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This One Spice Will Turn Your Bath Into A Super Detox Experience
As you probably already know, ginger has been used as both a spice and as medicine for thousands of years. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agents that make it one of the best detoxifying spices on the planet.
If you have ever done a detox, such as the lemon three-day detox, you know that this detox plain includes lots of lemon water with ginger. This spice gets its detoxifying power from compounds such as gingerol and shoga.
Adding ginger to a powerful mineral base, such as Epsom salt (which isn’t really salt, but magnesium flakes) can not only have a super detoxifying effect, but it can also pull heavy metals from the body while allowing you pores to drink in some much needed magnesium and sulfates into your cells. This super detoxifying and warming soak is easier to make than you might think. Want to know more? Keep reading and find out how you can use ginger and detox in the privacy and comfort of your own bathtub tonight!
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Super Ginger Epsom Salt Detoxifying Soak
- 2 cups of Epsom salts
- ½ cup of ground ginger (if you have fresh ginger root, you can add some thin, fresh slices to the tub just before you get in)
- 1 ginger tea bag
- 5 drops of ginger essential oil
Instructions: Fill your tub with hot water. Add the Epsom salts and swish them around until they have dissolved. Add the remaining ingredients. Soak for 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.
If you have a loofah, this would be a great time to use it, as it can stimulate circulation and remove dead skin cells so that your body can do an even better job of detoxifying. You might find that you are still sweating several hours afterwards. Don’t worry, this is natural and is simply your body detoxifying itself. Be sure to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water afterwards.
If you don’t have that much ginger around the house, you can also use apple cider vinegar. This is probably in your kitchen right now! To use apple cider vinegar, simply draw a hot bath, and then add 2 cups of organic, apple cider vinegar to the bath water. You don’t need Epsom salts for this one, as apple cider vinegar has all the power you need to fully detox.
Swish the vinegar around to be sure it is mixed in, and then relax in the tub for 20 to 30 minutes. Some people like to add a few drops of essential oils to their apple cider vinegar soak, because, let’s face it, vinegar is pretty strong-smelling. The best essential oil for this purpose is lavender, peppermint, cedarwood, rosemary, or chamomile. These aren’t necessary, but they do turn a pungent detox bath into a sweet-smelling one that can calm the mind and body with its sweet fragrance. Add about 10 drops to start. If you find that you want a bit more scent, add 2 more drops at a time until you have a sweet-smelling soak.
Relax and enjoy, friends!