The clay body wrap  is very useful to combat fevers, pains and inflammations.

It is a luxurious and thoroughly therapeutic treatment, especially with powdered seaweed added to it. Mix the clay with seaweed powder (50/50), add water to form a spreadable mass. To do it at home, prepare the place to lie on first, and a warm room. Lay down 1 or 2 warm blankets, with a plastic sheet on top. Cover yourself with the mixture of clay and water, or clay, seaweed and water, lie down on the plastic sheet, cover yourself with the remaining half of the blanket. Make sure you stay warm throughout. Stay under the blanket for 15-30 minutes. Wash off in a shower or a bath.

In cases of inflammation, you can add half of a grated onion.

The clay also can be used as a poultice for application to muscles, joints, sprains, slight wounds, infections, minor burns and much more.

  • Used in a general bath or foot bath, clays act as a very effective detoxifying remedy. For best results, internal clay is used at the same time.
  • Used as a vaginal douche, it can help with many problems including Candida.
  • Used over hemorrhoids, clay helps heal them quickly.
  • Used over skin conditions – acne, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, illite clay draws toxins out and promotes healing. It is a Godsend for oily, problem skin – with its purifying, drying action.
  • Used over burns / sunburn, cold clay compresses are fastest healing and pain relieving remedy which helps regeneration of tissue and prevents formation of scars.
  • Tense over-worked muscles – clay poultices / wraps will draw the lactic acid and relax the muscle.
  • Cuts, bruises & abrasions – the clay is  absorptive , antiseptic, antibacterial and haemostatic qualities support the body’s natural curative abilities and greatly reduces healing time.


To make a compress, mix some clay with warm water to make it quite runny. Spread over a piece of cloth. Apply on an affected area. Cover with a compress paper, wrap up in a warm cloth. Leave on the clay dries out. Apply on aching joints, muscles, in the area of organs affected by an illness.


A poultice has a much more powerful effect than a compress, since it requires a lot more clay per application. Pour the required quantity of Illite clay into a large glass bowl. Cover with water (1 inch) mix with a wooden spoon and allow up time for the clay to absorb the water. Mix to a smooth paste. Spread 0.5 – 1 inch of paste onto a piece of gauze.

Apply directly to the affected area, gauze uppermost, securing with a bandage. Leave in place for up to 2 hours but do not allow the paste to dry. Discard the poultice and re-apply a fresh one if required.

It works as a mass, drawing up toxic waste into itself. The electromagnetic charge is stronger too. So the overall effect is more powerful. It is especially good for applications on an affected area or simply where a stronger action is required. If an area is hot and inflamed, a cold poultice application is recommended to relieve the heat and reduce the inflammation.