Detox baths are one of my favorite home remedies!
I love taking a hot bath at least once a week. Although with this summer weather finally here it hasn’t been as usual. My job requires a lot of sitting, and sometimes after a long day or week I start to get a little stiff…I know…I know…even though I’m in my twenties. But as soon as I feel a little run down, I know its time to take a detox bath. I thought of this detox mix because of my daily use of sea salt, baking soda, and essential oils.
I use baking soda for many of my home cleaning methods; like cleaning the fridge, oven, and shower/bath…it works like a charm! As for sea salt, I make sure to always include it in my cooking recipes, and use it for seasoning my salads knowing all the health benefits that it contains. Lastly, essential oils are used daily in our home. From burns, to cooking, cleaning, air freshener, and beauty routines.
I have listed below the benefits of each ingredient of this fabulous detox bath. Give it a try and let me know what you think!:)
Sea Salts contain twenty-one minerals including magnesium, calcium, sulfur, bromide, iodine, sodium, zinc and potassium, which are essential to our body’s proper function. Throughout the day, we loose these minerals and unless we consume sea salt throughout the day, another way to replenish these minerals are through supplements, or by taking a hot bath where they are absorbed into the body. The benefits include, helping to reduce muscle pain and stiffness, magnesium supports a good nights sleep (I also take a magnesium supplement before bed each night, I find it relaxes my body and gets me into sleep mode), and sulpher is known as a detoxifying agent helping detox the liver which stores body toxins.
Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate is a naturally alkaline substance known for helping to remove toxins (this is why it is very popular in cleaning products and home remedies), keeping your body alkaline (which means keeping your body balanced with the proper nutrients, see article below for more information) is a key way to maintaining good health, softening the skin and leaving it feeling naturally moisturized. Oh…and not to forget to mention, I find that after taking a bath my tub feels soooo much cleaner from the cleaning agents that baking soda contains… bonus!:)
And last but not least, essential oils. When taking a bath, I mainly use lavender essential oil. It’s very soothing and relaxing, and the smell fills the bathroom air! There are so many benefits, I don’t even know where to begin… from acne, headaches, stress, fatigue, rashes, insomnia, dry skin, to air freshness, and minor cuts. Lavender is definitely my go-to. Which is why I thought it would be best to use for my detox bath mix.
So give it a try! You wont regret it.
1/3 cup of baking soda
¼ cup of sea salt
5-7 drops of lavender essential oil
I recommend you try hunching over and placing your head between your knees while breathing in the detox mixture for ten seconds on, and off.
*I store a mason jar of the baking soda and sea salt mixture in my bathroom so it is easily assessable.
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