A Detox Bath Recipe For Health & Well-Being

In this day and age, our bodies are subject to more toxins than ever. They are in the air we breathe, the food we eat, the medications we take and in the water we drink. Toxins cause irritation, harm and destruction in the body if left unchecked. A detox bath is one of the easiest healing therapies we can do to facilitate our body’s natural detoxification system.

Epsom Salts baths (or Hydrated Magnesium Sulphate) seem to be one of the most popular forms of detoxifying baths. They are cheap, readily available and help replenish the body’s magnesium reserves.

Magnesium is an important alkaline mineral. It is actually the 4th most important mineral in the body and is better absorbed through the skin. Today’s lifestyle and diets seem to contribute to magnesium deficiency and an Epsom Salts bath is an effective, relaxing way of replenishing this essential mineral with many benefits.

These include:

  • Boosting circulation
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Easing hypertension
  • Improving oxygen use
  • Encouraging minerals absorption

How to Draw a Detox Bath

  1. Add 5-10 drops essential oil (I love lavender) to 2 cups Epsom salt, then add to a standard tub full of water.
  2. Ideally, you want the water quite hot as we are looking to create a nice sweat.
  3. If your bath water is not filtered, add 1 cup of baking soda as this helps neutralize the chemicals, primarily chlorine, as well as increase mineral absorption.
  4. Immerse yourself in the water, all the way up to your neck. You want as much of your body underwater as you can. Close your eyes, do some breathing exercises and soak for at least 20 minutes.
  5. Once you are done soaking, rise out of the tub very slowly and cautiously. You may feel a little dizzy and light-headed, this will go away as you shower off quickly in cool water.
  6. It is important not to use harsh soaps or shampoos as your pores are open and will just absorb the chemicals found in those products.
  7. Once dry you can apply a natural moisturizer like body butter, shea butter or coconut oil and some aluminum-free deodorant, but again no lotions with perfumes, dyes or chemicals.
  8. Do not eat immediately before or after taking a detox bath.
  9. Instead hydrate yourself with filtered water before and after.
  10. Allow time after your bath to rest and rejuvenate.