Well after a difficult health week of antibiotics and operations my body is feeling in some serious need of some toxic medicinal cleansing.
And one of my favorite ways to do this is through a nice hot detox bath. When I recommended the detox bath to a friend I was told to them it was like a sweatbox of torture but I find a detox bath incredibly relaxing and unwinding and I sleep oh so well afterwards!
So how can a detox bath help you in your wellness?
- Flushing out of Toxins
- Improved Circulation
- Inflammation Reduction
- Relieves aches and pains from the muscles
- Promotes better sleep.
Now what do you actually do to take a detox bath?
First clear sometime in your day – I recommend at night before bed or when you have a block of free time on a weekend. The actual bath you should stay in for 40 minutes but aim for a minimum of 20 minutes when you first start out.
Fill the bath up as hot as you can handle it – the hotter it is the better though.
Place your detox bath ingredients in – I use the following.
Epsom Salt, Baking Soda and Ginger sliced up as my mixture of choice.
Epsom Salt has magnesium which our bodies lack and can be replenished through bathing and sulfate flushes toxins out.
Baking Soda is great to cleanse the body and will leave your skin ultra soft.
Ginger helps to create more sweat to add to the detoxification process.
As for measurements I probably use approximately two cups of Epsom Salt and One Cup of Baking Soda as for ginger a 3-4cm piece.
You also need to have lots of water during and after you will sweat a lot and it starts within minutes of entering the bath.
When you finish just pat yourself dry and if you are sick or want to really sweat it out like I do now to get rid of this toxic build up jump into bed and rug up under the blankets where the sweating will last for another several hours.
So next time you want to take a soak in the tub make it a detox bath and enjoy not just relaxation but many other health benefits!
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