Medicinal Benefits Of Redmond Clay

Scientists can’t pin down why Redmond Clay makes such great medicine. But traditional healers have used it for ages to ease a wide range of digestive ills and other health issues.

Many years ago in what is now Central Utah, a range of volcanoes erupted, sending volcanic ash into the waters of the ancient Sundance Sea. The water in this sea evaporated, leaving behind a bed of mineral-rich bentonite clay.

Redmond Clay is one of the best brands of bentonite clay available on the market. It is a white, sodium- and mineral-rich clay that comes from deep within the earth and is from a Jurassic source. The land the clay is mined on is in Redmond, Utah, and people in the community have been using it medicinally for years.

For many generations, Native Americans carried a ball of this mineral-rich clay with them in their packs. They dissolved the clay in water and ingested it with meals. Clay, a product of Mother Earth, was a natural medicine used for fighting many stomach ailments, dysentery and food poisoning.

Historical Uses Of Medicinal Clay

For centuries, many books have detailed the medicinal benefits of bentonite, even though no one has ever been able to explain what makes it such a great healer. Dr. Ernst Meyer-Camberg, a European doctor, stated in his research papers on clay that it may provide relief in serious cases of poisoning.

An author named Raymond Dextreit wrote a book called Our Earth Our Cure: A Handbook of Natural Medicine for Today that describes cases in which clay accomplished amazing results. He argues that the clay acts symbiotically in the body.

In World War I, both Russian and French soldiers received clay as part of their rations. They used it for illness and to treat cuts and wounds. Dextreit says that the clay draws toxins to itself, thus making it a perfect poultice for injuries.

If taken internally in water, the clay absorbs many times its weight in toxic substances and moves it through the system to be eliminated. People have even reported that they feel relief from flu symptoms after drinking the clay water.

Animals Eat Clay

Many cattle ranchers have piles of clay delivered to their farms for their animals to eat. The cattle naturally gravitate to it when they are sick. It is a form of self-medication for the cows.

Intestinal Problems

The Redmond Clay Company started experimenting with clay found in veins deep within the earth, examined the previous research done by the European scientists and did their own studies on the Redmond Clay. To their amazement, it helped people get better from all kinds of ailments including diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, stomachache, acid indigestion, hiatal hernia, acid reflex, diverticulitis, colitis, rotavirus and helicobacter pylori bacteria.

Skin Problems

The clay has been successfully used for external issues like burns, bee stings, wounds, spider bites, acne, athlete’s foot, bruises, arthritis, cuts, diaper rash, eczema, infections, mosquito bites, sores that won’t heal, sprains, twisted ankles and inflammation.

Burns And Bruises

I use Redmond Clay for any burn. It takes the pain away instantly and heals the blister quickly. One example: After my daughter-in-law burned herself with a curling iron, I made some mud, put it on the burn and bandaged it. The burn was better the next day. It works for all burns, sunburns, cuts and bruises.

My husband, a contractor, had an accident in which he mashed his thumb. The digit turned black and blue and was throbbing with pain. I put the clay on his thumb and had him wear a latex glove over it. The next day, his thumb was fine, and the bruising was gone.

Diaper Rash

To use it for diaper rash, just sprinkle the dry clay powder on the baby’s bottom. It seems to clear up diaper rash very quickly.

Clay Baths

Some people take clay baths. To do so, sprinkle about one-half cup of dry clay powder in the bathwater, mix it up and soak in it for 30 minutes or more. It helps detoxify the body, drawing out toxins and infections from the skin.


For a footbath, simply put three tablespoons of clay in a pan of water and soak your feet in it for 30 minutes. It draws toxins from the feet and detoxifies the body.

In Your First-Aid Kit

Because it has worked so well for all these other issues, I put Redmond Clay in my medical kit. I use it for relief rather than running to the doctor. Consequently, I keep it mixed up and ready to use in a solution of clay and water and have it in the kitchen cupboard and the bathroom medicine cabinet.

The Redmond Clay Company has been around for 30 years, and there have not been any cases of reported allergic reactions or adverse effects from taking the clay. The company says that with all the research that has been done, they are just scratching the surface of what the clay can do.
Because it has so many uses, I recommend you keep it in your 72-hour emergency kit, as I do.

Redmond clay comes in a premixed, squeezable bottle that is ready to use; or you can buy the powder and mix it yourself.

To prepare the Redmond clay for external use, mix the powdered clay with just enough water to make a gel the consistency of mud. Use a glass cup or small glass-canning jar. If you don’t use it all, keep a lid on it. If it starts to dry up, just add a little more water and mix it up again. Use the mud like you would a gel, cream or poultice. Put it on about 1/4 inch thick; cover it with gauze, a bandage or plastic wrap; and leave it on overnight. The next day, you will be amazed at the result.

Internal Use

To use the clay internally, mix 1 teaspoon of the dry, powdered clay in half a glass of water (preferably filtered water). Stir it up and let it sit for six to eight hours. Then, drink it.
If you have a hard time drinking the clay sediment at the bottom, just drink the clear liquid that is full of minerals, but it is better if you can drink the whole thing.

The clay goes through your intestinal system and absorbs poisons and toxins as it moves through, pulling them out of the body to be eliminated with waste material. It is good to make a large amount of clay water, let it sit for the prescribed time and then drink it several times a day, depending on how sick you feel.

Redmond Clay Daily Detox is a natural toxin-binding clay in capsule form for those who don’t want to drink the clay water. The capsules can be used every day.

Redmond Clay works inside the stomach to bind itself to harmful toxins. As it moves through the intestinal tract, it collects toxins and can help move along and eliminate trapped waste found along the intestinal walls. Daily use of Redmond Clay can help support a healthy digestive system. It is packed in vegetable-based capsules.

If you want to learn more about Redmond Clay there are two books I recommend. One is We Eat Clay (and wear it, too!), and the other is The Healing Power Of Clay.

Redmond Clay comes in powder form as well as premixed first-aid clay and facial mud for acne and facials. It also comes in capsules for internal use.

Redmond Clay, books and other clay products can be purchased from my website. To purchase healthy, gourmet, ready-made meals prepackaged with a 15-year shelf life and requiring only the addition of boiling water, go to Watch the 10-minute video and click on the try-it-before-you-buy-it button. You can try three free meals that serve two to four people each for just $9.95 shipping.


Peggy Layton

By Peggy Layton

a home economist and licensed nutritionist, holds a B.S. in Home Economics Education with a minor in Food Science and Nutrition from Brigham Young University. Peggy lives in Manti, Utah with her husband Scott. Together they have raised seven children. Peggy owns and operates two businesses: One called "The Therapy Center", where she is a licensed massage therapist and hypnotherapist, and the other an online cookbook and preparedness products business. She is nationally known for publishing a series of seven books on the subject of food storage and also lectures and teaches seminars about preparedness and using food storage products. Peggy practices what she preaches, has no debt, grows a huge garden, lives off the land, raises chickens, bottles and dehydrates food and has time left over to operate her businesses. To check out Peggy's cookbooks and self sufficiency products go to her website To get a free sample of three different storable meals that have a 15-year shelf life go here.