Monday, October 31, 2011

Herbal Healing Clay {Cuts, Scrapes, and Pimples}

The benefits of clay have been understated for decades. However, use of medicinal clay goes all the way back to prehistoric, ancient times. Green clay in particular is extremely rich in minerals and it is a superb healing agent. Due to it's absorbent properties, green clay has the ability to clean and detoxify the skin. As a soothing, healing paste for cuts, scrapes, sprains, insect bites, minor burns, and pimples, green clay mixed with powdered herbs can be made into a poultice and applied directly to the affected area. The healing clay works in these afflictions by drawing out the infection.

Herbal Healing Clay

Gather the ingredients:
-1/2 cup green clay
-1/8 cup organic goldenseal root powder, or Oregon grape root powder
-1/8 cup aloe vera powder
-1/8 cup comfrey root powder

Measure and add all ingredients to jar.

Stir mixture with chopstick, apply lid tightly to jar, and shake jar gently to completely combine. Store dry contents in jar on the shelf.

To use, add a small amount of powder mixture, enough for treatment, to the palm of your hand.

Add water.

Only enough to make a paste.

Apply directly to wound.


-If using healing clay to treat pimples mix 1 teaspoon of powder mixture, 12 drops of tea tree oil, and 12 drops of grapefruit seed extract in the palm of your hand. Apply to blemishes at night, then rinse off with warm water in the morning.

-For guidelines on how to prepare a poultice for larger wounds click this link and scroll to the end of the article. This link is also a great resource for how long to leave clay on affected area prior to washing off. Generally, you should leave the clay in place for 20 minutes to a few hours. Most important thing, is to listen to your body.

-This is an excellent remedy! Very safe and effective when used for children and teens!

Please leave us a comment sharing how you are using herbal remedies in topical treatments.

I purchased the ingredients used in this recipe online at Mountain Rose Herbs and The Soap Dish.

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DISCLAIMER: The statements made here have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure or prevent any disease. This notice is required by the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

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At November 1, 2011 at 5:27 AM , Anonymous Carol J. Alexander said...

I used clay in the past, but had forgotten how wonderful it is. Thanks for the post. I'm going to add this to my medicine cabinet again.

At November 1, 2011 at 1:14 PM , Anonymous Jill said...

Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. This was very interesting! Hope to see you next week!

Be sure to visit on Sunday for Sunday Snippets – your post from Fat Tuesday may be featured there!
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At November 1, 2011 at 1:44 PM , Blogger Kristine said...

I am going to make this up. We have a teenage son with acne and this might just do it. Thanks!

At November 2, 2011 at 12:41 PM , Anonymous Kristen said...

Awesome! Would using white clay work though? I know that different clays are used for different things, but I have a few pounds of the white here at home and none of the green... and no way to really use up what I've got!

At November 2, 2011 at 1:51 PM , Anonymous Andrea @ Frugally Sustainable said...

@Kristen Yes! Use the white clay:) It will work in this recipe just fine. Great question!

At November 3, 2011 at 8:27 AM , OpenID said...

it's interesting these clay...
I just for the first time, heard of a clay ..starts with a B...can't rememeber the name... and you take a teaspoon when you have digestive problems.. and it collects all the bacteria and escorts it out of your body.
I should really learn more.

At November 3, 2011 at 11:22 AM , Anonymous Kristen said...

Whoo hoo! It never hurts to have a back stash of things but the amounts I have are ridiculous :-) cool beans... now I can do something besides facials and pawning off to other people inside "spa kits" lol

At November 3, 2011 at 3:05 PM , Blogger Good Girl Gone Green said...

LOVE...again! Seriously you are all full of great homemade ideas! Thanks for sharing!

At November 5, 2011 at 6:43 PM , Anonymous Jill said...

This great post is featured at Sunday Snippets this week! Thanks for sharing! Come and check it out!

At November 6, 2011 at 12:04 PM , Anonymous Carrie said...

This is awesome! I would love if you would link this up too!

At November 7, 2011 at 8:18 PM , Blogger Amy Bowman said...

You are featured on New Nostalgia's Anti-Procrastination Tuesday! Thanks for linking up!

At November 13, 2011 at 8:48 AM , Blogger Heidi said...

Thank you! I will definitely use this soon.


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