Were exposed to thousands of toxins every day. Starting with a shower in water contaminated with chlorine and pollutants, using soap and shampoo loaded with chemicals, fluoride in the toothpaste and then breakfast where we are exposed to pesticides, Genetically Modified Organisms, hormones, antibiotics and nitrates And we haven’t even left the house!
The body is a miraculous design. The liver removes toxins and waste through urine and in bile through the bowels. Toxins not completely removed by these processes may be eliminated through our skin by sweating.
A detox bath is easy and cheap! Epsom salts "Epsom" is in England where it's found in natural springs and is also known as magnesium sulfate. The salts draw out toxins. Use it for:
- Easing stress and improving sleep
- Relieving arthritis, joint and muscle pain
- Easing the pain of Fibromyalgia,
- Relieving the itch of Psoriasis,
- Helping with soreness from diarrhea during chemotherapy
- Reviving tired, swollen feet
Use 2 cups Epsom salts to one cup Baking Soda for a standard size tub. Unless you have purified water, the Baking Soda will help neutralize chemicals, especially chlorine and help with absorption of the minerals. Try a few drops of rosemary essential oil to help with digestion or lavender to relax you. Be careful about slippery tubs when using oil!
Fill the tub and sink in up to your chin. Let the toxins leave your body. Once the water is cooled your body will absorb the beneficial minerals through the process of osmosis. Give yourself at least 20 minutes.
Get out of the tub slowly as you might be a bit woozy, and shower off the salts.
This is a great relaxer before bed. If taking a detox bath at another time of day leave yourself about two hours to rest, rehydrate and recuperate. Do not eat an hour before or after a detox bath. Let your body concentrate on detoxing and absorbing the healthy minerals from the tub.
Do not take Epsom salt baths if you are pregnant, have cuts or burns, or are dehydrated. People with cardiovascular disease should check with their doctor about Epsom salts and Detox baths. Don’t use Epsom salt in a hot tub, whirlpool, or other tub with jets unless the manufacturer says it's OK or you may cause damage to pipes and mechanisms not covered by warranty.