I have recently come across many detox bath ideas and all of the healing benefits they can offer. I decided to try some of the ingredients I had on hand from a few I have seen. I decided even if it doesn’t help me, no harm done and I got 40 minutes of relax time which is a rare treat for me as a stay at home mom.
My own personal benefits have been great! Like I mentioned I was skeptical of it really helping me. I got a huge surprise when it helped a health issue I’ve had since I was a kid. I don’t admit this often, because who really points out their flaws they are self conscious about, but my left eyelid droops. Ever since I realized this I have been frustrated with it. I notice it in pictures, but I realize until I tell people they probably don’t pay much attention to it. I have seen doctors and they can’t find a reason for it. It worsens when I am lacking proper sleep, have been crying or I’m sick. A few years ago I resigned myself to it always being droopy. Trying to angle my head in pictures so it wasn’t as noticeable, using makeup to make it look more open, etc. I am obviously self conscious about this and I cannot believe I am admitting this to others still! Since the detox baths though, my eyelid is no longer drooping! Seriously life changing for me, I know it sounds small but to me it is big.
Here are some pictures of me before with my left eye drooping, yes I know it does not look that terrible to others but to me it was:
Now my eye looks like this, sorry it isn’t a great picture but its a quick self pic this morning before church:
Not perfect, but much improved!
I’m also sleeping better, I have struggled with insomnia for more than 15 years now so that was a big plus also. I have noticed more energy and less sinus problems as well. I am only sad I didn’t find this sooner. For now I am doing this once a week, but may increase it to more often see if it would help me even more.
These are the ingredients I used:
1 cup Epsom salts
1/2 cup freshly ground ginger root
1/3 cup baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Lavender essential oil (sometimes I just grab a few sprigs from my lavender plant in my herb garden)
I fill the tub with really hot water then add the salts and baking soda. Then I put the freshly ground ginger root into a small mesh bag (I got them 6 for $1 at the dollar store). I let this mesh bag float in the tub so when I am done no ginger goes down the drain and it is easy to remove and discard. Then I put in the lavender oil. I soak in this bath for about 40 minutes drinking 2-3 bottles of water to help rehydrate.
The Epsom salts help remove toxins from the body through sweat. It also helps nourish your skin with minerals as it draws out the toxins. The ginger intensifies the sweat. The baking soda helps neutralize the chlorine in the water and make it softer, this is important if you don’t have a filter on your bath water. I learned more in depth about detox baths and their benefits here at pureinsideout.com.
There are some health problems that you should consult a doctor about before taking a detox bath. Unless you are a healthy person I would not suggest this unless you ask your doctor about it first. Thanks for stopping by!