Clay uses for humans

Today, we live in a heavily polluted world. Pollution finds its way into our bodies through water, air, food and everyday products. This is what we now call a body burden.

However, Nature has provided us with ways to help our bodies to deal with this burden. Among such ways, clay has a very special status. Its extraordinarily rich physico-chemical properties make it one of the best detoxifier/purifier available. Simple, yet powerful, it detoxifies the body and heals a wide array of ailments. It acts like a sponge and a sticky paper for chemicals, pollutants, toxins.
Clay has been used for millennia by many different civilizations. Considered sacred by Egyptians, clay was prescribed by ancient doctors for internal use to heal a panel of gastro-intestinal diseases. In the 5 Elements Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is considered to focus telluric and cosmic energies and allow the entry of the Element Earth in the global dynamic of an organism.

Recommended for 13 and older.

How can green clay help me?

The essential minerals within the clay are released and the body absorbs those it needs to maintain health & vigor. Illite Clay is believed to hinder the exacerbation of infection and have a regenerating action on the tissues. It is absorbent, adsorbent, antiseptic, antibacterial and haemostatic.

One of the most remarkable characteristics of illite clay is its ability to act according to each person’s specific needs. Unlike chemical medicines, which can destroy healthy tissues and beneficial bacteria as well as bad, illite clay is selective allowing healing to take place at a natural rate. Green Clay also possesses analgesic properties effective in relieving muscular or joint pains by decongesting the affected area.

In addition, Illite clay is a valuable beauty treatment and is the main ingredient in many natural face masks, bath & spa products. It has a deep cleansing action, removes dead skin cells, absorbs impurities, excess sebum & oils to keep the skin smooth, fresh & radiant.

Don’t wait until something happens !  Have some clay handy…

You will find yourself using it more than you think.

Please call me anytime with your questions.

It is important to me that you don’t buy ,just “another” product , but that you understand as much as possible what you are buying, and the multiple occasions to use the clay.


Clays’ detoxifying properties are explained by two key factors.

  • It’s absorptive capacity is very high so it draws toxins out of the body effectively.
  • Its negative cumulative ionic charge which helps to attract and bind positively charged waste and eliminate it out of the body.

Clay acts like a sponge, attracting water and toxins not only to its negatively charged surface, but also inside the numerous canals in its crystalline structure. Heavy metals from fish, pesticides from fruits and vegetables, chemicals from water… We are all, you, me and the rest of the world, concerned by what is now called “body burden”: the chemical pollution in our bodies.
Clay is a natural healer and acts softly but deeply on the body. Because Clay is a powerful natural medicine, gently start your clay detox cure with Clay Water. Clay removes chemicals, toxins and pollutants from your body and traps them.

Clay for external use

Illite clay is supplied in its natural dried form and can be used as a poultice for application to muscles, joints, sprains, slight wounds, infections, minor burns and much more.

How to use it?
  • Used in a general bath or a foot bath, clays act as a very effective detoxifying remedy. For best results, internal clay use is recommended at the same time.
  • Used as a vaginal douche, it can help with many problems including Candida.
  • Used over hemorrhoids, clay helps heal them quickly.
  • Used over skin conditions – acne, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, illite clay draws toxins out and promotes healing. It is a Godsend for oily, problem skin – with its purifying, drying action.
  • Used over burns /sunburn, cold clay compresses are the fastest healing and pain relieving remedy which helps regeneration of tissue and prevents formation of scars.
  • Tense over-worked muscles – clay poultices/wraps will draw the lactic acid and relax the muscle.
  • Cuts, bruises & abrasions – the clay’s absorptive, antiseptic, antibacterial and haemostatic qualities support the body’s natural curative abilities and greatly reduce healing time.

To make a compress, mix some clay with warm water to make it quite runny. Spread over a piece of cloth. Apply on an affected area. Cover with a compress paper, wrap up in a warm cloth. Leave on until the clay dries out. Apply on aching joints, muscles, in the area of organs affected by an illness.


A poultice has a much more powerful effect than a compress, since it requires a lot more clay per application. Pour the required quantity of Illite clay into a large glass bowl. Cover with water (1 – 2 cm) mix with a wooden spoon and allow up time for the clay to absorb the water. Mix to a smooth paste. Spread 0.5 – 2cm of paste onto a piece of gauze. Apply directly to the affected area, gauze uppermost, securing with a bandage. Leave in place for up to 2 hours but do not allow the paste to dry. Discard the poultice and re-apply a fresh one if required. 
It works as a mass, drawing up toxic waste into itself. The electromagnetic charge is stronger too. So the overall effect is more powerful. It is especially good for applications on an affected area or simply where a stronger action is required. If an area is hot and inflamed, a cold poultice application is recommended to relieve the heat and reduce the inflammation.

Mineral Baths

Add a large handful of dried Green Clay to a deep 30 min bath to soften the skin & invigorate the system.

Face Mask

To prepare a deep cleansing beauty face mask apply a thin layer of Green Clay paste to your entire face. Leave for 10 – 15 minutes before rinsing with warm water. They are also excellent at restoring the natural pH of the skin and cleansing it. Acne is another skin condition which benefits from clay applications. Clay is a great detoxifyier, it leaves the skin cleansed, pink, fresh and revitalized, generally looking younger.

Body Wrap

Body wrap is another very useful application for French Green clays. It is a luxurious and thoroughly therapeutic treatment, especially with powdered seaweed added to it. Mix the clay with seaweed powder (50/50), add water to form a spreadable mass. To do it at home, prepare a place to lie on first, and a warm room. Lay down 1 or 2 warm blankets, with a plastic sheet on top. Cover yourself with the mixture of clay and water, or clay, seaweed and water, lie down on the plastic sheet, cover yourself with the remaining half of the blanket. Make sure you remain warm throughout. Stay under the blanket for 15-30 minutes. Wash off in a shower or a bath. For a salon application, follow the normal procedure for a body wrap.

Body Powder

Use dry Green clay powder (especially Illite) on weeping eczema, ulcers, Athlete’s foot,
any sores or wounds which need disinfection and healing.

Tooth Powder/Mouth Infection

Great for the gums, preventing the formation of plaque and mouth ulcers. If an inflammation of the gums or a mouth ulcer occurs, take some clay into your mouth and keep it there for a while (10-15 minutes). Do not swallow – rinse the mouth with warm water. Repeat the procedure frequently, until the inflammation goes away. 
It can also be used as tooth powder – it is excellent at removing plaque and whitening teeth, due to their bleaching properties (be careful not to over-use it for this purpose, since it can be abrasive and can wear down the enamel).

Feel free to visit Dr Janet Hull’s website

— where Dr Hull can guide you with her expertise in detoxifying your body.


French green clay is an important part of her detox program, as she knows clay so well. She also knows how to recognize a great clay and that the quality of this clay will make the difference for you.

Read about Dr Hull

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.

In 1991, Dr. Hull had an unexpected change in career after she was diagnosed with “incurable” Grave’s Disease. Through diligent research and her thorough understanding of toxicity, she later discovered her “Grave’s Disease” was actually aspartame poisoning. She has since worked to inform consumers about the health dangers of artificial sweeteners.

Dr. Hull’s experiences have provided pieces to a life-long puzzle. She combined her various skills to form a unique application to natural medicine. Her work is based upon the interrelationships of all sciences as she personally discovered …


Clay uses for horses


A person who observes nature can witness the fact that animals instinctively use earth to cure themselves.

As a matter of fact, we owe much of our discovery in this field to animals.

Your horse will greatly benefit of this clay’s healing properties.

If you own a horse, you probably know that your equine partner is subject to encounter many physical problems in his life.

How can green clay help my horse?

Difficulty to heal wounds (especially on legs), infections etc… The list goes on..

Learn how clay will help your horse, relieve pain and heal your horse in so many cases.

Today, you can offer your horse, your foal the clay healing treatments, with of course , the participation of your veterinarian.

Proceed wisely ! Alert your veterinarian who will diagnose your horse and will be able to administrate an internal treatment.

Clay requires a consistency in the treatment.. But the results are there, and healing is on its way..

Clay for external use


The preparation of a poultice takes only a few minutes. Simple and easy to do.

  • Put desired quantity of clay in a glass or earthy bowl.

  • Just add slowly some mineral water.

  • Wait a minute until clay absorbed the water and makes a nice pasty poultice.

  •  You can use a wooden spoon to mix.
  • Your poultice is ready to be applied.

Applying the poultice on your horse

Simply apply the clay on desired area.

The thicker the layer, the longer clay will be effective.

(These pictures are of my horse Delicate, who injured herself, probably playing..

She was not putting any weight at all on her front right leg.

After making sure it was not a foot problem, and not really knowing what the issue was and where (muscle, tendon,ligament,knee,shoulder…), poultices were applied 3 times a day.

On the second day, she was putting weight on it.

On the 5th day, she was bucking and running …

If you happen to purchase some “Clay wraps” and want to add it after, your horse will look like he has a nice cast on.. Definitely a great way to seal it.

When clay is dry, it is not active anymore. This is why we suggest you wrap the desired area to keep it moist as long as possible. ( plastic film etc.. but don’t tighten it)

On a wound, it is suggested to apply an unfolded gauze first.This way clay will be easier to remove .

Horses seem to know instinctively the usefulness of contact with clay when they are ill or wounded.. They will be thanking you !


Rinse off with water. No alcohol or soap between applications.


Clay for internal use

In your horses water

Remember that your clay should never be in contact with metal.

Therefore, do not add clay to your horse’s water in anything metallic.

A plastic trough, a bucket are great.

You can offer your horse a 3 weeks clay water treatment.

You can also give him the choice (or not) of both, regular water and clay water.

You might be surprised of seeing your friend going for that muddy water.

Let’s base it on a 5 gallon bucket……   Add 7 or 8 ounces of clay in it.

Fill the bucket when it is empty, with water.

Once every 2 days, rinse off bucket and replace clay.

Do this for 3 weeks.

It is common to treat internally a horse with an external injury and infection,with 4 times this amount…

You can do this treatment as many times as you think is good for your horse thru the year.

My horses are given the choice al year long. It is not the most economical way to do it, but always a pleasure to see how they decide what they need.

Animals know better what they need in the moment!

In your horse's feed

You can add clay into your horse’s feed as well.

Add it to their hay by sprinkling it on top.

Feed it in a bucket , especially if you are already giving him other supplements.   Mix it with the rest…

(here is on this picture.. my current morning mix.. rice bran, flaxseeds, probiotics and clay..)

1 % of the feed portion when you first introduce your horse to clay.

Up to 5 % after this.

Let’s make it a little simplier.

Let’s say we base it on a 7 lbs feed portion.

1 % of your 7 lbs is about 1.12 oz

You can feed him the clay occasionally thru the year (but at least 3 consecutive weeks)

You might be simply surprised of how horses will enjoy eating ” dirt “…

Out of your hand.