In this day and age, our bodies are subject to more toxins than ever. It is in the air we breathe, the food we eat, the medications we take and even in the water we drink. Toxins can cause, irritation, harm, and destruction in the body if it’s left unchecked.
The process of detoxification is the body’s way of removing and help metabolize these dangerous compounds. It’s a process the body does naturally without us even knowing.
Detox baths helps the body remove toxins from the body. There are thousands of toxins that could harm our bodies, some of them are found in the water we bathe with, soaps and shampoos are full of chemicals, toothpaste has fluoride, and some of the foods we eat are filled with pesticides or are genetically modified.
While it is absolutely impossible to eliminate all of the toxins in our bodies, we can reduce all of these unnecessary exposure and improve the body’s way to eliminate them.
Detox baths boost our health and well-being as well as strengthens our immune system and prevents disease. It can also deal with skin issues plus it’s an easy and inexpensive way to boost health.
These baths are also used to ease stress and improve sleep and concentration, helps muscles and nerves function properly, regulates the activity of hundreds of enzymes, helps prevent artery hardening and blood clots, makes insulin more effective, reduces inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps, improves oxygen use, flushes toxins, improves the absorption of nutrients. It also helps form joint proteins, brain tissue and mucin proteins and helps prevent or ease migraine headaches.
How to Create Your Own Detox Bath
Detox Baths are super easy to make, my quick detox bath needs just four ingredients: Epsom Salt, baking soda, Pink Himalayan Salt and your favorite essential oil. Put all of those ingredients in hot water and relax for 20 minutes.
Fill the bathtub as much as you can, you want as much as your body underwater as you can. Also the water should be quite hot so you can create a nice sweat. Once the twenty minutes are up, take a cool shower; this will help you a lot if you’re feeling a bit dizzy or light-headed.
Do not, I repeat, do not use harsh soaps or shampoos because your pores are going to be open and will absorb the chemicals found in those products. I like to use Avalon Organic’s Lavender Shampoo and Tea Tree Conditioner and my favorite soap is Doctor Bronner’s.
Once you’re dry, apply a natural moisturizer (my favorite is coconut oil) and some aluminum-free deodorant. Do not use any lotions that have perfumes, dyes, or chemicals.
It’s advised to not eat immediately before or after taking a detox bath. Instead, drink filtered water before and after doing the bath. Once you’re done, take some time to rest and enjoy the rest of your day!
What’s your favorite way to detox?