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New Article: Detoxify with Calcium Bentonite Clay Foot Baths

by Cheryl McCoy

With 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.

Clay 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 can’t do a full body clay bath, a Calcium Bentonite foot bath is the next best thing.

To prepare your clay foot bath, you’ll need a plastic tub. Most people prefer a container that’s 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 it’s fully dissolved. Submerge your feet, and relax for 15-30 minutes. If some of the clay settles to the bottom of the tub, that’s 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. 

It’s important to remember that not all clays are created equal! When choosing your clay, make sure it’s 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.

Resources:

Perry Arledge, Living Clay: Nature’s Own Miracle Cure, 2006, Perry Productions

Brett Brown, “Benefit from the Healing Properties of Bentonite Clay,” Natural News, http://www.naturalnews.com/028014_bentonite_clay_healing.html (accessed April 13, 2010)

Perry Arledge, “Criteria for Selecting a Quality Healing Clay,” AboutClay.com, http://www.aboutclay.com/info/Articles/criteria_for_selecting_clay.htm (accessed April 13, 2010)

Ran Knishinsky, The Clay Cure, 1998, Healing Arts Press

About the author:

Cheryl 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.

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