For thousands of years, people have used clay to prevent and treat physical ailments. Members of primitive tribes carried balls of hydrated clay in their packs, adding it to their meals and using it whenever dysentery, food poisoning, and other sicknesses came upon them.
Over time, the practice of using clay was forgotten by most cultures, but it was still used in areas near natural clay deposits. One such deposit lies near Redmond, Utah, where farmers in the early 1930s used clay on their animals to treat abrasions, bruises, and infections. Using clay was a normal part of caring for livestock, and seemed to help reduce inflammation and draw out toxins so well that people eventually began using clay for their own scrapes, sprains, bites, and burns.
Hydrated Redmond Clay can be applied externally as a poultice on cuts, bruises, insect bites, bee stings, boils, rashes, achy joints, acne, and burns. To apply a clay poultice, place a thick layer (¼ to 1 inch thick) over the affected area. Redmond Clay has tremendous drawing power, so it should be washed off before it dries completely– especially when used on burns or sensitive areas such as the face. If the area can be wrapped with cheese cloth or plastic wrap, the clay can be left on overnight without drying out.
To enjoy a full-body detox, add 1 to 2 cups of Redmond Clay to a tub of hot water and soak for 20-30 minutes. The remaining clay sediment can be safely washed down the drain. We have never seen it cause problems with the plumbing.
Many people find that a foot bath with Redmond Clay also is a relaxing way to draw toxins out of the body. For a foot bath, add about 3 tablespoons of Redmond Clay to a pot of water that is as warm as you can stand. Soak your feet for about 30 minutes.
Clay also benefits the body when taken internally. It is basically inert super charged minerals, and it gets its negative electromagnetic energy charge from the thermo dynamic heat and volcanic action that created it. When activated by water the clay awakens with a strength that radiates throughout the body, stimulating energy for the rebuilding and revitalization of latent cells, and starts a healing process. The body needs this energy to restore harmonic balance essential to healthy maintenance. In addition, this super power has the ability to absorb harmful, toxic substances from within the body, tightly bind them within the molecule, and carry them out of the body.