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Have you ever done a Detox Bath?
Sounds expensive right? It’s not! You can do a lovely detox bath in the comfort of your own bathroom, with ingredients you most likely already have in your home. And if you don’t, they’re not expensive to buy at your local supermarket.
I started doing detox baths about a year or so ago. But I hadn’t done one in a while… before tonight. And boy did I forget how relaxed and renewed I feel afterwards. As someone who has dealt with anxiety, they definitely help me to relax and get a good nights sleep!
The Purpose of a Detox Bath
- To help you relax.
- Rid your body of toxins that cause you to feel sluggish, weighed down and even sick!
- Help remedy insomnia.
- Ease pain caused by inflammation, sprains, muscle cramps or bruises.
- Helps muscles and nerves function properly.
- Prevents Magnesium deficiency.
- Balances pH levels.
- Relieves headaches and migraines, plus much more!
What to Use in a Detox Bath
There are many different types of detox baths for different purposes. The easiest one is simply adding Epsom Salt to your bath water and soaking.
For added benefits you can add essential oils (be careful with them; I once used too much peppermint oil and it actually started to burn! Lesson learned), baking soda, bentonite clay, carrier oils (such as olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil, etc), flower petals, apple cider vinegar, green tea, ginger, the list goes on and on. You can make it as simple or as spa like as you desire. I prefer spa-like!
I even light candles and play soft music (my favorite is Billie Holiday station on Pandora. I even got my husband liking it!)
How to take a Detox Bath
- Start by running your bath water as warm as you can handle it. You will sweat, it’s a part of the detoxification process (I keep a bath towel nearby to wipe the sweat off of my face).
- Add in the ingredients that you’ve chosen to incorporate.
- Lay in the water, up to your neck, for 20-30 minutes.
- When you’re done, rinse off in cool water. This will close your pores.
- Drink water before, during and especially after your detox bath.
- Be sure to moisturize your skin afterwards, detox baths can really dry out your skin (in my experience).
Detox baths are a great option to start off a self care routine since they allow you to really treat and pamper your body. I decided to take a detox bath tonight because I felt a tingle and a little soreness in my throat trying to sneak up on me. After my time in the bath and upon exiting, those feelings were gone!
Here are the ingredients that I used in my bath tonight:
- 2 cups of Epsom Salt
- ¼ cup of Bentonite Clay
- 6 Green Tea bags
- 5 drops of Peppermint oil (remember I said don’t use too much, Peppermint oil will burn if you use too much!)
I sat in the tub for about 30 minutes, drank a bottle of water and just relaxed. I even imagined the toxins leaving my body in my mind while I had my eyes closed. I don’t know if this did anything, but it sure felt good. And I felt great afterwards.
Here are more Detox Bath recipes, some that I want to try!
Lavender Lemon Detox Bath
- 1 cup Epsom salt
Rosemary and Chamomile Detox Bath
Ginger Detox Bath
- 1/3 cup Epsom salt
- 1/3 cup Sea Salt
- 1/3 cup Baking Soda
- 3 tbsp Ground Ginger
- 1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
Have you ever done a detox bath? If not, do you plan to start?