Taking a hot bath is not only relaxing, but it has been used since Roman times to cleanse, detox, and purify the body. With the amount of chemicals we are exposed to on a daily basis, it can take a toll on our skin and immune system, which is why occasionally doing a detox bath is a must.
Our skin is the largest organ on our body and it absorbs everything that touches it, which is why soaking in a hot bath with the proper ingredients is necessary to pull those toxins out and purify our body. It can also alleviate many skin issues as well, like psoriasis, dandruff, acne, eczema, and more.
I use all of the detox bath recipes here, and rotate them monthly to get the full benefits out of each key ingredient. The salt bath is one of my favorites, because it has drastically helped heal and soothe my psoriasis.
1. Dead Sea Salt Detox Bath Recipe Dead Sea Salt Detox Bat Instructions
Draw a hot bath (as hot as you can handle), and add the salts, baking soda, apple cider vinegar, and essential oils (if desired). Soak in the bath for at least 30 minutes, or longer if you desired. You may feel sleepy or light headed from the heat of the bath, so just be careful when getting out of the tub. This bath is best done before bedtime, as it will help you fall asleep easier. This bath is great for detoxing skin issues like psoriasis, dandruff, eczema, and acne, while giving your body a good boost of minerals and magnesium from the salt.
2. Seaweed Detox Bath Recipe Seaweed Detox Bath Instructions
Mix 4 tablespoons of seaweed powder in a small bowl with a few tablespoons of water until you get a paste-like consistency. Rub seaweed onto your body, focusing on areas that need more attention like the face, chest, arms, and legs.Let the mixture sit on your skin for 5-10 minutes, then draw a warm bath and add your sea salt, or epsom salt, and soak for 20-30 minutes, making sure to gently rinse off the seaweed mask from your body. Seaweed is a wonderful detox, but it’s also said to help get rid of cellulite on the body. You can make a seaweed mask and apply to any areas with cellulite and use saran wrap, or special spa elastic bandages to wrap your body with.
3. Bentonite Clay Detox Bath RecipeBentonite Clay Detox Bath Instructions
Draw a warm/hot bath and add your salt and clay to the water, mixing it in with your hand. It should dissolve once you’re ready to get in the tub. Soak for 20-30 minutes, longer if desired.Alternatively, you can mix the clay in a bowl with a small amount of water to make a paste, then apply to your skin and let dry for 5 minutes before getting into the tub. This will help draw out the toxins in your skin before rinsing off the mask in the bath.
4. Oxygen Detox Bath RecipeOxygen Detox Bath Instructions
Draw a warm/hot bath and add your hydrogen peroxide and ginger powder, mixing with your hand to dissolve in the water. Soak for a minimum of 30 minutes, but longer will be more effective. Hydrogen peroxide helps to energize and oxygenate the skin, and the ginger will help clear up allergies or sinus issues caused by a cold or flu. It’s also a great boost for the immune system.
Additional Detoxing Tips
In order to properly detox, the water needs to be very hot, not to the point where it can scald your skin, but just hot enough that you can tolerate. This will allow the toxins to be drawn out from your skin.These recipes can easily be doubled for a stronger and more effective detox.
If you have chlorine or fluoride in your water, add a bit of bentonite clay, or vitamin C powder to the water to prevent your body from absorbing the chemicals. You can detox once a month until your body gets used to it, then increase your detox baths up to once a week. Do you use a detox bath at home? What is your favorite way to detox?