Time to cleanse: Detox baths

Time to cleanse: Detox baths
Do you know anything better than immersing yourself in hot, fragrant water after a hard day? No? We do! Relaxing in a hot bath, which, in addition to relaxing you, will help the body to cleanse itself, thus significantly promoting health.More information
Ingredients for this recipeSaltBaking sodaEssential oilsBentonite
You can buy the individual ingredients right below the procedure

Spring is slowly coming and with it the best time to cleanse the body or, if you want, to detox.

There are still more and more options to embark on such a detox. Saunas, elixirs, breathing exercises, drinking teas, fasting... even detox scrubs or deodorants, there are many ways. In our opinion, the most pleasant is the detox bath.

Detoxification baths remove toxins and poisons from the body, circulate blood to the muscles, warm and pleasantly tire you, so they will help you even if you have problems falling asleep. Just because of possible fatigue, it's better to take a detox bath in the evening before you go to bed (or on one of those lazy weekends when you know you won't be physically active). I do not recommend the bath in the morning or during the day when you need to do some more demanding activity.

Cleansing baths effectively fight against various skin diseases, they are simple and cheap. And most importantly, who wouldn't want to do something beneficial for their health while resting? :)

How does it work

For a detox bath to be effective, it is important to have the tub filled with the hottest water you can handle. Hot water will gradually attract toxins to the surface of the skin and then, as the water cools, the toxins are released into the water. The whole thing works on the principle of osmosis, but I'd rather not go into explaining this phenomenon.

If you are tempted to try this form of detox, we have several ways for you to do it. Of course, you will achieve the best results if you take cleansing baths regularly, ideally 2 or 3 times a week. Choose the type of bath according to the effect you want to achieve and the ingredients you like best.

Salt detox bath

What will be needed?

- A cup of epsom salt

- Half a cup of Himalayan salt or sea salt

- Half a cup of baking soda

- Favorite essential oils (if you need a boost, rosemary works as a life-stimulator, if you want to calm down and relax, reach for lavender)

Epsom salt plays the most important role in a salt bath. So if you don't have enough baking soda or Himalayan salt at home, just use 2 cups of Epsom salt.

How to do it?

Dissolve the salt and baking soda in a large (jar) jar or mug with hot water. Fill the tub with hot/warm water, drop your chosen essential oil into it, and if you want to boost the detoxification effect even more, add a cup of apple cider vinegar. Add the salt mixture. Stay in the tub for at least 30 minutes or longer until the water cools. After your bath, don't take a shower, just dry yourself with a towel and then curl up in bed.

What can it do?

A salt bath relieves various skin irritations and, of course, detoxifies. It can also rid the body of accumulated residues from drugs and medications, it has a beneficial effect when exposed to ambient radiation or after X-ray examinations.

The chemical name for Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate. Both sulfur and magnesium are extremely important substances and are surprisingly easier for our bodies to absorb through our skin than from food. Baths with bitter salt are also excellent for maintaining optimal levels of magnesium and sulfur in the body. In addition, they improve blood circulation and support heart activity. Epsom salt can also help lower high blood pressure and relieve muscle pain. If you are suffering from strained muscles, need relief from bruises or want to support your overall health, treat yourself to an Epsom salt bath 2x or 3x a week.

Clay detox bath

What will be needed?

- Half a cup of bentonite

- Half a cup of Epsom salt

- Any essential oil (Bois de ho is excellent for its great regenerative and cleansing properties, clay in combination with it literally sucks out everything you don't want in yourself)

How to do it?

Dissolve Epsom salt in a tub of hot water. As for the clay, here you have more options on how to proceed. Either mix the clay in a little water so that there are not many lumps in the mixture. Avoid using metal objects when mixing (work with glass, plastic and wood). Simply add the dissolved clay to the bath and soak for at least half an hour. Or mix clay with a little water to make a paste. Apply this all over your body and wait until the body mask dries (this will take about 5 minutes). In this way, immerse the whole body in hot water (with Epsom salt). In this way, you will achieve direct contact of clay and skin with hot water, which will very effectively rid the body of toxins. Stay in the bath for at least 30 minutes and clean the skin of clay with a washcloth.

What can it do?

This bath rids the body especially of heavy metals, which the clay can effectively bind to itself. You can read an article about other great properties and uses of healing clays here.

Ginger warming bath

What will be needed?

- 3 spoons of ginger

- 2 cups of hydrogen peroxide (you can leave it out)

How to do it?

Fill the tub with hot water and stir in good quality dried ginger. Add hydrogen peroxide if desired. Stay in the bath for at least half an hour.

What can it do?

Sweating is good for your health. Generations of our ancestors already knew that. In order to maintain their good health and rid their bodies of impurities, they induced sweating in various ways. If you do not have the opportunity to regularly visit a sauna or steam bath, a ginger bath will provide you with very similar effects.

A ginger bath is extremely helpful when you suffer from a cold and associated muscle pain. It also relieves allergic reactions or skin irritation.

A simple baking soda bath

What will be needed?

- 4 cups of baking soda

How to do it?

Dissolve baking soda in a tub of hot water and soak until the water cools, probably more than 45 minutes. Do not rinse after bathing, just dry yourself.

What can it do?

A bath with table salt suppresses the negative effects of consuming irradiated food, relieves swollen and swollen glands, pain in the throat or gums. It is also very pleasant and helpful if you suffer from digestive problems.

Notes on detox baths

All recipes are for a "normal" volume tub. If you are lucky and have a royal bath, be sure to add everything.

The following applies to all detox baths: the warmer, the more effective.

If you want to increase the cleansing effect even more, you can multiply all the ingredients two or three times.

In any case, we recommend, as always, to start slowly and gradually. Give your body time to get used to new processes.

And most importantly: If you are suffering from any major health problems, always consult a doctor first before starting any healing process. This is especially true for pregnant women, the sick and premature babies. :)

Have you ever tried a detox bath? And which one do you like the most?

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