Our bodies contain toxins. As the body's toxicity level increases
you become more susceptible to illness and disease. The best way to avoid these
toxins is to eliminate toxic lifestyle habits. But the truth is we can never
avoid all toxins.
Lately I have been studying "Detox Baths". After doing a lot of research I decided to
give it a try. This post is about my experience with my first detox bath.
First, you should know what I found during my research. First and
foremost most all the literature I used for research pointed out that you
should not use a detox bath if you are pregnant or suffer from circulatory
issues. And it would be wise to contact your doctor prior to deciding to detox.
A detox bath is a warm bath that can contain a variety of products
that essential cause the body to sweat. Sweating is the body's best form of
detoxification. It is recommended that you drink plenty of water prior to the
bath and lots of water after the bath. If you feel dizzy during the bath you
should get out immediately and hydrate.
Most detox bath recipes I found contained these 3 ingredients:
salts are a combination of minerals, primary of which is magnesium sulfate.
Bathing in a solution of Epsom salt allows the body to absorb magnesium through
the skin, of which many people are deficient. It also helps eliminate heavy
metals from the body, increases the body’s ability to eliminate toxins through
the digestive tract, and increases the production of digestive enzymes produced
in the pancreas. Soaking in an Epsom salt bath is wonderfully relaxing, as it
helps relax muscles.
free): Baking soda is a powerful detoxifier for radiation poisoning. In
extremely low doses radiation toxins are all around us emitted from cell
phones, computers, microwaves, televisions, etc. Baking soda also softens the
skin. If you choose not to use a detox bath, you should still consider adding
baking soda to your bath occasionally.
Organic Apple Cider Vinegar: Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
is high in vitamins and minerals which are absorbed through the skin while
bathing. Apple Cider Vinegar baths are known to be highly anti-inflammatory and
are known to help the body eliminate excess uric acid.
There are lots of recipes out there on the net. Many suggest
adding fragrant oils and other spices and minerals. I chose to stick with the
basic for my first bath.
I found it is best to add the ingredients as the tub is filling.
It is easier to blend them this way.
I added the following to a warm bath (not too hot):
2 cups Epsom Salts
2 cups Baking Soda
1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
The vinegar will make the baking soda fizz. So it best to wait
until the tub is full to add the vinegar.
Most articles suggested a 40 minutes bath. During the first few
minutes, I didn't notice anything out of the ordinary. Just your typical warm
bath. But after about 10 minutes the sweating begins! After about 30 minutes I
had to get out and towel off. It does pull the toxins from the body in the form of
sweat...if nothing else. I continued to sweat for quite some time afterwards.
I would definitely suggest taking your detox bath before bedtime
because afterwards I felt so tired. It makes for a wonderful night's sleep.