I’ve heard the news! You’re taking charge of your health and you’re on a cleanse. But you’ve heard that health is NOT just about food and supplements so you’re looking for another way to support wellness—naturally.
Here’s an easy way to up-level your cleanse or detox:
OK, it’s more than just soaking in a tub but it’s that easy…really. A detox bath isn’t expensive or complicated. I’m here to give you the deets on this tried and true, “timeless” health benefit.
What is a Detox Bath?
I think of a detox bath as a “potion” of salts (Epsom and sea salts) combined with baking soda and essential oils that is designed to support your health. The salts have the purpose of drawing toxins out of the body, baking soda helps to neutralize other chemicals that may be contained in your water due to our water treatment systems and the essential oils hold nature’s intelligence for working at the molecular level to address and support various body systems.
When should I take a detox bath?
I started using detox baths once a week during my quarterly 30-day cleanse. It is a fantastic way to add support to a body that is working to clean out toxins and release fat. In addition, the time spent soaking can double as meditation, stress relief and intentional self care—something most of us need more of.
Where should I take this bath?
The beauty of a detox bath is that it’s inexpensive and super convenient. No spa appointment needed—you can take care of this in your own bathroom with supplies you have on hand or can easily acquire.
How do I take a detox bath?
1 cup of Epsom Salts
1 cup of Sea Salt
1 cup of Baking Soda
10-20 drops of your chosen essential oil
1. Determine which essential oil you will use to support a body system you are focused on. For example, if I am working on a nutritional cleanse, I might use a blend designed for metabolism. For reducing stress I would choose calming oils like lavender, ylang ylang and roman chamomile etc.
2. Add the 10-20 drops of essential oil directly to the Epsom salts to assist with dispersing and emulsifying the essential oils throughout the bath.
3. As you run the warm / hot bath water, add the salts and baking soda to the bath.
5. Soak for 20-45 minutes.
6. Rinse off in a cool shower to close pores and wash away toxins that have left your skin.
Remember, your skin is your largest organ and it functions as a barrier but also as an excretory organ when you sweat and release substances. Consider what you put on your skin—if you wouldn’t eat it—you shouldn’t slather yourself in it!
Why take a detox bath?
There are tons of reasons why you will want to start incorporating detox baths into your life. The first reason of course is that it’s a form of self care. It also supports your body and its natural state of homeostasis—not just from the process of soaking and releasing toxins but also because you are taking time to nurture and care for yourself at a deep level and this can be a huge stress reliever. Yep, you guessed it, stress is toxic!
There are tons of other “recipes” out there for detox baths…I’d love to hear how you mix it up and what your favorites are!
In Vibrance & Health,