There are other ways of detoxing your body aside from just your diet, and these tips will go hand in hand with healthy eating habits.
- Epsom Salt Detox- Epsom salts are great for drawing out toxins while you are relaxing in a hot bath. Epsom salt is also said to be able to help with the circulatory system as well as improving nerve functions.
- Sea Salt Detox Bath- A salt bath is one of the oldest baths out there, and has been used for decades to help people relax. The salt can help to pull toxins out of the body, as well as provide extra benefits to your skin. Some of the benefits reported from taking this bath: having more energy at the start of the day, not needing a caffeine jolt, and feeling better throughout the day.
- Hydrogen Peroxide Detox Bath- Also referred to as an oxygen detox bath, the use of hydrogen peroxide gives plenty of healing properties. It helps your body get rid of toxins, and it’s antibacterial and antiviral, which makes it a great bath to take if you’ve been around a large group of people, have traveled by bus, train, or plane, etc.
- Ginger Detox Bath- Ginger is a root that has plenty of healthy properties when you eat it, but it can also be used in other ways to help the body, like making a ginger bath. You can use different forms of it, either grating fresh ginger into the bath or sprinkling in some ginger powder. It’s a good way to get the body to sweat a lot more and get an extra amount of toxins out, similar to taking a sauna or sitting in a steam room. It may leed to feelings of increased energy, feeling cleaner, and kicking the symptoms of an oncoming cold.
- Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Bath- Apple cider vinegar in a detox bath helps with conditions like arthritis and gout, as well as anything else caused by inflammation. This is a good bath to take if you feel you need to sweat the toxins out, and also if you want to make sure that you get to sleep without lying awake with a wandering mind.
- Bentonite Clay Detox Bath- Bentonite clay is presented as a way of taking a heavy metal detox bath since it is said that it draws these metals out through its magnetism. Heavy metals can enter the body through any number of ways, and chances are if you haven’t cleansed your body of them yet, you have accumulated them over the years. The most common way is just by drinking water than hasn’t been properly filtered. Other ways are through dental work, eating foods that have been treated with certain chemicals, and much more. That’s why it’s important to do a regular detox for these heavy metals. Jill”s Home Remedies tells you how to take one of these baths, and where to purchase the clay.
- Seaweed Detox Bath- This uses a special mix of clay, bladderwrack, and kelp to create a bath like you probably haven’t had before. They claim it helps to increase the flow of blood as well as lymph fluids in the body by creating an electromagnetism that isn’t achieved with other detox bath methods. The Seaweed Detox Bath can be purchased here.
You can add essential oils to any of the baths, and also baking soda to neutralize the water if it has chlorine. Baking soda also makes a good detoxifier, just don’t add it to the acv bath! If you don’t have a tub, or time for a relaxing bath, you can still take a mini detox shower. Just pug your drain and add in epsom salts, baking soda, etc. and stand in the water for at least 5 minutes. Before getting into the bath or shower, be sure to do….
Dry Skin Brushing
Before your daily shower, brush your skin from head to toe using small, quick circular movements with a Natural Bristle Body Brush. Brushing your skin for 5 minutes a day helps increase circulation and break down fatty deposits within your body.
The lymphatic system is a vital bodily defense against infection and disease. Lymphatic drainage massage is one of the best things you can do to help your body help itself.
Ditch the Chemicals
Eliminate topical lotions and creams, shampoos, soaps, and cosmetics that contain chemicals such as Parabens, methyl, ethyl, proplya and butyparaben. Propylene Glycol, PEG, Sodiumlaurel Sulfate, EDTA and DEA. Unfortunately, unless you are using all natural products (just because a product says it’s natural, doesn’t mean it is. ALWAYS check the ingredients), you will find these types of chemicals in all of your cosmetics and beauty products. It’s terrifying. These chemicals can accumulate in the body and be a source of ongoing toxicity. “Because our ancestors did not live with these chemicals we don’t have the enzymes needed to break down or eliminate them,” (Haas’ Staying Healthy with Nutrition). In case you’re not convinced, check out this great infographic, What You Need to Know About Cosmetics and Chemicals.
Both from foods and drinks. The chemicals found in plastics, such as bisphenol A (BPA), are released into food and water when exposed to heat. Such compounds have the ability to bind to estrogen receptors in the cells (mimic estrogen).” This disrupts the normal hormonal balance in both men and women and may increase the risk of cancers “(Peter Bennett, ND and Stephen Barrie, ND’s 7-Day Detox Miracle).
Drink Only Filtered Water
Remember to always drink plenty of water after employing any of these techniques!
I am not a medical professional. Nothing in this post is intended to treat, diagnose or prevent disease. Always consult your doctor or holistic health care provider before starting a new routine.