Using Redmond Clay externally

By March 21, 2012 June 29th, 2018 clay basics, learning about clay

Even after 50 years, we still hear new ways people use Redmond Clay. Here are some of the most common, and most helpful.

Clay as a Poultice

Hydrated Redmond Clay can be applied externally as a poultice on cuts, bruises, insect bites, bee stings, boils, rashes, achy joints, acne, and burns. To apply a clay poultice, place a thick layer (¼ to 1 inch thick) over the affected area. Redmond Clay has tremendous drawing power, so it should be washed off before it dries completely– especially when used on burns or sensitive areas such as the face. If the area can be wrapped with cheese cloth or plastic wrap, the clay can be left on overnight without drying out.

Redmond Clay Baths

To enjoy a full-body detox, add 1 to 2 cups of Redmond Clay to a tub of hot water and soak for 20-30 minutes. The remaining clay sediment can be safely washed down the drain. We have never seen it cause problems with the plumbing.

Foot Baths

Many people find that a foot bath with Redmond Clay also is a relaxing way to draw toxins out of the body. For a foot bath, add about 3 tablespoons of Redmond Clay to a pot of water that is as warm as you can stand. Soak your feet for about 30 minutes.

Join the discussion 31 Comments

  • nina says:

    Are your products cruelty free?

    • admin says:

      Nina, animals aren’t used to produce or test any Redmond Trading products. (Plenty of customers use Redmond Clay to benefit their pets, though!)

  • sarah says:

    Is redmond clay good to help get rid of blackheads?

    • Redmond Clay says:

      It is, Sarah, to the relief of many local teens. A popular blogger once compared it to one of those biore strips — as it starts to dry, it tends to draw impurities from the pores.

      • Shelly Lindballe says:

        just wondering is it a certain kind of Redmond clay that you use for acne we have the first aid clay is there a difference?

        • Redmond Clay says:

          Shelly, Redmond Clay First Aid should do the trick! (You’ll save money by mixing your own from our powder, but both work the same way!) Good luck!

  • serena says:

    can the clay get rid of scars and bruises and help with uneven skin tones?

    • Redmond Clay says:

      Serena, clay isn’t going to do much for uneven skin tones, and we’ve read some books that hint at using clay on scars, but to be honest, we’re not so sure about that. Our customers are a pretty vocal, grateful group, and we haven’t heard anyone loving clay for minimizing scars. (Vitamin E oil has helped with my daughter’s surgery scars, though.)

      But for bruising and scrapes, clay has a great track record. We use it ourselves and have heard thousands of “thank you” messages from customers using it that way. This video will show you how people apply clay externally.

      • Sue says:

        I use organic coconut oil on areas that have scars and it is wonderful at minimizing them. I also use it directly on cold sores which speeds up the healing and prevents scarring altogether. Organic shea butter is also very helpful for reducing the appearance of scars.

  • William says:

    Does Redmond Clay work good for sunburns. I have a big sunburn on my back and we have some redmond clay. If it won’t work I do not want to waste it.

    • Redmond Clay says:

      Redmond Clay is all we ever use to soothe sunburns, William! We should put together a video about that…

  • Vicky says:

    I have stomach ulcers & my husband has C.L.L. cancer. Is it safe to use the clay pills as a detox & will it harm the liver? Thank you Vicky

    • Redmond Clay says:

      Vicky, you’ll want to run it by your doctor, but you’ll almost certainly get relief for your ulcers, and since Redmond Clay is perfectly natural it won’t negatively affect the liver. Good luck!

  • phyllis says:

    Could we use the redmond clay on a 16 month old child who has a rash almost over his entire body, except for his face? Would it help get rid of the rash?

    • Redmond Clay says:

      Phyllis, it’s certainly worth a try. Putting a little powder clay in his bath water (maybe 1/4 cup) could be an easy way to start, and a clay poultice would also be worth a try. We have never known clay to hurt a rash, and it has helped many. You might want to watch the video clip about using clay externally to get you started. Good luck!

  • gabby says:

    I heard there is a redmond clay concoction for losing weight. Is it possible?

    • debi says:

      Hi Gabby,

      In her book Living Clay, Perry A. says that because the clay eliminates waste in the body, it helps the liver do its job thus helping the body maintain a healthy weight.

  • Steph says:

    My son (18 mo) suffers from severe constipation. I worry that he has toxins in his body that could be contributing to it. I took hormones while pregnant, and I wonder if that could cause something like this. He eats plenty of fiber, liquid, and no sugar or dairy so it’s not really diet related. My clay is coming in the mail tomorrow and i am eager to try it. How would you suggest I get it in him? Does it have a taste?
    Also would putting it in his bath have the same effect? How often should people take a detox bath? Can you overdo it?

    • debi says:

      Hi Steph,

      Because the clay is a completely natural product, we do not make any medical claims regarding it. When it comes to little guys like your son, we always suggest taking a sample of the clay and some information to your health professional. That being said, the clay, at times, can be constipating for adults and could have the same affect on your son who you say already suffers from this problem. For adults, we strongly suggest drinking sufficient water throughout the day when using the clay. For a free sample of the clay along with information you can reply with your shipping address. More great clay information can be found on our website at

      Deb Ivie
      Customer Service
      Redmond Trading Company LC

  • Talia says:

    Hi, I am researching arthritis and I would like to know i have you had any comments from users of this clay helping with arthritic pain (in Knee). Also, is this the same as the calcium bentonite green clay? Thanks in advance.

    • debi says:

      Hi Talia,

      There are numerous types of bentonite clay available from various locations around the globe. Because our clay is safe to take internally, that might make it different from many other clays including some Green Clays. Because Redmond Bentonite Clay is a completely naturally product, no medical claims can be made regarding it. That being said, we have had positive feedback from some of our customers using it to help alleviate the pain that comes with arthritis. For more information about Redmond Clay, you can visit our website at

      Have a great day!

  • Jana Brady says:

    Please send a sample of Redmond Clay –

    Thank you,
    Jana Brady

    • debi says:

      Hi Jana,

      For a sample of the clay and information, please call our customer service line at 800-367-7258.

      Have a great day!

  • Sue says:

    I recently discovered how great Redmond clay is for bug bites. I had several mosquito bites on my feet & ankles that were constantly waking me up from the itching. I made a thick gel paste from your clay, layered on the bites and covered them with a bandage to keep the clay moist. I was hoping that it would just relieve the constant itching but to my surprise, the next morning when I removed the bandage, the bites had completely healed…gone! At that point I was hooked! I’ve been taking it internally ever since and feel better than I’ve felt in years. Thank-you Redmond Clay!

    • Deb says:

      Same situation here. I was in pain with mosquito bites on my feet and ankles. It was waking me up from the pain and itch every two hours. I used the clay in the tube on the bites, wrapped it in cheesecloth, and then put a very soft but loose sock to keep it all together. I slept like a rock through the night, and even when I got up, the clay was still somewhat moist. The massive pain and swelling was gone. I went all day without having to put anything on the bites at all. As a precaution, I’m doing the same treatment tonight.

  • Carole says:

    Wanted to let you know that put some on a sting I got. Put a poultice
    On overnight then let it dry out this morn & the big red welt
    I had is almost gone. Thanks!

  • Felicia says:

    Love this clay. MY little boy had eczema really bad I gave him clay and salt baths every night for at least a week it made a huge difference now you can’t even tell he has eczema and we only give him a clay bath about once a month now!!!

  • Maxine Pearce says:

    My friend gave me some of her clay to put on my ugly red growth that appeared on my upper arm. After two uses of putting the clay paste on my growth, I noticed that the redness has diminished and the fluids in the growth are drying up. And it is getting smaller. I am very excited about this clay and love seeing the results I am getting.

  • Virginia says:

    I used the Redmond clay internally and after about 3 weeks of using it a hugh ganglion cyst on the top of my foot disappeared. I was very excited to see this, since I’d had it a number of years. I had several medical doctors try different things to no avail.

  • Rivka says:

    I was in a serious firework accident this past July leaving about a quarter of my body burned from mostly waste down and I’ve only been using clay for about a week now. Scars are still very fresh, I am still growing layers of skin and the pigment has already lightened up, I’m so amazed that I could see a difference right away. It has also removed acne scars and given my face a smoother feel in just under a week. My mom has had hip problems for years, she opted out of surgery – she wraps her hip overnight with the clay and her hip mobility has gotten soooo much better – clay along with body weight stretching has been the treatment she has been looking for! Highly recommended!! – so glad my mom led me to this product from nature! – I also use raw honey on the scars and drink lots and lots of water!!! 🙂

  • Jona says:

    I absolutely love this stuff so far. I’ve been feeling very blah lately and having constant severe back pain, so my mom and I decided to give this stuff a try and its been great. I drink a glass everyday and also put a clay mask on and it made my skin very soft. I also noticed that my back pain has disappeared. I am feeling over all better and I just love this stuff so much!!

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