Millions of years ago, long before modern pollutants contaminated
the Earth, a range of volcanoes erupted—sending volcanic ash into the
water of the ancient Sundance Sea that covered much of North America.
The water in this sea evaporated, leaving behind a bed of mineral-rich
Fremont Indians living in
what is now rural Southern Utah once told tales of the healing
properties of this clay deposit, which the legend holds was discovered
when the natives noticed herds of deer frequently gathering to nibble
at the soil around the deposit. Native Americans were known to carry a
ball of clay with them in their packs, dissolving some in water and
with their meals to ward off the effects of stomach ailments and food
infections, and the practice persisted for generations.
During the 1960’s, the Bosshardt family began experimenting with the
clay deposit on their property, using it as the Indians had to treat
bee stings and upset stomach, and eventually began hearing from local
health food stores inquiring about the benefits of the clay. The
interest prompted them to send a sample to be tested in a lab, and when
the results showed it was safe for human use the family began selling
the healing clay under the name Redmond Clay®.
Redmond Clay® has grown up a bit since then, but the product remains as
pure as it was when the Fremonts discovered its uses. We carefully
extract this ancient volcanic ash from deep within the earth, bringing
it to you in its pure, natural state. Many people consider it their
first aid kit in the bottle.
Using the Dry Redmond Clay: People say using it as baby powder causes
diaper rash to disappear by the next diaper change. Some people feel
that sprinkling the dry Redmond Clay on an open, infected wound causes
more of a drawing/healing action than using the gel.