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 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 Are Warts?

Warts are tumours or growths of the skin caused by infection with Human Papillomavirus (HPV). More than 70 HPV subtypes are known.

Warts are particularly common in childhood but also affect adults and are spread primarily by direct contact with infected skin. This means that if a wart is scratched and the skin surface of the wart is broken, the viral particles may be spread to another area of skin either on the person or somebody they touch. It may take as long as twelve months after infection for the wart to first appear.

What do they look like?

Warts have a hard ‘warty’ or leathery surface. You can often see a tiny black dot in the middle of each scaly spot, which is a damaged capillary blood vessel. There are various types of viral wart.

  • Common warts arise most often on the backs of fingers or toes, and on the knees.
  • Plantar warts (verrucas) include one or more tender inwardly growing warts on the sole of the foot.
  • Mosaic warts on the sole of the foot are in clusters over an area sometimes several centimetres in diameter.
  • Plane or flat warts can be very numerous and may be spread by shaving.
  • Periungual warts prefer to grow at the sides of or under the nails and can distort nail growth.
  • Filiform warts are on a long stalk.
  • Oral warts can affect the lips and even inside the cheeks.
  • Genital warts are often transmitted sexually and predispose to cervical, penile and vulval cancers.

Using Purely Earth Clay for Warts

  • Mix Purely Earth Clay into a paste using organic apple cider vinegar. Apply to the wart and leave it to dry. Remove after a few hours.
  • Repeat this process 2 – 3 times daily. You can carry a small pot of hydrated clay with you during the day and do it each time you stop to eat.
  • At the end of the day, cover the wart well with the same clay paste and apply some means of keeping the clay in place overnight.  If the warts are genital, pack with a generous amount of clay and put fitted undies on over the top. Wash off in the morning, apply a smear of clay to stay on during the day and re-apply thickly at night.
  • After 10-14 days (or possibly sooner) you may notice small pieces of the wart beginning to flake off as you wash off the clay.  Continue the process until the skin is smooth. This may take up to 60 days for larger warts. The clay will help to prevent any virus from spreading to the surrounding skin as the dead tissue comes off.

Support the Immune System

  • Use Purely Earth Essential Detox Minerals to supply the healing minerals required by the skin and the immune system.
  • Use 1500 – 2000 mg of liposomal Vitamin C daily.
  • Eat lots of green and colourful vegetables and a good quality protein at least 2 times a day. We do not recommend protein-deficient diets because protein is an essential nutrient required for repair, digestion and detoxification. If you choose to go vegetarian, get some good advice about how to get adequate protein within your diet changes. The World Health Organisation Standard is 1 gm of protein value per kilo of body weight. This means a 60 kg person requires a minimum of 60 gm of protein value per day in their diet. A palm size piece of fish for example, contains around 25 gm of protein content.
  • Have a look at our Medicine Chest Smoothie. This is a great immune booster.
  • 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.
  • Use our Food and Chemical Sensitivity Test to identify foods and chemicals that may be acting to suppress the viral fighting arm of the immune system.
  • Address stress as stress affects immune function.


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