Sweating is your body’s natural-way of detoxifying. Soaking in hot water can assist in pulling harmful toxins from your skin. Detox baths can also help ease sore muscles. This ancient remedy assists your body in eliminating toxins as well as absorbing helpful minerals and nutrients. If you struggle with toxins or skin issues, or are just looking for a way to boost your overall health, try taking a detox-bath in your very own home.
1.Prepare your body. The minerals in a detox bath will help pull toxins from your skin in a process that can be quite dehydrating, so be sure you are well hydrated going into your detox bath. It is recommended that you drink one full glass of water at room temperature before your detox bath.
2.Gather your ingredients. Everything you will need for this detox can be purchased at a grocery store. You will need:
• Epsom salt (magnesium-sulphate)
• Baking soda (sodium-bicarbonate)
• Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt
• Unfiltered and unprocessed Apple-Cider-Vinegar
• Favorite essential oil if desired
• Ground ginger (optional)
• Skin brush
3.Fill your bath. Use a chlorine filter if possible to fill your tub with comfortably hot water. Add Epsom Salt.
Soaking in Epsom Salt helps replenish your body’s magnesium-level, combating hypertension. The sulfate flushes toxins and helps form proteins in brain tissue and joints
Add 1 to 2 cups baking soda: Baking-soda is known for its cleansing ability and anti-fungal properties. It also leaves skin very soft.
Add 1/4 cup Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt. Composed of magnesium, potassium, calcium chloride, and bromides, Sea-Salt helps to replenish minerals critical to our skin’s metabolism.
Add 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar. Packed full of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, Apple Cider Vinegar is one of the best ways to cleanse your body of bacteria and boost your immune-system
Add aromatherapy oils if desired. Some oils, like lavender and ylang ylang, have therapeutic properties. Tea tree and eucalyptus oils can assist in the detoxification process. Around 20 drops is sufficient for a standard bath.
Swish all of the ingredients around. You can use your foot to swirl the water in the tub. When the baking-soda and vinegar mix, a bubbling reaction will occur.
4.Soak for 20 to 40 minutes. Hydrate during your soak and take care not to overheat.
• Drink water during the first 20 minutes of your soak.
• You will notice yourself start sweating after just a few minutes in your detox bath. This is your body expelling toxins.
• If you start to feel too hot during your soak, add cool water to the tub until you are comfortable.
5.Relax. Meditation is a great way to calm your body during a detox-bath. Breathing through the nose, loosen your neck, face, hands, and stomach area. Relax and soften each part of your body. Consciously releasing body tension will help you relax in your detox-bath.
6.Rehydrate. Any time your body detoxes you need to replace fluids. It is recommended that you drink an additional liter of water following your detox
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