Because the body detoxes through the skin, clay baths are becoming
more and more popular in drawing out impurities and cleansing the
Energy to Heal, by Wendell Hoffman and through his own research,
concluded that optimum results for clay baths are obtained by
immersing one-self in a tub of very warm/hot water mixed with a very
pure Bentonite clay for 15-20 minutes. Not just any clay will
do. It is crucial to use "clean natural clay."
One of the most
amazing effects of clay baths in particular is the ability of the clay
to stimulate the lymphatic system. The more clay that is used in the
therapy, the more powerful the response.
Sprinkle 1 to 4 cups or more of powdered clay
into the bathtub and then run very hot water over the clay. Use a
whisk to stir the clay around and to help it dissolve. After it is
mixed well start adding cooler water until the water reaches the
Submerge as much as possible and soak for 15-20 minutes.
Another option is to
2 to 4 cups of liquefied Bentonite and put it into the bath water.
Rinse off after bath with clear water, shower or use a good body
lotion after your clay bath to avoid dry skin. To mix the liquid clay
use 1 part dry powder clay to 10 parts of water in a plastic or glass
jar with a plastic lid. Combine the clay with half the water and shake
vigorously for 5 minutes. Add remaining water and shake again. Let
stand over night and continue shaking until a smooth blend is
Run lots of water to rinse the clay out
of your tub. The clay will help clean your drain pipes as it is
baths using one to four cups of powdered clay or two to four cups of
liquid clay is also good for soaking tired, over worked muscles.
Preparing powdered Bentonite Clay for a Clay Bath:
Use a plastic or glass bottle with a plastic cap. The ratio for the
liquid is one part Bentonite Clay to ten parts water. For instance ¼ cup of
powdered Bentonite Clay to 2 ½ cups of water.
First add dry Bentonite Clay to the container. Fill it half full with
filtered, bottled or distilled water. Shake vigorously. Add the
remaining water and shake again. Shake even more. Let it stand for a
while and shake again. Allow several hours for the clay to expand.
Always shake before adding to the hot bath water.