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Monday, January 6, 2014

Detox Bath

Detoxing your body is an uncomfortable, yet amazing experience that leaves you feeling rejuvenated.  Detoxification of your body through bathing in a detox bath is an ancient remedy that anyone can perform in the comfort of their own home. In detoxification circles, your skin is known as the third kidney, and toxins are excreted through sweating. A detox bath assists body in eliminating toxins as well as absorbing the minerals and nutrients that are in the water. Although uncomfortable, it'll leave you feeling refreshed and awakened.

Start with adding simple epsom salts to your bath.  The epsom salts actually helps replenish the body magnesium level, and can actually combat high blood pressure. The sulfate flushes toxins and helps form proteins in brain tissue and joints.  Epsom salt is very inexpensive and can be purchased.

  • For children under 60 lbs, add 1/2 cup to a standard bath.
  • For children 60 lbs to 100 lbs, add 1 cup to a standard bath.
  • For people 100 lbs and up, add 2 cups or more to a standard bath
After a few simple epsom salt baths, you can also add up to 2 cups of baking soda.  It leaves skin feeling soft AND has anti-fungal properties.

Add some ground ginger.  Start with 1 Tablespoon.  You can work up to 1/3 cup in a few bathing sessions.  You may sweat profusely and this is normal.  Ginger can also:
  • Relieve nausea
  • Stop diarrhea
  • Reduce gas and bloating
  • Improve digestion
  • Soothe menstrual cramps
  • Provide Relief from headaches
  • Decrease cholesterol
  • Aid in stabilization of blood pressure
  • Anti-Inflammatory (ie. reduces pain from rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Encourage circulation
  • Cold and Flu Relief
You can purchase a detox bath containing essential oils for detox:
Click here for the Lip Crack Detox Bath
It comes with a vial of essential oil blends for detox and all the epsom salts and sodium bicarbonate you need for a great detoxifying bath!


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