DIY Detox Bath
We live in a really toxic world. From our foods to our work and living environments, most of us are on toxic overload. Dealing with all of the environmental toxins today is no question a serious load on our bodies. Because there is no way to entirely avoid toxins in today’s world, it is crucial to detoxify our bodies and one great way to do this is by making a detox bath at home.
There are many different types of detox baths, but one type that is really effective (and economical as well!) is an epsom salt detox bath. This type of detox bath can help to release toxins and promote energy, circulation, and well-being.
This bath can be done in your very own bathtub and does not require special equipment. Hot water together with the healing powers of the magnesium contained in epsom salt helps draw toxins out of the body. Just like the ocean, epsom salt baths have been used for centuries world wide for its therapeutic effects.
Here is a simple recipe to use as often as you would like to help in detoxifying the body.
Detox Bath Recipe
(How to Make a Detox Bath – Epsom Salt Detox Bath)
- 1 cup Epsom salts
- 1/2 cup baking soda
Other optional add-ins are:
- 1 to several Tablespoons dried Ginger Powder
- 1/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- Your favorite essential oil
- 1/2 cup bentonite clay
- 2 cups (or more) of Hydrogen Peroxide (*eliminate the baking soda element if using Hydrogen Peroxide)
1. Pour Epsom salt and baking soda together with any additional ingredients you desire into a warm bath and soak for 15 to 20 minutes.
2. After soaking, scrub the skin gently with a natural fiber, like a cotton washcloth or a loofah sponge, for 5 minutes.
3. Do not remain in the tub for more than 30 minutes. You do not want to sit in the toxins you just released for longer than necessary. Note the “murky”appearance of the water, this is often a result of the toxins released in your bath water.
4. Wrap yourself in a large towel or bathrobe. Many people notice that they continue to sweat for about an hour after the bath. This is continued detox. Many say they feel a difference the next morning.
You can take detoxification baths often. In addition to detoxifying the body, the epsom salt in the bath gives you more magnesium which aids the body in a multitude of processes.