I just LOVE Redmond Trading and all of their products. They are really great people to work with, too.
Their clay has so many uses! Check out what they have to say about it (these words will feed your inner science geek AND history buff brain!):
Redmond Clay has been used by generations of people for a variety of ailments. Redmond Clay’s origins are as old as the practice of putting a mud poultice on a bee sting. Geologically, Redmond Clay is volcanic ash that was deposited in sea water approximately 150 million years ago. Technically, Redmond Clay is a swelling-type sodium bentonite. Redmond Minerals brings this “clay of a thousand uses” to market in its natural state with no additives, chemicals or preservatives. The only processing it undergoes is crushing and screening.
We have been using it a lot this week because one of my kids has itchy spots of unknown origin on their legs. We rubbed hydrated clay on the leg at night – which did stop the itching enough for the child to get back to sleep, score! Last night I drew a bath with a palmful of clay from MY gigantic bucket of clay, and it was soothing.
KS Loves Clay!
- DIY Face Powder from Kitchen Ingredients
- Chemo with Hardly Any Side Effects (clay detox baths)
- Are Your Armpits an Exit Ramp? (check the comments – people like deodorants with clay!)
- Natural Bug Bite Relief Options
Why Eat Clay?
Clay can also be used as an internal detoxifying agent. So for real, people eat clay.
It’s kind of a traditional thing that nomadic folks used to swallow a little ball of somewhat hydrated clay if they had stomach problems, and I’ve done the same. For my kids, we’ll swish up a teaspoon of dry clay in just a little water and they gulp it back.A friend used it in a foreign country when the food/water didn’t agree with her family.
Interestingly enough, it can provide relief both for diarrhea and constipation. Crazy, right?