2021 is off to a start but it is never too late to cleanse your body from all the negativity we received during 2020. There are a lot of ways to cleanse your body. Whether it is meditating, giving yourself a short break, going to the beach. But one of the best ways to cleanse your body it through detox bathing. Detox bathing literally removes all the toxins from your body. Detox bathing is good for everyone right now since we have all had a lot to eat during the holidays. Ready to try your own detox bath? These detox bathing recipes will help you get back in shape for 2021. It is suggested to take the bath for 40 minutes to an hour for best results. The first 20 minutes will give your body time to remove toxins from your system while the last 20 to 40 minutes will allow you to absorb the minerals in the water and help you emerge from the bath feeling rejuvenated. Make sure to use hot water — it will help you sweat out impurities. Here are the recipes for you to try at home:
Lemon and rosemary bath salts. Fresh rosemary, lemon essential oil and fresh lemon zest make these bath salts a great-smelling to detox and refresh at the same time. Plus, rosemary oil has its own special powers: it helps improve memory, ease the digestive system, and relieve aches and pains in your muscles. The ingredients you need for this detox bath are: 2 cups of Epsom salt, half a cup of baking soda, 2 or 3 tablespoons of rosemary (make sure that they are finely chopped), 6 or 8 drops of lemon essential oil, and 2 or 3 tablespoon of lemon zest. In a bowl combine Epsom salt and baking soda. Add in half of the essential oil drops, mix, then add in the remaining drops. Mix in the chopped rosemary and lemon zest if you decide to use it until fully combined. Store in an airtight container.
Lavender detox bath. Lavender oil is a great all-around essential oil. Its soothing fragrance helps relieve anxiety and stress, it can help lull you to sleep, and even improves eczema and psoriasis. This lavender detox bath incorporates all these benefits into one handy bath recipe. Best of all, it only requires three ingredients; 2 cups of Epsom salt, 8 to 10 drops of lavender essential oil, and half a cup of dried lavender flowers. Add Epsom salt, dried lavender flowers and lavender essential oils into your jar. Use a Popsicle stick to gently mix all the ingredients or close the jar with a lid and shake well until fully combined. Store in a cool dry place and use when you feel like decompressing after a long day.
Calming and detoxing bath salts. This soothing mix combines dead sea salts (you can find these at natural health food stores, but if you can’t track it down, feel free to eliminate; you will still get great results); Epsom salts, which are loaded with magnesium; mineral-rich real salt; detoxifying bentonite clay; and lavender and frankincense essential oils. Lavender will help calm and relax your mind and body, while frankincense helps ease anxiety. The result is a deliciously relaxing bath.
Back pain detox bath. 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 (this essential oil helps decrease stress), eucalyptus (this can help nasal congestion), rosemary (this can help with anti-inflammation and it can improve your circulatory system) , lavender (this can help with menstrual cramps, nausea , insomnia, and can help lessen anxiety) and cinnamon ( this helps with reducing blood pressure, and it contains antioxidants that are good for your skin)— and dried herbs and flowers, your body and mind will both thank you.
Eucalyptus and Vanilla bath. These vanilla and bath salts are ridiculously easy to prepare and will leave you feeling relaxed, moisturized, and at ease. This recipe uses baking soda in addition to eucalyptus oil and Epsom salts, helping relieve dry, itchy winter skin while detoxing.