Natural Ingredients You Need to Detox While Relaxing in the Bath
Wondering what you can add to your bath water to relax and detox all at once?
Relaxing in the bath is not only for the deep clean experience, but is also an act of self care. Ingredients like epsom salt, activated charcoal, apple cider vinegar and your favorite essential oils are all ingredients you can add to your bath for a naturally relaxing and detoxifying experience. The right detox bath will remove toxins, boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, cleanse the skin and can even prevent some diseases. Detox baths are also safe and great for kids as well; Everyone in the family can benefit! In this article we’ll cover all the ingredients you can add to your bath, with or without epsom salt, and what to expect after a detox bath.
Ingredients to Balance Your Natural pH and to Detoxify your Skin
If you’re interested in relaxing, cleansing and taking care of your health all at once, then you’ll want to add these natural ingredients to your ‘you-time’ bath routine.
Epsom Salt: Epsom salt is probably the most popular ingredient when it comes to a natural detox bath. Epsom salt usually contains sulphate and magnesium which are readily absorbed by the skin. Epsom salt can promote healthy circulation, reduce inflammation, and improve sleep. Pour 1-2 cups of epsom salt into your warm to hot bath water and soak for 20-30 minutes, then rinse.
Bentonite Clay: We just love the power and skin benefits of bentonite clay for detoxifying skin. Bentonite clay is famous for removing heavy metals from the body. It’s one of those delicious ingredients that neutralize the body’s pH levels. To get the most out of bentonite clay, mix ¼ cup into a ceramic bowl with warm water (avoid metal spoons and bowls) and rub all over the body, including face and underarms. Let sit for 10-20 minutes, then step into your warm bath and relax into the detoxifying benefits of bentonite clay.
Our Detox box includes an ACV Tonic x Bentonite Mask, because not only will the bentonite clay draw out toxins from your skin and underarms, but the Apple Cider Vinegar will also restore the body’s optimal alkaline levels, preventing any fungus or bacteria from growing, which typically causes candida, athlete’s foot, or body odor.
Activated Charcoal: Activated charcoal baths can help treat high blood pressure, chronic pain and various skin conditions. You can either make your own activated charcoal bath bomb, or use our Detox Soap Bar, available exclusively for the holiday season. Our detox soap bar is infused with detoxifying activated charcoal. It will gently exfoliate the skin, which in turn removes dead skin cells, toxins and bacteria, leaving the skin feeling fresh and clean without any harsh chemicals!
- Baking Soda- Baking soda is naturally alkalizing, and when added to the bath can help support digestion, boosts liver function, and removes environmental toxins from the body. We love the gentle power of baking soda so much that we’ve included it in our natural deodorant recipes and in our natural Detox Bath Soak. This detox bath soak is great to use after flying on a plane, after airport screening or after undergoing any x-rays.
What to Expect After a Detox Bath
After a detox bath you may experience the following benefits:
- Decreased joint pain
- Increased circulation
- Reduced muscle pain
- Relief from stress and anxiety
- Better and deeper sleep
- Improved skin tone
Detox Bath Side Effects
You may also experience temporary lightheadedness, and even nausea after the body has worked hard at secreting all those toxins and bacteria. Your body may have adapted to those toxins and bacteria and can then feel unusual after removing all that harmful baggage. That’s why it’s recommended to only perform a detox bath once a week, or even once a month, until your body grows accustomed to the detox experience and has less toxins to flush out.
Our Detox Box was carefully curated to give you the ultimate detox experience with safe and natural ingredients. Though a detox bath may be enjoyed more thoroughly during the cool winter months, you can also treat yourself to a pleasurable detox bath all year long! Dont miss out on this healthy self-care experience!