Allowing our minds and bodies time to rest and rid themselves of toxins is essential to staying healthy.
Toxins are poisonous substances that negatively affect our health.
We are exposed to toxins via pollution, water, processed foods, chemicals, medications and pesticides every day.
When we don’t get rid of these toxins, our health is affected and we don’t feel as great as we should.
There is a great solution to getting rid of some of these toxins and that is – detox baths.
Detox Bath Benefits
One of the easiest and most relaxing ways to detox is through a detox bath.
Detox baths are so easy to prepare at home.
You can get all the benefits you’d find in an expensive spa at a fraction of the price and in the comfort of your own home.
Using essential oils, which provide antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory benefits, along with common household items like baking soda, Epsom salts and honey can help flush impurities from the body by allowing it to sweat out toxins.
Try these super detox bath recipes.
They will help your body get back into tip-top shape in no time.
Take about 40 minutes to an hour in a detox bath for best results.
The first 20 minutes will give your body time to remove toxins from your system while the last 20 to 40 minutes will allow you to absorb the minerals in the water and help you emerge from the bath feeling rejuvenated.
Make sure to use hot water — this will help you sweat out impurities.
Dry body brushing prior to bathing will help detox the lymphatic system.
Detox Bath Recipes
Back Pain Detox Bath
You will need Epsom salts, eucalyptus, rosemary & lavender essential oils, cinnamon, dried herbs and flowers.
Epsom salts are the staple of detox baths, they are also high in nourishing benefits.
Because of its high magnesium and sulphate contents, Epsom salts help relieve sore muscles and fight inflammation
Soak for 40mins to one hour, your body and mind will both thank you.
2. Ginger Detox Bath & Body Scrub
This super simple scrub recipe requires only fresh ginger, Epsom salts, and lemon, but it is powerful and will leave you with soft, silky skin!
Combine roughly chopped ginger and ½ cup Epsom salt in a food processor. Pulse a few times until the ginger is ground and combined. Add lemon juice and apply scrub before the detox bath.
For the detox bath – 2 cups Epsom salt, ¼ cup grated ginger and ¼ cup baking soda.
Add to hot water. The heat and the ginger will make you sweat and sweating is how the body eliminates toxins.
This detox bath will also help unclog your pores and relax the muscles.
Try sipping on ginger tea beforehand to really enhance the effects.
Lavender Soothing Detox Bath
Lavender oil is a great all-around essential oil. Its soothing fragrance helps relieve anxiety and stress, it can help lull you to sleep, and even improves eczema and psoriasis.
This lavender detox bath only requires three ingredients.
1 cup Epsom Salt, 1 cup Baking Soda, 10 drops of Lavender Essential oils.
Add to warm water, this detox bath will soothe and relax you.