Relaxing Detox Baths
I love to end the day with a relaxing bath and a good book. It’s a wonderful way to warm up, wind down, and spend some time alone with your thoughts. Baths have always been my go to relaxation ritual; something that nourished my mind and my spirit. However, there was a time when baths were also something that poisoned my body. Before my health-esteem journey I bathed in a toxic overload of conventional bubble baths, soaps, oils, fragrances and more. Imagine how horrified I was when I discovered all of the chemicals that I had been soaking in for hours at a time.
I was initially perplexed. How could I turn my favourite self-care ritual into something that also nourished my body? That’s when I discovered detox baths.
A bath is a great opportunity to detox your beautiful body! Detox baths can help draw out impurities, soften your sexy skin, and make you feel more relaxed. Quiet time in the tub is therapeutic, romantic, and the perfect time to give back to your wonderful self. Here are a few recipes for a detox bath extravaganza:
Lavender Relaxation Bath
1-2 Cups of Epsom Salt
5-10 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender Essential oil is known to be calming and relaxing and can help relieve insomnia and stress. Epsom salt provide your body with some wonderful magnesium, eases stress and relaxes the muscles. This bath will leave you feeling comfortable and relaxed.
1 Cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Cup of Baking Soda
Apple cider vinegar is wonderful for your skin and hair and has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Baking soda can also help soothe irritated skin and dissolves oil and sweat build up. The acid and base reacting together will create some bubbles in the beginning and a buzzing sound, hence it’s catchy name.
1 Cup of Epsom Salt
1 Cup of Baking Soda
1 Tablespoon of Ground Ginger
5 Drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Ground ginger adds extra heat to your bath, increasing the amount that you sweat. This helps move impurities out of the body quicker. Eucalyptus oil is antiviral, antibacterial and has anti-inflammatory properties. It can provide a little extra help to an immune system in need.
Soak for about 30 minutes and, as always, make sure you hydrate. Hot baths, salts and increased sweating can all lead to dehydration. It is always important to make sure that you’re drinking enough water.
If you suffer from dry skin or want to give your skin cells a little extra love you can moisturize with coconut oil, sweet almond oil or avocado oil afterwards.
Give a detox bath a try and let me know what you think. We all deserve a little relaxing downtime at the end of the day.
Here’s to a healthy day,
Do you have any detox bath recipes to share?
Thought of the day: My mind, body and Spirit are all worthy of relaxation, nourishment and love.