Posted on April 14 2016
Help muscles and nerves function properly
Regulate activity of 325+ enzymes
Help prevent artery hardening and blood clots
Make insulin more effective
Reduce inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps
Improve oxygen use
Improve absorption of nutrients
Help form joint proteins and brain tissue
Help prevent or ease migraine headaches
Add 5-10 drops essential oil (I love lavender) to 2 cups Epsom salt, then add to a standard tub full of water.
Ideally, you want the water quite hot as we are looking to create a nice sweat.
If your bath water is not filtered, add 1 cup of baking soda as this helps neutralize the chemicals, primarily chlorine, as well as increase mineral absorption.
You want as much of your body underwater as you can, so up to the neck as much as possible. Close your eyes, do some breathing exercises and soak for at least 20 minutes.
Once you have been soaking nicely, rise out of the bath very slowly and cautiously. You may feel a little dizzy and light-headed, this will go away, sit down or shower off quickly in cool water.
It is important not to use harsh soaps or shampoos as your pores are open and will just absorb the chemicals found in those products.
Once dry you can apply a natural moisturiser like body butter, shea butter or coconut oil and some aluminium-free deodorant, but again no lotions with perfumes, dyes or chemicals.
Do not eat immediately before or after taking a detox bath.
Allow time after your bath to rest and rejuvenate.