Carving out alone time to de-stress, unwind, and meditate in our busy schedule can be tough. Balancing family, work, and relationship obligations leaves little time to “indulge.” But allowing our bodies (and minds!) time to rest and rid themselves of toxins is essential to staying healthy. After all, if you’re not feeling your best, you can’t give anything — or anyone else — 100 percent. Toxins are poisonous substances that negatively affect our health. We expose ourselves to toxins on a daily basis, from sources like pollution, processed foods, and pesticides. And when we don’t release these toxins, it’s reflected in our health and the way we feel throughout the day. That is why creating a detox bath for yourself is a great way to unwind.
To prepare the perfect detox bath you will start by choosing active ingredients that will pull toxins from the skin. Recipes for detox baths often include at least one harsh ingredient to remove toxins, and one or more calming ingredients that restore your body and mind. Many of these recipes have optional additions for you to try so get creative with the ingredients that bring you peace. After all, the best detox bath is the one that makes you feel relaxed and stress free.
Benefits of Detox Bath:
While there are many ways to detox, one of the easiest and most relaxing is through a detox bath. The best part? They’re insanely easy to make at home. You’ll get all the benefits you’d find in a high-end spa bath at a fraction of the price and in the comfort of your own home. Using essential oils, which provide antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory benefits, along with common household items like baking soda, Epsom salts and honey can help flush impurities from the body by allowing it to sweat out toxins. This magnesium rich ingredient has been used for over 400 years. It was named after the English town where it was discovered and used for its remarkable healing properties on skin rashes and injuries. In addition to aiding in relaxation, soaking in magnesium and other minerals can treat all types of ailments.
Detox Bath Recipes:
Bath salts for back pain: The staple of detox baths, Epsom salts hold their own in nourishing benefits. Because of its high magnesium and sulfate contents, Epsom salts help relieve sore muscles and fight inflammation. Combined with a variety of essential oils — this recipe uses peppermint (soothes skin irritation), eucalyptus (can help relief muscle pain), rosemary (can aid in controlling sebum production), lavender (helps unclog pores), and cinnamon (can be used as antifungal agent) — and if you want, you can also add dried herbs and flowers, your body and mind will both thank you.
Mustard Detox Bath: Mustard is widely used in global cuisines as whole seeds, powder, paste, or oil. Being rich in proteins, dietary fibers, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, essential oils and plant sterols, mustard has excellent beauty benefits. It exfoliates the skin, keeps it hydrated, slows down aging, and combats skin infections. This powder combined with the detoxing effects of Epsom salt and baking soda with the stimulating properties in mustard powder for a powerful cleansing experience. This ancient treatment has been used to alleviate symptoms from colds, flus and sore muscles. Clear your thoughts by breathing in the added eucalyptus and peppermint oil for a more relaxing experience. If you love this bath, try adding cocoa and oats! This indulgent chocolate bath is sure to reset your body and mind.
Ginger Detox Bath: Whether you are feeling under the weather or just enjoy your detox with a little heat, a ginger bath is one of the best ways to feel better. Ginger baths have been known to decrease cold and flu symptoms, aid in proper digestion and increase blood circulation. this detox bath is a great option. Not only does ginger help with indigestion and nausea, it promotes regular digestion and helps alleviate bacterial infections. This super simple scrub recipe requires only fresh ginger, Epsom salts, and lemon, but it’s powerful — and leave you with silky skin! Try sipping on ginger tea beforehand to really enhance the effects.
Just remember to drink a glass of water before and after your detox bath. Since these bath recipes tend to easily dehydrate your skin.