Saturday, November 23, 2013

Detox Baths

                                                 DETOX BATHS


Detox baths have been known as great a way to sooth aching bodies, remove toxins, sweat out the common cold and leave you feeling relaxed. Everyday we breath in these toxins and we accumulate heavy metals in our bodies through cigarette smoke, paints, vaccinations, and drinking water just to name a few things. These toxins often leave us with fatigued, bad breath, aching body, nausea and much more. Here are a few detox baths that will help you detox and be on your way to feeling more relaxed and soothed. Here are four of my favorites



      Sea salts baths are the most common detox baths. Sea salts have been use for centuries for health, beauty and healing. Sea salts improve the condition of everything from your heart to your skin. Sea salts, when combined with warm water, help open up the pores while plumping up the skin just a bit, giving you a healthy and youthful glow.
  • 1/3 Cups Epsom salts
  • 1/3 Cups sea salt
  • 1/3 Cups baking soda
  • 2 1/2 tsp ground ginger

  • Epsom salts: helps make you sweat, reduces inflammation and relieves muscle aches
  • Sea salt:  helps remove toxins and soothes open sores or blemishes
  • Baking soda: highly alkaline, helps balance an overly acidic system, helps eliminate chlorine in the water, softens water and skin
  • Ground ginger: increases circulation, opens pores, makes you sweat
           Pour all ingredients in a tub of hot water and soak for 30 minutes.

        With the winter cold comes the winter COLD! You know what I'm talking about, the sneezing, wheezing, runny nose, coughing and aching body. Before you run out and spend big bucks on Nyquil, cough drops and tissue, try this soothing detox bath. Within 5-10 minutes of soaking in this hot soothing bath you will begin to sweat your cold out. You will feel more relaxed  and soothed.
    • 3 pints of hydro peroxide 3% 
    • 2 tsp of ground ginger

    • Hydro Peroxide: This oxygenates the body and helps purge toxins. It's also antibacterial and antiviral.
    • Ginger: a natural anti-inflammatory that increases blood circulation and helps promote the elimination of toxins through sweat.
    Soak for 30 minutes and drink lots of water before and after this bath. Get a good nights sleep and should wake up with more energy and less achy. If you your symptoms have not completely left, repeat this bath for up too 3 days.

     The bentonite clay lowers body's PH levels, making it a perfect substance to take internally or use externally. Bentonite Clay magnetically pulls toxins, heavy metals and waste from the body. Here are a few ways we consume this heavy metals on a regular bases

  • Drinking water
  • Eating non-organic produce
  • Taking antibiotics
  • Pesticides, herbicides, insecticides sprayed on lawns, gardens, in homes, etc.
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Paints
  • Vaccinations
  • Mercury dental fillings (high levels of mercury are released in the body every time you chew)
  • Pharmaceutical drugs
  • Skin-tightening creams
  • Antiseptic creams 
  • Some ointments 
  • Using aluminum cookware
  • Using foil when baking
  • Using antiperspirant deodorants  

  • This bath is a fairly simple one. Add 1 to 2 pounds (I recommend 2 pounds) of Bentonite clay to your hot bath. Soak for 30 minutes. Be sure to take pieces of the clay that may be floating in the water and rub it all over your body. Please note that the clay will not go down the drain with the water. You will need a wash rag to remove the clay from the bathtub. The bath with also leave you feeling very relaxed so be sure to have a few hours to spare after your bath. It is recommended that you take this bath once a week for the first month and once a month thereafter. 


    Apple cider vinegar detox bath is great for arthritis, gout and other inflammatory body ailments. This is a good bath to take if you feel you need to sweat out toxins, and also if you want to make sure that you get to sleep without lying awake with a wandering mind. You will continue to sweat for a few hours. This is just the your body getting rid of all the toxins it has collect over a long period of time. Again be sure to drink plenty of water before and after this bath.

    When pouring your bath, add 1-2 cups of pure apple cider vinegar. Soak in the tub for up to 30 minutes.

    If you have a heart condition or high blood pressure please consult a doctor before trying any of these baths.

    WARNING: Detox baths will dehydrate you. I suggest you drink atleast 8 ounces of water before and 8 ounces of water after each bath. Hot water is recommended for all detox baths because hot water opens your pores which helps the detoxing process. Detox baths are very relaxing and can cause you to feel weak. Stand up slowly and carefully because you may feel a little light headed. In most cases you will feel tired so take the bath when you have a few hours to spare. Don’t take hot baths or salt baths if you are pregnant, have heart trouble, high blood pressure, or if you are diabetic. If you’re not sure, talk to your doctor first. While your body works to detox and flush out the toxins you may feel a bit under the weather for about half a day. Stay hydrated to help your body clear out the toxins and you should feel better pretty quickly.
    If you find any of these detox baths helpful please be sure to comment below.

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