Cleanse and detoxify your body with a DIY detox bath!
By: Ashton Darnell
You have heard of juice cleanses that work to detoxify your body, but have you ever heard of a detox bath? A detox bath encourages the elimination of toxins from the body while absorbing the minerals and nutrients that are in the water. Next time you are in need of a quick cleanse, schedule a detox bath into your schedule. The detox bath will leave you feeling clean and refreshed!
To get the full effect, it’s important to choose a day where you have at least 40 minutes to devote to your detox bath. The first 20 minutes allow the body to become cleansed of toxins, while the second 20 minutes allow the body to absorb the minerals and nutrients in the water.
To create the ideal detox bath, you will need:
2 cups Epsom salt
1-2 cups baking soda
1 tblsp ground ginger
20 drops aromatherapy oils (scent of your choice)
When you have gathered all of your ingredients and are ready to take your detox bath, begin by filling your bath tub with hot water. Add the Epsom salt, baking soda, ginger and aromatherapy oils to the tub and swish until ingredients are combined. Once the detox bath is ready, slowly step into the tub. Be careful when stepping into tub as the bottom might be slick from the ingredients. Remember to allow at least 40 minutes to soak in the detox bath, you should begin to sweat within the first few minutes. Once the 40 minutes is up, slowly step out of the tub. Be cautious when exiting the tub as you may feel light headed from the detox.
Once you have finished your detox bath experience, it is extremely important to drink lots of water. Your body has been working hard to release unwanted toxins and it is important that you help your body continue to flush out the remaining toxins.
- A bath of Epsom salt and baking soda bath is detoxing in and of itself, but other items can be added for further effects.
- Don’t eat immediately before or after the bath.
- It’s also a good idea to drink water before and during your bath, especially if you’re feeling overheated from the tub water.
- Dry brush your skin before the bath for further benefits.
- Relax for the rest of the day and allow your body to continue to detoxify and heal itself.
- Have your towel nearby the tub and ready so that you can wrap up immediately and continue the detox.
- Shower off the Epsom salts if desired, but it’s not necessary.
- Other additives used by some are grapefruit seed oil, rosemary, and thyme.
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Recipe and tips courtesy of: wikihow.com