The human body needs to be detoxified from time to time in order to function properly. Nowadays, toxins are present everywhere, they are in the air, water and in the ground, and because of that proper detoxification is highly needed. Up to now you must have heard about the detox Epsom salt bath, namely this bath successfully eliminates the toxins out of your body, but its effects can be substantially enhanced if you combine it with the Himalayan salt.
Both salts offer myriad of health benefits, so when combined together they become a powerful combination which will help you in the treatment of numerous health issues. Moreover, they do not contain any chemicals, they are cheap and effective.
This salt is a mineral compound found in water with high levels of sulfate and magnesium. It is referred as salt due to the appearance of salt crystals. Thanks to the use of these two substances the toxins are effectively removed from your body. Taking this kind of bath is ideal for this kind of detoxification as the skin is the largest detox organ through which the sulfate and magnesium can be easily absorbed thus improving the body’s levels of magnesium and sulfate. In fact, many studies have proven that the magnesium level in the body gets higher when soaking in an Epsom salt bath.
Note: When purchasing Epsom salt, you have to be careful in picking the right one as there are different grades of Epsom salt like for personal care, agricultural and food grade.
The Himalayan salt is a natural salt existing on the planet for centuries. It is the purest and the cleanest salt in the world that offers a wide range of minerals vital for the well-being of the body. Once applied in your soaking bath it will release all its present minerals and salt, which can be easily absorbed through your skin thereby providing you with great flow of energy.
Health Benefits of Epsom salt Bath
Both these salts are comprised of different mineral contents, but when combined together they offer so many health benefits needed for your body.
- Accelerates the healing of small cuts, bruising, swelling, torn or strained ligaments and muscles.
- Decreases body’s acidity and normalizes the pH levels in the body.
- Promotes blood circulation.
- Supports breathing health.
- Lowers stress, relaxes the muscles, and improves night’s sleep
- Alleviates PMS like bloating, cramps, and migraines.
- Relieves sunburn and insect bites.
- Removes muscle cramps and arthritic joint pains
- It shows antibacterial features thus treating skin conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, and dry skin.
- Nourishes, cleanses, and purifies the body with essential minerals.
- Removes present toxins through the skin.
Detox Salt Bath
There is a proper way how to take this Epsom salt bath, Dr David Jockers states that the proper quantity of salt needs to be determined by the weight of the person. The measurement is done according to a standard size bath tub holding 25 to 30 gallons of water.
Measurements for Epsom salt bath:
- Children below 60 pounds: half a cup.
- Persons in the range of 60-100 lbs: 1 cup.
- Persons in the range of 100-150 pounds: 1 ½ cups.
- Persons in the range of 150-200 pounds: 2 cups.
- For each additional 50 lb – add an extra half a cup of salts.
If by any chance you do not have both salts at hand, you can perform this bath by taking either one of them, but for optimal results it would be best to combine both of them. However, if you have no detox experience or this is your first detox salt bath, we advise you to start only with Epsom salt, and in your next salt bath add the Himalayan salt.
Bear in mind:
If you are struggling with some kind of heart disease or you are having open wounds and burns, or if you are with a child, then this detox salt bath is not recommended. Likewise, if you are on long-lasting medication prior use advise your doctor.
Preparation of a Detox Salt Bath
Prior soaking in this bath, you need to properly clean the bath tub and then rinse it so that there is no dirt or mold in it. After that, fill the bath tub with warm water– 37o Celsius (or 97o Fahrenheit) in order for the body not to use its energy to balance out the temperature. Also, this temperature of water is sufficient enough to dissolve both salts. If you have high blood pressure then the use of hot water is not recommended.
Do a shampoo bath before soaking in the salt bath. In the salt bath do not use any hair or body shampoos, oils, or soaps. When you finish with the salt bath, do not rinse, just towel dry.
Consumption of Food and Drinks
You are not supposed to consume heavy meals before taking this bath, only a healthy and light meal. This will help you not to feel dizziness at the end of the detox bath caused by low sugar or an empty stomach.
Hydratation is a must – therefore, consume plenty of water before and after the bath during the whole day. We suggest taking a bottle of water while you are doing the bath and drink it along having the bath. Relax by listening to some nice music.
For optimal effects, soak for at least 40 minutes. In this period of time, the body will efficiently absorb all the minerals from the salts.
Have in mind that due to lot of detoxification activities going on in the body you may feel dizzy. Therefore, do not leave the bath immediately, but leave the water to drain out and get out from it slowly.
The water will turn into a milky color or even become brownish if you are a smoker or under constant influence of industrial toxins. The color depends on what state is your health and how often you take this salt bath. We recommend taking it once to three times a week, if you can handle it.