Clay & Magnesium Baths Banish Body Odor - Dr. Carolyn Dean MD ND

Clay & Magnesium Baths Banish Body Odor

May 23, 2013

I’ve done the experiment and proven that clay baths banish body odor – at least my body odor!

When I became very busy the first of 2013 I stopped my daily clay and magnesium baths and within a month I began noticing armpit odor. I found myself compulsively checking, like Kevin Kline in A Fish Like Wanda, although I think Kline was using his armpit odor as an aphrodesiac!

I’m sure you want to ask – was it the clay or was it the magnesium that diminished my body secretions? It was probably a combination of both. The clay and the magnesium flakes I use are from LL’s Magnetic Clay.

Yes, I’ve gone back to my baths to assist my body in its natural detoxification. I use 1/3-1/2 cup of clay powder blended into 32 ounces of water and 2 cups of magnesium flakes. I soak for at least 30 minutes and enjoy reading my lightweight Kindle.

Clay has other uses. I’ve spoken about clay poulticing before in several blogs: Can Clay Treat MRSA Infections and Clay for Detox and Infections.

Recently I experienced another clay poulticing miracle. My husband showed me a 3mm hard, rough skin-colored bump on the back of his calf. Scraping it with a fingernail elicited a sharp nerve pain. I suspected he had an insect stinger or a tiny thorn embedded in this bump so I put it to the clay poultice test.

I took a teaspoon of LL’s Magnetic Clay, mixed it with water to make a clay pudding. Twice a day for about a week I put a small amount of wet clay on a non-stick pad (cut to size) and taped it down with micropore tape (which doesn’t strip out hairs).

Over the first few days, the bump softened and flattened but the pain remained. Then on the 7th day we noticed a tiny red hole in the skin. The pain was gone and so was the stinger or thorn!! The poultice had opened the skin to allow the foreign body to escape!

Whether you bathe in it or poultice with it, clay is an important part of your natural first aid kit.

Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future®

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