by Perry A~
Frequently asked questions are: “I have some old calcium Bentonite clay that has been sitting in the garage and now it smells like gasoline. Can I still use it?” “I ordered clay hastily and got the cheap clay that turned out to be gritty and non-effective. What can I do with it now?” “Where can I get a cheap clay for my garden, farm and pet use?”
Don’t throw that clay away! There are many good uses available to salvage your investment and have clay work for you other than as a wellness product; like Clay for Home & Garden Use.
Need more Home & Garden type clay?
The Living Clay Co. is making lemonade out of lemons. A load of clay was received that proved not to meet the purity quality standards of Living Clay. In their haste to mine the deposit, another clay was mixed with the pure Living Clay. We are now offering this mix as ProClay Home & Garden Clay in 5 gallon buckets for $99.00 while they last. Remember, free shipping applies for the month of November 2011.
Many of our customers have been asking for a cheap grade clay for pet areas and home and garden uses, and here it is. Add it to your garden and kick start your vegetables, plants and trees with 60-70 trace minerals. You will be amazed at how your crops green up, grow and blossom.
But that’s not all. Clay is a natural deodorizer and is ideal for removing unpleasant odors. Pet areas, smokers’ corner, stinky closets, trash bins, garage odors, refrigerators and more. Not to mention removing oils spills on the garage floor.
Call 1-800-915 CLAY to reserve your 5 gal. bucket. Shipping is free the month of November, 2011. Supplies are limited. Suggested usage and application directions are provided with your order.
Around the home:
Use your clay to clean oil spots in garage, deodorize pet bedding and smelly areas around your house. Sprinkle on your carpet to get out musty smells, and vacuum the next day. Put a dish of clay on a smoker’s table and in the ashtray. Sprinkle clay in your trash bins. Put a bowl of clay powder in your refrigerator. Use it in musty closets. Clean faucet fixtures and grease deposits on your stove with a wet tooth brush dipped in powder clay. Use a little powder clay to scrub out grease stains on clothes. ALWAYS TEST A SMALL PATCH FIRST WHEN USING ON CLOTH OR CARPET, AND TEST FOR ABRASIVENESS ON COUNTER OR STOVE TOPS.
In the yard:
According to Michel Abehsera, author of The Healing Clay, this incredible clay can replace all chemical fertilizers and can be used in the form of packs, daubings, and powders.
Hydrated clay is the best pack for tree wounds. When trimming trees, apply wet hydrated clay (1 part clay to 3 parts water) to the end of cut branches and allow it to dry. This keeps insects and bacteria from entering the tree or shrub. When re-potting or planting, soak roots in clay water (1 part clay to 10 parts water).
In acidic ground, clay can be added to improve the balance of the soil. Added to organic debris, clay increases the production of humus and also the amount of carbon fixation in the soil. Do not use with acid loving plants.
For healthy blooming plants, till clay into the top soil with compost during the off season to prepare the bed for spring planting. Bentonite clay provides 60-70 trace minerals. Enzymes from the plants break down the minerals for root absorption.
Sealant for leaking ponds:
Bentonite clay does not allow water to filter through, making it ideal for sealing water features in landscaping.
If your pond drops more than 4-5 vertical feet during a normal year, then you may suspect water loss due to something other than evaporation. Seepage through the dam is the most common culprit. Trees on the dam, muskrat holes, and insufficient compaction during construction can cause a dam to leak.
Pond bottoms without enough clay will also lose water. Many pond owners have had good luck in sealing leaking ponds with Bentonite clay, even with water still in the pond. A 5 gallon container will cover about an 8’ X 8’ bottom area and will not adversely affect fish in the pond. If the leaks are serious, you may have to drain the pond and compact large amounts of ProClay in order to seal it sufficiently. (Call for tonnage pricing.)
For Soil Mixes: Sand and clay mixes without anything else added, should be avoided in the garden. Sand and clay with humus and possibly some animal droppings (sheep, livestock and swine) in the right proportions, is the ideal garden soil.
- Clay: 1 part
- Sand: 1 part
- Humus: 1 part
- Droppings: 1 part
Whatever size container you use, repeat as specified for each item.
- Clay: 2 parts
- Sand: 2 parts
- Humus: 3 parts
- Droppings: 1 part
- Clay: 1 part
- Sand: 1 part
- Humus: 3 part
- Droppings: None
Now put that calcium Bentonite clay to good use and get your home refreshed and your yard and garden ready for spring. Your plants will thank you in the loveliest ways. Remember, Bentonite Clay as a soil supplement is natural and good for the earth.
Michel Abehsera, The Healing Clay (Lyle Stuart, 1986)
Philip S. Callaham, PhD., Paramagnetism, Rediscovering Nature’s Secret Force of Growth, 1995
James Girard, Principles of Environmental Chemistry, (Jones & Bartlett 2010)
Perry A~, is the author of Living Clay: Nature’s Own Miracle Cure and is a frequent contributor to Natural News and other health publications. She has been an ongoing student in the study and research of Bentonite Clays since the early 1990s, and is the founder of The Living Clay Co. She is available for radio interviews and for questions about clay. She can be reached at 1-866-262-5611 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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