Detox baths are a great way to cleanse the body, eliminate toxins and boost the immune system.
This time of the year, so many people are getting sick and feeling run down. Yes, the dreary and cold days can contribute to our mood and health, but so do the toxins that we’re holding onto and the ones that we are constantly exposed to.
Our lives are crazy busy, and most of us rush through the day without a thought to alleviating all the damage that is being done to our bodies: By what we eat, the air we breathe, and the stress inflicted upon us.
A detox bath can sweat out those toxins and alleviate their harmful impact. They will boost your immune system too!
The process for a detox bath is really quite simple. Detoxers immerse themselves in a tub filled with very hot water and essential ingredients, some active and some soothing. As you soak, the toxins are pulled to the surface of the skin and then washed away.
Detox baths require very hot water. As hot as your body can tolerate, but please don’t burn yourself. Warm water or reasonably hot water will just not work. It is essential that the body sweats during the detox process, and that won’t happen if the water is too cool.
Most recipes call for a soaking of more than 20 minutes. You need to give those impurities time to float to the surface! I recommend a bath time of 40-60 minutes. The first 20 minutes gives your body time to remove toxins. The remaining 20 to 40 minutes allows time for your body to absorb the minerals in the water.
MY FAVORITE DETOX BATH:
- Pour your ingredients into hot bath water.
- Soak your body for at least 20 minutes (as much as you can, up to your neck).
- Once you are done with your bath and have dried off, avoid eating for at least 20 minutes.
- Drinks lots of water.
Note: Skin brushing before taking a bath or shower is very beneficial. Especially before a detox bath. If you’re pregnant or have any health concerns, please consult your doctor before performing a detox bath.
WHILE IT MAY BE TEMPTING TO QUICKLY DIP INTO A HOT TUB AND DRY OFF, THE LENGTH OF TIME SPENT IN THE TUB WILL DETERMINE THE SUCCESS OF YOUR DETOX.
If you have any questions about detoxing or a detox bath, please comment below. You’re welcome to message me as well. I enjoy detox baths all year, but they are especially beneficial during the harder, winter months.
Wishing you much health and happiness!