Green clay makes a great addition to your natural first aid kit.
Not only does it contain antibacterial properties, its absorbent and drawing properties make it a natural choice when dealing with minor wounds, hot spots and wet eczema. Its versatility also makes it a natural choice when dealing with inflamed, hot itchy skin as it can provide soothing relief from the itch while also cooling the skin.
Green clay with a little water added can be used as a poultice to protect and aid wound healing, (if using a poultice ensure it stays wet, do not pull off if it dries out, soak off). As a dry powder it can be applied to the affected area with a small clean brush, (similar to a makeup brush). In its dry form green clay works well to soothe hot, inflamed, itchy skin.
Green clay may help absorb toxins, it may help to protect wounds from infection and may help naturally repel flies and insects. It is also rich in minerals and has regenerating and revitalizing properties.
Clay may stain fabric. Always use plastic, glass, wooden or ceramic utensils if mixing clay.