Wednesday, March 25, 2015

DIY Detox Bath

Back in December I found myself fighting a bad bladder infection which let my immune system down a bad road again. Convinced I would not spiral downhill after having to take antibiotics, I hit it hard with all the things I knew to do- drinking Kefir Water, staying away from sugar, applying immune strengthening essential oils like Theives and Oregano Oil, etc. However, I still felt my body was on the verge of a breakdown.

For the first time ever I attempted detoxing with Essential Oils. I added them to my tea, *distilled water, and baths. I noticed after my baths, I felt amazing. I slept amazing. Frankly, all my symptoms of feeling "yucky" departed.

I thought to myself, "this might be a great new habit to get into." Taking baths is quite relaxing, and my brain is really resting. I initially took them 3 times a week, then two, now about once a week. Honestly, Ive been under a lot of stress and busier than usual so Im not eating as well or sleeping as long at night. These factors usually would lead to one thing. However, my body is doing great. So after almost three months of regular detox baths, I can offer to you it is worth a try if you are wanting to:

  • detoxify your body
  • rest your mind
  • relieve your stress
  • get better (repairing) sleep
  • fight bacterial infection
  • prevent illness
  • sooth body & muscles
Initially I started with simple Dr. Teals Lavender Epsom Salt (available at Target, etc) but I was going through it so fast I bulked up with larger quantities I found online. Here was an easy initial recipe I created you can start with to try!


Add to warm bath:

  • 1/2 Cup Epsom Salt
  • 2-5 Drops Lavender (Young Living Essential Oil)
  • 2-5 Drops Peppermint (Young Living Essential Oil)
  • 2 Drops Valor (Young Living Essential Oil)