Unfortunately, our environment is full of pollutants and toxins… and it is highly beneficial to rid our bodies of them by detoxing occasionally. I like starting with detoxing from the feet, and if you feel it’s necessary and beneficial for you, doing whole body detox baths.
Before starting a detox foot bath, you might want to purchase a large glass bowl, a wooden little tub or a washing tub that is not plastic. When the hot water is added, you don’t want chemicals from the plastic to leach into the bath. Another recommendation is to use filtered, purified water. If your bath water is not filtered, you can one cup of baking soda to help neutralize the chemicals.
Epsom salt detox – the most common: Epsom salt is made up of magnesium and sulfate (not the same as table salt, which is made up of sodium) and helps draw toxins from the body, while replenishing the body with magnesium. Additionally, epsom salt can help to relieve muscle pain, ease stress and reduce inflammation.
Pouring two cups of epsom salt into approximately a gallon of water (or enough water to cover your feet), you will want to soak your feet for approximately 20 minutes, using your feet to dissolve the epsom salt. If you’d like, you can add about five drops of lavender or another essential oil to the water.
Adding clay is also beneficial in drawing out impurities. I like this product, and brand of products a lot – they are not tested on animals and are made in the U.S.A.). There are various other options as well.
Make sure to hydrate yourself with filtered water and to avoid any unnatural lotions after the detox. Enjoy!