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2. Ginger Detox Bath
This spice has been used for centuries to improve the immune system, soothe the digestive system and ward off viruses. Many people find that when they drink ginger tea regularly, they can avoid flu shots. Ginger has antioxidant, anti-viral, antibacterial, and anti-cancer compounds that have been well studied and researched. Ginger increases the body’s heat, which will help you sweat out toxins. Since it heats up the body so well, you might find that your skin turns red temporarily. You should also keep your bath water a bit cooler than you normally would to ensure that you do not overheat! Fresh ginger root is best, but even powdered ginger is good. Add about half a cup of freshly grated ginger root, or 1 heaping tablespoon of powdered ginger, to your bath water and soak for a minimum of 20 minutes.
3. Super Seaweed Detox
Although you might imagine going to the seashore and grabbing a big piece of seaweed, there is a much easier, and actually much better, way to use seaweed for a detox bath. There are premixed bags of Bladderwrack (a detoxifying herb), clay, and kelp. This mixture increases blood circulation and cleans the lymph fluids in the body by creating an electromagnetic agent that cannot be achieved in any other way. There are complete instructions with each package and if you follow them, you should be finished in 20 to 30 minutes. This bath is a delightful treat that you will want to repeat over and over.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar
OK, so it doesn’t smell as pretty as some of the other choices on this list, but when it comes to detox power, it has no equal. You can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil if the smell really bothers you. Apple cider vinegar is an excellent way to rebalance the pH of your skin and will give you super soft and supple skin. Since apple cider vinegar has antifungal and antimicrobial compounds, it can help stop skin fungus or problems such as rosacea. Add one cup of apple cider vinegar to your bath and soak for 20 to 30 minutes.
5. Oxygen Detox
You might not ever imagine putting hydrogen peroxide in your bath water, but this is a terrific detox bath, especially when you have a cold or the flu. It can also fight annoying skin irritations and allergies. Hydrogen peroxide has anti-viral and antibacterial compounds that can help remove any germs you might have picked up on the bus, subway, or train. Simply add 2 cups of hydrogen peroxide to your bath and soak for at least 30 minutes. If you are sick and have congestion, add one tablespoon of powdered ginger to help open up the respiratory system.
6. Epsom Salt and Clay Detox
Epsom salts are actually magnesium flakes, so they will not only infuse your body with some of that much-needed mineral, but also improve circulation while they draw out toxins. Bentonite clay has been used for hundreds of years to draw out toxins and impurities from the body. Mix the clay in a cup or bowl with some water until it becomes smooth and there are no more clumps. Then add the clay and two cups of Epsom salt to your bath. Stir it around until everything is well mixed, then jump in! Soak for 20 to 30 minutes and enjoy!
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