How To Do A Foot Detox With Bentonite Clay
If you're familiar with bentonite clay's ability to detox the body, then you should also learn how to do a foot detox with bentonite clay. Just as ingesting bentonite clay internally can do amazing things for the body, so also soaking your feet in clay water can help to draw toxins out from your body.
Three important things to consider before preparing your bentonite clay foot detox bath are how much clay to use, what you should eat and drink as part of the detox, and how to treat your feet after the detox. Once you know the importance of each of these aspects, you will be much more prepared to do your very own foot detox with bentonite clay.
How Much Clay To Use
The amount of clay you choose to use depends on how strong of a detox you want to experience. You could use just a tablespoon of dry clay, or even a quarter cup or a half cup of clay. Mix it up in some warm water in a plastic container, such as a dishpan (metal doesn't respond well to clay).
Or, mix the clay powder with water in a glass jar so that you can shake it up to mix it thoroughly. Then, pour that dense clay water into the warm water that you will put your feet in. The warm water helps to open the pores of the skin on your feet so that the clay can be more successful in pulling toxins out through the feet. You can keep your feet in the clay water for about 10 or 20 minutes.
Whatever container you use, I would reserve it just for the purpose of doing your foot detox. Since toxins will be pulled out of your body and into the water, some of those toxins could stick to the plastic. So it wouldn't be a good idea to use that same container to wash your dishes. Yuck!
Make sure you drink plenty of water before, during, and after the foot detox. Clay is very absorptive, so as it is pulling toxins, it is also soaking up moisture. That's why it's important to stay fully hydrated. Drink plenty of water! (a cup or two before, and another cup or two afterward is a good idea)
Also, consider eating some light, healthy food after your bentonite clay foot detox. Bananas provide electrolytes, and apple cider vinegar provides a healthy form of energy to keep your body strong and healthy during the detox. And green vegetables or fruits in general are great to eat after a foot detox. You have plenty of choices.
What About Your Feet?
Some people like to moisturize their feet after a foot detox bath. You may be tempted to use a store bought moisturizer, but many of those contain toxins. And why coat your feet with toxins after you just detoxified them?!
Instead, something natural like coconut oil or shea butter could be used on the feet after the detox. And no, you don't have to put anything on your feet afterward, if you don't want to. You can simply rinse off your feet, dry them off, and go on your merry way.
A foot detox bath is not only extremely effective, but it can also be fun to do. It's relaxing to have your feet in warm water, especially after a physically demanding day. To recap, you can mix anywhere from a tablespoon to half a cup of bentonite clay powder with water in a dishpan or other plastic tub, and soak your feet in it for about 10 to 20 minutes. Drink plenty of water before and after the detox. And if you so desire, moisturize your feet afterward with something natural like coconut oil or shea butter.
Now that you know how to prepare for a foot detox with bentonite clay, go ahead and give it a try and see how you like it. You don't really need to do it often. Just whenever you so desire. Have fun, and happy detoxing!
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