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Preparing Powdered Clay for Use
(Example Using Technical Grade Sodium Bentonite)

325 mesh bentonite, technical grade, before hydration
 
Hydrated bentonite - when this "magma" sets for a period of 24 - 72 hours, it will have actually thickened

A common 325 mesh "technical grade" bentonite powder before hydration, placed in a five gallon glass container ( The brand shown is Whittaker ).

 

Five gallons of hydrated bentonite ( not "set" yet ) created by adding 24 cups of water. Notice the amount of volume of hydrated clay that was created solely by adding water.

Hydrating powdered bentonite

Featured: Did You Know...?

 


Clay Eating Peruvian Macaws / Parrots


"All sorts of macaws converge at a small area on the main claylick outside the Tambopata Research Center. The claylick is pretty much a simple cliff face. Somehow all of the birds know that if the clay they eat in the morning will dispell the toxins in the poisonous fruit during the day. They only need to eat clay during the times of the year when the non-poisonous fruit is not available. Many species of parrot know to do this. How do they all know? When did they learn? How did they discover this amazing property of the clay and propagate it to the rest of the parrots?"

- Mick @ MickTravels Around the World Travel Guide, Copyright 2005, Reserved

To explore potential answers these excellent questions, consider reading our new document: Living Clay

Read more about indigenous habits and instinctual use of edible clay minerals in our bentonite articles section.

 


Preparing Powdered Clay for External Use

Preparing powdered bentonite for external use is not difficult, but may require some patience. On average, the amount of water required to properly hydrate bentonite will be from four to five times the amount of clay, by volume. For every one cup of bentonite, at least four cups of water will be required to fully hydrate the clay to produce a magma that can be considered colloidal.

While there is not one single method to prepare clay, our experience suggests the following method:

1. Add the powdered clay to the container, layering it not more than three inches thick. If one is making more clay, add about 4 times the water to the container at this point, then add another "layer" of powdered clay, again, not more than three inches deep. This process can be repeated.

2. If the layering method is not used, then once the powdered clay is in the container, the water is then added.

3. It takes time for the clay to hydrate. If one finds that the powdered clay is not adsorbing water, then one may gently create small holes from the top to the bottom of the container, which will allow the water to penetrate to the bottom of the container.

4. Mixing the clay is not recommended. If neccessary, one can "turn" the clay by taking the clay that is on the bottom of the container and moving it to the top.

5. Complete hydration can take from 48 hours to five days, depending on the clay and the amount of clay being made.

The end product should be a gel substance without clumping. The more one interferes in the process, the greater the chance of clumping. When placed in a container, one should be able to feel a "bounce" to the clay, by holding the container in one hand and tapping it with the other.

If the clay is not hydrated enough, it is easy to add small amounts of water. We recommend creating medium sized holes ( if a large container is used to make the clay ) that penetrate to the bottom of the container, and slowly adding water so that the water fills from the bottom of the container up. No mixing is required. Simply allow the clay to set and expand.

Apply caution when handling processed powdered clay. One should avoid breathing in the fine powder.

Please see our new tutorial on making hydrated clay with properly remineralized structred water: How to Make an Exceptional Clay Gel with Salt Soles

If you are interested in purchasing clay that is already hydrated in bulk: Bulk Calcium bentonite hydrated clay gel/paste

Hydrating powdered bentonite

 

Preparing Powdered Clay for Internal Use

Using a powdered clay internally is very simple. Simply take one teaspoonful to one tablespoonful of clay and add it to about eight ounces of water, and thoroughly mix until the clay is completely combined with the water.

For those who are considering the long term use of bentonite internally, one can create a bentonite gel, similiar to the mixture used externally, and take a tablespoonful daily. This is not recommended for those who have not previously used bentonite internally to acclimate the body to use.

 

Using powdered bentonite internally

 

See Also:

Preparing Raw Clay
General Uses of Healing Clay

 

Featured: Did You Know...?

  Researchers at the University of New England in Australia claim to have made a surprising discovery. While searching for means to combat a serious stomach disorder common to Australian sheep, they found that "small quantities of a naturally occurring clay, called bentonite, mixed into a sheep's drinking water" not only improved the animal's digestion but increased wool growth, reports The Australian. One of the researchers, Professor Ron Leng, said that a daily dose of a half ounce of bentonite mixed into their drinking water had resulted in increase of up to about one tenth of an ounce a day in a sheep's growth. It is hoped that use of this mixture on sheep nationwide will bring increases in wool production worth millions of dollars.

-AWAKE! 6/22/88

 

 




 


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