The Power Of A Detox Bath

If you’re feeling like your body is due for a little relaxation, nothing is more soothing than a hot Detox bath.

Dipping into a Detox bath is a great way to cleanse your body, rest your mind, improve your overall health and give extra support to several of your body’s vital systems. In this day and age, our bodies are subject to more toxins and stress than ever. So here’s a fabulous way to unwind and give your immune system a boost.

Toxins and chemicals are all around us, from our drinking water, to our health and beauty products, to the materials used to build and furnish our homes! They are unavoidable. There are, of course, certain things we can do to cut back on the amount of toxins in our living environment. Eating organically and using natural cleaning, laundry, and health & beauty products, are just a few!

How to Draw a Detox Bath

  1. Add 5-10 drops essential oils (be creative, ginger and lavender are a good mix) to 2 cups Epson salts then add to a standard tub full of water.
  2. The water should be quite hot as we are looking to create a nice sweat.
  3. If your bath water is not filtered, add 1 cup of baking soda as this helps neutralize the chemicals, primarily chlorine, as well as increase mineral absorption.
  4. Immerse yourself in the water, all the way up to your neck. You want as much of your body underwater as you can. Soak for at least 20 minutes.
  5. Once you are done soaking, rise out of the tub very slowly and cautiously. You may feel a little dizzy and light-headed, this will go away as you shower off quickly in cool water.
  6. Remember not to use shampoos or harsh products as your pores are open and will just absorb the chemicals found in those products.
  7. Once dry you can apply a natural moisturizer like Shea butter or Coconut oil and a deodorant that is aluminum free but no lotions with perfumes with chemicals, sulphates or dyes.
  8. Don’t eat immediately before or after taking a detox bath.
  9. Make sure you hydrate yourself with filtered water before and after.
  10. Allow time after your bath to rest and rejuvenate.

Here is one of my DIY favorite recipes you can try;

Epsom Salts

Mix 1/2 cup up to 2 cups of Epsom Salt to hot bath water.  The salt replenishes the body’s magnesium levels, which combats hypertension as the sulfate contained in salt flushes toxins, and helps form proteins in tissues and joints. (Under 60 pounds add 1/2 cup and over 100 pounds add 2 cups.) Most of us are deficient in magnesium, so I’m going to put on my wise-granny hat on here and tell you this: soaking in a bath with Epsom salt, which is high in magnesium, is one of the easiest ways to get a boost.

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Baking Soda:

Then add 1 to 2 cups of Baking Soda to bath. Baking soda contains anti-fungal and disinfecting properties that will cleanse the skin while exfoliating dead skin cells leaving your skin extremely soft and smooth.

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Fresh Ground Ginger;

Add 1 tablespoon up to 1/3 cup of fresh ground ginger to bath. Ginger increase the body’s heat levels, which sweats out toxins. (Caution: ginger may cause your skin to turn slightly red for a few minutes.) Adjust the amount of ginger added to bath based on your skins sensitivity.

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Essential Oil – Lavender

Add 10-20 drops of essential oil for a standard size tub. Use lavender or your favorite oil. Lavender is proven to induce relaxation; however, there are many beneficial therapeutic oils such as Lemon oil and Rosemary Oil which have properties that assist in the detoxification process.

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