Something I’ve really started to enjoy and look forward to at the end of a long day, are detox baths. Not only is it relaxing and helps detoxify your body, but it can also help boost the immune system during cold season. That’s only one of the many ways that a detox is beneficial.
Here’s my favorite “recipe” for a detox bath:
- 1 cup of Epsom Salt
- 1/2 cup of Baking Soda
- 8-10 drops of essential oil
- A cup of green tea
- A good book
For the longest time, I only used epsom salt and essential oil, then I read where baking soda was also a valuable ingredient to detoxing. It helps alkalize the body, renew and soften dry skin. Though I’ve read pregnant women and people with high blood pressure should not take baking soda baths.
When I decide to take a detox bath it goes something like this…
As the tub is filling up with fairly hot water, I make sure I have a cup of hot tea ready. My husband and I drink a cup of “Nightly Calm” every night, it’s the perfect blend of green tea with a hint of chamomile. I get a book handy, and I light a couple of my favorite candles. Then I add in the epsom salt (Dr. Teal’s Pure Epsom Salt is my favorite, there’s a lavender one that is amazzzzing) the baking soda, and 8-10 drops of essential oil. If I use the lavender epsom salt, I add either Cypress or Frankincense, otherwise I add in Lavender.
Then I sit and just soak! I enjoy reading, but if you’re more of a relaxing with music type of person then you should check out my friend’s soak playlist over at The Chanhandle or, even if you’re one of those amazing multi-tasking type people who can read a book and listen to music at the same time!
I promise once you step out you’ll feel relaxed and refreshed. I’ve found I always feel better in the morning when I drink a full glass of water after I get out to replenish my body with good fluids. That will help you from feeling drained the next morning.