This page discusses the way you can purge toxins from your body using a detox bath. The page includes an inexpensive detox bath salt recipe that can be as a detox footbath too.
Hot water draws toxins out of the body to the skin’s surface and into the bath. As the water cools, it pulls more toxins from the skin, Epsom salts augment this detoxification by causing you to sweat. Other salts—all highly alkaline and cleansing—used in baths include sea salt, baking soda, clay, and Dead Sea salts.
Use caution when taking hot baths and salt baths (including Epsom salt baths) if you have heart trouble or diminished feeling in your hands and feet. Use a thermometer to make sure it isn’t too hot. Also, stand slowly when getting out of the tub as you may become dizzy.
Detox Bath Salt Recipe
Minerals and salts make the bath water feel silky and leave your skin cleansed and soft.
1 cup sea salts
2 cups baking soda
1 cup Epsom salts
1 to 2 tablespoons glycerin per bath (optional)
Combine the sea salts, baking soda, and Epsom salts in a bowl. Stir to blend. Pour 1/4 cup or so into the bath while the tub is filling. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons glycerin to keep your skin from drying out (more for dry skin, less for oily skin) and essential oils of choice. I like rosemary or lavender.
Preparation Time: 2 to 3 minutes
Shelf Life: Indefinite
Storage: Glass or plastic jar with a screw top
To speed up the detoxification process, you may wish to try this: Buy a fragrance free aloe cream and “bentonite clay”. Mix equal parts of clay cream and water. Apply to arms, legs and body or effected areas about twenty minutes before taking your therapeutic bath. This draws toxins to the skin; the warm salt bath draws out the deeper toxins. After your bath, rinse off with slightly cool water. This completes the process by rinsing away any toxins brought to the skins surface.
Bath-add 1/4 cup in hot bath water, soak 20-30 minutes as the water cools-this intensifies the drawing action. Rinse with cool water.
Detox Foot Bath
Use your Detox Bath Salts and add 2 – 3 TBLSP to a bucket of hot water or footbath. Soak as long as you are comfortable. You can do this while you are working on the computer, balancing your checkbook or paying bills. You may wish to keep a teapot full of hot water to heat the footbath up as it cools down.