15 January 2013

Day late and a dollar short... AKA: Detox bath post.

Many - and I mean many - of you inquired about the detox bath I took the other day last week. Finally, here is directions and review you've all been waiting for...



Combine 2 cups of Epsom salt, 2 cups of baking soda, and about 1/4 cup of sea salt in a bowl.
Draw the hottest bath you can stand to sit in.
Add dry mixture while bath is filling.
You can also add a few drops of essential oil into the water.
*IMPORTANT* Get a big glass of water to drink while bathing.
Soak for no less than 20 but no more than 40 minutes.
Sweat. Sweat. Sweat.
Sweat out some more toxins.
Shower off and be careful getting out of tub (could be slippery due to salt).
Do not apply any lotions, creams, nothing.
Drink more water and relax.

You may be pretty tired after the bath. I took mine an hour before bedtime (then stayed up an extra hour to watch Snooki and JWOWW) (did I just admit that?) and drank a large bottle of water. I can't stress the water drinking enough -- you'll be dehydrated if you don't and will do more harm then good. Make sure you pee before going to bed! Try to get at least 8 hours of sleep and if you're like me, you'll sleep like a rock that night. I can't speak for everyone but I felt amazing the next morning. Amazing.

Enjoy!

22 comments:

Jenny Strickland said...

YAY! I can't wait to try this! I've seen recipes for other detox baths but this one I actually like and want to try!!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I'm going to have to try this!!

Amber W said...

I have baths with Epsom salt regularly. Makes me feel SO good. In fact I think I am going to have to do this tonight!!

Brandi said...

I just did this for the first time a few days ago and WOW it felt good. I was soooooo tired after so I chugged water and read a little of my book and passed out. I will definitely be taking these on the reg!

Kimberly Montgomery said...

I should totally do this. Thanks for the reminder to drink the water. --I tend to forget to drink enough water. :)

Michael Z said...

Simple ingredients, easy enough. Worth a try!

♥ Marcy ♥ said...

Did you lose any weight? I wanna do it!

Jamie Lee said...

Doing this tonight! I'm excited

Meghan Granito said...

I must try this. How awesome! Thanks for sharing, lady!

Anonymous said...

Can you do this while pregnant?

Laura said...

I would NOT recommend doing this while pregnant! Since the bath has to be quite hot, it would be bad for the baby.

Anonymous said...

So excited to try this tonight! Just went and bought the Epson salt at Wal-mart!

KissMeKatie22 said...

Is this overly drying to the skin? I have very dry skin at the BEST of times and that's after applying baby oil, serum and lotion after bathing each time.

Anonymous said...

Duh

Mary Connelly said...

I do pretty much the same detox bath but i had 5 TBSP of ground ginger and mix everything together and one cup of dry mixture and 1 cup of vinegar! Its amazing!!!

Autumn Savoie said...

Currently trying this. Sweating... Check! Let's see how I feel in the morning. :)

La Tonia Divens said...

Would love to try this however I have eczema and cannot take those lovely HOT baths like that or I will pay dearly! Is there another method for those like myself?

Sheila Norris said...

If you add some ginger like 2 teaspoons to this bath it also adds to the detox and rinse off with a cool shower and head straight to bed

Amanda said...

Can't wait to try this tonight!! :)

Cathy Admire said...

After u soak do u take a bath afterwards or during the soak?

Cathy Admire said...

After u soak do u take a bath afterwards or during the soak?

Mandy L said...

No. You're not supposed to have hot baths while pregnant