So, we decided to investigate if these claims hold any water from the clinical standpoint.

Great post…love epsom salt baths. I’d like to switch to flakes, but the cost is prohibitive compared to the salts I can get at my local feed store. Baking Soda: Baking soda is an anti-fungal with cleansing properties. Let’s talk about my favorite bath ritual…a detox bath. But this portal being all about Kidneys, let’s get back to discussing why the concept of using Baking Soda to “flush” reasonably healthy Kidneys doesn’t “hold water” (pun intended!). While I buy and prefer Bob’s for baking, I’m not sure the chemical process is a health issue for external use (or even internal necessarily). Thanks for sharing that!! . I love a very warm bath, but go with the temperature that feels most appropriate for you and your skin. Learn how your comment data is processed. Your privacy is important to us. Hence, the question of “flushing” kidneys with an abrasive agent such as Baking Soda simply does not arise.

You will sweat.

I’m going to relax and recharge.”. And it’s a crazy phenomenon that so many of us are basing years of healing on one book, without perhaps the added help of a knowledgeable practitioner. Bathing opens our pores and increases circulation; this combination allows minerals to be absorbed and toxins to be expelled. (source) The Greeks used seawater for its many health benefits; the practice is called thalassotherapy.

I find this to be healthy–it’s like a natural melatonin for the body.

I adore seaweed. Information about my products or recipes haven’t been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. ), and 10 drops each of tea tree, lavender, and rosemary essential oils. Your email address will not be published. Why should you care? Usually 2-2.5 Litres per day suffices across most geographies. So let’s talk about what you need to dilute the essential oil(s) for safe usage…. Clay and/or Apple Cider Vinegar Clay, naturally found on the earth, is considered to be a detoxifying ingredient.

Fill a bathtub with very warm water. Great post Meagan! If stepping into the bathtub once a week seems like too much, then only take a detox bath when you feel overly stressed or need some “me time.”. From here, the detox machinery gladly jumps into action. But first things first. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Those oils are ideal for reducing dandruff and maintaining optimal scalp health. It’s good for the body, mind, and soul. Use your hands to rub the baking soda over the surface, or a sponge, and then rise it away with water. (. Arm & Hammer’s is derived by a chemical process. I used the Ancient Minerals brand of bath flakes one time for my son who had really bad eczema and he cried because he said that it hurt. Metabolic Alkalosis adversely affects our muscles, nerves, heart & brain. Keeping our “In-house Detox Machinery” namely our Liver, Kidneys, Gut and Lungs healthy is the only approach to ensuring our body remains free of toxins. . Of course, use common sense when it comes to the temperature of the water. Many foods that we eat on a daily basis tend to make our blood go acidic. While direct contact with seawater is best, seaweed brings many of those properties to the bathtub. I use Arm & Hammer’s for cleaning but Bob Red Mills for anything going in or on my body.