One of my very favorite things is finding that quiet moment after the kids are asleep when I can sneak away, fill the tub, and slip into a relaxing detox bath. There are lots of great ways to bring on a good detox, but using this recipe for detox bath salts is one of my favorites.
Why take detox baths?
A detox bath is generally a great way to gently detox the body. It can soothe muscles, and irritated skin. It can help you sleep better, and sometimes help you overcome illness, or ease the symptoms. It all just depends on what you add to the bath to aid in your detox.
This paticular bath will give you a boost of magnesium. We discussed low magnesium previously. But you can’t go wrong adding magnesium to the tub. Magnesium is needed for about 90% of the chemical processes in the body. It is rapidly depleted by consuming sugar. Leaving many if not most people rather deficient in magnesium. Magnesium is best absorbed through the skin, meaning although you can take magnesium supplements you will get the most absorption by bathing in it. According to the Epsom Salt Industry Council, magnesium is beneficial to heart and circulatory health, can lower blood pressure, helps ease sore muscles and eliminates harmful substances from the body. It also improves nerve function by encouraging proper regulation of electrolytes. Additionally I have used it to tame PMS, relieve morning sickness, and help with quality sleep.
This detox bath also contains baking soda. Baking soda can do much more than just plump your pastries. It can detoxify and alkalize the body. Baking soda is a great aid for relieving hemorrhoid pain, vaginal yeast infections, and other discomforts around those delicate nether regions. Baking soda is fabulous for the skin, and relieves itching, soothes irrated skin, and reduces burning sensation.
I chose Thieves and Orange essential oils for this bath. I feel like this combination of oils is very timely for the holidays, and they are not only uplifting, but also immune boosting.
- Add ingredients to a 1/2 cup mason jar.
- Shake until combined.
- Wrap with ribbon, and tie a tag onto it.