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Article: How to Use Bentonite Clay for a Foot Bath - by Shelly Golding

Bentonite clay is an absorbent mineral that creates a soft mud when you mix it with water. The clay contains high amounts of sodium, which removes oil buildup and unclogs your pores when added to a bath. A bentonite clay foot bath will soften rough skin and remove grime to rejuvenate your feet. While bentonite foot soaks are available from many professional spas, you can enjoy one in your home with ease.


  1. Fill your bathtub with 6 inches of hot water. The temperature should be as warm as your skin can tolerate comfortably. Add four drops of lavender, chamomile or rosemary essential oils if you would like to add an aromatherapy element to your foot bath.

  2. Sprinkle 3 cups of bentonite clay powder into the hot water and stir with your hand until it dissolves. The water will turn murky gray in color.

  3. Place a towel or pillow on the edge of the bathtub so you can sit comfortably while you soak your feet. Place your feet into the water and keep them in the bath for at least 20 minutes or until the water is no longer warm.

  4. Drain the bathtub and rinse your feet with warm water.

  5. Apply moisturizing foot cream or lotion and put on a pair of soft, loose-fitting socks. The socks protect your softened skin from damage as they dry. Wear the socks for at least two hours after the foot bath.

About the Author:
Shelby Golding began writing for local businesses in 2006. Her work has appeared in the Colorado newspaper "The Hustler." She has been a practicing physical trainer for several years, and she holds certifications in physical training and nutritional specialism from the U.S. Career Institute and in professional writing from University of Colorado, Denver.




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