Today, more than ever, we are the effect of way too much stress alongside far more chemicals and toxins than ever in the history of man. Toxins are chemicals or poisons that have harmful effects on the body. They are in food and water, from chemicals in our soaps, lotions, or food, in medicines, and even in the air.
Your body gets rid of toxins by filtering all your blood through your liver. The liver collects toxins and transforms them into compounds that exit your body
To ensure we maintain optimal health and well-being, it’s imperative to support our body’s ability to effectively detoxify in light of this. The good news is there are plenty of ways to support detox that are both simple, affordable and even relaxing.
A detox bath can do more than just relieve stress; it can also soothe sore muscles, help stop colds and infections and open congested sinuses. As your pores open and blood is drawn to the skin, detox ingredients like Epsom salt and apple cider vinegar can draw out toxins and deliver minerals like magnesium.
Signs of toxin overload
Your body stores excess toxins in the liver, fat cells, brain cells, and nerve cells. This overload manifests in many ways:
muscle and joint pain
allergic reactions, including hives, stuffy or runny nose
sneezing and coughing
Here are some simple, easy, at home detox bath recipes:
Salt Detox Bath Recipe
1/4 cup Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt
1/4 cup Epsom Salt
1/4 cup Baking Soda
1/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
Favorite essential oils if desired (I use 10 drops of peppermint or lavender)
The staple of detox baths, Epsom salts hold their own in nourishing benefits. Because of its high magnesium and sulfate contents, Epsom salts help relieve sore muscles and fight inflammation. Combined with a variety of essential oils — this recipe uses peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary, lavender, and cinnamon — and dried herbs and flowers, your body and mind will both thank you.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Add 1 cup of apple cider vinegar plus 1/2 cup Epsom salt and about 5 drops of lavender essential oil to help relieve skin or vaginal infections. The ACV draws out toxins and cleans out pores – even in sensitive regions. If the ACV smells ruins the sensory experience add the anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties of lavender oil to counteract the vinegar smell.
Ginger Detox Bath
Ginger is a root that possesses loads of healthy properties when you eat it, but it can also be used in other ways to help the body, like soaking in a ginger bath.
1/2 C of freshly grated ginger or a rounded teaspoon of ginger powder
Add grated ginger or ginger powder to hot or warm water.
Soak for 15-20 minutes.
Make sure to drink plenty of water after your ginger bath.
Please remember that the ginger bath will make you sweat profusely for at least an hour afterwards, so wear sweat clothes or a bathrobe and drink lots of water after. If you have sensitive skin or are allergy-prone, test ginger on your skin for irritation before dipping into the bath.