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 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.  

What is Ringworm?

Ringworm is another name for Dermatophytosis which is a clinical condition caused by fungal infection of the skin in humans, pets such as cats and domesticated animals such as sheep and cattle. The term “ringworm” which is commonly used to refer to such infections, is a misnomer since the condition is caused by fungi of several different species and not by parasitic worms.

The fungi that cause the infection feed on keratin which is the material found in the outer layer of skin, hair, and nails. The fungi thrive on warm and moist skin but may also survive directly on the outsides of hair shafts or in their interiors. In pets the fungus survives in the skin and on the outer surface of hairs.

Up to 20% of the population may be infected by dermatophytes at any given time. It is especially common among people who play sports involving skin-to-skin contact, and in people in contact with infected animals or children. As with any fungal condition, it is a sign that the flora of the body has got out of balance and that this needs to be addressed internally as well as externally. 

 What to do about Ringworm

  • Pack the affected areas daily with Purely Earth Clay for 2 hours each time. For how to use and make a clay pack Click Here.
  • Mix 50 ml of Apple cider vinegar into 100 gm of Purely Earth Vitamin E Cream. Apply to the skin after removing the clay pack.
  • Use Purely Earth Essential Detox Minerals to provide the right minerals for the immune system and healing of the skin. Use 2ml 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 1 complete course of Purely Earth  Fungal Stop. For more information about the product, what it is and how it works, see How to Use Fungal Stop for full instructions.

If you get repeated Ringworm infections we recommend you contact our practitioner Sarah to help you. For more details about working with Sarah, go to

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