Clay baths can be part of a regular detoxification routine. Did you know that the skin is the largest organ in our body? Due to this fact, clay baths are a great way to cover a lot of surface area. The clay in the bath water pulls toxins out through the skin. This results in detoxification of the body’s tissues. It does NOT however, detoxify the intestines. Clay baths are especially good for people that want to do some detoxifying but can’t wrap their head around drinking clay. Many people also find that aches and pains and sore joints feel better after a clay bath. This is because clay increases circulation in the body – and that’s a great pain reliever!
Any clay you are considering using should have NO ADDITIVES! The ingredients should clearly be listed on the package. There are a wide variety of clays on the market, as evidenced by the range in prices. Be sure that the vendor will provide a mineral analysis before purchase. We recommend calcium bentonite clay because it is purer than sodium bentonite clay. It also contains less sodium! If you buy clay online, read the reviews before purchasing. Also look for testimonials on the vendor’s website. We like the products from Earth’s Natural Clay. This company was once owned by Janet Lancaster, the owner of Slim and Detox Body Wraps, so we know the quality of the clay.
We love clay baths because they stimulate the lymphatic system and cleanse the tissues of the body. The lymphatic system is actually part of the circulatory system. Clay stimulates circulation, so the lymph gets moving from a clay bath as well. The skin also typically turns red from a clay bath as a result of increased blood flow, i.e. circulation. If you’re new to clay baths, begin with 8 ounces of clay per bath. Do not exceed more than 3 clay baths per week. If you’re feeling well, you can increase the amount of clay to 1 pound per bath. It’s always best to listen to your body and follow it’s calling.