. Our tube of First Aid clay has become what our children know as “owie cream”.

For beautiful skin

Ok, so this isn’t a remedy per se, but it’s definitely worth mentioning. Clay makes a fabulous facial mask, for shrinking pores, tightening and toning skin, removing impurities, sloughing off dead skin cells, and just making your skin look and feel great overall. It can also be used directly on pimples to reduce their size and inflammation and get rid of them faster.

For drawing out infections

Though I chose to use activated charcoal, I could have easily used clay in its place when healing my son’s infection. Clay, like charcoal, has that same ability to draw out toxins and harmful bacteria.

I did use clay this past week on my daughter’s lip when she cut it open badly with her teeth. The doctor said it probably should have had stitches (although it was too late at that point) and he recommended oral antibiotics to prevent infection as it was beginning to look at bit red. Instead, I just put hydrated clay on the outside of the lip, put some herbal healing salve on the inside, and had her swish with salt water a couple times a day. It’s healing just fine now with no sign of infection.

redmond clay powder in tub

For burns

Clay is soothing and healing to the skin when used on minor kitchen burns, sunburns, etc. Now, I haven’t used it on any serious burns to date (although I have read testimonies of others who have with success), so I can’t personally say more than that, but there are some very interesting stories in this free ebook. The one recommendation is that clay should not be allowed to dry on a burn, but should be kept wet (used as a paste or gel, and then wrapped in something like plastic to keep it from drying out).

Clay baths

These are useful for detoxification, as I already mentioned, but also for times when the skin needs soothing. I have used them frequently for my toddler’s eczema. Once a week baths with clay seem to help keep the eczema to a minimum (although it is the dietary changes that make the most difference), but the clay reduces the itchiness a lot and helps her not to scratch at it.

I also give one of my sons a clay bath once a week because his body doesn’t seem to flush toxins very well. If I forget to give him the clay baths for several weeks, I can sometimes begin to tell by his behaviors and reactions to situations, which I used to observe in him frequently back when his body was more toxic (before we did a major detoxification with him). When he is regularly using the clay, I don’t usually notice those same strong behaviours.

I know, these are both anecdotal and not scientific at all, but moms notice these sorts of things. Not to mention, using clay in baths gets expensive because you use larger amounts than in other types of applications, and so if I wasn’t’ seeing results, I would put an end to the clay baths.

we eat clay

Want to learn more about using clay, both internally and externally?

I know that I’ve given you a lot of ideas and suggestions, but it’s important to read more on your own to better understand how clay works, how it has historically been used for medicinal purposes, how to mix or prepare it for various types of internal and external uses, etc.

Redmond Clay has put together a free book called We Eat Clay (And Wear it, too!). It’s a fascinating read!

Bizarre as it may sound, clay has actually become one of my favorite go-to remedies for health and healing! Here's a little bit of the science behind how and why clay works, and how we use it as a home remedy!

I’m curious… has anyone else tried using clay as a home remedy? How have you used it and what have you found it to be helpful for?

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Redmond Clay. Although I have researched, purchased and used clay on my own accord prior to working with Redmond, they have also provided me with their clay products for the purpose of review. Redmond sponsored me to write a post that had something to do with clay, but this post came from my own experiences and opinions about the use of clay.
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  1. On your recommendation for the Earthpaste by Redmond, we ordered some clay along with the Earthpaste and Oh my word, I think that the bentonite clay is amazing. Our niece who is allerigic to grasses/weeds was having a flare-up and we put some of the clay on her and what normally takes a few days for the inflammation to go down only took an hour!!!! I gave some to a friend who said that her daughter had a poison ivy rash and she let me know the next day that with one application the rash was knocked out!!! I use it on a patch of eczema between my fingers. When I get a flare up, I put some clay on it for a few minutes and then wash it off and put some hard lotion on it. After a few hours, the flare up is tamed. So, thank you, Stephanie for introducing me to this seriously awesome product. I have referred so many people to Redmond that I think I should ask for a commission from them 😉

  2. Love it!! I add it to my hand crafted baby bum powder. A friend of mine used it on her poison oak and she experienced major relief!! We also love their tooth paste!!! I just had my last dental apt and my dentist said my teeth looked great….i’m placing another order soon ;o)

    1. We just started using their toothpaste & are really liking it as well (it doesn’t foam like you’re used to toothpaste doing, but the taste is fine & my teeth feel clean!) :0)

    2. Haley – how much do you add to your bum powder percentage-wise? I make a homemade ointment as well that’s oils, herbs, beeswax and honey – is your ointment mostly clay, or just a bit? I’d love to try adding that.

  3. My daughter has had a recurrent diaper rash for months. Nothing has worked. We’ve gone through 3 prescriptions and even more home treatments. My husband had some clay leftover from clarifying homemade mead. I ground it finer in our blender and sprinkled it on her rash. The rash was gone within a week. We use it every night now to keep the rash away. I also made a paste of clay and raw honey and put it on an infected bug bite that she had scratched open, and we started seeing improvement right away.

  4. I just bought Redmond Clay at the recommendation of a friend. It hadn’t been here a few days when my 3-year-old decided to trim her nails with scissors and succeeded in getting the nail AND skin. Unfortunately, it was the thumb she sucks, so a bandaid would have been as traumatic as the cut itself. I pulled out the clay, applied it, and told her to let it sit for a minute (no sucking for awhile!). Within a few minutes, it was feeling better and it has healed much more quickly than when we applied Neosporin and a bandaid. I can’t wait to see how it works on other injuries (not that I want injuries, but ya know, they’re going to happen).

  5. We, too, love clay for insect bites and cuts and scrapes! My husband is a butcher, and he cut his finger through his glove on a certain kind of fish’s scale at work (I can’t remember off the top of my head which fish it was). I would have had no idea that this was something worthy of concern except that the previous month, a co-worker had also cut his finger on the same fish, and ended up in the ER with a severely infected hand about twice the size of a normal one. The co-worker was told he might lose the finger, but was fine after several weeks of strong anti-biotics and not working. Not wanting to even think about going through that with my husband, I used a clay and raw hoeny paste on the cut several times, as well as upping the amount of general infection fighters we consume daily (garlic, thyme, raw honey, cod liver oil, etc). His cut healed just fine within days! Praise God.

    I did want to ask about taking clay internally. I’ve heard it recommended several times, but haven’t tried it yet. Do you know any safety statistics on using it during pregnancy?

    1. I know in the book The Clay Cure Ran Knishinsky talks about eating it during pregnancy. I thought he said it was a perfectly normal thing as long as you have good clay (like Redmonds or some from Frontier). I think he said it helps draw toxins away from the baby.

      1. Thanks! I bought mine at our local health foods store, can’t remember the brand offhand, but I will definitely be looking into it.

  6. So do you keep it as a gel in the fridge like they say to use internally, or do you just mix up the powder and drink it? I’ve been very interested in the use of clay for awhile. I really hope to buy some soon.

  7. Just for extra assurance, we use clay all the time! I bought a pound of it from Frontier and absolutely love it! A friend of mine had the book The Clay Cure and I read it and it totally made sense to me. One of my sons is a candy-a-holic and even though we don’t have candy in the house he is still able to find some if another brother brings some home from school. I always make him take a little clay, not as punishment, just because sugar really scares me. We have used it on wasp stings and it seemed to work really quickly. I use it on scrapes, I do use it as a diaper rash cream even though my son is in cloth diapers – it doesn’t have that water-proofness like most creams. We are pretty thrilled with clay!

  8. Being pregnant, I have an aversion to everything. However, I know heartburn will be a problem in the months to come. What does it smell like? More importantly, what does it taste like? The thought of swallowing clay makes me a bit queasy. 🙂

    1. Another chrissy here! I just wanted to recommend something to do if you get heartburn, eat some fresh or frozen pineapple. It sounds backwards, but I swear it works. I’ve used it with every pregnancy and I recommend it to everyone I know and they all say it works! Pineapple has enzymes that help to break down food, papaya also works.

      1. Recently I started having stomach pain…talked to my chiropractor, he said it could be an ulcer. I asked what could I do naturally…pineapple juice (fresh or canned).

  9. I’m a little new to the whole idea of using clay, but I’m really interested. I’m going to place an order today (FYI, the prices for Redmond clay products are cheaper at Vitacost) and I was wondering if it is safe for children. For example, would it be safe to put them in a clay bath or give them some clay water?
    Also, I like the idea of a daily capsule (I don’t think I can bring myself to drink it just yet), but is there a difference with the capsule? Is it less effective since the capsule has to dissolve before the clay can enter the body? I really can’t wait to start trying it!

    1. There nothing to it, virtually has no taste, buy premixed, liquid type for emergencies. And when one needs it, it goes right down, there’s no gag effect. I used it on the FLU, and the moment the clay hit the gut, I felt relief, the fire went out like a small fire can be smothered by a wet blanket….just that fast too, no kidding.

  10. I have never eaten (taken internally) bentonite clay but I have used it externally in baths. I have french green clay that I use as a face mask. I have never taken either of those internally but I do take diatomaceous earth, which is clay like. I don’t know if you would consider this a clay but it is amazing. I use it in so many things: my garden as I am tilling the soil to prepare for planting, around my plants as they are growing to ward off bugs, I drink it for 2 weeks (it actually tastes good) as I give it to my dogs and cat so we can be parasite free. (If you have animals I guarantee you have some parasites in your household… even if the vet says your dog’s stool sample is negative for parasites, but for sure if your dogs have parasites, 100% of the time their humans do, too, how disgusting!). I do the “parasite cleanse” twice a year. You can also use it for so many other things, that I don’t have a need for at this time.

    French Green Clay is one of the only things that actually pulls radiation from your body. The survivors of Chernobyl used it successfully. And we know that radiation accumulates throughout our life, so it is important to know the health benefits of different clays.

    I am not promoting one brand over another. I know the health benefits of clays, but I just never took bentonite clay internally before, as I have diatomaceous earth and also make raw milk kefir every day for any digestion issues. Clays are an important part of your body’s detox process.

    Good luck!

  11. We haven’t used clay for ourselves yet, but I do use it for my puppy to worm. He also uses Diatamaceous Earth Food Grade. We are not doing puppy vaccinations so these are two things we use to protect him. We also use a couple of different essential oils, kefir, garlic and vitamin C. My only wish is I had been so well informed when I was raising my children!

      1. hmmm… my grandfather used to give it to the dogs all the time to help kill/prevent parasites… maybe the toxicity is worth the benefits… that’s what the pharmaceutical companies like to say about their products

  12. I use bentonite clay toothpaste which is home made, from the Bulk Herb Store. I’ve also used it as a face mask, and it was amazing! It’s also really luxurious as a hair treatment. 🙂 I love bentonite clay!

  13. God always confirms when we are on the right path! Last night I put clay mixed with tea tree oil on my son’s abscess in his mouth, this morning its hardly visible! It was just something that kind of “popped” in my head to try. I read hear and there about clay and its great for a sour stomach, but the more I read the more I love and the more I want to use! thanks for this awesome article! I love reading your e-mails everyday and they almost always go along with what is going on in our lives! that is God!

  14. My son and I have been doing the clay foot baths for a couple months now in order to rid ourselves of fungus. He has athlete’s foot (from having his feet in socks and shoes too much) as well as two whitened toenails and I have toenail fungus on two nails. We are both seeing improvements after suffering with our embarrassingly gross conditions for YEARS and not wanting medical doctors “help” in treating them. I don’t know if the fungus has been pulled out and we just have to wait for new nail to grow in or if it’s a process that continues until the new nails are completely in and completely fungus free, so we soak as often as we can (usually every night, but life sometimes gets in the way and we’ve missed some nights here and there). I think we’ll be done in a couple more months!

    1. Wendi — how often do you do the foot baths, and for how long? Sounds like every night? do you soak your feet 45 min, 30 min? how long? And you have been doing it for how many months so far? How much clay do you put in each bath? I am asking so many questions because I have a toenail fungus on my big toe that I had since 5th grade and I would love to get rid of it. but I know I wouldn’t be able to do foot baths for months every day. I can’t even remember to put essential oils on them each night…

  15. We use clay all the time at our house! It’s my #1 emergency go-to item. One time we were in a park and a friend’s baby got bit by fire ants. She asked me to run to the dollar store to get something for him, but that was going to take a while. On my way to the parking lot I realized I could dig some clay out of the creek and use that. It worked great, but another lady saw the baby covered in clay and asked about it. When we explained to her what we were doing she said, “How interesting! I didn’t know you can buy clay at the dollar store!” LOL! Sometimes we are so geared toward using store bought medications that we forget that there are FREE remedies right at our fingertips!

  16. We’ve used clay on bee stings multiple times right after getting stung (having to pull out the stinger) and it completely prevented any reaction. It is definitely a first aid kit “must have”.

  17. When mixing up clay & water (to consume) do not use a metal utensil as it will absorb metals…I like to use glass cup & plastic/wood utensil. I’ve read if you mix it the night or day before needing it to drink…it helps it to dissolve better.

    I buy food grade DE, Beeyoutiful essential oils, clay, spices & our Berkey at (that is my referral link) they do offer FREE shipping, when you order $99 or more in products

    I now have whole cloves so, I can try the toothpaste recipe (found at BulkHerb Store) someone else also mentioned that recipe. I’ve read a great review on Earthpaste and hope to make it myself cheaper (with the recipe that was shared at BulkHerb Store).

    1. Priscilla,

      Do you take both DE and clay at the same time (rather, the same day?) I use DE twice a year for a 2-3 week period as a parasite cleanse. I feed it to my animals (pets) as well and they eat it with their kibble without any problems. I can control how I care for my own pets but I cannot control how others care for theirs, and since they are exposed to other animals frequently, I figure a parasite cleanse 2x a year is sufficient. They are super healthy. I actually like the taste of DE in water. I use it for my garden as well.

      I do use clay, but I use french green clay because it has more detoxifying properties when taken internally, and even has been said to get rid of radiation in the body. I use bentonite clay for baths and masks, but mostly use french green clay for my face over bentonite clay.

      I am just wondering if you think that DE and clay can be taken on an ongoing basis, do you have experience with that?

      1. I’m not as good about taking clay daily as I am DE. I bought my DE at (that is my referral link) they have lots of information there about the benefits of DE. On their site, they have an online chat option, that would be a good place to ask your ? about taking both of those products same day. My guess is to take it maybe an hour or longer apart. I don’t know if there is any reason not to take DE year around. Earlier this year, some of my joints started bothering me…seems after I started taking the DE, that helped. I do better remembering to take DE daily (during fall & winter months) when I added it to a cup of hot chocolate. I hadn’t tried it with just water. We also put a little DE on our dog’s food, 1 time a day. Rebecca, how do you use DE in the garden? I have not tried french green clay internally (thanks for mentioning that). My son has used it on his face. I found bentonite clay (taken internally) extremely helpful, part of a treatment w/essential oils (lavender & tea tree) to get rid of an abscess. All those supplies were from (that is my referral link 🙂

  18. I’ve been looking into clay recently as well, and I have two questions:

    one, have you ever used it as a hair treatment? I have a scalp yeast imbalance and I’m wondering if it’d help – or if it would make such a mess in my hair it wouldn’t be worth it.

    Two, I know it acts like activated charcoal if taken internally, in that it will “negate” any medication you take with it. What sort of time frame do you think would be safe? As in, could my husband take some clay with dinner for heartburn, and still take his blood pressure medication at bedtime? Thanks!

  19. I’ve has clay on my radar for a while now, but haven’t tried it yet. This post was just what I needed to motivate me to get some! Thanks for spelling everything out in such detail. Clay really sounds like awesome stuff.

    I love your website– thank you so much for all the wonderful information you share! 🙂

  20. I’ll be downloading the ebook for sure! My husband always has an upset stomach and gets heart-burn so this is really great. I read a little about it in Nourishing Traditions but it’s great to read more uses of it!

  21. I tried to place an order online and couldn’t do so as a Canadian customer so I phoned in and they offered me a shipping discount (there is currently a free shipping offer in the states). They were kind and helpful and if you have any questions you may want to call them directly and see if they can help with an answer.

    1. We are using it for a cyst on my husbands eyelid and it does seem to be reducing the cyst… not an overnight “miracle” but we are pleased to be able to try this as the alternative is surgery.

  22. I’ve read a lot about bentonite clay, and have been wanting to try it, but it just hasn’t been on the top of the priority list. After reading everything here, I’m going to put it in the budget for September! 🙂 Excited to try it on a little rash on my ring finger that I cannot get rid of. Thanks for the info, everyone! Especially you, Steph!

  23. I’ve been interested in this and just found it yesterday at the local feed store (strange place but maybe because it is utah?) My son had a scratch from daycare that looked red and I made a poultice and he said – happily – that feels soft. And it does! Now I just have to figure out how to get I’m to drink some, he was NOT interested in that as he seems to get sick often and I want to see if this helps. I’m going to try to make toothpaste as they didn’t have that and use it for our dog who has severe allergies and I haven’t found a food that he likes and it doesn’t make his allergies flare up. So how much do you put in a bath? That book said 2.5 lb but I just have the little tub do you think a little is better then none? Say 1/4 cup?

    1. I have sometimes used up to 1/2 or 1 cup for my children’s bath, but usually I just use a 1/4 of a cup, because it would get very expensive to use more than that. If it’s for an adult, I might want to use more like a 1/2 cup on a regular basis, but again, you’re right that some is better than none. I think if you’re looking to do a faster, heavier detox, then you really would want to use more like 1-2 cups of clay, maybe even more, but that’s for more extreme times than an everyday bath.

  24. I used bentonite with psyllium husk powder for a colon cleanse yeas ago. I really liked it. But couldn’t get it anymore at that place. Am glad for your post. Not I need to find a place to get it again. Thanks.

  25. Do you or any of your readers have any experience with Molluscum and getting rid of it? I’d love to know what people have used and what’s been successful.

  26. I’ve suffered with IBS for years, and it’s gotten worse, to the point where I avoid traveling, and always have bathrooms planned out ahead of time, which is very frustrating and depressing at times with 4 kids. I’ve tried many things including colonoscopies, chiropractice, and accupuncture. Going to give this a try…hoping it works and I can get my life back!

    1. Teri — you can also try kefir… read about it.. google “kefir and IBS” and if you make your own, it is super cheap, and if you sweeten it with STevia, it tastes delicious. Good luck. I do clay but also do kefir.

  27. I am interested in detoxing…. both my husband & i as well as my 2 and 4 year old. What is the best/safest way to do this?? I am currently breastfeeding the 2 year old and will likely have another one in a year or so…. so I know my options may be limited or nonexistent. Any thoughts?

    Also, is earthpaste safe during pregnancy & breastfeeding?

  28. I make an ointment using 2 parts Bentonite Clay and 1 part Diatomaceous Earth. The trick is to put some lotion (like Aveeno) and water in a small container (first) very important, then mix adding a little more water as needed. The mud will try and climb out of the container so I put my hand around the top and stir rigorously and adding only a little water until desired mud consistency. When done scrape off the mud from fingers and push down the mud into container. I recently gave some to a friend who has been suffering from two running sores on his leg. He’s been to the healing clinic for over a year! But when I gave him the mud it was just two days later he was very excited about what he had seen. It has been helping the sores to heal. I think using both the Clay and DE have a very powerful one two punch. I would recommend this for anyone with skin sores and infections. Hope this helps someone.

  29. This was really interesting thank you. I have an Aunt who is Native American and was born along the trap lines in Canada, when she was a little girl she had an accident and one of her feet got cut on the side to the bone. Since they were in the middle of no where with no medical care available, her mother packed her foot with clay, and continued to do so until it healed. It seemed like a weird thing to do when she told me the story but I guess it was a traditional healing technique for their people and it prevented any infection and today (60 years later) she can walk fine. Now I understand a bit better why it worked. You never now when natural remedies will be needed 🙂

  30. Stephanie, when you say avoid taking clay and other supplements or medications at the same time, do you mean in the same moment or will it suffice to space the taking out by several hours?

  31. I have an autoimmune disease called Raynauds. My body over reeacts to cold and goes into hypothermia. I had the worst cause possible and my finger began to ulcerate(rot off!) A functional doctor saved it with a silver wrap and silvacide but my second attack was not cured from the silver, I tried the clay and it worked!! Clay saved my finger, it brought the blood back and I truly feel my finger would have been amputated if not for the clay!

  32. Where do you purchase your capsules? Are they vegan? Do you put hydrated clay in the capsules or powder?

  33. Clay is amazing! Not only do I get immediate and very noticeable results using clay as a mask on my face but we use it as one of our top first aid products. After finding out the hard way our girls have food intolerances that result in eczema, we use clay in the bath and mixed with coconut oil as a salve. Within days of a flare up, their skin was completely clear. Now they have the softest skin I have ever felt! After reading this article I am going to make some clay pills and take every evening to clear up sensitivities internally for myself. Great article, thank you!

    1. What’s the ratio of oil to clay that you use for the salve? I’m going to try this on my daughter’s eczema!

  34. When is the best time to drink Redmond clay? To clear toxin in the digestive system.
    Thank you so much

  35. Thanks for the great information! I’ve been hearing people talking about clay recently, and bought some today for my daughter who has eczema…looking forward to using it and hopefully seeing some good results!

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