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Detox Bath

Updated on July 10, 2017

Cleanse Yourself Inside and Out with a Detox Bath

For centuries, humans have recognized the relaxing, rejuvenating affects of a bath. From the Roman Baths popular in 300 AD to modern day spas, baths have been more than just a way to get clean. They have also been both a social and medical fixture. While a regular tub bath can get you clean on the outside, did you know there are ingredients you can add to your water that will cleanse your insides as well? While there are places you can buy pre-packaged bath additives to make a detox bath, you can easily prepare these additives yourself. After a trip to your local grocery or health food store, you'll be ready to start cleaning toxins out of your body just by relaxing in the tub.

Actually, the ingredients for a detox bath aren't as complicated as they might sound. In fact, you may already have some of the ingredient in your home. The most common detox bath recipes call for one cup of sea salts, two cups of baking soda and one cup of Epsom salts. After mixing these ingredients well, you can store them in a glass jar with a screw-on lid. You only need about ΒΌ cup of the mix per bath so this recipe makes enough mix for about 16 baths.

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*Tip* If you have dry skin, you may want to add glycerin as well as another essential oil of your choice to the water to help keep your skin from being too dry, but make sure is 100% natural oil not a brand name product filled with chemicals.

Another tip for dry skin is to use Aloe gel after the detox bath. As I mentioned above make sure you use 100% pure aloe, not a lotion that has aloe and host of other chemicals and artificial color and scents.

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You may wonder how these simple ingredients can draw toxins out of your body. According to Naturopath Dr. Hazel Parcells, it is actually the combination of the hot water and ingredients working together that give you the detoxifying action. First, the hot water in the bath pulls toxins out of the body to the surface of the skin. The Epsom salts aid this detoxifing process by making you sweat, which is body's natural way of releasing toxins. Poisons are also drawn out of the body as the water in the bath naturally cools. The other two ingredients - sea salts and baking soda - also help to cleanse and purify the body of toxins. Sea salt is widely known for its powers of purification. Since baking soda is highly alkaline, it also helps encourage poisons to leach from your system.

As a few final words of instruction, you should pour the detox bath mix into the water as the bath is filling. Draw your water as hot as you can comfortably stand. The hotter the water you use, the better, more thorough detox you will have. Twenty to thirty minutes is usually an adequate amount of time to soak in the bath. It is usually a good idea to drink plenty of water during or after your bath to replace the water you have sweated out. You might also want to scrub or rub your skin after you finish soaking to encourage all the toxins brought to the surface of the skin to clear out. As a word of caution, however, if you have heart disease, high blood pressure or are diabetic, check with your doctor before trying a detox bath.

Next time you decide to relax in a hot bath, consider mixing up these simple ingredients and making it a detox bath. Your body will relish the internal and external cleansing it will get.

Take a Detox Bath To Cleanse Your Body

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      pureinsideout 10 years ago

      Hi health insider,

      Detox minds think alike! You'll know exactly what I mean when you visit our site: http://www.pureinsideout.com  which, besides being dedicated to easy and enjoyable body and mind detox techniques, highlights an equally effective Detox Bath method that takes 10 minutes, and uses ONLY water.

      This Detox Bath is based on an ancient detox technique created by Louis Kuhne, "the father of detox" in the 1880's. He used it to treat his own cancer and heal hundreds of diseases, at his establishment in Leipzig, Germany and called it the friction sitz bath. Check this page for more details:

      http://www.pureinsideout.com/detox-bath.html

      The reason why this site came to life were the incredible benefits I personally experienced from regularly using this method.

      Let me know what you think. Thanks

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      Dr John Anne 9 years ago

      Hi health insider,

      You have written really very informational article on body detoxification through natural means. I also went through your juice detox. Its too is very good. Keep doing the good work. I have also a hub on colon cleanser https://hubpages.com/misc/triphala

      - Dr John Anne

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      vanessa dobbins 9 years ago from westlake

      I PUBLISHED A HUB CALLED NIGHT OWLS ON THE HUB NOT TO LONG AGO BECAUSE I DON'T SLEEP WELL. LAST NIGHT WAS ONE OF THOSE NIGHTS. AT ABOUT 1.30 IN THE MORNING I WOKE UP AND COULD NOT GO BACK TO SLEEP I FIGURED I WOULD JUST GET UP LIKE I NORMALLY DO AND START WORKING OR WATCHING TV ETC.ETC. THAN I THOUGTH OF A DETOX BATH I HAVE BEEN DOING THE DETOX PAD'S FOR MY FEET AND THEY ARE WORKING WELL ALONG WITH A FEW OTHER THINGS. I FILLED THE TUB WITH HOT WATER EPSOM SALTS AND SAGE I STAYED IN THERE AS LONG AS I COULD AND FINISHED WITH A HONEYSUCKEL LUCKWARM SHOWER. I FIGURED I WOULD TRY AND GO BACK TO SLEEP AND I DID! THIS WAS WONDERFUL, BECAUSE USUALLY I CAN'T. I STILL WOKE UP EARLY BUT I DID MANAGE A FEW HOURS OF SLEEP WHICH IS REALLY GREAT FOR ME

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      aprilkerr 9 years ago from UK

      I remember using bicarb of soda on my greasy hair when nothing else could help me. I was really desparate and even buying Aveda's detox shampoo didn't work. I love it when simple and cheap products work better than expensive products you buy from the shops.

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      Happy :) 8 years ago

      Detox baths , been doin this for about 25 years or so. What also is wonderful aboutthis is it doesnt cost to do internet research n also save money at the same time.. Learn something about something you didnt know and also help your body get well and help others.

      If you cant sleep at nite take a hot lavendar n almond oil bath. Pour some of lavendar/ almond oil in to your bath water. With in 30 minutes you will be getting tired and you will have a very good nite sleep.

      Also another cure for a sore throat or a cold. Put Mentholatum on the bottoms of your feets then put your socks on n go to bed at nite. This draws out the infections/toxins in your throat and helps the nerves in your feet ( your toes to get well). Foot therapy has alot to do with your health everyday in this society.

      Another products is really great is .. Source Naturals. Called Wellness. If you are sick with allergies, colds, flus, or anything with your throat, swallowing or etc, use this. IT can help you in less than 24 hours to get back to your normal. ( try the liquid first, and put it in clear liquid juice so the taste is not unbearable, cause the pills are like horse pills).

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      someone 8 years ago

      Hi my friends,

      I hope you are all happy and healthy. I tried the formula and stored in glass jar. Now i can't take it out from the jar. There is humidity and it is also rock hard. How can i keep it soft and without humidity? Thank you for your help.

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      reviewadon 7 years ago

      wow thats a really good method thanks! gf will love that

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      VivekSri 7 years ago

      This is a great hub and I've learnt a lot from what you have said here. Thanks for your time in writing such hubs...

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      suzanne jacoby 6 years ago

      Hi,

      Great article. I am a believer in body cleansing and detoxing to achieve and maintain optimal energy and health and bathing is one of the easiest ways.

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      http://www.guidetobodycleansing.com 6 years ago

      Sea salts are especially good for detoxing and relaxing your muscles.

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      Dominic Anthony 4 years ago

      Well alright. What you suggest is wonderful, however... HOT baths are not as healthy as you may think. Make sure that before the water steams you add your ingredients. TOXINS enter the body more freely in hot water. Especially when bathing in water that has been treated by fluoride and other toxins. They also survive the transfer from liquid to VAPOR. That means they are gaining entry to your entire system through inhalation. So be sure to mix before filling your tub.

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      Miss D 4 years ago

      Hi,just wanna share another way of detox using The Detox Bath.Results proven.This method is simpler,removing toxins from your body and it is so much easier.

      you can check it out at

      http://getthisguytoday.com/the-detox-bath/

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