We encounter many toxins and heavy metals on a daily basis. We swallow them through the food and beverages we consume and inhale them through the air we breathe.
We also absorb them excessively from the environment through our body’s largest organ – the skin. Moreover, numerous products like deodorants, moisturizers and cosmetics that we apply onto our skin are laden with toxins.
Mercury, cadmium, and aluminum, among others, are able to imbed themselves into our central nervous systems and bones, bio-accumulating for years until we start to suffer acute health problems from heavy metal poisoning.
They are suspected of triggering dangerous conditions like heart disease, thyroid problems, dementia, neurological conditions, autism, infertility and birth defects.
The good news is that a heavy metal detox bath can remove these contaminants from your body and minimize their impact on your health.
How to Make a Detox Bath to Get Rid of Toxins from Your Body
When you immerse yourself in a bath, your body temperature rises and all your pores open up. The therapeutic ingredients you add to your bath can do wonders for your skin, and effectively detoxify and rejuvenate your system.
Baking soda is great for neutralizing the chlorine that has been added to most city water sources. It’s tough to detox in a bath that’s full of a toxic chemical, so it’s good that this makes it cleaner naturally.
Bathing in Epsom salts is a safe and easy way to increase sulfate and magnesium levels in the body, according to a 2004 study published by Magnesium Online Library.
Baking Soda & Epsom Salt Detox Bath
1.Start filling your tub with warm water.
2.As your tub fills, add 2 cups of baking soda.
3.Then, sprinkle in 2 cups of Epsom salt.
4.Mix the ingredients thoroughly with your hands.
5.Soak in the bath for 20 to 50 minutes.
In addition to detoxifying your body, this bath will clear up congestion, relieve pain in aching joints and muscles, and might even help you lose weight.
Note: It’s best to take this bath before bed, sleep and take a shower the next morning. If you are not taking this bath before bed, wait 4 hours after the bath before you shower.