All of us should soak the body in a detox bath from time to time. Usually, it consists of Epsom salt which eliminates all body toxins and at the same time, provides numerous health benefits. Therefore, in today’s article, we are going to show you an improved version of a detox bath that consists of Epsom and Himalayan salt. When both of these combined, there is no health problem which cannot be solved. They are inexpensive and won’t cause any side effects.
It’s a mineral compound that can be found in water areas that have high levels of magnesium and sulfate. It has a similar look like salt crystals and that’s how it got its name. During the Epsom salt bath, the sulfate and magnesium remove all toxins on our skin. Since it’s the largest organ, both minerals are absorbed in it, thus increasing their levels within the body. A lot of studies proved that lying into an Epsom salt bath increase the magnesium levels in the body.
It’s considered to be the oldest and the purest salts in the world that provides our body with plenty of essential minerals. If you add Himalayan salt into the bath, you will immediately feel as you are recharged with energy. Your body will absorb all of the minerals through the skin and you will feel the results instantly.
Health Benefits of Salt Bath
Both salt types contain different minerals, and when combined, they provide us with the following health benefits:
Improved blood circulation
Accelerates the reducing of swelling, healing of small cuts and torn muscles, bruising
Lower the acidity and controls the pH levels in the body
Soothes the pre-menstruation symptoms, such as migraines, bloating, and cramps
It treats eczema, rashes, psoriasis, and acne due to their high content of antiseptic properties
Improves respiratory system
Soothes sunburn and bites from insect
Relieves muscle cramps and arthritic joint pains
Promotes sleep quality
Reduce stress and relaxes your muscles
Nourishes the body with essential minerals
How to use this detox salt bath?
According to Dr. David Jockers, the person’s weight should define the amount of the salt to be used for a detox bath. For a standard size bathtub, you need to have 30 gallons of water and:
½ cup of salt (for children under 60 lbs)
1 cup of salt (for people between 60 to 100 lbs)
1 ½ cup of salt (for people between 100 to 150 lbs)
2 cups of salt (for people between 150 to 200 lbs)
If you are doing this for the first time, start only with Epsom salt and then add some Himalayan salt.
You should not use any of these salts in case of open wounds, burns, and cardiovascular problems or pregnant.
Firstly, rub the bathtub in order to remove the dirt from it and then fill it with warm water of 37 degrees Celsius (or 97 degrees Fahrenheit). Don’t add any shampoos, soaps, or essential oils. As soon as you use the salt bath, don’t rinse – just use a dry towel.
Before soaking your body in a detox bath, you should have consumed a healthier and lighter meal. Moreover, you should have drank a lot of water in order to be hydrated. You can drink a bottle of water while you are soaking in the bath, as well! To relax even more, you can listen to some relaxing music. Soak in this bath for at least 30 minutes so your body has enough time to absorb all of the minerals from the salts.
In case the water in the bath becomes unclear or milky in color, it means that your body is relieved from toxins and bacteria. The optimal usage is twice a week, but in case you cannot handle it, you can do it at least once.