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Redmond Clay is an all natural bentonite healing clay that has been used for generations. Geologists tell us Redmond Clay is volcanic ash that was deposited in sea water long ago, where it would develop into a swelling-type sodium bentonite clay. Redmond Trading brings this “clay of a thousand uses” to market in its natural state with no additives, chemicals or preservatives.
Using Redmond Clay Externally
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.
Clay Detox Bath Recipe
- 1/2 cup redmond clay
- 1/2 cup redmond bath salts plus
- essential oils if desired
Clay Detox Bath Instructions
Dissolve the redmond bath salts in a warm/hot bath and add essential oils if desired. For the clay there are two options:
- Vigorously mix the clay in to a small amount of water until the clumps are mostly dissolved. Do not use metal for this! I mix with a plastic spoon in a glass jar. Add the clay mix to the bath and soak for at least 20 minutes.
- Mix that clay with a small amount of water to make a paste. Stand in the tub full of water and rub the clay mix all over your body to create a skin mask and let dry for 5 minutes before sitting down. This provides direct contact with the skin and effectively pulls toxins from the skin. Soak in bath at least 20 minutes or as long as desired. While soaking, use a wash cloth to scrub any remaining clay off the skin.
This bath is great for removing a lot of toxins as the clay binds to heavy metals and the epsom salts help pull a variety of toxins from the body while replenishing magnesium levels.
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.