Now that autumn is here, the temperatures will slowly drop lower and lower. It’s the perfect time to take a nice, long, relaxing bath! However, instead of the regular baths that you have been taking, we recommend to start taking a detox bath this autumn – it’s the perfect time to do so! Here is why is autumn the perfect time to take a detox bath and how to take a detox bath at home:
Why is autumn the perfect time to take a detox bath?
1. Flu season is starting
As the temperature gets lower, it’s quite easy to catch a cold or the flu. The colder it is, the more viruses appear in the air, because it’s the perfect breeding ground for them. That means the more viruses get in the air, the higher the chance for you to catch one. Which is why we recommend having detox baths at least once a month. By regularly having detox baths, you are helping your immune system to fight off the viruses before they compromise your immune system.
2. It’s harder to detox on your own
Of course, we do have a detox system of our own – sweating. However, the colder it gets, the harder it becomes to break a sweat. If you are having regular workouts, you must have noticed that it takes you much longer in the autumn/winter to warm up and start sweating than in spring/summer.
By not sweating as much, and having more viruses and germs in the air, it becomes much harder on your body to detoxify on your own. By having a detox bath, you can detox your body more regularly, and prevent a pileup of toxins over the autumn/winter period.
3. Relieves soreness & muscle pain
Whether you have had a nasty cold/flu that makes your entire body in pain, you had an intense workout, or you simply feel sore because of the strain you put on your body lately, a detox bath can help you to relive that muscle pain & soreness. The warm water, combined with the ingredients will help you to relieve any tension in your muscles, and help you feel better in no time.
How to take a detox bath at home:
***Important Note: If you are pregnant, or you have kidney issues, you shouldn’t take detox baths because they can be harmful to your health.
Before you take your detox bath, you have to make sure that you are well-hydrated. If you are planning a detox bath for the day, you should drink more water. Having a detox bath can make you dehydrated if you don’t drink enough water – so make sure you are well-hydrated before, during and after taking one.
Now that you have made sure you are well hydrated, it’s time to choose the type of detox bath that you will be having.
If you want a little lighter form of the detox bath them we recommend you try out the following:
- 1 cup bath salt
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
- 5-15 drops of your favorite essential oil (we recommend using either: chamomile, lavender or eucalyptus)
Mix the warm water with your hands so that all ingredients will melt. Then soak between 12minutes – 1hour. We recommend you start by soaking at least once a week, up to 15-20 minutes and then gradually increase the time and frequency of your detox bath up to 3 times a week.
If you’d like a little more intense detox bath then we recommend:
- 2/3 cup of bath salts
- 1-3 tbsp. ground ginger
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
Mix the warm water with your hands so that all ingredients will melt. Then soak up to 45 minutes. Make sure you drink water while you soak. If you notice any discomfort, don’t force yourself to stay in the tub! We recommend that you limit this type of detox bath to once a month.
We hope you enjoy your detox baths! Let us know how you liked them!