Toxins: It seems we can’t escape them. They are part of our environment, in the foods we eat and the water we drink. While our bodies produce some toxins naturally, and can effectively manage them on its own, it’s the overload of outside toxins that can cause lethargy, gastrointestinal problems, sore muscles, skin issues, and headaches. Essentially, toxins can leave you feeling blah and out of sorts. The good news is a detox bath can help the body flush out these extra toxins, and leave you feeling energized and refreshed.
The key to the perfect detox bath is what you decide to put in it. There are a number of ingredients that you probably already have on hand, like Epsom salts, baking soda, green tea, rosemary, and lemon that you can combine with essential oils for a healing and invigorating bath. Depending on your combination, your skin often feels fabulous, and you smell great, too. It’s like having a wonderful spa treatment all in the privacy of your home.
How to Take a Detox Bath
- A detox bath takes time, so choose a day when you can devote at least 40 minutes to it. It takes 20 minutes to detox and 20 minutes to absorb the minerals.
- Drink plenty of water before taking your bath.
- Do some stretching or yoga on a Pranamat ECO massage mat to not only help rejuvenate your body and relax your mind before the bath, but also help relieve any minor muscle aches you may be experiencing.
- Create a setting: Light candles or play some music.
- Fill your bath with hot water, enough to make you sweat, but still feel comfortable. Sweating is important in a detox bath as it also helps rid your body of toxins.
- Collect the ingredients you want to help your body with this natural detoxification process.Epsom Salt Bath–After filling your bath with hot water, add Epsom salts. Epsom salts are the base to almost every detox bath. They are relatively inexpensive and help your body replenish its magnesium levels, and the sulfates help flush toxins from your body.
- Lemon Rosemary Bath–Fresh rosemary and lemon zest added to lemon essential oil makes for wonderful smelling and rehabilitating detox bath.
- Green Tea Bath–A few tea bags of this anti-oxidant tea, some Epsom salts, and essential oils will help soothe any minor muscle pains.
- Get in the tub slowly and enjoy this moment. Honor yourself for taking the time to detox.
- Imagine the toxins leaving your body and being replaced by the minerals, oils, and all the other healthy items you added to your bath.
- When you are done soaking, make sure to get out of the bath slowly. You may feel light headed and weak.
- Consider taking a cool shower immediately after.
- Do not eat before or after taking a detox bath.
- Make sure to drink plenty of water afterwards.
Detox baths have been around for generations and are an effective way to rid your body of toxins. It is also very therapeutic, and can boost your overall health and well-being.