How to prepare clay
For external use. In a glass/wood/earth jar (NO plastic or metal containers), pour the quantity of dry clay needed (which depends on the surface that needs to be covered). Cover the dry clay with natural spring water (NO distilled, purified or tap water, which will change the ionic properties of the clay). Depending on the quantity that you prepare, leave it for 30 minutes to 4 hours (sometimes all night long) to allow the clay to absorb the water. Cover your jar with a thick cotton cloth, cellophane or any tops.
Paste consistency: When ready, the clay paste should stick to the skin and not leak. If it doesn't stick to the skin , you need to add more water to it. If it leaks, you need to add more clay. The first time, it might take some adjustments then you will know when the paste has the right consistency just by looking at it! Some clays proportionally need less water (red, white, pink and yellow) when others need more water (Montmorillonite and Green Illite).
Application: Clay pack: Apply a thick layer of clay directly on the skin. For hairy areas or for a cleaner application, you can prepare a poultice: Use a thin natural cotton cloth. Spread a thick layer (1/8 to 1/2 inch) of clay on the cotton cloth, the size of the affected area. Fold the cotton cloth and apply it on the area. Tight it with a bandage to hold it. For both clay pack and poultice, don't let the clay dry. Remove the pack or poultice and place a new one with fresh clay.
Preservation: You can preserve the clay paste for about 1 week at room temperature or in the fridge. Make sure that you cover the clay hermetically to prevent it from drying and absorbing odors and particles from the atmosphere. If you are on a long term treatment, you can prepare a big quantity in advance.
Temperature: Depending on the use and your body's reaction, you can use the clay cold, warm or at room temperature. How do you know it is the right temperature? Usually you feel an immediate relief or a sense of well-being as soon as you apply the clay. If it increases the pain or you feel a discomfort, then try another temperature. Here are some general rules but you have to adapt to your experience.
Cold clay: Use cold water to prepare the clay paste. Usually used on inflamed, red and hot areas or organs. It reduces inflammation.
Warm: Never directly warm the water or the clay. Prepare the clay paste with room temperature water. Then place the jar in a container containing hot water. leave the clay until the clay becomes warm (not hot because it might burn the skin). Used to repair and regenerate areas and organs that are NOT inflamed, red and hot. On organs or tissues that are cold or depleted in energy.
Room temperature: When neither cold or warm clay improves the conditions OR when you simply don't know which one is best OR when you are in the rush and don't have time to warm up or cool down your clay!
In any case, a sensation of warmth should come after few minutes of application. If you still feel a cold sensation, it means that you need a warmer clay; you are yourself too cold or depleted of energy. I usually recommend that the person warms herself up by taking a hot shower or bath before a clay application.
For internal use: In a big glass (NO plastic or metal containers) of natural spring water (NO distilled, purified or tap water which changes the ionic balance of the clay), pour 1 or 2 teaspoons of ultra-ventilated clay. Stir it up and drink it right away with the clay. You can also leave the clay all night long in the water then the next morning stir it up and drink the all mixture. Always drink the clay on a empty stomach (first thing in the morning) or 3 to 4 hours after any food intake.
Cautions: Always use an ultra-ventilated clay for your safety, it is the only clay recognized safe for internal use in Europe. The most common clays that has been clinically studied for their efficiency and safety for internal applications are the green illite, montmorillonite and white kaolin (this last one is for a short period of time only). Although some people and civilizations are using other colors with great success.
Some applications: As a clay cure for colon cleansing, liver detox and blood purification. Also good for: anemia, osteoporosis, candida infection, diarrhea, acid reflux, allergies, food poisoning and more. It increases the action of any external treatments.
Recommendations: Make sure to drink a lot of water during the day, increase the intake of fibers and avoid fats and fatty foods that will clog the clay.
Counter-indications: People with high blood pressure, kidney failure, intestinal occlusions, severe constipation, etc. Always consult your health practitioner before using any clay.
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