Detox baths

As part of my healing regime, I detox everyday. My body is not capable of detoxing on its own, so I have to make a conscious effort to do it myself. For the last couple months  I have been going about it especially aggressively. I started noticing a positive difference within days. When I outlined my detox routine for my naturopathic doctor he was very impressed and is having me continue with it. I will go through all of the ways I detox in subsequent posts, but the first one I want to share with you is my detox bath. Or baths I should say. There are many different detox baths you can indulge in, but here are the two I do most frequently. Do not underestimate the power of a detox bath. They can be extremely potent! Make sure you drink plenty of water to flush those excreting toxins out.

 

Mud bath

1 c of bentonite clay find here
2 c Epsom salts
grapefruit and rosemary essential oil or other detoxifying oil

Bentonite clay binds to toxins and pulls them from the body. I love using it to wash my hair and as a face mask as well. Epsom salts are well known for their detoxing abilities. Essential oils are useful for almost everything. I used lavender oil to heal my second and third degree burns. I have no scarring whatsoever! Get the water as hot as you can stand and soak for at least 30 minutes.

 

Salt and Ginger bath
1 c Epsom salts
1/2 c Himalayan salt or sea salt
1 c baking soda
1/3 c apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup of fresh ginger pureed w/ 1/2 cup of water. Strain the mixture and use the juice for the bath.

Have the water as hot as you can get it and soak for at least 30 minutes. The ginger will make you sweat a lot so you might want to hop in the shower afterward! This ginger bath is akin to sitting in an infrared sauna, and has many of the same benefits!

I love taking baths. They help with my pain level and I get some “me” time as well. Detoxing while I’m soaking away the aches and demands of the day is an added benefit.

Detox baths are so simple and there are many recipes out there to choose from. Occasionally I will branch out and try something new. I love experimenting.

Enjoy your soak!

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