Bentonite Clay Detox Bath:
The Reason And The Procedure

Unlike a foot detox with bentonite clay, a bentonite clay detox bath involves the whole body. If you're wondering if it's worth it to have a clay bath, and you're wondering how to actually do it, then you'll want to read this article.

Specifically, we'll be talking about why detoxification is critical, whether a detox bath is as effective as consuming clay, and then we'll discuss the procedure for preparing a detox bath with bentonite clay. After reading this article, you should understand the reason for this type of bath, and you should be knowledgeable enough to prepare it yourself.

Why Detoxify?

First of all, it's important to understand why detoxification is so important and so valuable. Well, quite frankly, there are many health problems that people could avoid by simply staying toxin free.

When toxins - which could come from radiation or pollution in the air, or pesticides in food, or antibiotics and other meds - enter the body, and the body is not able to eliminate those toxins fast enough, those toxins get stored in the liver as well as other places in the body. Long term, those toxic buildups could cause serious health problems and prevent the body from working properly.

By removing those toxins in the body, the body becomes healthier and is able to work more effectively and to successfully combat many health problems. Since it is so effective, clay can be used to detoxify the body.

Is A Bentonite Clay Detox Bath As Effective?

Those who consume bentonite clay internally could be quick to point out that external applications of clay may not be as effective at removing toxins as internal consumption is. However, that is not necessarily true. Many people notice differences in their body after having a clay bath, and some even experience detox symptoms, so it is clear that the external application of clay is very effective. And it makes sense when you realize that the skin is the largest organ in the body and it is very absorptive.

I don't think that one method has to exclude the other - you can both drink clay and take a clay bath if you so choose. Just be sure to drink plenty of water! And be careful not to take any medications soon before or after a detox bath, as the detoxifying power of clay usually cancels the effects of medications.

Preparation Procedures

Here's the way that I personally recommend to prepare a bentonite clay detox bath. You can do your research and get other people's opinions and ideas, but this is my take on it.

  • Mix up a couple tablespoons of clay powder in a couple cups of water.
  • Shake it up or mix it well so that the clay powder gets evenly dispersed and there are no longer any huge clumps of clay (tiny clusters and some sediment is perfectly fine).
  • Let that mixture sit for a couple hours, or overnight, so that the clay can absorb the liquid (allowing the clay to expand, therefore having a larger surface area with which to attract toxins).
  • Then, fill up your bath tub with water, mixing in the already liquefied clay.
  • Get in the tub, and relax for about 10 or 20 minutes (staying in for longer than 20 minutes is neither necessary nor recommended).
  • Get out of the tub, rinse off, and dry off.

You may want to sip on some water to keep yourself hydrated while in the bath. If you don't do that during the bath, drink a couple cups of water before and/or after the bath.


That's it! The process of preparing and doing a detox bath is really simple and easy, once you understand how powerful and effective it is. In review, detoxification is critical for maintaining a healthy body, and a bentonite clay detox bath is very capable of detoxifying the body. Although there are many ways you can go about it, I personally suggest hydrating some clay ahead of time and then mixing that in with your bath water.

Now that you know why detoxification is important, go ahead and give it a whirl when you're ready. As always, do your research and have fun!

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