With a chronic health issue like Lyme disease*, I have found that sometimes the most simple of treatments can relieve symptoms that many over the counter or prescription medications can’t really help. I also enjoy doing things as naturally as possible as I don’t want to put so much junk in my body. I believe that God gave us certain things on this Earth to heal ourselves and while this detox bath doesn’t heal me immediately, it certainly does provide some awesome relief. I think a detox bath is good for anyone, really. You don’t have to have Lyme disease in order to have tired muscles and achy joints after-all. This detox bath can help relieve these symptoms and on a cold night, it feels amazing, too!
The trick to a good detox bath is following some very special steps. You also need to have the temperature of the bath as hot as you can stand it without burning up, of course, he reason for this is threefold, really. You want the minerals to dissolve properly, the heat is very relaxing and you need to provide a good temperature and environment to sweat.
Detox baths are also great for days where you have a cold or the flu. They relax sore muscles, clear nasal passages and help your body rid itself of toxins so you can feel better faster.
Try to take this bath when you can have 20-30 minutes of peace and you can relax completely. I like to also light a candle for mood.
*This post is for informational purposes only and is not meant to treat, cure or diagnose any disease or illness. Please speak with your doctor before starting any sort of treatment for your condition.
How to Do a Detox Bath
- 1½ Cups of Epsom Salt
- ½ cup of Baking Soda
- 10 Drops Lavender essential oil
- Pour a bath with water that is hot, but not scalding. Pour in your Epsom Salt and mix it in until it dissolves with your hand.
- Do a dry scrub. This can be done with a loofah or a bath brush. The purpose of this is to scuff off any dead skin and allow detoxing to be easier.
- Sprinkle in some baking soda. The baking soda helps your body absorb the minerals in the Epsom salt.
- Sprinkle in your essential oils.
- Now, lay back and relax. Your body needs at least 20 minutes of soaking to detox and 10 additional minutes in order to absorb the magnesium in the Epsom salt.