How It Works

The earth beneath your feet provides you with food and water. It gives you a surface to sit, stand, walk, run, swim, climb, play, and build on. It also provides you with something very surprising - electrons. When you touch the ground with your bare feet or body, the electrons flow into you. This is called being “grounded.”

The earth’s surface has a virtually limitless supply of mobile electrons that gives the ground we walk on (as well as lakes and oceans) a natural negative electric charge. When you touch your body to the ground, it dissipates static electricity and extraneous environmental electrical charges that are on you. At the same time, you receive a charge of energy in the form of free electrons and your body synchronizes with the natural frequencies of the earth.

In our modern society, we no longer sleep on the ground or walk barefoot everywhere we go, like our ancestors did. We wear shoes and live in houses that shelter us from the elements but in doing so, we’ve disconnected ourselves from this important source of electrons.

As long as you are grounded, your body continues to absorb enough electrons to maintain the same electrical potential as the earth. This amount of electrons varies significantly between people depending upon their lifestyle and activity, and it is impossible to measure.


Go outside and put your bare feet on the earth’s natural surfaces! These include grass, dirt, sand, soil, gravel, rock (that is touching the earth), unsealed concrete or concrete with a water-based sealant, unsealed brick or brick with a water-based sealant, bodies of water like the ocean, lakes, and streams, most living trees (especially with wet bark), and living plants. Our ancestors were grounded 24/7, so generally the more you get grounded the better. That being said, 30 minutes is the minimum amount of time recommended to be grounded each day.


Depending on where you live and what season it is, it’s not always possible to be outdoors barefoot. In that case, and/or to spend more time grounded each day, use earthing products when you’re indoors!

You can think about earthing products as extension cords that connect you to the ground outside. You shouldn’t have to suffer through terrible weather and unsafe conditions to connect to the earth each day. Instead, you can safely and easily connect with earthing products.