the proliferation of environmental toxins that bombard us daily
growing at an alarming rate, more and more people are searching for
safe, effective ways to detoxify their bodies. Calcium Bentonite Clay
is a safe, powerful, natural detoxifier that can be used both
internally and externally. It carries a uniquely strong negative ionic
charge that draws anything with a positive ionic charge (bacteria,
toxins, metals, etc.) to it like a magnet. These toxins are then bound
into the clay molecule and are removed from the body when the clay is
washed off or eliminated.
baths have been used for centuries and are growing in popularity once
again. They have proven to be effective in everything from easing sore
muscles to chelation therapy (the removal of heavy metals). And now
foot baths, while not quite as effective as a full body soak, are
proving to be very beneficial as well. So, if you canít do a full body
clay bath, a Calcium Bentonite foot bath is the next best thing.
To prepare your clay foot bath, youíll need a plastic tub. Most people
prefer a container thatís deep, in which they can submerge their whole
foot. Do not use a metal tub because the metal will react badly to
the clay. A plastic shoebox, or even a five gallon plastic bucket will
work fine. Place a towel on the floor to catch any splashes, and set
your tub on the towel. Fill the tub about 50-60% full with warm water.
Add a half cup of Calcium Bentonite Clay or more, and whisk it around
until itís fully dissolved. Submerge your feet, and relax for 15-30
minutes. If some of the clay settles to the bottom of the tub, thatís
fine. You can wiggle your feet a bit to mix it back into the water.
After your foot soak, dry your feet and apply a moisturizer. You can
pour the clay water onto your plants. They love clay water, too.
Itís important to remember that not all clays are created equal! When
choosing your clay, make sure itís a very pure Calcium Bentonite Clay,
with a pH of at least 8.5. Avoid buying bulk clay packed in baggies.
Look for a reputable company with professional packaging and good
customer service. They should be easy to contact and be willing and
able to answer all your questions.
Perry Arledge, Living Clay: Natureís Own Miracle Cure, 2006,
Brett Brown, ďBenefit from the Healing
Properties of Bentonite Clay,Ē Natural News,
(accessed April 13, 2010)
Perry Arledge, ďCriteria for Selecting a Quality
Healing Clay,Ē AboutClay.com,
(accessed April 13, 2010)
Ran Knishinsky, The Clay Cure, 1998, Healing Arts Press
About the Author:
McCoy manages the website
www.AboutClay.com, an information and educational resource for the
various uses of healing clay. She discovered the amazing benefits of
Living Clay several years ago and has been an ardent advocate for this
clay ever since. She may be contacted at Info@AboutClay.com.