The Benefits of a Clay Bath

I love clay bath’s! I wish I could take them more often but I try to take one at least once a month. Clay is perfect for a full body detox. I like to take one if I’m feeling sluggish or out of it. Most illnesses are caused when the body is not functioning in balance and some of that imbalance comes from a buildup of toxins. A detox bath is a gentle way to try and feel better. 

WHY IT WORKS
The clay attracts toxins pulling them out of the body and absorbing the toxin into the clay itself. Clay is also beneficial for the skin because it’s rich in calcium, magnesium, silica, potassium, iron, and copper.

WHEN TO TAKE ONE:

  • Sinus Congestion
  • Fatigue
  • Aches & Pain
  • Acne
  • Digestive Issues
  • Brain Fog
  • Headaches

WHAT TYPE OF CLAY SHOULD YOU USE?
Bentonite powdered clay is the clay suggested for detox baths but just make sure you do your research and use a reliable brand to make sure that it’s uncontaminated. 

TAKING YOUR BATH

  • Create your relaxing experience by lighting candles(and placing them in a safe location), putting on low relaxing music, or dropping a few rose petals in your bath.
  • Turn on the faucet and start filling the tub with almost hot water but make sure it’s still comfortable.
  • Place a room temp glass of water near the tub just in case you get thirsty. 
  • Scoop a tablespoon or two of the powdered clay and add it to your bath and swirl it around a little with your hand.
  • Soak in the bath for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Now take deep breaths and relax.
  • Afterwards, rinse in the shower with warm water.

THINGS TO REMEMBER

  • Drink plenty of water before and after your clay bath.
  • If possible sit on a plastic bath mat to prevent slipping on the clay.
  • Don’t sit in the bath for over 20 minutes because it could cause dehydration or intense harmful detox symptoms. 
  • If possible, take your bath in the evening right before bed or during a time when you don’t have to rush right out of the house to do errands after your bath.
  • If you have any serious medical conditions you may want to check with your doctor first. You could also check with your doctor to see if a clay foot soak would be ok and less intense.
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