There’s nothing quite like a hot soaky bath to relax, unwind and soothe the muscles at the end of a long day. I’m gonna let you in on a little self-care ritual I’ve come to know and love… the de-tox bath.
Our skin is our body’s largest detoxification organ, so the almighty power of a bath that supports this process shouldn’t be underestimated. This bath is a great natural, old school way to show your body some TLC while giving it the added boost it needs to eliminate environmental toxins.
Epsom salts work wonders for boosting magnesium and sulphate levels, helping blood circulation and detoxification, while the apple cider vinegar helps reduce inflammation and rebalance the skin’s PH level. Bicarb soda is known for it’s anti-fungal properties and also helps restore alkaline levels and draw out toxins.
BE WARNED: this bath is powerful and can make you feel dizzy! Keep a glass of water beside you, make sure you are hydrated and don’t step out of the bath too quickly. It’s one best to avoid if you’re pregnant, have low blood pressure or suffer from cardiovascular disease. It’s also a good idea to make sure someone else is home.
You will need:
2 cups epsom salts
1 cup apple cider vinegar (unfiltered and unprocessed)
1 cup bicarb soda
10 drops of 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils known for their ability to eliminate toxins – i.e. rosemary, cilantro, juniper berry, tangerine and geranium (a lovely combination would be 5 drops lavender, 3 drops geraniums, 2 drops rosemary).
1 cup of milk (any type) or 2 tablespoons of carrier oil to help them emulsify.
What to do:
1. Add ingredients to a tub of soaking hot water.
2. Soak, and enjoy.
Note: Dry body brushing before you step into the bath will help maximise the de-tox effect.