You can undergo chelation therapy for a small fortune with some results, or you can do this simple bath, once, twice or three times for a fraction of the cost but for excellent results.
Buy at least 5 pounds of bentonite clay for an average woman, allowing an extra pound of clay for every extra 20 pounds of human body weight, up to 10 pounds for larger adults. But this therapy is not recommended for obese, ill, or elderly people, since the detox might be too much of a strain. You can Google the label Aztec Mud or just plain bentonite clay online or find it in some health food stores.
1. Run water as warm as you can safely stand it. You will have to block off the overflow drain with a wash cloth or plug so that the tub can fill as deeply as you need it for this soak.
2. Sprinkle most of the clay into a couple of inches of water, setting aside one pound. (If your tub is one of those larger ones, you will need an extra pound or two of clay anyway.) Swish the clay around in the water to dissolve it well.
3. Get into the tub as it is filling, slink down and let it fill up until it is over your shoulders. Increasing the water temperature to hot once you’re in it is easier to take than running hot water in the beginning. It’s OK if your knees stick out. Get it as hot as you can safely tolerate it.
4. Mix the last pound of clay in a bowl with hot water until it is like a gooey clay mask. Not too runny. Put the mask on your face, neck and all around your head. Yes, even in your hair to detox the scalp and brain. Of course, don’t cover your eyes.
5. Soak in the tub for at least 20 minutes. For best results, stay in until the water starts to cool.
6. Before getting out, rinse off your head and neck under the water and then stand and rinse the whole body under the shower while the tub is draining. Wrap up from head to toe in towels after you’re dried off.
7. You don’t have to worry about bentonite in the pipes. Bentonite will actually do some scouring on its way out. Just be sure to rinse the tub out thoroughly when the bath is drained so that the mud doesn’t coat the tub.
8. Drink a glass of good water before the bath and take one after the bath also.
9. Afterwards, you want to lie down and rest or go to sleep, as you may feel tired or woozy. It’s good to give the body some down time to recover from the detox. Also, wrap up with a blanket over the towels and keep covered to prevent a chill.
You will notice when you get in the bath that it is a light sandy color. You will notice when you get out that it is now gray, even a dark gray or black-ish, depending on how much heavy metal has been pulled from your system.
This is one way to gauge your detox progress — if your next bath water comes out lighter at the end, you’re doing well. Keep bathing, perhaps weekly, until the water at the end is as clear as at the beginning. Also, on the days you plan the detox bath, eat lightly and drink lots of good water to flush out whatever gets stirred up.
This bath is a necessity for children these days, as they receive so many vaccines which are formulated with a heavy metal base. Research has linked heavy metals, especially mercury (which can lodge in the brain), to ADD/ADHD and autism disorders and aluminum to Alzheimer’s and dementia. Also, never allow mercury, gold, aluminum or any heavy metal in your or your children’s teeth.
Most adults have absorbed heavy metals and toxins from antiperspirants, processed foods, cooking in aluminum pots and pans, dental work, etc. We all could use at least one of these baths, if not a series of three or five or ten, to get our health back on track and toward a higher level of wellness from now on into the future.