Who isn’t in need for a regular detox ritual?! There are many easy ways to help the body process toxins naturally. The great part about detoxing is that it not only gets out the bad stuff but it also helps us find a natural balance for our mental state as well. It’s never a bad time to put in a little extra effort to build up the immune system!
Easy AM Detox: Start your day with a mug of warm water and the juice of 1/2 a lemon! This boosts your immune system, balances your pH, aids in digestion, flushes out toxins, clears skin, and hydrates the lymph system. Adding some ginger is never a bad idea!
Epsom Salt Bath: Add 2 cups Epsom salt to a standard tub full of hot water. If your bath water is not filtered, add 1/2-1 cup of baking soda to help neutralize the chemicals, primarily chlorine, as well as increase mineral absorption. Sit in the bath for at least 20 minutes. Don’t have time for a whole bath? Make a foot soak! We detox the most from our feet.
Additional add-ons: 1 cup Sea Salt or Himalayan Rock Salt, 1/3 Apple Cider Vinegar, Add 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oil
Reiki attuned? Use Reiki while in the bath to enhance and activate the nutrients and healing properties of the bath ingredients.
Do not eat immediately before or after taking a detox bath. Instead hydrate yourself with filtered water before and after.
No time for a bath? Make an Epsom Salt Scrub and mix the salts with a carrier oil. Fractured coconut oil is great. It’s less greasy in the bathtub, better for the drain, and is good for your skin!
Why Epsom Salts? It’s a mineral compound and in water, it breaks down into magnesium and sulfate. When you soak in an Epsom salt bath, you absorb these nutrients through your skin which can help you to relax muscles and loosen stiff joints. It’s a natural anti-inflammatory and an exfoliant. It also aids many enzymatic functions, which helps to regulate fluid retention in cells, and facilitates the body’s use of calcium in order to transmit chemical signals throughout the nervous system.