Healing Clays - Bentonite
We have been asked about Bentonite Clay, as we stock it as a
beneficial clay for digestive upset, as well as a kinder alternative to
D.E. for detox and bowel cleanse:
they have been largely forgotten in recent times, Bentonite Clay and
other healing clays have been used by cultures throughout history for
their nutrients and to help rid the body of toxins. Native American
tribes call bentonite ‘Ea-Wah-Kee’ which means “the mud that heals”.
Many animals will instinctively turn to eating dirt and clay to help
remove poisons from their systems or during times of illness or
In recent times, healing clays like bentonite clay have once again
gained popularity for internal and external detoxification, and with
Bentonite Clay is a unique clay due to its ability to
produce an “electrical charge” when hydrated. Upon contact with fluid,
its electrical components change, giving it the ability to absorb
toxins. Bentonite is known for its ability to absorb and remove toxins,
heavy metals, impurities, and chemicals.
Bentonite clay carries a
strong negative charge which bonds to the positive charge in many
toxins. When it comes in contact with a toxin, chemical, or heavy metal,
the clay will absorb the toxin and release it’s minerals for the body
to use. Bentonite also helps get oxygen to cells as it pulls excess
hydrogen and allows the cells to replace it with oxygen instead.
Bentonite clay is a common ingredient in detox and cleansing products.
It has an alkalizing effect on the body and when taken correctly, it can
help balance gut bacteria.
There are several ways to give clay externally to you and your pets:
On the Skin
Skin Poultice for Bites/Burns/Cuts/Stings
For Oral Health
Oral Rinse to whiten and remineralize teeth:
For Morning Sickness
For Internal Cleansing
For pets that are sick, vomiting or showing signs of illness,
you can add Bentonite to their water or mix and give orally with a
dropper or syringe without the needle. There are also many more ways
this product can benefit them.
Important Notes: Do not let healing
clays like Bentonite come in to contact with anything metal, as this
will reduce the effectiveness. Mix with water in a glass jar with a
plastic lid by shaking well or using a plastic whisk. If you take it
internally, do not take within an hour of food for best results and do
not take within 2 hours of medications or supplements as it might reduce
Check with your doctor before using if you have
any medical condition.