Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bentonite Clay to the Rescue Again!

My husband and sons went camping over the last weekend. They usually go camping every summer, but this time they went  backpacking. This is when you load up your backpack with everything you need and hike in to a lake to camp and fish.  When they got home late Sunday night, they were all completely wiped out. They had hiked for many miles at over 13,000 feet altitude.  We live at 6,000 so it was twice what we're used to.

I sent them with a small first aid kit that contained Vinegar of the four thieves (bug bite prevention). My husband and 17 yo used it and got nary a bite. But my 15 yo forgot to use it and got about a dozen mosquito bites. When he woke up the next morning, I made a paste of distilled water and bentonite clay and applied some to every bite and covered with bandaids.

I discovered this trick last week when I woke up with a couple of little spider bites on my leg. I remembered reading how using bentonite clay paste would instantly take the itch and pain away, so I tried it. I was amazed how easy and fast this worked! I left the bandaids on a couple of days and when I took it off, the bite marks were gone!

I'm so thankful to God for bentonite clay!


Tricia said...

Neat! I'm just beginning to discover God's gift of herbs. I made my own Stevia drops and made Kelp supplements! So amazing and so much fun! I'll have to try the bentonite clay on bug bites!

Simply Keeping Home said...

Good job on making your own Stevia drops! That's a great idea on making your own Kelp supplements, I've never thought of that! Costco sells dried kelp sheets - I bed they could just be ground up and capsulated. Thanks for sharing your great ideas!