Taking a bath is one of the best forms of self care! A warm, relaxing bath is a fantastic way to de-stress and recharge after a busy day. But did you know that a weekly detox salt bath can be extremely beneficial for your overall health and wellbeing?
If you love baths as much as we do, keep reading as we explain exactly what a detox bath is, how to use detox bath salts, and 5 reasons to consider soaking in one each week.
What Is a Detox Salt Bath?
In todays modern world, we're exposed to more toxins and stressors than ever before - from the food we eat to the devices we use and our surrounding environments. A detox bath is a natural way to support and facilitate our body’s natural detoxification process.
Detox baths are usually made by dissolving Epsom salts, Magnesium flakes or Himalayan salt into warm water. These naturally derived ingredients all help to soothe and relax the body, while also gently drawing out any built-up toxins. Many people also like to add essential oils to their detox bath for added aromatherapy benefits!
What Are The Benefits of a Detox Salt Bath?Salt baths have been used therapeutically for centuries, and can be traced all the way back to Ancient Greece! Soaking in Epsom salts, Magnesium flakes or Himalayan salt is thought to help our skin absorb their minerals while simultaneously releasing toxins. Along with detoxifying the body, detox baths are also reported to assist with:
- Relieving stress and tension
- Easing muscle aches and pains
- Supporting healthy sleeping patterns
- Reducing stomach bloating
- Boosting magnesium levels in the body
How to Make Your Own Detox Bath
Making your own detox bath at home is easy and only requires a few simple ingredients. We recommend starting out with a shorter amount of time (10 - 20 minutes) to see how your body reacts to the detox bath, as they can be powerful! You should never soak in a detox bath for more than 40 minutes at a time, up to 3 times a week.
To create your own DIY detox bath, simply add 1-2 cups of Epsom salt, Magnesium flakes or Himalayan salt to your standard bath. To enhance your detox bath even further, consider adding 5-10 drops of lavender oil, or a capful of our Botanical Bath and Body oils for a luxurious experience!
Be sure to drink plenty of water both before and after your detox bath, and listen to your body. You may feel tired after your bath, so rest up and take things slowly.
Where to Buy Natural Bath Products Online
You can shop our full range of bath and spa products online including Epsom salts, Bath Tea Bags, Himalayan salt and essential oils.
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