I am a huge fan of detoxify the body before starting a natural minded lifestyle. Detoxification doesn’t have to be extreme or fancy. It can be as simple as a detox bath which will help your body be rid of the toxins we are exposed to daily through what we eat, smell and apply topically. Don’t be surprised when you start this process if you bloat, your body odor change or get bad acne. Those are clear signs your body is trying to get rid of those toxins our body doesn’t need. You can do this bath 1-2 times a week to get a good detox. Here’s what I suggest…
How to Draw a Detox Bath
1. Add 5-10 drops essential oil (I love lavender) to 2 cup Epsom Salt, then add to a standard tub full of water.
2. Ideally, you want the water quite hot as we are looking to create a nice sweat.
3. If your bath water is not filtered, add 1 cup of baking soda as this helps neutralize the chemicals, primarily chlorine, as well as increase mineral absorption.
4. Immerse yourself in the water, all the way up to your neck. You want as much of your body underwater as you can. Close your eyes, do some breathing exercises and soak for at least 20 minutes.
5. Once you are done soaking, rise out of the tub very slowly and cautiously. You may feel a little dizzy and light-headed, this will go away as you shower off quickly in cool water.
6. It is important not to use harsh soaps or shampoos as your pores are open and will just absorb the chemicals found in those products.
7. Once dry you can apply a natural moisturizer like organic unrefined coconut oil and some aluminum-free deodorant but again no lotions with perfumes, dyes or chemicals.
8. Do not eat immediately before or after taking a detox bath.
9. Instead hydrate yourself with filtered water before and after.
10. Allow time after your bath to rest and rejuvenate.
Please know each experience is different and depending on the amount of toxins you have in your body vary on the results. I only speak from personal experience and this is not to diagnose or treat any illness. Please use your judgement wisely when addressing detoxification. Enjoy!