Wondering how to detoxify your skin at home? This all natural homemade body cleanse recipe is for you!
A detox bath is a known remedy to cleanse your body from any toxins through the way of releasing sweat while bathing. The most prominent ingredient of a bath salt is Epsom salt. And researchers do claim that Epsom salt can remove harmful toxins from your body without damaging it. A bath salt may also help in effective weight management, curing sore muscles, relaxation, and better health conditions.
While Epsom salt looks similar to table salt, it’s not! Epsom salt has magnesium and sulfate as the core compounds whereas table salt is sodium. And since it has these components, it’s capable of increasing the amount of these compounds in your skin. If you wish to know about the Epsom salt compound benefits to your skin, you can visit here. The benefits of the bath salt may vary depending on the period you spend in your bath. A 12-minute bath soak can let you relax sore muscles. On the other hand, a 20-minute bath soak may give you softer and hydrated skin.
What You Need
- Epsom Salt (See Note 1)
- Baking Soda – 2 Cups
- Minced Ginger/Ginger Tea – Not more than 1/3 Cup (See Note 2)
- Essential Oils
Note 1 – Epsom Salt calculation:
- For Children up to 60 pounds – 1/2 Cup
- Children weighing between 60-100 pounds – 1 Cup
- For people more than 100 pounds – 2 Cups
Note 2 – You must not add ginger more than 1/3 cup as it can cause inflammation in your skin and may result in itching or redness.
Fill up your bath with lukewarm water and then add all the ingredients to it. The measurement of essential oil depends on how much you wish to add. After adding everything, give the water a quick stir from all sides. Then just dig in!
It will be great if you can stay inside the water for 20 minutes at least. You’ll start to sweat in a few minutes, and if you feel too much hot, you can add some cold water. Enjoy your time with the benefits of all the ingredients. After you finish bathing, drink a lot of water as it will remove any other toxins through the passage of stool.
- Detox is strictly not for pregnant women, heart or kidney patients or anything similar.
- Hydrogen peroxide may have corrosive effects on your skin, so avoid to add it.
- Epsom salt’s overdose can have side effects such as lethargy, blurred vision, dizziness, improper urination, slow heartbeat, and muscle weakness.
- It’s better to consult your doctor before using Epsom salt in your bath.