I love the ritual of a bath to soak away stress and to help maintain radiance. But why not try a detox bath? A detox bath is relaxing and hey, it’s been done since ancient times. But there’s even more to it than that: a soak in a detox bath helps to flush out toxins, restore pH balance, while also absorbing the minerals and nutrients from the ingredients that you put in it.
So here is my go to recipe for a great detox bath:
The Finest Detox Bath
1 tsp. of vitamin C crystals.
Pure ascorbic acid helps to soften your water and works to neutralizes some of the chlorine (if an unfiltered water supply).
1 cup Epsom salt.
Epsom salt works to draw out toxins from your body while you are soaking. They are also said to help with your circulatory system and improve nerve functions.
1 cup of baking soda.
Baking soda helps neutralize the body’s pH level. It also helps neutralize the chlorine in the water.
A few drops of essential oils.
Cypress Oil –It appears to lower stress hormones like cortisol.
Rose Oil – Has been touted for centuries to have amazing health benefits.
Lavender Oil – Appears to be good for your brain and helping with sleep quality. Eucalyptus Oil – Both cypress and eucalyptus oil showed reduced cortisol and even possibly anti-inflammatory (and pro-immune system) benefits.
Start by using a total of 6-12 drops of essential oils. You may like more, so play with the combinations and amounts.
Add all of the above to a large tub of hot water and soak for 15 to 20 minutes if you can. Remember to bring some water with you to drink, and even have a full glass beforehand, especially if you like your bath on the hot side.
*Important reminder that you should never detox while pregnant or breastfeeding.