Growing up in Provence, South of France, the use of GREEN CLAY was a part of our lives. It was given to people, dogs, cats, horses…
After moving to the US and becoming fully involved in the horse world, I became aware of how little was known about the benefits of the green french clay. It is my hope to bring the clay and its properties into public awareness.
The reader should know that i am not a doctor, but a simple witness of the “miracles of clay”.
Much of the material here, is gathered from Dr Dextreit, the most popular and most read French naturopath, who has made the clay treatment well known.
Welcome ! And enjoy…
You should know !
What Dr Hull has to say
Janet Starr Hull has a very diverse background with academic degrees and experience in geology, international geography, environmental science, fitness training and nutrition. She is an OSHA Certified Environmental Hazardous Waste Emergency Response Specialist and Toxicologist, a former firefighter and college professor.
An article written by Dr Arthur M. Echano about clay
There are 3 main groups of clays:
lLLITE , MONTMORILLONITE-SMECTITE AND KAOLINITE
Illite and Montmorillonite are very commonly used for healing and detoxifying purposes in France, where French doctors, scientists and health practitioners don’t hesitate recommending a clay treatment. Kaolin is mainly used for cosmetic purposes as it is a softer clay.
Using a quality clay is essential !
Not all clays are the same: Many so called “healing clays “ contain high levels of debris, contaminants and non assimilable residues. Some of them come from polluted sites. We are dedicated to bring you the finest! We need to ingest or apply a quality clay, that had been treated with the respect it deserves… therefore an examplary extraction and manufacturing process. That is crucial for us, and we are overly proud of our clays!
Our clay is a natural mineral product from France
Our product has been treated with the respect it deserves
This product is not classified as dangerous in accordance with the current regulation (CE)
Our clay is not tested on animals
The specialist in French green clay
The Earth is the source of infinite means for restoring and maintaining good health. The Earth itself, receiving its vital energies from sun, air and waters is a most powerful healing agent of physical regeneration.
Clay, this form of earth, participates in life giving and health restoring processes.
Green Illite and Montmorillonite clays are the best known of the clays for overall well being. Their main properties are the following :
ABSORBENT – ADSORBENT – PURIFYING – CALMING – Rich in minerals – Oligo-elements
The following analysis was done by IRM ( Microbiological Research Institute )
Shelf life- Indefinite (4-5 years recommended)
Color- Light green
Global density : 400 to 950 g/l depending on granulometry
Solubility in water
Conditions to avoid: No particular risk. Stable and inert product
Hazardous decompostion : None. The product doesn’t decompose itself
Skin irritation: Not irritating
Awareness: Not sensitizing
long term toxicity: No carcinogenic, mutagenic, teratogenic, neurotoxic known
Persistence and degradability: Stable and non-degradable product
Other adverse effects: None
Specific hazards: None/non-flammable and non explosive
Personal precautions: No special precautions
Precaution for the protection of the environment: No special precautions
Wastes elimination: This product is not a hazardous waste
Cleaning method : Sweep or vacuum the spilled product
Product can be slippery when wet
Storage: Store in a dry, well ventilated place
What is it?
French Green Clay is by far one of the most majestic, most effective, and most commonly used mineral skin clays found throughout our global community.
Green clays consist of curative volcanic ashes which are found near ancient volcanoes, 20-50 meters below the ground surface. It contains only natural material treated mechanically, without any chemical additives. They are rich in magnesium and trace elements, as well as organic plant matter which alongside iron oxide determines its soft green color (illite has a lighter hue of green than montmorillonite). They detoxify, restore mineral balance and act as an absorbent.
French Green Clay is a 100% natural bio-organic material and contains a cornucopia of valuable elements, with several important mineral oxides, magnesium, calcium, potassium, dolomite, silica, manganese, phosporous, silicon, copper, and selenium.
Why is it green?
Green clay owes its coloration to 2 very important factors, which ultimately define good quality clay from poor quality clay. They are, iron oxides, and decomposed plant matter…..Yes, that is correct, decomposed plant matter. The natural green tones found in this luxurious clay are from the very cycles of life this earth uses to regenerate itself.
French Green Illite is a non-swelling clay. It is sometimes called ‘marine clay’ due to the quarries being found in the ancient marine beds. This gives Illite a very rich mineral content. With its very high adsorption capacity, Illite acts like a magnet for toxins, so it is the greatest detoxifying remedy available in nature.
Where Does Illite Come From?
Illite clay has been extracted from quarries in France . The chosen sites are pollution-free and selected for their high mineral content. This is an Illite, a Montmorillonite and a Kaolinite clay of the highest purity & quality. Our Montmorillonite is remarkable as well, but only comes for external use right now dur to its grind.
Clay Storage & Use
Clay must be kept dry. It should never be mixed with metal spoons or stored in metal containers; the only materials that should be used in preparation or storage are wooden spoons or glass stirrers, and either glass or ceramic containers. It is thought that the clay loses its beneficial electromagnetic qualities through contact with metal. Once used, never re-use the same clay.