This past November, I decided to give a detox bath a try. I’d been feeling under the weather, and kept hearing about all of the amazing benefits online.
Every day, our systems are bombarded with toxins and chemicals. Even those of us that eat organic diets and use non-toxic cleaners will still come into contact with air pollution and other toxins. Those toxins build up in our systems, and can lead to tons of symptoms, like:
- sleepless nights and exhaustion
- weight gain
- food sensitivities
- poor digestion and bloating
- skin issues
- hormone issues
- poor joint function
- aches and uneasiness
If you’re dealing with any of these issues, a detox bath could help!
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I looked all over the internet, and most of the recipes I found contained the same ingredients:
- epsom salts
- apple cider vinegar
- essential oils
Some recipes also included baking soda. But, I found one thing missing from every recipe online. My favorite ingredient in my detox face mask. I knew it’d be helpful in a bath too, so I decided to give it a try! I added bentonite clay to my bath, and other than needing to give the tub a quick cleaning after my bath, I’d say it was a great idea!
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Want the best bath of your life? Try this recipe:
- 1 cup of plain epsom salt: the magnesium helps improve sleep and digestion, calmes nerves, and flushes toxins.
- 1/4 cup Bentonite Clay: this eliminates toxic substances from the body, stimulates the lymphatic system, and cleanses the skin.
- 1/4 cup baking soda: this is necessary if you don’t have a really good filtration system. It neutralizes chlorine in the water.
- 8-12 drops of essential oil: I love using lavender, peppermint, copaiba, or frankincense for all of their individual benefits.
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You can mix all of these ingredients into a big mason jar, and then when you’re ready to take your bath, pour half of this mixture, along with 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar into the bath. ACV soothes the skin and neutralizes your Ph levels, so it’s a great addition to this bath.
Feel free to soak in this bath for about 20 minutes, but make sure you drink lots of water while you do. It’s also worth noting that you’ll be exhausted when you get out, so I recommend taking this bath right before you want to go to bed!
Want more easy DIYs like this one? Check here for a list of them on the blog!