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Detoxing Bath

A detox bath is a relaxing and self-care practice aimed at helping your body eliminate toxins, reduce stress, and promote overall well-being. There are various methods for taking a detox bath, but here's a general guide to help you get started:

Ingredients for a Basic Detox Bath:

  1. Epsom Salt: Epsom salt, also known as magnesium sulfate, is often used in detox baths. It can help relax muscles, reduce inflammation, and draw toxins from the body.

  2. Baking Soda: Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, can help alkalize your bathwater and soothe skin irritation.

  3. Hot Water: You'll need access to a bathtub or a large basin with enough water to submerge your body comfortably.

  4. Essential Oils (optional): You can add essential oils to enhance the aroma and therapeutic benefits of your detox bath. Some popular choices include lavender, eucalyptus, peppermint, or citrus oils.

Steps to Take a Detox Bath:

  1. Prepare the Bath: Fill your bathtub with comfortably hot water. Ensure that the water temperature is suitable for your preferences, but avoid scalding hot water, as it can be uncomfortable and dehydrating.

  2. Add Epsom Salt and Baking Soda: While the water is running, add about 1 to 2 cups of Epsom salt and 1/4 to 1/2 cup of baking soda to the bathwater. These ingredients can help relax your muscles and promote detoxification.

  3. Mix Well: Stir the water to ensure that the Epsom salt and baking soda dissolve completely.

  4. Add Essential Oils (optional): If you're using essential oils, add a few drops to the bathwater. Stir to disperse the oils.

  5. Set the Mood: Create a relaxing atmosphere by dimming the lights, playing soothing music, or lighting candles if desired.

  6. Soak and Relax: Step into the bath and soak for about 20-30 minutes. Take slow, deep breaths and focus on relaxing your body and mind. You may want to use this time to meditate, read a book, or simply enjoy the tranquility.

  7. Stay Hydrated: Drink a glass of water before and after your bath to stay hydrated, as detox baths can be dehydrating.

  8. Rinse Off: After your soak, rinse off with a quick, lukewarm shower to remove any residue from the bath.

  9. Rest: Take some time to rest and relax after your bath. Avoid strenuous activities or exposure to extreme temperatures.

  10. Frequency: While occasional detox baths can be beneficial, it's important not to overdo them. Consult with a healthcare professional if you have specific health concerns or medical conditions before incorporating detox baths into your routine.

Remember that a detox bath is not a substitute for medical treatment, and its detoxifying effects are limited. If you have any health concerns or are taking medications, it's advisable to consult with a healthcare provider before starting any detoxification regimen. Additionally, be mindful of any skin sensitivities or allergies to the ingredients used in the bath.


1 cup Epsom salt

2 cups baking soda

Combine the salt and baking soda in a bowl and add to hot running bath water. Relax and soak for 20-30 minutes!

*Essential oils can be added to any of the above bath recipes (about 10 drops per bath). Oils such as lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, grapefruit, cedarwood, chamomile, and rosemary are some of the most popular, but you can really customize your detox bath with the oil that treats your specific needs!

It's Sunday evening ( or whatever day your self-care day is) and you are drawing your relaxing bath to soak in. Besides bubble bath, is there anything else that you may add to it?

Yes! How about some Epsom salt and a couple drops of lavender? And you can't forget about the baking soda. Although soaking in Epsom salt may sound a little more reasonable than adding baking soda, we are sure that the benefits will make you a believer in this regimen.

A bath is usually very calming as it for those that take the time to have one and truely relax.



Ingredients: 2 cups Epsom salts

Instructions: Pour Epsom salt into warm (like, really warm) water as bath is filling. Soak for 15-30 minutes, rinse, and towel-dry.

Ingredients: 4 cups aluminum-free baking soda

Instructions: Mix baking soda into bath as hot (!) water is running. Once temperature is cool enough for you to handle (but still hot), soak for 30-45 minutes, then towel-dry. As weird as it may feel, do not rinse or shower until the following day.

Benefits:  Using the baking soda will allow for harmful toxins and metals to be drawn out of the body, relieves muscle aches and pains, alkalizes the body.Benefits: According to Dr. Axe, Epsom salt baths are an excellent source of magnesium and sulfur, relax muscles and joints, reduce inflammation, and flush toxins and heavy metals from the body.

Set back, relax, and detox
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