What is a detox bath you ask? A detox bath is an easy and relaxing way to end your day and help your body eliminate unwanted stored up toxins and soothe stress away. It’s safe enough that it can be done daily, it’s gentle and effective so it is safe enough for children as well!
If you are having trouble sleeping or going through a particularly stressful time in your life, then a detox bath is a great way to lavish some much needed love on yourself! A detox bath is also a great addition to any cleanse or detox program you undergo like my upcoming 12 Day Spring Cleanse .
An effective detox bath only needs 3 ingredients; Epsom Salts, Baking Soda and Therapeutic Grade Lavender Oil, you may also want to take the time to create a quiet space for yourself, light some candles play some soft music and take the time to unwind.
Here is what to do:
Draw a warm bath and while the water is filling up pour 2 cups of Epsom salts under the running water and 1 cup of baking soda, swirl the salts and soda around with your hand until dissolved. Once the bath is full and the salts and soda are dissolved, place 10 drops of lavender oil (you can purchase here) get in and soak for 20 to 30 minutes.
*One word of caution! Depending on your bodies level of toxicity you may experience a slight dizziness or light headedness upon standing, so use caution and stand up slowly, this is a good thing if it happens because it means that a lot of toxins have just escaped from your pores! Thank you Epsom Salts!!
The Benefits include:
The Epsom salts help to eliminate toxins by opening up pores and drawing out toxic waste through the skin, this is also a great way for your body to absorb some much needed magnesium (most American’s are deficient in this important mineral!)
baking soda is a great way to help balance your PH levels and help with an over acidic body.
This bath helps to relax tired muscles and joints and reduce dangerous cortisol levels (the belly fat hormone) the lavender oil is very soothing and healing and will help you to sleep like a baby!
I am a big fan of these baths and think everyone should add them to part of their regular health maintenance routine!
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