I heard you cannot use a metal spoon in clay or store it in a jar with a metal lid. Why is that?

Unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation on the web about a potential problem with clays coming in contact with metals. The short, simple answer is that Clay can do no harm to metals, such as spoons, and the efficacy of 100% Calcium Bentonite Clay cannot be affected by use of a metal spoon. While some lesser clays, particularly Sodium based Bentonites, which have warnings on their jars – Like Aztec – “NOT TO BE TAKEN INTERNALLY” can have their efficacy wiped out once mixed for ingestion with a metal spoon. Their molecule, when hydrated, breaks down and then becomes susceptible to contact with metal. A 100% pure Calcium Bentonite Clay molecule maintains its molecular whole when mixed with water for Internal Detox, and is approved as GRAS by the FDA. Sodium bentonite and Calcium bentonite are as different as night and day. And here is how this specific “Clay Myth” came to be…

Ran Knishinsky wrote a great little book on Clay Healing about 18 years ago. In it he incorrectly suggest that people should not use metal spoons when mixing their liquid clay as he “believed” it might reduce the negative charge of the clay (as the spoon is metal and metals carry a 100% positive charge). Then Jason Eyton wrote a book and further extrapolated that if using a metal spoon to stir clay it could cause the clay to lose some of its negative charge. He further postulated that if that were proven to be the case then the clay must be adsorbing metal molecules from the spoon and therefore a metal spoon should not be used when mixing clays. The Myth perpetuated and grew from there. After many years of myth perpetuation, it is today taken by many as a factual truth. But not so. Here is the TRUTH about this myth…

Clay is mined with heavy equipment, dozers, backhoes, etc. Clay is transported to the mill in a heavy steel dump truck bed. Clay is milled with heavy metal grinding and milling machines. It is metal screen sieved, conveyed and poured into bags with heavy metal equipment. Then when it arrives at the packaging facility, stainless steel fillers, the same metal used in most spoons, is used to fill the jars. Then when it arrives at your house, it is put in blenders with steel blades and is mixed with metal spoons when making your facial masks, or mixing for liquid ingestion. Clay cannot harm or remove even one molecule from a solid metal object. The whole story and premise is based on one small piece of speculation which has grown in scope and awareness over the past 18 years to what it is today. I only hope the believers are not too disappointed. Let go of this one and use a kitchen drawer metal spoon. Make life a little easier on yourself.


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