A few years ago I was feeling pretty ill and I needed some solutions to help me through feeling worn out and sluggish.
The detox bath helped to contribute to my feeling a whole lot better. There are a lot of things I do nowadays to get my body back in working condition when I’m not feeling well, and detoxing is one of those solutions that worked out well for me.
Initially I thought of detoxification as an internal thing: drinking a lot of water, clean eating, and exercising. The cool thing is that there is more than one road to Rome, so there are other avenues to reach the same solution. I found another key ingredient that helped to refresh me even more: the detox bath!
First, I might add that I start off by saying that before I jump into the tub to relax I like to take advantage of the opportunity to soak by first getting a vigorous workout in beforehand. So I usually pop in an exercise DVD (or tune into Fitness Blender or Blogilates and follow up with a stretching session of holy yoga). Once I’m completely sweaty and exhausted, then it’s time to detox!
Here’s what I’ve been using in my weekly bath routine:
1/3 cup epsom salts
1/3 cup baking soda
1/3 cup Bragg’s apple cider vinegar
a few drops of tea tree oil
It’s nothing fancy, but all of these simple ingredients together in a bath can make a huge difference in your physical well being over time. I always leave my detox baths feeling completely refreshed.
You might also want to check out this article for a few extra ideas on different types of detox bath ingredients that I didn’t mention here.
And here’s a video where I explained it in more detail: