Kickstart your DETOX in your bathtub!


It seems everyone is interested in knowing how to detoxify their bodies these days and I personally think that’s a good thing, because we live in an increasingly toxic world.

Our bodies are subject to more toxins than ever before. Toxins are in the food that we eat, the air that we breathe, the medications we take, cigarette smoke, paint fumes, the cosmetics we use, the unfiltered water we drink, our mercury dental fillings, even aluminum cookware.

Toxins can cause irritation, inflammation and destruction to the tissues of our bodies. Even though your body does much detoxification work all by itself – it has many ways of removing and metabolising these dangerous compounds – the ability of the body to repair itself is not endless and you will doubt be aware of this if you have had cancer.

So I believe that the more we can do to support the various systems of our body, by way of something as simple as taking a bath, the better!

Hot water will help detoxify as it opens the pores of your skin.

Keep a glass of water close by as well as a washcloth, this bath will make you sweat. Drink some water while you are running the bath too. As the water is running, add the following:

2 cups Epsom salts
1 cup Baking soda (especially if your water is not filtered)
1 cup Organic apple cider vinegar
½ cup Bentonite clay (you will find this in a health shop)
10 drops of medicinal quality essential oils (your choice but Lemon, Lavender, Rosemary, Lemon Myrtle etc)

Soak for as long as you wish. Finish by rinsing yourself with a cool shower for 5 minutes to wash away all excreted body toxins, clay, and to close the pores of your skin.

Please follow up with at least 2 glasses of filtered water in the hours following. You will be amazed at how good you feel afterwards!

Justine Laidlaw
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