In this post I wanted to share with you guys my absolute favorite way to unwind and destress- a detox bath. Stress management was a crucial part of my own self healing. Given my first hand experience with this simple yet powerful self care ritual, I love recommending clients add a detox bath to their daily routine to help manage stress levels and activate their parasympathetic nervous system (aka helps the body relax). Let’s chat about what a detox bath is and how you can do it at home!
What Is A Detox Bath
Our bodies are constantly working overtime to release everyday toxins found in our food, water, personal care products, air, and more. This is one of the easiest and natural remedies for releasing stored toxins by sweating. Anyone can take a detox bath to help support their health and immunity, right from the comfort of their own home. Additionally, detox baths are incredibly helpful for sore muscles, colds, sinus infections, migraines, and when you’re just not feeling all that well.
How To Take A Detox Bath
I recommend using epsom salt for a detox bath. This is the most popular type of detox bath and my preferred detox agent because of the magnesium in the epsom salt. Some studies suggest that up to 70-90% of the population is deficient in magnesium, even those eating a balanced diet.
I always recommend magnesium as a supplement to my health coaching clients for help with sleep, digestion, and headache or migraine relief. This important mineral can be absorbed through the skin in a detox bath and you’ll be amazed at how much more relaxed and peaceful you will feel after just a 10-15 minute soak.
Simply draw a bath in the evening to unwind from your day and then add one to two cups of epsom salts. You’ll see the salt will slowly start to dissolve. Aim to soak for at least 15-30 minutes or longer if desired. I usually get pretty pruny and hot by the 30 minute mark.
You can find epsom salt in your local pharmacy or grocery store. I’ve also linked my favorite epsom salts here for ya on Amazon.
Tips for the perfect detox bath:
In addition to epsom salt, you can add 2 to 4 cups of aluminum-free baking soda to your bath. Baking soda is naturally alkalizing for the body- meaning it lowers acidity and brings the body back to it’s proper pH levels.
Another way to have the most optimal soak is to use clean, filtered water. I use the Berkey shower filter and have talked about it in this post here on why water filtration is so important. However, I had not come across a solution to a bath tub filter until I discovered the Crystal Quest Bath ball filter. It removes chlorine and other major contaminants for about $65.
Consider a few of my other favorite tools for a stress-free detox bath ambiance:
-add a few drops of Doterra lavender essential oil to your bath
-light a nontoxic beeswax candle
-listen to a meditation
-read a book
-drink a glass of the healthiest, hangover-free wine: Dry Farm Wines
And there you have it! The perfect way to take a detox bath. So, have you guys ever tried one? They are simple yet SO effing effective. Let me know!
And if you’re looking for more natural solutions to combat stress and reach optimal health, shoot me a message! I’d love to chat with you.
Until next time.