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Homemade Detox Baths

Homemade Detox Baths

Baths are wonderfully healing, and it is easy to make your own homemade, detox baths.

Hot water draws toxins out of the body to the skin’s surface, and while the water cools it pulls toxins from the skin, according to Naturopath Dr. Hazel Parcells. Epsom salts augment this detoxification by causing you to sweat. Other salts—all highly alkaline and cleansing—used in baths include sea salt, baking soda, clay, and Dead Sea salts.

Basic Salt Soak Bath Formula
Minerals and salts make the bath water feel silky and leave your skin cleansed and soft.

1 cup sea salts
2 cups baking soda
1 cup Epsom salts
1 to 2 tablespoons glycerin per bath

Combine the sea salts, baking soda, and Epsom salts in a bowl. Stir to blend. Pour 1/4 cup or so into the bath while the tub is filling. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons glycerin to keep your skin from drying out (more for dry skin, less for oily skin) and essential oils of choice.

Preparation time: 2 to 3 minutes
Shelf life: Indefinite
Storage: Glass jar with a screw top

Caution: Do not take hot baths and salt baths (including Epsom salt baths) if you have heart trouble, high blood pressure, or are diabetic.

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2:47AM PDT on Apr 12, 2014

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12:29AM PDT on Apr 11, 2014

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4:42AM PDT on Apr 4, 2014

Very Nice WOrk

7:29AM PDT on Mar 17, 2014

Great, great, great!

8:38AM PST on Feb 22, 2014

Thank you for sharing.

1:28AM PDT on Jul 29, 2013

Thank you :)

11:40PM PDT on Jul 4, 2013

You define a very good way to skin cleansed and soft. It’s really like the spa bath system, this type of mineral and salts really very helpful for a deep clean our body and face as well. Here we can use some other kind of bath products like whirlpool bath system; it’s another option at the place of detox bath.

3:23PM PDT on May 8, 2013

Thanx will definitely use this, can't wait!

4:00PM PDT on May 3, 2013

Oh Yea, I am so ready! TU

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I use water most of the time, but, yes, it can be pretty bland. I rarely sauté or even steam…

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