Raw Girl’s 40 Day Kemetic Detox

December 6, 2011

“The body becomes what the foods are, as the spirit becomes what the thoughts are.” ~Ancient Egyptian Proverb

It’s that time of year again! 2012 is swiftly approaching and the season of new resolutions, intentions, and gift-giving is upon us. Why not bring in this new season by giving yourself the gift of a cleanse? About three years ago I started the ritual of fasting in the New Year. One year it was a 10 Day all vegetable juice fast, another it was 3 Day. This year, I am upping the ante and committing to 40 Days of “fasting” or what I will call my Kemetic Detox. Just in case you don’t know what “kemetic” means, Ancient Egypt was also called “Kemet”, “Land of Blackness”, or “Land of the Burnt People” (referring to the dark skin tone of the Ancient Egyptians). The term “kemetic” can be used to describe anything related to that ancient culture/lifestyle. Why 40 Days? First off, because it is exactly the amount of time leading up to my one woman show, Hatshepsut, about the first female pharaoh, and secondly because many people in the Bible fasted for 40 Days. This fast or detox is designed to rigorously impact me mentally, spiritually, and physically.

The ancient Egyptians had a diet that was incredibly pure and complimented that diet with regular yoga, meditation, working with crystals and essential oils to maintain high vibrations. So I am incorporating all of these principles into my detox. Diet-wise I will be juicing some, and eating raw: salads, smoothies etc. For spirit I am going to get my regular meditation on and do hot yoga—which will also help with detoxing the body. To assist the cleansing process will be take weekly enemas and salt baths. Some of you may be reading this and thinking to yourself that it all sounds groovy but you don’t feel you have the time or energy to invest in some sort of cleanse. In my next post, I’ll go in depth about why you should even bother considering a cleanse.

Check out my regimen and today’s shopping list below and feel free to join me for part or all of my detox! Remember that we are all unique human beings and have differing levels of imbalance on the body, mind, and soul level. So, if you chose to do a cleanse, do you and make it your own! -XoXo Raw Girl

Kemetic Detox Guidlines 

  1. 30 minutes to 1 hour minimum of meditation daily
  2. 2-3 salt water baths per week
  3. Daily yoga, hot yoga 2x per week
  4. High alkaline/raw vegan diet (Organic fruits, vegetables, soaked nuts, sprouted grains)
  5. Enema/colonic as needed at least 1 per week
  6. Bentonite Clay mask once a week, daily use of coconut oil, almond oil, and essential oils on skin
  7. Follow the 42 Precepts of Maat (almost like the 10 commandments)

My Shopping List (what I bought today to get started)

  1. 2 bunches of Lacinato Kale, 1 bunch regular kale
  2. Box of organic baby arugula
  3. 4 young Thai coconuts
  4. 4 apples
  5. bag of organic lemons
  6. 3 stalks of ginger
  7. bag of organic avocados
  8. Kombucha
  9. 6 gallons purified water
  10. organic nori sheets
  11. Bag of Organic Carrots
  12. Celery (2)
  13. dandelion root
  14. 2 cucumbers
  15. Things I have at home that I will use: red and yellow bell peppers, Braggs Amino Acids, Nutritional Yeast, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Dulse Flakes, Sea Salt, Raw Almonds, Raw Pecans, Beets, Garlic


  1. Hi,
    I’ve been looking for a detox and I would like to try yours.
    1- I have never taken a salt bath so what do i do?
    2- What i hot yoga?
    3- Can you get the oils and foods from a whole foods store?
    4- What is the 42 Precepts of Maat?

    Thank You

    • Hi Ebony – I just wrote a post about salt baths…All you do is run warm/hot water and put some salts in your bath 🙂 not rocket science so don’t get too concerned abt whether you are doing it “right.” For more on hot yoga check other posts on the blog there is one on the benefits of hot yoga. I primarily do vinyasa flow yoga in a heated room 90 degrees—hot just means the room is heated. Whole foods has everything I purchased–but if I were you I would make it your own. I’m adding other things as I go as long as its raw food your all good. Lastly, the 42 Precepts of Maat is like the ten commandments, they are spirital principles. I can’t write em all, just google it and you should find them. Happy Detoxing! -XoXo Raw Girl

  2. Great to Hear! i start my fast tomorrow on the full moon (start of the “moon”th). Water only. I will juice my way out, and retain that from then on- with other foods super sparingly. Love the Yoga and baths etc. Glad I found your site. KIT.

    • Glad you found it too! Gdluck with your fast. Make sure to take it easy, especially if your doing water only. -XoXo Raw Girl

      • Thanks, I’ll do my best… but I have to do at least Yoga, prayer and meditation. Should be fun. I started a blog to keep record. Um… http://40daystogod.blogspot.com/ Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

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