- Clay baths are extremely good at helping to remove toxins from your system, especially mercury.
- “Silver” or amalgam teeth fillings contain a lot of mercury, which gets lodged in the brain.
- You should take clay baths for 40 minutes up to 2 hours. Be sure to drink a lot of water beforehand and have some nearby.
- After a bath, the remaining clay may contain toxins that were pulled out of your body so you should try not to touch it. It’s safe to drain the remainder down the drain.
Your skin is the largest organ on your body and it is able to release toxins through your sweat.
Taking a clay bath is simple. Depending on how high your toxic load, it can be a pleasant experience… or one that takes some adjusting. I personally had a lot of mercury in my system due to amalgam fillings that I have from the Dentist. If you’re unaware of the dangers of amalgam fillings, check out the link provided. You will be as shocked as I was when I found out that these so called ‘silver’ fillings are actually composed of significant amounts of mercury! What genius decided to use one of the most toxic metals on earth in people’s mouths? This is a problem because mercury loves to bind to fat and your brain is approximately 60-70% fat. Furthermore, it may take years to leave the body…
I’ve listed some simple steps below that will guide you through the process of preparing clay baths. One thing you’ll notice during and after taking one is that you feel much more relaxed and you oftentimes feel a tingling sensations around your body. I love it!
Before Taking Your Clay Bath:
- Take chlorella 30 minutes before taking a bath to assist your body internally in eliminating toxins released into your bloodstream from the clay bath. I personally use a dual-purpose clay that I can both consume and use topically.
- Drink water or lemon water beforehand and have plenty on hand next to you. The bath will stimulate sweating and more sweat, this is good because this means more toxins released. Give your body the tools and it’ll take care of the rest.
- Have a clock or alarm around so you know how long you’ve been in the bathtub.
Clay Bath Preparation:
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You can either premix the clay with some water and then mix it in the bathtub or pour it out evenly in the water. If you elect to pour the clay into the water, use a cloth to cover your nose and mouth or hold your breath because the fine clay particles can irritate your lungs if inhaled.
While in the water, the clay most likely will clump together. While you are in the bath, break apart any clumps with your hands.
How long should I take a clay bath for?
When first starting to do clay baths, you might have trouble staying in longer than 10-15 minutes due to the toxic load being released into your bloodstream. If that is the case, start slow and increase the amount of time in the bath over time. You should aim for at least 40 minutes to one hour. Some people even do and up to 2 hours.
Cleaning the Tub
After taking a bath, it is common to see the leftover clay turn a darker color. This is the clay that oxidized the toxins that were drawn out of your body. Don’t touch the clay as it contains the toxins that you want out of your body. What I usually do is take a bath then turn on the shower and unplug the drain. The extra time I take rinsing myself off and washing my hair lets the clay go all the way down the drain without clogging the pipes. Clay usually is septic-safe but if it is an issue for you, you can discard the clay with a shovel and bucket. Just be sure to dispose it safely and without touching it.
Rinse After You Bathe!
I highly advise rinsing yourself after taking a clay bath. The first time I took one, I did a small rinse but I didn’t wash my hair. The clay particles are so fine that it stays in your hair and makes it feel thick and grainy. If possible, use some natural/safe chemical shampoos to clean out the excess clay. After detoxing, the last thing you need is to douse your hair with more chemicals.
Summary of Clay Bath Steps
- Use warm filtered water
- 2-10 cups of clay, the more the better
- Premix clay with water or pour it over the water
- If pouring over water, cover face to prevent inhaling of clay particles
- (optional) Use 1-2 cups of Epsom salts and/or sea salts to increase sweating and detoxification
- Optimal amount of time in bath is 40 minutes and up to 2 hours. (see how you feel when first starting out.)
- Don’t touch the clay when you’re done. It’s full of toxins.
- Rinse your body afterwards and wash your hair to remove clay. Use natural, chemical-free shampoo/soap.
- Moisturize your skin with coconut oil, jojoba oil, or some other natural moisturizer afterwards.
When you get out of the shower, your skin will feel soft but dry as well. You should use some coconut oil or jojoba oil to moisturize your skin. It feels super refreshing afterwards and you sleep like a baby! I personally aim to take a clay bath twice a week or at least once. Try it out for yourself and let us know how it went in the comment section below!