Using this super detox bath created by combining two different salts is useful for soothing severe skin issues, especially for those who suffer from joint pain and itchiness.
The healing process of wounds can be accelerated by a salt detox bath. Yes, it might sting a little bit at first, but the effects on your small wounds, skin, and well-being are amazing.
By combining Himalayan salt and Epsom salt you will create a highly beneficial detox, soothing bath. Both salts have amazing properties and are highly effective, inexpensive, and safe to use.
Comprised of the minerals magnesium and sulfate, Epsom salt is a natural exfoliant and anti-inflammation remedy that can be used to treat dry skin, sore muscles, small wounds, and even to fight illness. The name originates from the town of Epsom in Surrey, England where this salt was first distilled.
When you bathe in an Epsom salt bath, magnesium and sulfate work together to eliminate the toxins out of the body through the skin. These minerals are absorbed into the skin to improve the body’s levels of magnesium and sulfate.
As this salt can be used for food, personal care or agriculture, it is important to pay attention to which salt you are buying.
Himalayan salt, also known as Himalayan crystal salt, is a type of rock salt best known for its striking pink color which comes from the natural presence of several trace minerals, including magnesium and iodine. Himalayan salt is unrefined and hand-mined from caves in northern Pakistan. Because it’s millions of years old and has sat untouched, many people believe that Himalayan crystal salt is a better option than standard table salt, which may contain toxins and pollutants.
You will feel like you are soaking in an ocean of energy by adding this incredible salt to your bath. The salts and minerals that are released into the water can be absorbed through your skin while soaking in your tub.
How to take a super detox salt bath
Use this bath to purify, cleanse and nourish your body with essential minerals.
The amount of the salt should be determined by the person’s weight, according to Dr David Jockers. This amount is for a standard size bathtub that will probably hold 25-30 gallons of water.
Measurement for Epsom salt:
- Individuals between 60 -100 pounds: 1 cup
- Individuals between 100 -150 pounds: 1½ cups
- Children under 60 pounds: ½ cup
- Individuals between 150-200 pounds: 2 cups
- For every 50 pounds more, add an additional ½ cup of salts
Use Epsom salt together with Himalayan salt in your bath. It is recommended to start only with Epsom salt if you have no detox experience and you are doing this for the first time.
You should not take this bath in cases where you have open wounds or burns, cardiovascular disease, or you are pregnant. Consult your doctor before trying any kind of detox if you are on long-term medication.
- Fill a clean bathtub with warm water. The water needs to be warm enough to dissolve both the salts. If you have high blood pressure it is not recommended to use hot water!
- Avoid using any bath additives such as shampoos, oils, or soaps. Do not rinse after the salt bath, just towel dry. Air drying is best.
- It is recommended to eat a healthy, light meal before doing this detox bath so you will not get dizzy at the end, from an empty stomach or low sugar.
- Stay hydrated, drink a lot of water before and after the bath throughout the day. While you are taking the bath, you should take a bottle of water and drink it. Some music will help you relax!
- Soak for at least 40 minutes to absorb all the benefits from the salts.