You know that the skin is your largest organ, but did you know that you can literally pull toxins out of your body through your skin by taking a detox bath? Detox baths are particularly effective for:
- yeast and bacterial vaginosis infections
- sore muscles
- hyperactivity, ADD, ADHD
We are constantly bombarded with toxins, from the air we breathe to the water we drink. We come into contact with more toxins, pollution and chemicals than any other generation of people in history. It’s essential to detox on a regular basis, and taking a detox bath is one of the best ways to do it. It’s also super relaxing, which is great because stress is seriously damaging to the body.
- this bath filter to remove chlorine from the water
- 1 cup of bentonite clay
- 2 cups of epsom salt
It’s important to remove chlorine from the water, we absorb everything we put in our skin and if you’re taking a detox bath, you don’t want to sit in a pool of chlorine.
Bentonite clay is one of my favorite products, for both internal and external use. When used internally, clay adsorbs toxins; it binds to chemicals and heavy metals in the system and removes them.
The skin is not only the largest organ, but the largest detoxification organ. Most people consider the liver or intestines the most important eliminatory organs, and while they are extremely important, the skin has larger toxin removal potential. When used externally, clay pulls toxins from the skin. This is why it makes such a good mask for clogged pores, blackheads and acne. Clay is negatively charged, therefore it pulls positively charged ions (toxins) from the body.
Epsom salt, especially this lavender one I’m in love with, is not only deeply detoxifying but also super relaxing. Epsom salt is rich in magnesium. Magnesium deficiency is very common due to soil depletion, poor diet and stress. Magnesium is most effectively absorbed via the skin, which makes epsom salt baths ideal for magnesium deficiency. Symptoms of magnesium deficiency include:
- muscle cramps
- restless leg syndrome
- poor circulation
Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate, or MgSO4. The liver detoxes if two phases. The first phase is oxidation, the second is conjugation. Zinc is a huge player in phase one detoxification, while sulfate is a huge player in phase two. This is why epsom salt is great for detoxification on an internal and external level.