I recently discovered how to have an ultra bath to help my body detox. Detoxing is really just another name for cleansing. A toxin is anything that causes harmful or irritating effects in our bodies.
Every day we are exposed to chemicals in our environment, plus air and water pollution, and radiation. Our diets consist of refined foods, lots of sugar, and we are often using antibiotics to fight off illnesses. And our stress levels are really hurting our bodies. Signs of toxic overload can include dry & splotchy skin, infections, lack of energy, joint pain, allergies, bloating, constipation, and just a general feeling of being under the weather.
The major way to help your body detox is to support elimination through drinking lots of water and eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, and fewer meat and dairy products.
I want to tell you how to have a relaxing, detoxing bath. I am currently reading The UltraMind Solution by Dr. Mark Hyman and he lists one of the keys to ultra wellness as “enhancing detoxification.” Dr. Hyman talks about learning how to press the “pause” button on our lives to help us relax and handle stress better. Here is a great detox bath salt recipe. For the ultra bath, fill your tub with hot water. While the water is filling, add two cups of Epsom salts, a half cup of baking soda, and ten drops of lavender oil. Be sure to put the lavender oil on the Epsom salts before dumping that under the running water so that the lavender oil gets deeply into the water rather than just sitting on top of it. Get in and soak for twenty minutes. Light a candle and put on music too, if you are so inclined. After soaking in your ultra bath, massage your skin with a massage mitt or flannel. I like to dry brush my skin before getting in the tub too.
Epsom salts are pure magnesium, which the body needs to maintain healthy tissues. Magnesium draws off toxins and improves circulation. It has a real body cleansing effect. Taking Calcium & Magnesium in a tablet and soaking in an ultra bath can really help your body relax and get rid of toxins in this way. Of course, there are other ways to rid your body of toxins, such as exercising, saunas, massage, and as I mentioned before, enhancing your diet to improve elimination.
I encourage you to do more research on effective ways to detox your body that will result in improved appearance, better health, restful sleep, and improved mood. Remember to check with your doctor for your health concerns.