West Nile Virus and Spraying Residues
Perry A~ © 2012
There are some simple
solutions for protecting yourself from
the West Nile Virus contracted from
mosquito bites. Keep a little jar of
Calcium Bentonite Clay mud on hand at
all times and apply topically as soon as
bitten. The clay will draw out the venom
and virus. Keep reapplying until the
redness and itching is gone.
If you live in an area that has been
sprayed with chemicals, take at least 2
clay baths per week, using 1-2 cups of
dry clay per bath for adults and 3/4 cup
for small children. Because the body
detoxifies through the skin, clay baths
are becoming more and more popular for
drawing out toxins and cleansing the
skin. Clay baths also relieve sore
muscles and body aches, stimulate
lymphatic action and circulation, are
very relaxing, and can promote a good
How to prepare a Clay Bath:
To make mixing easy, start by mixing 1-2
cups of dry clay with 5-6 cups water in
a blender, then add the liquefied clay
to a hot bath. A whisk can also be used
to mix the clay. Immediately wash any
clay residue off the metal blender
blades or wire whisk hoops after mixing.
Soak for 15-20 minutes. Submerge as much
of your body as possible during the bath
and stir the water to circulate the
clay. The more clay that is used in the
therapy, the more powerful the response.
Drink water or an electrolyte drink
during and after the bath to avoid
dehydration. If the clay is dissolved
adequately, it is safe for drains and
septic tanks. You can also use leftover
clay bath water for bathing pets and
To support the immune system, it is
always beneficial to drink a quality
internal Calcium Bentonite Clay. The
generally recommended amount is 1-2
ounces 2-3 times a day for adults and 1
teaspoon for small children. If taking
medications, wait until your medicines
are absorbed by the body. Your
pharmacist will know how long this
should take. Not all clays are suitable
for internal use.
Criteria for selecting a quality clay
and a reliable clay source:
1. Is it a Living Clay from the Smectite
family of clays?
2. Is it a Calcium based Bentonite/Montmorillonite
3. Is it a company that provides Mineral
4. Is it a company that provides a
Quality Control Report to insure the
purity of their product?
5. Is it a company that provides easy
access to qualified personnel to answer
6. Is the clay milled to at least a
7. Is it a naturally non-gritty clay?
8. Is the pH at least 8.5 or above?
9. Is it a non-staining clay?
10. Is it a clay with a Cation Exchange
Capacity of 80-100 millequivalents 100
g-1, capable of adsorbing and absorbing
positively charged ions?
11. Is it considered a green swelling
12. Is it tasteless and odorless?
13. Is it a reliable company that has
been in business for several years?
14. Does it come with professional
packaging (no Ziploc bags or
hand-written labels) with labels showing
directions and ingredients?
15. Is it an all-natural, clean clay,
direct from the source mine which has
not been processed or purified in any
16. Is it a clay from a mine protected
from the elements?
For additional protection, do a Google
search to find mosquito repelling plants
for your patios and porches.
Perry A~ is the author of Living
Clay: Nature’s Own Miracle Cure
and has been an ongoing student in the
study and research of Bentonite Clays
since the early 1990s. She has been an
advocate for Bentonite clays ever since.
She is available for radio interviews,
clay workshops, presentations and to
answer questions about clay. She can be