I am on day 8 of a DETOXING cleanse and wanted to share my experience with various DETOXING bath choices. I have to say that pairing detox baths with your detox cleanse is an especially good idea. Not only is it assisting the process of removing toxins from your body, it’s also a wonderful way to end the day which can be sort of exhausting during a cleanse.
I have not gotten to the internal charcoal cleanse stage of my detox yet; that happens next week. But I did take a charcoal bath using the capsules. I just opened a handful of the capsules into the bath water. Yes, this is extremely messy. It may depend on how porous your tub is but you can expect to do quite a bit of scrubbing afterwards. Activated charcoal is a powerful detoxifying agent used both internally and externally and if you haven’t used it or heard of it you should certainly check it out.
The next night I took a Baking Soda bath (about a cup). Baking soda also helps detox through the skin and is a lovely calm soak. It leaves your skin soft and the bathtub clean!
Then I was back to one of my favorite bath soaks, Epsom Salts. It’s nice to add a few drops of essential oil to the Epsom Salt bath. You can also combine Epsom Salt/Baking Soda for a nice soak.
Last but not least, My old friend ACV. This also should be taken internally during a cleanse, but as a bath soak it is very pleasant. Just a cup to the bath water and don’t worry about smelling like a salad – you won’t. One cup in a tub of water makes no scent at all. And your skin feels very soft when you wake up the next morning.
I recommend trying any and all of these baths even if you are not scheduling a big cleanse or detox. Your skin is DETOXING all day every day and can always use a little help.