A bath is a great way to detox and relax and the same time. Plus, it’s gentle and mild enough for children so that they can also detox and relax. Epsoms salt baths and enzymes are two of the most under appreciated things we can do for all the benefits they can provide.

Epsoms salt baths will gently detox, then your body is able to absorb all the good minerals. One of these minerals is magnesium which is necessary mainly for keeping the adrenals and nervous system calm. And necessary for sleeping.  

Make a Switch: Baths

In order to make it a detox, however, you’ll need to switch up what you use. Instead of using bath oils and chemical scents, which your body would absorb, use Epsom salts and bentonite clay (with essential oils to scent) to pull toxins from your body.

This is so versatile, and you can choose what scent you are feeling. Here are a few ideas: 

  • lavender and chamomile for calming
  • marjoram and rosemary for sore muscles
  • eucalyptus and spearmint for aches and flu

Add in just a couple drops each and follow the directions below for the amount of Epsom salt.

An Epsom salt bath is one of the best things you can do for muscle soreness, and it will help with injury recovery, heavy metal detoxing, body aches and sickness. Note that if your goal is detoxification, first do a dry brush rub to remove dead skin and open up your pores.

Epsom Amount According to Weight 

David Jockers DNM, DC, MS suggests an individualized measurement, determined by weight, and a much longer soak. The following is for a standard-size bathtub:

  • Children under 60 pounds: ½ cup
  • Individuals between 60 to 100 pounds: 1 cup
  • People between 100 to 150 pounds: 1½ cups
  • Individuals between 150 to 200 pounds: 2 cups
  • For every 50 pounds more add an additional ½ cup of salts. (drjockers.com)

As for soaking time, soak in the bath for about 40 minutes. The first 20 minutes will pull out toxins while the second 20 minutes will allow the body to soak up the magnesium and sulfate.

Be careful with pregnancy, open wounds or burns, or cardiovascular disease. If these apply to you, ask your doctor or health care practitioner before doing this.

To make your own Bath Bombs, see this DIY recipe.

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