One of my favorite ways to unwind and improve my health at the same time is by utilizing detox baths.
Part self care, part HEALTH care - detoxing your body from toxins and ‘yuck’ during whatever healing journey you’re on is an easy, cheap, relaxing way to help the healing process move along.
Think about it: if your body is all gunked up with toxins (official terminology there! ;) ), die off from dis-ease fighting, damaged/dead cells, heavy metals, chemicals, etc,. It's a LOT for a body to keep up on! Especially if your also focused on healing infertility and getting pregnant!
The components of a detox bath can offer additional healing properties beyond just drawing toxins out of your pores.
*Provide key mineral nutrition that is hard to get through food
*Balance the pH of your body (necessary for maximum health!)
*Improve immune function...and more!
Here’s a simple Base Recipe for an EXCELLENT detox bath!
Don’t like soaking in the tub? Cut ingredients in half and do a foot soak instead!
1c Epsom salts - a source of Magnesium and other key minerals for your body; hugely helpful detoxer. Yes, you can absorb that goodness through your skin!
1/4c Apple Cider vinegar - helps with inflammation, and helps you sweat out impurities
1/2c Bentonite clay - pH reducer - a good thing!, pulls toxins, heavy metals, and waste
1/4c Baking Soda
4-6 Drops of Essential oils of your choice - for added relaxation, healing, and detoxing benefits (make sure they're labeled for topical use!!!!)
Epsom Salt Made up of magnesium and sulfate, Epsom salts help your body absorb key minerals and draw out toxins. They can also reduce inflammation, improve heart health, and help relieve muscle pain and soreness.
Apple cider vinegar is an effective and natural way to detox your body. When added to a detox bath, it helps reduce inflammation, balance the pH of your body and draw out toxins from the pores of the skin. It can help improve immune function, cleanse the skin, and aid in digestion. Additionally, it's high in antioxidants which provide additional health benefits for your body. Apple cider vinegar is also known for its therapeutic properties and can help reduce stress and relax the mind and body.
Bentonite Clay is one of the key ingredients in this recipe. It's a natural clay that has been used for centuries to help draw out toxins from the body. Bentonite clay is made up of aged volcanic ash that has been exposed to seawater. It absorbs toxins, heavy metals, and waste from the body while also providing essential minerals like calcium and magnesium. Bentonite clay is an alkaline substance which helps to balance the pH levels in your body, making it easier for your body to heal itself.
Baking Soda helps with pH balance, and can help reduce inflammation.
When combined, ingredients like Epsom salts, apple cider vinegar, baking soda, and essential oils, bentonite clay can create a powerful detox bath that will help you relax while also helping your body rid itself of toxins. Not only does this combination help draw out impurities from your skin but it also helps reduce inflammation and improve immune function. If you’re looking for a way to relax and improve your health at the same time then consider adding a detox bath into your routine!
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