Bath Detox for Optimal Health
If you are looking for a way to feel your best, you might want to consider doing a bath detox, recommended for both physical and mental health benefits. Epsom salts are a key ingredient. However, they are not salt they are minerals, specifically magnesium and sulfate.
Magnesium is said to boost serotonin production, which is bound to put you in a better mood as this is your body’s happiness hormone. It helps relieve depression, anxiety and stress too. Epsom salts don’t just improve your mood they are also good for your body. They are a perfect soak for sore muscles especially for the muscles in my neck and around my skull.
Three hundred and twenty-five enzymes in the human body require magnesium to function. So, will soaking in Epsom salts really provide the magnesium your body needs to function well? ConsumerLab has provided independent testing of nutritional products for 20 years. According to their preliminary studies it does!
Why don’t you give it a try? A nice relaxing bath and all these benefits too. To help you get started there are a few different recipes below for your own personal bath detox.
Simple Salt Detox Bath
This first recipe is for a basic detox bath using salt. It is going to make you feel clean and refreshed, as well as helping with a lot of various skin problems. If you have any type of skin irritation, this can definitely help. However, be careful if you have open cuts or sores. All you need to do is fill your bathtub with water as hot as you can handle it, then while that is filling up, boil a pot of water. To the pot, add in some Epsom salt, sea salt, apple cider vinegar, and baking soda. Let it all dissolve, then pour into the bath.
Eucalyptus Detox Bath
A detox bath that uses eucalyptus and essential oils is great when you have skin that is overly dry or itchy. For this, you can add some pure eucalyptus extract in small amounts, or just add some drops of eucalyptus essential oil drops. Also add in some Epsom salts to the bath, along with scented oils to complement it, such as lavender or vanilla. Soak in the bath for 20-30 minutes.
Bentonite Clay Detox Bath
If you have not heard about bentonite clay before, now is the time to become familiar with it! Bentonite clay is a type of organic clay that can be used to help with your skin and overall health. It is the perfect combination when also adding in the Epsom salts, which are an integral part of most detox bath recipes. For this type of bath, try adding some Epsom salts, and the same amount of bentonite clay to a hot bath. You can then also add some drops of essential oils for the aromatherapy, or just because you like certain scents.
Ginger Detox Bath
Finally, a ginger detox bath is a fantastic option if you are suffering from indigestion or nausea. Having stomach problems is a common reason to try a detox in the first place. In addition to switching your diet, you can also detox your body with a bath. For this one, go ahead and start with your Epson salts, then add some fresh ginger and lemon to the bath. You can also add in essential oils if you like.