Calcium Bentonite Clay, Nature's Pathway to Healing by Perry A~ Arledge


Calcium Bentonite Clay
Nature's Pathway to Healing
Balance, Detox, Stimulate, Alkalize

by Perry A~

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The following excerpts are from Perry A~ Arledge's upcoming book, Calcium Bentonite Clay, Nature's Pathway to Healing. 



Excerpt #1
What is Calcium Bentonite Clay

Excerpt #2
How to Mix and Use a Triple Swelling Calcium Bentonite Clay for Multiple Uses








It is difficult to know where to start in introducing readers to Calcium Bentonite Clay.  So let’s start with what it is first.

Bentonite clay is volcanic ash, the core of Mother Earth with all the impurities burned out from the tremendous heat of a volcanic eruption. The clay particle is made up of 60-80 trace minerals, fused together by heat and charged with a powerful electromagnetic energy and a strong negative ionic charge. When a volcano erupts and the lava flows down the side of the volcanic cone, the ash is blown high into the sky. Slowly it settles to the ground, sometimes nearby, sometimes hundreds of miles away, and in extreme cases it can encircle the globe. Volcanic ash landing in inland lakes and seas evolves over millions of years into various stages of Bentonite clay maturity and types.

Bentonite and Montmorillonite clays are from the Smectite family of clays, which is known for its remarkable ability to change. The book Earth Cures makes several references to clays being alive or a living earth. Louis Kervran’s book Biological Transmutations determined that clays contain beneficial living microorganisms and that with the help of enzymes, clays can make chemical interconversions that sustain life. Since Smectite clays are 2:1 layer clays that expand and have the largest surface area and the highest Cation Exchange Capacity, I refer to them as “living clays” because of this ability to make changes. A rock, on the other hand, is incapable of transforming itself from within.  It can only change from outside influences including weathering by heat, wind and water.

A Smectite or living clay is one capable of change through balancing, transforming, stimulating and the interactive exchanging of elements and energy. A rock, on the other hand, is incapable of transforming itself from within.  It can only change from outside influences including weathering by heat, wind and water.

Smectite Clay as a Catalyst

Clay acts as a catalyst and assists the body in returning to and maintaining a state of balance and well-being through amazing processes that are not fully understood. As a catalyst, it provides activation energy to the body. A catalyst is an agent that provokes or speeds significant change or action. Without the help of a catalyst, the amount of energy needed to spark a particular reaction is high. When the catalyst is present, the activation energy is lowered, making the reaction happen more efficiently. Unlike other reagents, substances that produce a chemical reaction, a catalyst is not consumed by the reaction itself. It generally works by either changing the structure of a molecule or by bonding to reactant molecules, causing them to combine, react and release a product or energy.

Enzymes are biological catalysts or assistants. They consist of various types of proteins that work to drive the chemical reaction required for a specific action or nutrient. Enzymes might be the factors that give clay its amazing and unexplained abilities. “Enzymes are large biological molecules responsible for the thousands of chemical interconversions that sustain life. They are highly selective catalysts, greatly accelerating both the rate and specificity of metabolic reactions, from the digestion of food to the synthesis of DNA. Enzymes catalyze the forward and backward reactions equally. They do not alter the equilibrium itself, but only the speed at which it is reached.” (Wikipedia)

However, the fact is because of clay’s multifaceted nature, understanding the mechanics of clay is still a mystery to researchers, biologists, chemists, physicists and healers.  

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  • In a blender to 3 cups of water, add 1-2 cups of dry clay cover with more water until within an inch of the top. Blend on high for 30 seconds.

  • Pour the mixture into the bath tub and rinse the blender with water. Before getting into the bath wash the blades of your blender.

  • Soak for 20-30 minutes submerging as much of the body as possible. Keep the water circulating by stirring.  Relax and enjoy.

  • No need to rinse off, just dry off and notice how soft you skin feels. Baths in the evening are preferred for a good night’s sleep.


  • In a blender put 4 cups of water and add I/2 cup Detox Powder Clay

  • Blend on high for 30 seconds

  • Pour into a quart a glass or food grade plastic bottle with a plastic lid

  • Wash blender blades of clay residue.

Liquid clay does not need to be refrigerated and will keep for many months. Take the suggest amount for your needs.


The protocol most frequently suggested by practitioners is: Drink 2 oz. of liquid clay 3 times a day for 21 days, preferably on an empty stomach if you want the best cleansing effects. After 21 days find your maintenance level. After the initial cleanse the clay may be taken any time with or without food. One size does not fit all. If you have serious digestive issues you can gradually increase your amounts up 8 oz 3 times a day if needed. Always consult professional medical advice for specific conditions.


Check with your pharmacist to determine whether clay will interfere with any medications. Ask your pharmacist how long it takes for the body to absorb the medication. Then allow that time to pass between taking your medication and the clay.


Suggestions for Using Liquid Clay Internally

A clean, properly functioning digestive tract is paramount to our well-being. For internal cleansing and daily detoxing, take clay daily. Doing so will get your intestines clean and keep them that way. It is important to take it in a liquid form rather than in a tablet or capsule. Liquefied Calcium Bentonite may be purchased or made from the clay powder. Clay begins working in the mouth, and the life force energy of the clay will resonate with all the cells of the body immediately. By taking it in capsule or pill form, you will miss the benefits to the mouth, gums and esophagus. In addition, it will take fluids from the body to fully hydrate. In a liquid or fully hydrated form, it is activated and ready to work immediately.


It is not understood what gives most people three good bowel movements a day and others get constipated and some even have diarrhea. If constipation occurs, you need to keep drinking the clay and take whatever you use to keep your janitorial services working until the colon is cleaned out. Taking over-the-counter magnesium tablets of 250 mg is a gentle solution. For diarrhea you may need to bulk up with fiber or psyllium husk. After being on the psyllium for a week, take a good probiotic to rebuild the gut flora.


  • In a blender add 3 cups of water to 1 cup of clay. Blend on high 30 seconds. Be sure to wash the metal blades soon after mixing.

  • Pour into an air tight food grade plastic or glass container with a plastic lid.

  • Allow the mixture to stand for 15 minutes with lid slightly loosened to vent and allow for expansion.

  • Use for topical applications.


The clay mask is excellent for facials, pulling out infections, deep cleaning pores, reducing inflammation and swelling, pulling out irritating venom from insect bites, stimulating circulation and alkalizing the skin. It also softens and exfoliates the skin.


A poultice is a thick application of topical clay mask to an area for things such as open wounds, burns, rashes, broken bones, and arthritic joints, back pain due to slipped disks, pinched nerves, toenail fungus, eye irritations, boils, sprains, migraine headaches and problems with body organs. It is held in place with a plastic wrap. Clay poultices should be ½ to ¾ of an inch thick. In most cases a poultice can be left on for 2 to 4 hours or all night. If used to stimulate a body organ, leave on for 30 minutes to an hour. In some cases such as sinus infections, toenail fungus, sprains or bruises, apply the clay and leave it uncovered to dry.

Some areas of the body are difficult to wrap. Glad Press’n Seal works well on these cases. It is in the grocery store next to the Saran wrap and foils. Cut a square or strip of Glad Press’n Seal larger than the area you want to put it on. On the sticky side put on an ample amount of the clay mask. Put the clay directly over the problem area and press the dry edges of the sticky side to the skin to hold in place.

For an Eye Poultice

  • Apply the clay mask thickly over a circular cotton pad and apply to the closed eyelid.

  • Leave in place for 15 to 20 minutes. Gently wash off.

  • For minor irritations, pour the liquid clay on the cotton pad and apply to eyes.

This is very soothing and will relieve itching and reduce swelling from allergic reactions. This is an excellent treatment for a black eye.

Eye Wash Solution

  • To make a clay eye wash solution: In a glass jar add 1 tablespoon of liquid clay with 4 ounces of eye wash solution and blend.

  • Pour the solution into a clean bottle to use in an eye cup or as eye drops daily as needed.

Be sure to get eye wash and not lens cleaner. Some references are:

      Bausch & Lomb Advanced Eye Relief Eye Wash

      Collyrium for Fresh Eyes- Eye Wash

      Walgreen’s Soothing Eye Wash

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