The holidays are for many a time of excessive consumption of
sweet, processed and rich, fatty foods. Alcohol is typical in
celebrations and the discipline to abstain or imbibe in moderation
can be tough
in social settings with abundant merry making. For many, the
holidays are anxiety-producing,
stressing the body’s already overloaded ability to handle pollutants
The good news is that the start of a new year is a great time to
turn it all
around and return to health and wellness. This post describes three
to detox from the excesses of the holidays with pure calcium
A foot bath can be a very relaxing experience at the end of
a busy day or part of a quiet night at home in
preparation for a good night’s
sleep. Fill a small, plastic dishpan halfway with hot water from the
dishpans can be found at discount department stores as well as $.99
less than $2.00 in most areas.) Do NOT use metal containers! Add 4
ounces (1/4 cup)
of calcium bentonite green clay for external use to the pan of hot
water. Place your
feet in the dishpan and swirl the water. Feel the clay surround the
tops of your feet
and in between each of your toes. Keep feet submerged until the water
begins to cool.
To finish the experience, be sure not to rinse your feet. You may
wish to rub
cold-pressed coconut oil or hexane-free castor oil on the bottoms of
your feet before
putting socks on. These can become your ‘foot bath socks’. The coconut
oil will soften
like nothing you’ve ever tried. The castor oil will continue to pull
toxins out of the feet
overnight. In the morning, wash feet with soap and water. If needed,
baking soda can be
rubbed on the soles of the feet to remove the castor oil.
A clay bath should become a weekly ritual for general health and
wellness and cleansing.
Many people report profound and deep sleep after a clay bath and there
on this website regarding clay baths and psoriasis. As the bathtub
is filling, add 8 ounces of calcium bentonite green clay for external
use under the spout. Some people prefer to mix the clay with water
first then add it to the bath, but I find that unnecessary. (I enjoy
feeling the small lumps of clay in between my fingers and toes and
take pleasure in melding them into my hands.) Just because the clay is
doing its job externally via the skin does not mean it’s less
effective. Adults have reported experiencing a healing crisis from a
single clay bath, so do listen to your body and start with just 8
ounces of dry clay per bath.
Clay baths for children are becoming more popular as the results
people experience are written about. Since children are smaller than
adults, the amount of clay used in the bath and the amount of time in
the water needs to be adjusted accordingly.
A great way to detoxify from the inside out is by ingesting pure
calcium bentonite clay for internal use. If you’re a regular consumer
of clay, you can add an ounce or two daily to your routine for
additional detoxing. If you are new to clay, add one ounce of pure
calcium bentonite clay for internal use to 8 ounces of purified water
in a glass or food-grade plastic bottle. Shake well and drink one
ounce daily until gone. Be sure to drink at least 64 ounces of
purified water daily. You may continue a second week with two ounces
daily. As with anything, you must listen to your body and heed its
The most common side effect with drinking clay is constipation.
This is likely the result of putrefied fecal matter being pulled
from the crevices of the entire intestinal tract. While you want to
remove such toxic matter, you don’t want to be uncomfortable. Your
options are to add flax seeds, prune juice, psyllium husks to your
diet along with lots of purified water. Or you can cut back on the
amount of clay you’re consuming.
Whichever method you choose to detoxify, cleansing the body with
clay is a great way to start a new year and sets the stage for
healthier choices in the months to come!
was originally published on the Earth's Living Clay website.