Article: Clay Baths
Because the body detoxes through the skin, clay baths are becoming more and more popular due to their ability to draw out impurities, toxins and cleanse the skin. Clay baths are also great for soaking tired, sore muscles.
Wendell Hoffman, researcher and author of Energy to Heal, concluded that optimum results for clay baths are obtained by immersing one-self in a tub of very warm water mixed with a very pure Bentonite clay for 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 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. To make mixing easy, start with a blender, add 2 cups water, then add the 1 or 2 cups of clay powder and top it off with water to about an inch from the top. Cover with a lid and blend until all lumps are gone. Now pour this mixture to the bath water.
Take care to immediately wash any clay residue off of the metal blades after mixing.
Submerge as much as possible and soak for 15-20 minutes. Drink water to keep hydrated. Run lots of water to rinse the clay out of your tub. You can also use the clay water to water your plants. They will respond colorfully.
For more information on the benefits of Clay and its many uses, we highly recommend the book Living Clay: Nature's Own Miracle Cure, and the website www.AboutClay.com.