Redmond Clay for Wellness

To end Wellness week, I’m going to be sharing a very interesting remedy that can be used for so many different ailments. It’s an intriguing product called Redmond Clay. (Some links below are affiliate links.)

20130608-191817.jpgWhat is Redmond Clay?

If you have not heard of it, you’re probably wondering what Redmond Clay is and how it works. I’d encourage you to peruse the Redmond Clay website to get a really good understanding of it. I’ll attempt to cover it here though briefly. Redmond Clay is a completely natural bentonite clay, formerly volcanic ash that was deposited in sea water long ago. It has been ground down to powder. Nothing else is added so it’s just the pure clay. It is sold in powder form, capsules and pre-hydrated.

The how is a little more complicated but, put simply, Redmond has a negative electrical charge while toxins are positively charged. When you use Redmond Clay, it rids the body of toxins because it is pulling and holding the toxins in its core and out of your body. For a more in-depth analysis, you can read more about the areas of adsorption, absorption, pH level, and trace minerals at the Redmond Clay website.

 What is Redmond Clay Used For?

Even if you don’t know where it comes from or how it works, the important thing is that it does work, and it works for a great many things. I was impressed with the seemingly endless list of uses for this amazing clay. It can effectively replace a whole medicine cabinet full of conventional treatments. I’ve listed some below.

Internal Uses:

  • Upset Stomach
  • Acid Indigestion
  • Heartburn
  • Dehydration
  • Loss of Electrolytes
  • Mineral Deficiency
  • Detox

External Uses:

  • Bee Stings
  • Poison Oak
  • Severe Dry, Itchy Sking
  • Sunburn
  • Diaper Rash
  • Chafing
  • Facials
  • Acne
  • Cuts & Scrapes
  • Burns
  • Earaches

How is Redmond Clay Used?

I mentioned that it comes in different forms above. To take it internally, you can add a teaspoon to a glass of water, mix it around and drink. Alternatively, if the clay taste bothers you, you can let the glass of water and clay sit for a half hour or so and then drink the water from the top since some of the clay will have settled at the bottom. It is still just as effective taken this way. You can also try it chilled and this seems to make the flavor much more mild. It is also perfectly acceptable to make up a pitcher of clay water with about a 1/4 cup of clay and drink throughout the day instead of having to make clay water 3 or 4 times a day. To see the whole process in action, check out the video section of the Redmond Clay site. If you still can’t stomach the clay water, the capsules are a viable option. Just be sure to drink plenty of water if you decide to take the capsules.

Externally, there are a couple of different ways to apply the clay once you’ve hydrated it. I’ll again refer you to the video section linked above for a helpful video showing the methods I’ll explain below. I think the visual is good to see because I know I would not have used enough had I not seen the video first. You see, it is not an ointment that you rub into your skin so you are not putting on a thin layer. You’ll need to lay on quite a thick layer for the clay to do its work. To keep the clay where you want it and not make a huge mess, you can wrap it up with plastic wrap and then even put your clothing back over the affected area if need be with no mess or fuss. For your hands, you can use a plastic glove or sandwich baggie, too. Of course, this won’t work for every area you may want to apply it so an alternative is what they call the clay burrito. Take a piece of cheesecloth doubled over and place a good bit of the clay in the cheesecloth. Then just fold it up like you would a burrito. Now you can lay the clay where you need to without getting messy.

If you buy the powder, to hydrate it you simply mix your 10 oz of clay with double the amount of water. A quart size mason jar works well for this (and there’s a video on the website demonstrating this as well.) They do sell it pre-hydrated in a squeeze tube like I mentioned above so that would be a great option for your first aid kit for traveling or the car, purse or diaper bag.

Are you ready to try some Redmond Clay yourself yet? I have the perfect opportunity for you to see for yourself all it can do. Two of you are going to win a Redmond Clay Product Package of your very own! The prize package for each winner will include 10 ounces of Redmond Clay powder, a tube of First Aid Clay (the pre-hydrated clay), and a bottle of Daily Detox (the clay capsules). Entry is via the Rafflecopter entry form below. Good Luck!

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post but did receive complimentary products from Redmond Trading Company for the purpose of this review. I was not required to give a positive review and all opinions are 100% my own. I only review products that I either have purchased myself and love or products I have been given a chance to review by the company that I believe are products my readers would benefit from. Amazon links are affiliate links.

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