Taking baths are great. They are an excellent way to relax, unwind and free your body from all the stress of the day. If you try to add a few boosts from natural ingredients, the regular bath could even become something better – a detox bath!
A detox bath could not only promote our health and well-being, but it could also strengthen our immune system which is why it is totally worth it.
Your body’s pores are dealing with a lot of toxins all day, every day. Sweating is a way of releasing the harmful toxins from your body while having detox baths are a way of sweating out toxins but not really exposing your body to harmful elements. The bath’s hot water could draw out the toxins to the surface of the skin. Toxins are then cleansed away when the water cools.
Moreover, taking a detox bath helps in the overall regulation of the body’s processes. There are some detox baths which help regulate the activity of enzymes while others aid in alleviating pain and aid the healing process for those having non-ideal pH levels.
These ingredients of the detox baths are also not expensive. They are natural recipes which you could easily find. So, if you want to improve your overall health while you relax, why not try a detox bath?
Here is our guide on how you could have that perfect detox bath at home:
1. Be sure that you are hydrated
A detox bath draws all kinds of impurities from your body. Be sure that you are well hydrated to prevent any unintentional damage to your body.
2. Have a very hot bath
Fill the tub with hot water for as hot as you can stand it. The hotter a bath would be, the more it would be effective in drawing out toxins.
3. Use active ingredients
There are a lot of recipes for detox baths. It is all up to you as to which ingredients you would like to have for your bath.
Some detox bath recipes have at least one ‘harsh’ ingredient which draws out the toxins from your body. These ingredients include apple cider vinegar, baking soda, Epsom salt, hydrogen peroxide or bentonite clay. These ingredients are then balanced out by other ingredients which also have other significant benefits.
4. Sink and stay
Typically, it is recommended to sink and stay in your detox bath for at least twenty minutes to allow the detox ingredients to work on your skin.
5. Dry off
Remember to drink water and let your body recover or you could also try to brush your body down for more detoxifying benefits.
Sample Detox Bath Recipe
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1 tbsp. Bentonite Clay
- 2 cups Epsom Salt
- 20 drops of Essential Oils
- Mix all the baking soda, bentonite clay and Epsom salt together.
- Add the essential oils and pour the mixture into the hot bath water.
- Sink and stay in the bath for at least 20 minutes.
The clay binds to the heavy metals while the Epsom salts help in drawing out the toxins from your body and also replenishing the magnesium levels in your body. The baking soda, on the other hand, could help neutralize your skin acidity.
Detox baths sometimes make you feel tired, so it is best to do it right before you go to bed.
If you happen to be pregnant or have other health conditions, be sure to consult your doctor before doing any detox bath!
Have you ever experienced doing a detox bath? Share your thoughts and recipes with us below!