This is a great way to detox and relax and the same time.
Instead of using the bath oils and chemical scents that your body is going to absorb, add some epsom salts and bentonite clay with essential oils to scent and that pull toxins from your body.
This is so versatile and you can choose what scent you are feeling
- 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.
This is gentle and mild enough for children and will help with injury recovery, heavy metal detoxing, body aches and sickness.
Epsom Amount According to Weight
David Jockers DC, MS, CSCS, suggests an individualized measurement and a much longer soak. He recommends the amount be determined by the individual’s weight. The following is for a standard size bathtub:
- Children under 60 lbs: ½ cup
- Individuals between 60-100 lbs: 1 cup
- Individuals between 100-150 lbs: 1½ cups
- Individuals between 150-200 lbs: 2 cups
- For every 50 lbs more – add an additional ½ cup of salts.
As for soaking time, the first 20 minutes pulls out toxins while the second 20 minutes allows the body to soak up the magnesium and sulfate.
Be careful with pregnancy, open wounds or burns, or cardiovascular disease (without your healthcare practitioners knowledge).
For muscle soreness an Epsom salt bath is one of the best things you can do, but if your goal is detoxification, first do a dry brush rub to remove dead skin and open up your pores.
To make your own Bath Bombs see this DIY recipe.