People come in contact with an endless amount of impurities, toxins, poisons, pollutants, and other agents everyday. These chemicals land on our skin, absorb into the fabrics we wear, and are breathed into our lungs. As inevitable as this may seem, there are a few ways that we can reduce the exposure to these environmental impurities, and one of the best and most enjoyable ways, is through taking a detox bath. This is also a great way to give yourself a chance to relax! So, “What are the benefits of taking a detox bath?” you ask, well let me tell you all about it!
First things first...
The most important part of doing a detox bath, is that you have to be hydrated. My rule of thumb is to drink half your weight in ounces of water (example: 120lbs=60 oz of H2O). This will make it possible for you to be able to reap all of the benefits of the bath, and be sure that your systems are hydrated enough to be influenced by the heat of the water. Next, select your water additives. You can always add Epsom salt, baking soda, apple cider vinegar, any essential oils you love or anything else that may have benefits you are looking far.
Bathing for cleanliness and releasing toxins is only a small portion of the health benefits from this ancient innovation and pastime. For thousands of years, mankind has known that one of the most relaxing and soothing experiences that can be had is that of taking a warm, or hot bath. Heat loosens muscle tissues that have been clenched by stress. This is a very helpful benefit as many people subconsciously carry stress in shoulders, backs, legs, and neck muscles.
In daily modern life, the most common position for people is sitting. This means that toxins and other wastes can easily build up in the body causing blockages and other unpleasant ailments. In order to have a healthy body, it is important to work on clearing out your lymph system. A good way to do this is to sweat through exercise or, this can be accomplished through heating the body with a hot bath, thus making it easier for the lymph system to flow more freely.
Due to the acidic content of modern foods, swelling or inflammation in adults has reached epidemic levels. A long soak in warm or hot water can provide some relief by greatly reducing inflammation in joints and other tissues. A gentle, but firm rub while submerged can go a long way to improving circulation and arterial health.
My favorite recipe for a nice hot soak is:
1 cup Epsom Salt
!/2 cup of Baking soda
3-4 drops of Lavender essential oil
I would love to hear what you use if you already have this as a weekly treat!
Thanks for reading,
I am a wife and a mother of two, one boy one girl . They are the loves of my life! And also the reason I do what I do. I have to be able to keep up!