There are a number of ways one can remove harmful toxins from the body – through diet, exercise and other detox practices – which apart from supplementation, are the main detox areas. Bathing is not only a soothing practice in itself, associated with rejuvenation, relaxation and meditative time, it is also a time for many people to soak aching, sore and tired muscles that have been overworked or put under stress during the day. Learn here how taking a bath can help you to detox:
1. Epsom Salts
Take a 20-30 minute bath in warm water with 1 cup of Epsom salt and 1 cup of aluminium-free baking soda. The combination of the hot water, Epsom salt and baking soda draws out toxins (your skin is responsible for around 10% of toxin elimination). This bath also helps to replenish your magnesium supply, as many of us are magnesium-deficient thanks to our Western diets.
Detox baths with Epsom salts are an excellent way to combine a session of relaxation with a one of detoxification, and is a practice that has been around for a long time. Skin detoxification is an essential component of healthy living as this is one of the primary areas that we can benefit from eliminating toxins in our bodies.
There are many ingredients that can be used for detox baths, and many of them have different health benefits and depending on what you have at home, or what kinds of scents you like, you can choose from a number of them or combine them.