Please note: A number of other websites refer to using bentonite clay. Please DO NOT substitute their guidelines or product for ours. Our clay is stronger in its action than a lot of other clays, different in its texture and the way it behaves. Our guidelines are designed to work with our products.
This guideline has been written by our practitioner Sarah Beesley (MHD Hons) to provide a comprehensive approach. The best result is gained when the whole guideline is followed. The following information is not intended to diagnose any condition or to replace the advice of your doctor.
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About Healing Burns
To heal burns, your body needs nutrients and the ability to get them into the tissue. Purely Earth clay will assist in removing dead and dying tissue and wastes from the burn area and will help to draw healthy new blood into the tissue. This will help to increase the supply of nutrients and oxygen into the tissue, facilitating better healing.
Clay packing on scars can help to reduce the height of the scar tissue over time as well as reducing discomfort around the scar site.
The First Step for Burns
- Use Purely Earth Clay as a clay pack every night or for several hours during the day every day until the burn has gone. It is advised that a permeable gauze be applied to the site before applying the clay if the burn is deep, although this is not essential. It just makes the clay easier to remove. The clay should be the consistency of a thick putty and applied thickly on to the burn and the surrounding tissue. Cover the clay with a breathable bandage or put a stretchy tube bandage over the clay. You can buy these from most pharmacies.
- Any clay residue should be gently removed using warm water. Once the clay is removed, the site can be left open to the air or a light breathable bandage applied during the day. By this we mean a single gauze layer that allows the burn to dry out and form a scab. The size of the burn should gradually shrink as it heals and using the clay will help to stop infection from setting in during this process. DO NOT use topical creams on the burn. For how to make the clay pack Click here
To Help Reduce Scarring
We recommend the same packing procedure as outlined above. In our experience, using the clay will gradually reduce scar discolouration and often the height of the scar, as well as any residual inflammation in the healed tissue. We also recommend the use of Vitamin E oil on the scar site to soften and improve the scar texture.
Providing Essential Healing Nutrients
- We recommend using Purely Earth Essential Detox Minerals. They provide all of the most commonly deficient minerals required to run the digestive enzymes and liver enzymes in a highly bio-available form. Use 2 ml of the liquid per day for adults and 1-2 drops per kilo of body weight for children under 10. Put into water or diluted juice.
- Take an activated B vitamin, preferably in capsule form.
- Use 1500 – 2000 mg of Vitamin C daily.
- Eat plenty of green and colourful vegetables and a good quality protein at least 2 times a day. Avoid food that comes in packets. Eat food that is as close to its natural form as possible. This means it contains more nutrients and less added toxins and a better resource base for your body to use.
- Make sure you drink adequate water. Your body needs this to make digestive juices and to clear acidic wastes.
- Include a small amount of Celtic or Maldon salt as part of your diet. Your body needs the chloride it provides to make digestive juices. Do not use table salt – it is high in aluminium and is lacking in trace minerals.
Do not underestimate the effects of stress on your body. This can be stress due to a chronic inflammatory condition (think pain, tenderness, redness, swelling or aching), being over-busy, not breathing properly, eating foods that cause you problems, a lack of sleep, dehydration, infection, loneliness, or feeling emotionally vulnerable or unsupported.
Take Steps to Nourish Yourself
Assess what must stay in your life and what can go.
- Assess whether the things that you think must stay, nourish you or deplete you and reassess if necessary.
- Provide a quiet space in every day that does not involve electrical devices. This allows your nervous system time to unwind.
- Seek out things, animals or people that make you laugh.
- Eat mainly food that does not come in a packet. Nature knows best how to provide balance; manufactured food does not.
- Eat regularly through the day and make good food a priority, not an inconvenience to be squeezed in amongst other activities.
- Avoid inflammatory foods – things you know you are intolerant to, or which make you feel sluggish, moody, affect your bowel or cause flare-ups of a health condition.
- Move your body without the exercise stressing it further. Exercise in a way that makes you feel good, not tired. Increase the exercise level gradually as your energy level builds.
- BREATHE DEEP. Breathing deep sends a signal to your body that you are safe. Shallow or fast breathing does the opposite. Your stress glands and nervous system will respond accordingly.
- Go to sleep before 10 pm and get up before 7 am. Your body clock requires this of you even if your head says otherwise. 1 hour of sleep prior to 12 am is worth 2 hours after 12 am in terms of the rest it provides. Avoid interaction with electrical devices (phones, computers, TV, play station, X Box, iPad, iPod and the like) for 1 hour prior to sleep and remove as many electrical devices from your bedroom as you can. DO NOT sleep with a light on and cover all digital light displays in your room, or even better, remove them.
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