The history of calcium bentonite clay for health and nutritional purposes goes back thousands of years to biblical times. Whether taken internally or used externally, many know healing green clay as an all-natural remedy for dozens of ailments. How much do YOU know about using clay? Test your knowledge with our True and False quiz.
False. Using a clay compress on wounds, bites, and scratches is a great way to provide relief. However; the clay must be hydrated to be activated. For information about making your own clay compress check out our blog post Bentonite Clay Compress for An Easy DIY Remedy or visit our store for our clay compress in a jar, Earth’s Living Wound Warrior.
It is best to use purified, de-ionized water when hydrating clay for any internal use. – True or False?
True. Calcium bentonite clay has an amazing balancing effect on the body’s pH. As an alkaline compound with a pH of roughly 9.7, the clay counteracts acidicity in the body, often created by acidic foods. The high alkalinity of Earth’s Living’s calcium bentonite clay is the reason so many sufferers of acid reflux love our clay. Using purified, filtered, and de-ionized water allows the clay to maintain its alkaline properties.
When making a clay face mask, mix powdered calcium bentonite clay in any clean metal mixing bowl with water to achieve a sour cream-like consistency. – True or False?
False. Hydrating the clay with water IS key for making a clay face mask. However, it is important to avoid using metal bowls or spoons when mixing the clay. Prolonged exposure to metal can result in the clay pulling metallic elements out of the utensil or container, rendering the clay toxic. Instead, use glass or BPA-free plastic. Check out our YouTube video for instructions for making a clay face mask at home.
Dry powder drinking clay can be added to dog food or mixed in with their water to relieve doggie diarrhea. – True or False?
True. Since clay is a well-known treatment for diarrhea in humans, it follows that it would work similarly for dogs and other animals. It’s likely the dog will get more clay directly into their system by mixing it in their food. However, calcium bentonite clay requires hydration in order to activate, making it important that the dog drink plenty of water after ingesting dry clay. Our calcium bentonite clay for pets is called Animim.
Clay continues to work for days after washing it off or after stopping taking it internally. – True or False?
True. When taken internally, the clay will continue to boost your body’s natural healing abilities as it passes through the body. It will draw out toxins and impurities, supporting liver and kidney function. When used externally, the clay will also stimulate circulation. These detoxing and balancing effects of the clay can last for up to a few days after use.
It’s not so important how many questions you got right, as what you learned in the process. Here are the top tips to remember:
Clay must be hydrated to be activated.
Calcium bentonite clay is a safe, all-natural remedy for both humans and pets.
Avoid prolonged exposure to metal bowls or spoons when mixing the clay as contact with metal can cause the clay to become toxic itself.
- Use de-ionized, filtered water to hydrate clay while maintaining its alkaline properties.