I realize that I’ve been lazy about my clay baths and not keeping you properly informed. Don’t get me wrong, I take one almost every day but I’ve just been using the natural clay and not the ones with added herbs and charcoal.
I was reminded about this a few days ago when a reader asked me what I thought about using activated charcoal for detox. Fortunately, LL’s Magnetic Clay has the answer. They have incorporated activated charcoal as a detox agent in several of their clay formulas.
Activated charcoal is a form of carbon that has been processed to make it extremely porous giving it a very large surface area available for adsorption of toxins and chemicals.
The list of LL’s Clay Baths that include charcoal are:
Aluminum, Copper & Lead Detox.
Arsenic, and Environmental
For more details about the various detoxes, go to this page: What Clay Detox Bath Do I Use?
Several Clay Baths also contain herbal formulas that help tweak the detox in a specific direction. I haven’t been using them because I didn’t want to go through the bother of scraping them out of the tub at the end of my bath. But, DUH, I realize all you need to do is put the herbs in a piece of gauze, tie them up and throw them away at the end.
You can use several cups of clay in a bath at one time for a deep detox. Because I rebel against scooping the clay out of my bath at the end, I just blend up 1/2 cup of clay with 32oz of water and pour that into my tub. Blending makes sure the clay doesn’t clump and it runs down the drain without any problems. I also like to think it detoxes the environment! And I take a daily bath instead of once or twice a week, so in the long run I’m using 3.5 cups clay per week.
Here are few suggestions from clay users. One person says she doesn’t have a blender so she mixes her clay into a 2-quart jar of water, using chopsticks. She lets it sit and stirs it every time she come into her bathroom and it’s all blended after a few hours and several stirs. Another of my blog readers reminds people to open their bathroom window or have the vents on when you use a clay bath. She said the clay pulled so much toxicity from her that she could smell the fumes of old chemicals she’d been exposed to in her youth! The most recent question was whether they are safe for septic tanks…and the clay instructions online and with your clay assure that they are.
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