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 clay.
The following information is not intended to diagnose any condition or to replace the advice of your doctor.
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For detoxification guidelines visit our Free Professional Health Advice menu.
You can use a clay pack on:
- External ulcers, radiation burns, burns that don’t require hospitalisation
- Wounds/fissures that are messy or won’t heal
- Itchy/split skin
- Insect and spider bites including white tail bites (get it on the faster the better)
- Hives, eczema, dermatitis, chemical rashes
- Acne, acne rosacea, sebaceous cysts
- Boils, abscesses
- Sun damaged skin or precancerous skin lesions, moles that look unusual but have been identified as “ok”
- Oedemas, lymphatic drainage issues, congestion
- Swollen or sprained joints
- Fungal nails
- Dead, dry skin build up
- Severe bruising
- Black eyes
- Varicose veins
- Molluscum contagiosum
- Shingles, chicken pox
- Gum disease
- To clear blocked meridian channels by placing on scar sites and acupressure points
- Animals – bruised hooves, ulcers including fly-blown ulcers, foot rot, swollen legs, sprains, bites, itchy skin, fungal skin infections, “hot spots”, abscesses, wounds, proud flesh, scar sites, post surgically to assist faster healing.
To make a clay pack:
- Clay packing involves taking Purely Earth Clay powder and hydrating it with water to make a paste. It is a great time saver to make up more than you need and to store it for later use and it will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for at least 3 months.
- The best consistency for packing is made using 1 part clay to 2-3 parts water. Decided how much clay you want to make up. Measure out the required water volume and place it in a glass or ceramic bowl. (It is easier to mix clay into water than it is to mix water into clay).
- Add your clay quantity, sprinkling it and using a fork or a whisk to blend it into the water. It will go quite clumpy to start. Give it a good mash with a spatula and then let it sit for a couple of hours and allow it to swell.
- Stir it occasionally, blending any free water into the clay. If you think it is too thick, add more water. You want it to be the consistency of a stiff putty. It works well to leave the clay to swell overnight if you have the time.
- If there are any lumps, you can use a stick/wand blender to blend them in at the end.
- Store any extra hydrated clay in the fridge in an air tight container. You may need to add more water to the clay before you use it the next time if it has become too thick.
To Use a Clay Pack
- DO NOT pack for longer than a half hour on the face. Longer is fine on the rest of the body, but start with around an hour the first time and assess the response before going for longer or overnight.
- Apply the clay paste to the problem area ensuring generous coverage so you can’t see the skin through it. Spread it outside of the affected area.
- Leave on for the length of time recommended in the relevant treatment guideline or by your practitioner. Information on guidelines can be found in our Free Professional Health Advice menu. You can cover the clay area with plastic food wrap or a gauze bandage to stop the clay from dropping off. Arms and legs can also have a reusable stretchy tube bandage put over them to hold the gauze/plastic wrap in place. You can get these from most pharmacies.
- To remove the clay, wipe off the bulk with paper towels and gently wash the rest off using lots of warm water. You may use a flannel but it is advised not to scrub the area. Bin the paper towels. Washing is best done into a bucket which means any clay chunks can then be disposed of outside. (It is best not to put big globs of clay down your drain).
- Do not use the same clay twice.
- Once the clay has been removed, make sure the skin is clean of clay residue.
- Follow up with Purely Earth Vitamin E Cream (unless the protocol states otherwise). Do not use any creams with preservatives or chemicals in them and do not use aqueous, Lemnis or fatty cream because they are petro-chemical based. You have just started to clear the area of toxic waste and you do not want to start loading it with chemicals once more.
- Make sure you are well hydrated when packing. We recommend using Endura Electrolytes on packing days to replace any loss of sodium, potassium and magnesium that may occur during the packing.
- Packing works best when done consistently. The fastest results have always been achieved with people who pack every day or every second day. Once the problem is completely resolved start, reducing the packing to twice a week, then to once a week. Maintenance may range from once a week to once a month.
Initially, you may feel a pulsing sensation or itchiness during or after using the clay. This is normal and is due to the additional blood that has been drawn into the area. Redness and warmth is also common and usually disappears half an hour to an hour after the clay is removed. The clay should not cause significant ongoing irritation but you may experience an increase in the discomfort of any skin condition the first couple of times you use it.
This is usually due to a high toxin load being drawn out. Continue the clay for another day – it usually calms and then starts to improve. If it doesn’t improve, please discontinue use and contact Sarah for an appointment on how to proceed. Unlike many clay companies, we have trained health professionals on staff who can ensure you receive the correct advice.
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