Healing Clays of the World ~ Illite, Bentonite, Montmorillonite - Eytons' Earth

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Healing Clays of the World
Bentonite, Illite, and Montmorillonite: Pelotherapy and Natural Medicine

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Eytons' Earth specializes in researching therapeutic healing clays for use in Pelotherapy, hydrotherapy, natural medicine and healing applications. Healing clays have traditionally been used for internal detoxification, trauma injuries, skin conditions, organ and elimination system stimulation, and localized immune system stimulation and support. Our website details how to use healing clay, as well as documents a wealth of information on a wide variety of highly specialized topics.

Green clays such as Illite, Bentonite and Montmorillonite have been used by mankind as a part of natural medicine for tens of thousands of years. Today, the art of healing with the earth is formally known as Pelotherapy, and healing clays are used around the world in hydrotherapy, balneology, natural medicine and alternative medicine.

Our purpose is to research and provide in depth and unbiased information about these amazing substances, as they are used in traditional and integrative medicine.

Natural healing clay:

Bentonite: Green alkaline healing clay (smectite): Quality of therapeutic clays vary according to the deposit, and mineral content is quite varied between different sources. Different forms of bentonite may have different properties, such as sodium bentonite, calcium bentonite, and magnesium bentonite.

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Bentonite Hills - Click for larger view
Bentonite Hills - Click for larger view

Bentonite Hills in Capitol Reef National Park
Photo used with Permission, copyright Q.-T. Luong

Bentonite Hills - Capitol Reef National Park
Photo used with Permission, copyright Q.-T. Luong


Montmorillonite: French green healing clay (also a smectite) closely related to bentonite.

Illite: Non-swelling green healing clay ( mica ) known to have potent healing properties.

Utilizing the curative power of the Earth in practices such as Pelotherapy should, we believe, truly be considered a lifestyle modification; it should be adopted as an integral part of healthy living. There is no substitute for the benefits that quality healing clays can provide both in and on the body. We cordially invite you to view what we have discovered over the last eleven years of research.

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General Uses of Healing Clay
Introduction to Healing Clays of the World



Using Clay Internally
Using Healing Clay Externally


New Examples - Healing Clay Treatments
Eytons' Earth - Clay Chemistry


Preparing Raw Clay
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Balneology, Balneotherapy, Hot Springs, Geothermal Waters
Eytons' Earth - Sacred Lands


Clay Packs and Poultices / Clay Gel & Magma
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Mastering Therapuetic Clay Baths
Terramin Calcium Bentonite Clay



Clay Sciences
Thimer Mercury Toxicity & Healing Clay Baths


Thimer Mercury Toxicity & Healing Clay Baths
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Tecopia Essentia Clay & Clay Blends



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Personalities - Healing Clay & Pelotherapy

Interesting Forum / Discussion Topics: Natural and Alternative Medicine

Abscess Tooth / Abscessed Mouth / Gums / Teeth - Treatment with Bentonite

Clay Minerals Analysis / Clay Chemistry - XRD, AAS, XRF

International Healing Earth's Research - W. Rudolph Reinbacher

Bentonite Sorption, Healing Clay & Aluminum

Organic Siberian Cambrian Clay: Blue and Yellow Clays



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For reasons including food and water contamination ( antibiotics, chemicals, pesticides, petroleum-based byproducts ), body detoxification programs are only going to become more critical to good health in the future.




Eytons' Earth - Green Healing Clays of the Desert

A wall of sand carried by wind-formed fingers swept through the desert valley, with mini-tornados swirling within the center. Man things were lifted up and cast out into the skyscapes, some of which were never to be found. When the sky returned a short three minutes later, a double rainbow sang vibrant colors unto the paler vastlands beneath the glow. Silence reigned. The wall entered the clay flatlands and it was as if the ground was on sand-fire.

I approached with camera in hand just as the storm was breathing its final sighs.

I gazed over to the mud-clay baths, heard the natural geothermally heated hot waters flowing near-silently. The silence and the song, together, spoke to me in a hushed whisper, as if to say:

Welcome to the Mystic Desert. Welcome to Eytons' Earth.

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April 06, 2015 - 08:20
Subject: clay for my skin


About 6 months ago, my shins started itching like crazy. Then I developed eczema like rashes on them as well as my calves. Within a few more months the rashes have moved across my whole body, some days worse than others. No one else in my home has them and I havenít changed my diet. One thing that could be affecting me is mold.

I would like to try clay to heal my skin, help with the discomfort of this externally and to help clean up my body internally.

Can you please recommend a direct source I can buy clay from and a specific kind that you think could help? Thanks so much!

Reply to jessica
April 09, 2015 - 17:04
Subject: Re: clay for my skin

Hi Jessica:

Your question has been moved to our Forum @:


September 29, 2013 - 08:49
Subject: For child?

Hello. My 4 y/o daughter still uses night pull-ups. She gets these red, pimply-like bumps on her bumm that can eventually turn up with white heads. Rx hasn't helped. Coconut oil has helped but she seems to be sensitive to it in other ways. Someone suggested healing clays, which brought me here. Do u believe this would work for her bumps? Would interaction with the overnight pull-up/urine be a problem?

Reply to Mariela
Jason – Las Vegas
September 29, 2013 - 12:50
Subject: Re: For child?

Hi Mariela:

Yes, using clay would be a good idea. Ideally, it would be best to place a clean dressing between the clay and the pull up, but this is not absolutely necessary.

Clay diaries – London
September 16, 2013 - 02:46
Subject: clay & skin cream mix

Hi Eytons earth,

I often mix coconut oil and clay to put on my skin -
does mixing the clay with oil prevent the clays healing power?

I also wondered if by applying clay (very diluted or mixed with oil) to the skin and leaving it on, if this would help against daily EMR.

many thanks
clay diaries

B – WA Australia
September 07, 2013 - 05:48
Subject: bronchiectasis


Just been diagnosed with bronchiectasis.
Are there any clays that might help my lungs heal?

Reane – Indpls, IN
June 23, 2013 - 15:46
Subject: Sores

I had to take narcotic's for years for chronic pancreatitus. The doctor's said I was allergic. I got off all the drugs but still have chronic sores on my body. I've done internal cleanses. Is there a clay that could help these sores. The only thing I have found over the years are the hydro or blister bandages, but these only help them heal better. I've found nothing that stops the sores once they come up.

kathy Whybrow – france
June 17, 2013 - 15:41
Subject: External clay and oral cortisone

I have been taking a cortisone via an inhaler for the last for the last six months. During this time a friend who uses clay suggested that I apply green clay externally over my chest, as a poultice or compress. I have been asked to take oral cortisone. Can I continue to apply the clay externally?
thank u very much, kathy

I have

Michele – san francisco
March 31, 2013 - 23:55
Subject: Tooth or gum abscess

I have a fistula/sinus tract in my gum that is from an infection of the tooth and/or gums. Can I heal this with clay if it has gone to my jaw bone? How long does it take to heal this kind of infection?

Thanks for the work you do-


Reply to Michele
Jason – Las Vegas
April 01, 2013 - 11:39
Subject: Re: Tooth or gum abscess

Hi Michele:

You can use clay inside the mouth to treat the gum, and clay outside of the mouth to over the jawbone. How long it takes is an individual thing, and is dependent upon many factors. Load up on Vitamin C, consider several months of Olive leaf extract (Eastpark Research), and use clay.

Reply to Michele
Michele – San Francisco
April 01, 2013 - 13:37
Subject: Re: Tooth or gum abscess

Thanks, Jason!

Reply to
Jason – Las Vegas
March 03, 2013 - 09:06
Subject: Re: Re: Clay verte

Greetings, Jeff:

There really isn't any concern about most micas used internally. After all, the "famous" french green Illite clay used in natural medicine is a mica.

February 19, 2013 - 17:44
Subject: Pls subscribe me to your website/blogs

I was once subscribed but unsubscribed- but would like to opt back in.
Thanks so much.

Selbst Bewusst Lieben – Munich
January 16, 2013 - 02:16
Subject: Healing Clays

Does anybody have experience to use clays in psychotherapy (such as healing oils in ayurvedic applications)?

Reply to Selbst Bewusst Lieben
February 01, 2013 - 12:17
Subject: Re: Healing Clays

Ayurveda has a good rebleepedtion for treating mental disorders, but clay therapy can also be used, especially if the psychological disorder is being caused by mental/physical: foreign substances, obstructions, or stress. Sleeping disorders and anger problems are two that I know can be alleviated through clay usage - by taking it internally or bathing/packing. Using your intuition with clay packs, you can really target a problem and root it out. From what I can tell through my small amount of personal experience, any condition that can be treated through surgery and drugs can also be treated by using external or internal clay application. Experiment w/ different types of clay, and contact someone experienced in using clay to get their ideas on where to apply it and all that.

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