Today we are more exposed to toxins than ever before. Especially residents of big cities. Toxins come to us from the air, food, water, medicines and cosmetics.
For example, the average American contains residues of more than 400 toxic compounds.
When metabolic waste from toxins builds up in the body, we get sick.
To remove these harmful compounds, the body uses a detoxification process.
However, the toxic load is so great that our body may not be able to cope with it.
A detox bath is one of the easiest ways to stimulate your natural detoxification system. Detoxification goes in three ways.
The liver converts toxins and waste products into water-soluble compounds that are excreted in the urine.
Waste insoluble in water is transformed in the liver and excreted in the bile in the stool.
Toxins not eliminated by one of these processes are eliminated by the body through the skin through perspiration. And this is where a detox bath comes in handy.
Typically, detox baths are prepared with epsom salt, also known as magnesium sulfate (bitter salt, Epsom salt). This compound not only draws out toxins, but also:
- reduces stress;
- improves sleep;
- increases concentration;
- helps muscles and nerves to function properly;
- regulates the activity of enzymes;
- prevents the stiffness of the arteries and the formation of blood clots;
- enhances the effectiveness of insulin;
Reduces inflammation by helping relieve pain and muscle spasms
- optimizes the use of oxygen;
- improves the absorption of nutrients;
- helps the formation of proteins, brain tissue and mucoproteins;
- helps prevent or relieve headaches, migraines.
How to take a detox bath properly
1. Add 5-10 drops of an essential oil (such as lavender) and two cups of epsom salt to a bath of water.
2. Ideally, the water should be hot enough to promote profuse sweating.
3. Add a glass of baking soda to improve water quality, as it helps neutralize chemicals, primarily chlorine, and enhances the absorption of minerals.
4. Immerse yourself in the water up to your neck. Close your eyes, do some breathing exercises. Take a bath for at least 20 minutes.
5. Get out of the bath slowly and carefully. You may feel a little dizzy, but this will go away if you take a cool shower.
6. Do not use harsh soaps or shampoos: after such a bath, the pores are maximally opened and absorb all the chemicals from such products.
7. After drying your skin with a towel, you can apply a natural moisturizer such as body oil and deodorant that does not contain aluminum, fragrances, dyes.
8. Do not eat immediately before or after a detox bath.
9. Drink clean drinking water before and after your bath.
10. After the bath, give yourself time to rest and recuperate, and best of all, go to bed.