Why do I often crave eating clay?

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Q I have a habit that I have developed off and on for the past two years. I love the taste of clay. Full Story
StraightShooter

Pretoria, South Africa

#3606 Jan 25, 2013
Hi Clay Eaters,Pls Check out this video of Daniel Vitalis talking about the amazing benefits of eating clay:
Clayaholic

UK

#3607 Jan 25, 2013
Is cornstarch the same as cornflour??
Meee258

Dallas, TX

#3608 Jan 25, 2013
Clayaholic wrote:
Is cornstarch the same as cornflour??
It's like flour. People used it to cook. It's used as thickening agent in Gravies.
Alexx

Mcdonough, GA

#3609 Jan 26, 2013
I recieved my clay from Leslie a couple of days ago . & when I first got it I took a bite out of a chunk to see does it needs to be dried out & does it have an earthy flavor . Well the clay was incredibly soft & it had a slight earthy flavor . So I put some chunks in 2 different brown paper bags . Put one outside in the sun so it'll dry out quicker . After a few days of letting it dry out I finally tasted it & it had the right crunch I was looking for & the right earthy flavor . The clay is really really smooth . I enjoy that . The clay seems to not stick to my teeth like how some other clay does . I really enjoy the clay .
Clayaholic

UK

#3610 Jan 26, 2013
Alexx wrote:
I recieved my clay from Leslie a couple of days ago . & when I first got it I took a bite out of a chunk to see does it needs to be dried out & does it have an earthy flavor . Well the clay was incredibly soft & it had a slight earthy flavor . So I put some chunks in 2 different brown paper bags . Put one outside in the sun so it'll dry out quicker . After a few days of letting it dry out I finally tasted it & it had the right crunch I was looking for & the right earthy flavor . The clay is really really smooth . I enjoy that . The clay seems to not stick to my teeth like how some other clay does . I really enjoy the clay .
I always love reading reviews on clay! How do mean it was soft? Like not crumbly? Have you tried it baked?
Leslie

Acworth, GA

#3611 Jan 26, 2013
Alexx wrote:
I recieved my clay from Leslie a couple of days ago . & when I first got it I took a bite out of a chunk to see does it needs to be dried out & does it have an earthy flavor . Well the clay was incredibly soft & it had a slight earthy flavor . So I put some chunks in 2 different brown paper bags . Put one outside in the sun so it'll dry out quicker . After a few days of letting it dry out I finally tasted it & it had the right crunch I was looking for & the right earthy flavor . The clay is really really smooth . I enjoy that . The clay seems to not stick to my teeth like how some other clay does . I really enjoy the clay .
Hi Alexx

Im glad to hear that you got your shipment and that you are enjoying your clay.

You have a beautiful day.
Leslie
Leslie

Acworth, GA

#3612 Jan 26, 2013
Hello Everybody

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Leslie

Acworth, GA

#3613 Jan 26, 2013
About White Dirt/Kaolin Clay

The White Dirt/Kaolin is dug and packaged in plastic bags so any moisture in the clay takes a long time to dry out when it is bagged for shipping.

Sometimes its pretty dry when delivered but that depends on how long its been on the shelf/stored.

Most people dry their clay in some way:

*Naturally in the sun
*In a bowl on a high shelf because heat rises
*In a brown bag in the sun (my preference)
*In a Brown Bag in the Sun in your car because its kinda like a natural oven (a preference of mine as well)
*In a brown bag in the microwave (my 2nd preference)
*In the oven (low heat 170-200 degrees, this is gas, I don't know about electric ovens) on a cookie sheet, watch it you don't want to scorch it

I use the microwave when I want to be quick, and that's most always the case because I love the taste so much :)

However you eat it, understand that Kaolin can take on the taste that's in the air/in the house (that's why it taste so good dried out in the sun, but sun drying is harder in the winter). So if you have lots of air freshener around be sure to store it somewhere by itself or in a air tight container.

Also, keep in mind that baking it in the oven or microwave should be done with care. It can burn.
Baking it makes it harder/crunchier

When baking it in the microwave I usually place two bags end to end because when it dries it expands and can pop all over the microwave with out the top bag on it :). Same goes is you use a bowl, wrap the bowl in a clean dry cloth so the dirt does not pop all over the microwave.

These are just some suggestions from a Georgia Girl that has loved and enjoyed White Dirt since I was a child.

Eat Dirt and Enjoy
Leslie
Mary Tyler

Raywood, TX

#3614 Jan 26, 2013
Alexx wrote:
I recieved my clay from Leslie a couple of days ago . & when I first got it I took a bite out of a chunk to see does it needs to be dried out & does it have an earthy flavor . Well the clay was incredibly soft & it had a slight earthy flavor . So I put some chunks in 2 different brown paper bags . Put one outside in the sun so it'll dry out quicker . After a few days of letting it dry out I finally tasted it & it had the right crunch I was looking for & the right earthy flavor . The clay is really really smooth . I enjoy that . The clay seems to not stick to my teeth like how some other clay does . I really enjoy the clay .
I did receive my clay from Wanda today. It's very soft creamy and smooth..I will try to bake some and see if I can get that taste I'm looking for. Thanks Wanda bag is very full .
Clayaholic

UK

#3615 Jan 26, 2013
is wanda goodoledirt?
Alexx

Lithonia, GA

#3616 Jan 26, 2013
Clayaholic wrote:
is wanda goodoledirt?
Yes
Alexx

Lithonia, GA

#3617 Jan 26, 2013
Clayaholic wrote:
<quoted text>
I always love reading reviews on clay! How do mean it was soft? Like not crumbly? Have you tried it baked?
It wasn't hard to bite into & it was crunchy when you chew on it . Not crumbly . Never tried it bake . Any instructions on baking it ?
Alexx

Lithonia, GA

#3618 Jan 26, 2013
Mary Tyler wrote:
<quoted text> I did receive my clay from Wanda today. It's very soft creamy and smooth..I will try to bake some and see if I can get that taste I'm looking for. Thanks Wanda bag is very full .
Glad that you're enjoying the clay .
Mary Tyler

Beaumont, TX

#3619 Jan 26, 2013
I also did a face mask w/ Wanda cla
Leslie

Acworth, GA

#3620 Jan 27, 2013
Mary Tyler wrote:
I also did a face mask w/ Wanda cla
Hi Mary

I do face mask as well. I find that the kaolin clay makes a good face mask and that it draws out oils and impurities very well.

I do one about once a month. Its nice to see that someone else has this practice as well.

Also I have very oily skin and I keep a bit of the dust in a compact to blot with on occasion.

Kaolin is used in baby powder and lots of cosmetics. The great thing about the pure kind is no additives especially for those with sensitive skin.

Its really a very wondrous product when you think about it.

Its great to get some good clay, enjoy!
Mz libra

Alexandria, VA

#3621 Jan 27, 2013
Leslie wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Mary
I do face mask as well. I find that the kaolin clay makes a good face mask and that it draws out oils and impurities very well.
I do one about once a month. Its nice to see that someone else has this practice as well.
Also I have very oily skin and I keep a bit of the dust in a compact to blot with on occasion.
Kaolin is used in baby powder and lots of cosmetics. The great thing about the pure kind is no additives especially for those with sensitive skin.
Its really a very wondrous product when you think about it.
Its great to get some good clay, enjoy!
Hi Leslie, I have a question about the clay you sell. I use to order from Sam's White Dirt. Your clay is not processed like his? I want to order some to give it a try. I've had Granny's Own but it was very sour. It wasn't bad. I also eat cornstarch but I want to start eating white dirt again.
Clayaholic

UK

#3622 Jan 27, 2013
Is cornstarch and clay the same tasting? It's only that in the UK we have cornflour I tasted a teaspoon full just to try and understand the correlation and I just couldn't. Plus the weight gain aspect of it
Mary Tyler

Castroville, TX

#3623 Jan 27, 2013
Leslie wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Mary
I do face mask as well. I find that the kaolin clay makes a good face mask and that it draws out oils and impurities very well.
I do one about once a month. Its nice to see that someone else has this practice as well.
Also I have very oily skin and I keep a bit of the dust in a compact to blot with on occasion.
Kaolin is used in baby powder and lots of cosmetics. The great thing about the pure kind is no additives especially for those with sensitive skin.
Its really a very wondrous product wheen you think about it.
Its great to get some good clay, enjoy!
@ Leslie I order so much and I don't want to eat it all Lol .So I did a face mask which I really enjoyed .I'm also gonna try it in my hair as a conditioner . My nzu calabar/chalk should arrive tommorow hopefully I'm gonna munch on that one.Have a good day .
Meee258

United States

#3624 Jan 27, 2013
Leslie wrote:
<quoted text>Hi Mary

I do face mask as well. I find that the kaolin clay makes a good face mask and that it draws out oils and impurities very well.

I do one about once a month. Its nice to see that someone else has this practice as well.

Also I have very oily skin and I keep a bit of the dust in a compact to blot with on occasion.

Kaolin is used in baby powder and lots of cosmetics. The great thing about the pure kind is no additives especially for those with sensitive skin.

Its really a very wondrous product when you think about it.

Its great to get some good clay, enjoy!
How do u bake it? And how to do the face mask.
Leslie

Acworth, GA

#3626 Jan 27, 2013
Mz libra wrote:
<quoted text> Hi Leslie, I have a question about the clay you sell. I use to order from Sam's White Dirt. Your clay is not processed like his? I want to order some to give it a try. I've had Granny's Own but it was very sour. It wasn't bad. I also eat cornstarch but I want to start eating white dirt again.
Hi Mz Libra

I would be happy to sell you some White Dirt.
Actually the brand that I eat and Use is Granny's Own.

I think that people should understand that the quality/taste/texture of clay changes by batch depending where it was mined that particular day. I heard some people say that they got some that was not very good from Mutt and Jeff/really sandy and gritty.

Ive had Down Home, Granny's Own, Home Grown etc... I myself sell Granny's Own because over the years the quality has always been consistent. Its always clean and fresh. I know the sour taste that you speak of, its what I kept running into with Down home Georgia Brand (never consistent and never new what I would get).

Granny's Own is smooth and Ive yet to get a gritty/sour useful batch.

I eat the dirt, unlike the people at the other companies that just box it up and send it of. Whatever batch that's mailed to you, you can be sure that the quality is OK because that's the box that I would be currently eating from.

The current box has a nice flavor, haven't had any sour pieces. Its smooth but with crunch. I always end up drying in the microwave so it gets crunchier that way as well.

Ive eaten cornstarch but since you cant get it in chunk form anymore It doesn't really satisfy me. Also the food grade cornstarch can contribute to weight gain where as White Dirt/Clay tends to help maintain or loose weight.

A lot of people are also under the impression that just because the clay is bright white that it has been processed but that's not the case. Different mines/locations provide different coloring and different textures. Granny's Own consistently provides kaolin that is smooth and bright white. Ive contacted the company myself to be sure that the dirt is not processed just bagged. Ive had occasion with other companies to get twigs and large pebbles and things from other companies but Granny's Own always has consistent quality which is why they are my brand of choice to eat and to sale.

Also what people don't understand is that a heavier mineral flavor will come from the darker soils. For instance our red clay here in Ga is red from the iron content and it has a heavier soil flavor but its not as easily sourced as the Kaolin.

Go ahead and give it a try again. Shoot me an email to LeslieCinGa@yahoo.com and I can send your order out with my next shipment on tomorrow morning and you can have it in 2-3 business days.

Oh and try some of my tips for drying. I can honestly tell you from being a consumer that White Dirt taste better when allowed to dry naturally or after drying letting it sit in a paper bag for a couple of days. But this is very hard to do since we all love to eat it so much :)!

You have a beautiful day.

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