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Bentonite Clay Poultice

Bentonite Clay is an amazing product that can be used in many natural health applications. My reason for posting about it here is mainly for use during Tick/Lyme Season. You can read more about Ticks and Lyme in that blog post.

Drawing Pack for Tick Bites:

Mix bentonite clay and enough water to create a thick paste. You can also add echinacea tincture if you have it. Then apply to the tick bite, after you have removed the tick. Leave it on until it hardens. Wash it off. Apply echinacea tincture to bite if you have it.

First aid:

To make a healing poultice, mix bentonite clay or baking soda and oatmeal with water and an anti-infection herb (such as garlic, thyme, or calendula) or an herbal tincture. Apply to pimples, boils, or wounds.

Clay mask:

A clay mask made from bentonite draws excess oils and debris to the surface of your skin, boosts circulation to tighten the skin and stimulate blood flow, and whisks away dead skin cells that can clog pores.

Control itching:

A simple “mud pack” made with bentonite clay and enough water to create a thick paste can help control the itch and dry up blisters. Spread the clay over the affected area and let air dry. Keep it on until the clay wears off or gets itchy. Wash off the residue.

Echinacea Flower

*This information is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional.

*You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

*Always speak with your physician or other healthcare professional before taking any medication or nutritional, herbal or homeopathic supplement, or using any treatment for a health problem.

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