AquiTerra Sacred Clay was formed as a byproduct of underground aquifer water
interacting with underground or surface molten lava or ash. The resultant steam
and pressure transformed certain volcanic minerals into this clay over a short
span of 10,000 years or less – and most likely took place within the last
50,000-250,000 years. "AquiTerra"
It has a mild taste with a subtle caramel flavor. This clay is a finer
particle and more fluffy, weighing almost 60% less than the pyrophyllite clay for
the same volume of clay. The finer particle size translates into improved
mineral nutrition and more effective detoxification. It comes from a source 8
miles away from the original pyrophyllite deposit, which is 15 miles from Crater Lake. Geologically they
are in close enough proximity to have been formed as a result of similar
volcanic activities. The entire region has been influenced by the sacred energy
of Mt. Mazama/Crater Lake for millions of years. The subsurface has a highly
active aquifer system even to this day.
AquiTerra Sacred Clay is predominantly kaolin (65-70%) in a naturally occurring
blend of kaolin, illite, rectorite (illite/smectite & illite/vermiculite),
minor amounts of geothite, and trace amounts of lepidocrosite.
It is so far outperforming the pyrophyllite, and others. Here is what we have
observed so far in comparison:
· AquiTerra Sacred Clay tastes
· AquiTerra Sacred Clay is noticeably uplifting when consumed in
water, Those sensitive to energetics will
likely notice the higher energy field from AquiTerra
Sacred Clay second only to Ormalite (angstrom ormus) in this energetic
influence. The AquiTerra Sacred Clay
deposit has thin veins of Ormalite that run throughout which may account for
its appreciably more uplifting feeling.
· AquiTerra Sacred Clay has less grit than most clay due to a proprietary wet
sifting process to extract the larger particles before drying. Dry milling
methods grind hardened clay rocks and clay sand into powder resulting in a
greater chance of sedimentary grit and a heavier end product. Wet
classification allows for room temperature particle size reduction, eliminating
concerns over heat buildup during standard dry milling. This method does
increase production costs, but the final result is a significantly enhanced
quality clay product.
· Aquiterra Sacred Clay is dried at the lowest possible heat setting of less than
225ºF (107ºC) using infrared, convection and conduction. Most clays are dried
at much higher temperatures which denature the product in various ways
(possibly explaining why some clays feel "dead"). Hydrothermally
produced clays are naturally created in the earth at temperatures of 400ºF
(200ºC) and above, so this low drying temperature, which is well below its
original creation, leaves its inherent properties intact.
· AquiTerra Sacred Clay appears to have a slight improved edge over pyrophyllite
when applied to cuts, bruises, spider bites, mosquito bites, rashes, etc.
· When AquiTerra Sacred
Clay is applied as a facial, a remarkable softness to the skin is a common
after-effect. When testing each clay on one half the face, we noticed the AquiTerra Sacred Clay side was
significantly softer and appeared more hydrated.
· Both AquiTerra Sacred
Clay and the pyrophyllite clay help in settling the stomach and supporting
· AquiTerra Sacred Clay can be slightly drying to the bowels at amounts in excess of
1 tablespoon per day. This drying effect works well for loose stools, yet those
that tend toward constipation can compensate by taking ElectroEnzymes and
PrimoLife (which are recommended for daily maintenance anyway).
· From a more technical perspective, both clays have cation
exchange capacities (CEC) due to the hydrothermal alteration of both clays.
Higher CEC translates to greater capacity for adsorption of heavy metals and
chemicals in the system, along with the delivery of mineral nutrients to cells.