Got 45 minuets free? Then free yourself of those nasty toxins. Seriously. Take some time in the tub to relax, replenish, and rejuvenate with this great DIY detoxifying bath recipe. Super simple, yet super effective, just have a quick stop at your kitchen before the bathroom to get everything you need for a truly satisfying soak.
- TIP: If you don’t feel like just closing your eyes the whole time, this may be the perfect opportunity to catch up on some reading or maybe even one of your favorite shows.
What You Need:
Every 50 pounds : 1 Cup of Epsom Salt (after the 2 cup standard. So if you are below 100 pounds, 2 cups it is.)
- 2 Cups of Epsom Salt – this should suffice for any standard bath. But since everybody’s body is different, here is a little something you can follow:
- 2 Cups of Baking Soda
- 1/3 Cup of Ground Ginger
- 20 Drops of the Essential Oil of your choice (I strongly suggest argan, coconut, or lavender, or chamomile)
Why You Need It:
This actually helps replenish your body of magnesium. Did you know that most of us have a deficiency, which may lead to heart disease, stroke, arthritis, joint pain, fatigue to name a few?
Epsom salt helps give your body an instant magnesium boost, not only does it help prevent the said conditions, but it helps produce energy and get rid of those nasty toxins too.
This is great to really cleanse your body, since it does have great anti fungal properties too, while leaving it soft and smooth at the same time.
Is there anything baking soda can’t do? Check out what else it can be used for here!
Ginger actually increases heat levels, which means more sweat, which means a better, more effective detox.
Heads up! However, because of it’s heating capabilities, there is a chance that your skin may turn red after a few minutes or so. But it really depends on how sensitive you are. So if you feel like 1/3 of a cup is too much for you to handle, you can always lessen the amount.
Different essential oils have different benefits, not to mention different fragrances. So it really depends on which one you choose to add to the mix.
What To Do:
Fill up your tub with nice warm water. If you have a chlorine filter, great! Use it. If not, don’t sweat it, not a problem. When it’s about half way full, you can start adding the ingredients. The running water pouring into the tub will help mix it all together, but you should still swish and swash away.
Once ready, get in and get soaking. Stay in there for a good 45 minutes. If this is your first time to have a detox bath, don’t be surprised if you start sweating after just a few minutes. That’s what is supposed to happen.
When the time is up, you can drain the tub and give yourself a good rub with a loofa. Step out and pat dry.
Don’t forget to drink a lot of water after to really help flush out all the bad stuff.