• How To Enjoy Your Own Detox Bath At Home

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    Detoxification is a vital component to natural health because toxic overload is behind so many chronic modern illnesses.  Let me ask you this…when was the last time you cleaned out/detoxed the inside of your body?  We all brush our teeth and take a shower!  Don't you think it might be time for a body detox?  Your body will thank you, believe us!

    The body works hard trying to eliminate all the toxins we encounter each day, but sometimes the body needs a hand with the elimination process. Taking a detox bath helps aid the body’s natural detoxification system, reduces levels of toxins, boosts the immune system and improves overall health.


    how to make your own detox bath

    While there are several types of detox baths to try, the most common detox bath involves using Epsom salts. These detox baths offer many important benefits that make them well worth taking the time for a nice, long, detoxifying soak. Detoxifying itself offers many benefits, and the magnesium sulfate that makes up Epsom salts offers benefits of its own as well. Here are just a few of the important benefits you’ll enjoy when you start using Epsom salts detox baths regularly.

    • – Boosts the immune system and reduces illnesses
    • – Improved energy
    • – Reduces stress levels
    • – Improves concentration
    • – Makes it easier to sleep
    • – Reduces inflammation in the body
    • – Flushes out toxins

    How to Make Your Own Detox Bath

    Now that you’re familiar with just a few of the benefits detox baths offer, you’ll probably want to head to the bathroom to make your own detox bath. The great news is that making your own detox bath is relatively easy. Before you draw your bath, make sure you have 40 minutes available so you have the time to enjoy the soak, reaping the most benefits from the detox as possible.

    Here are the steps to follow when you’re ready to soak away those toxins.

    • Step #1 Run Hot Water in the Tub – Start by running hot water in your tub. You want the water as hot as possible so you sweat. However, don’t make it so hot that you feel like you’ll pass out.
    • Step #2Combine Epsom Salts with Essential Oils –  Combine 2 cups of eprom salts with 8-10 drops of essential oils.  By combining essential oils with the salts, it will help the oils to not just float at the surface of the water, but be incorporated into the water better – Add the Epsom salt and essential oil mixture to the hot water. Some good detoxifying essential oils are peppermint, orange, grapefruit, rosemary, lemon, and helichrysum.  If you are wanting to heal your body and boost your immune system frankincense is really good for that.  And of course it’s always nice to add lavender to your mix for complete relaxation.
    • Step #3 Add Baking Soda if you have chlorine– If you have chlorine, toss in a cup of baking soda, which will help neutralize the chlorine. If you have a filter that filters out chlorine, you can skip this step.
    • Step #4Stir or Swish Water to Dissolve Ingredients – Be sure to swish or stir the water well before you enter the tub, ensuring your ingredients are dissolved and well distributed through the water.
    • Step #5 Soak in the Tub – Now it’s time to soak in the tub. You should soak for a minimum of 20 minutes, but 30-40 of recommended. If the water cools too much, you can add a bit more hot water if needed.
    • Step #6Carefully Exit the Tub – When you’re done, carefully exit the tub. Your tub may be a bit slippery and as the body detoxifies, you may feel a little weak or lightheaded. Exit with care to avoid an accidental fall.
    • Step #7 Only Use Natural Moisturizers After the Bath – After you’re done soaking, you may want to moisturize. Only use natural moisturizers, such as coconut oil or cocoa butter or Shea butter. Pores are open, so you don’t want to apply lotions that include dyes, chemicals or perfumes.
    • Step #8 Make Sure You Hydrate – Last, make sure that you hydrate before your detox bath and after your bath. The water will help your body flush away toxins.

    Don’t have time for a full bath? A simple foot detox bath is a great alternative and you can reap good benefits from it as well.  Just add a 1/2 cup of the Epsom salts and a few drops of essential oils to a foot spa tub of hot water.

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