Detox Bath 1 – Bentonite Clay
If you remember your high school chemistry lessons, you probably recall being told that any substance with a negative charge acts as a magnet for substances with a positive charge.
Pure Bentonite clay is a form of clay that has a negative charge, while the bacteria, chemicals, heavy metals and other toxins in your body hold a positive charge. The Bentonite clay attracts these toxins and attaches itself to them, finally flushing them out of your body.
The WHO included Epsom salt in its 2015 “Model List of Essential Medicines”. That recognition alone gives you an insight into its therapeutic properties.
Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate heptahydrate. Thus, it is a good source of magnesium and sulfur. Your skin easily absorbs these elements.
Magnesium is essential for cellular function of every organ in the body, and a lack of adequate magnesium is susceptible to dysfunction, disorder and disease. The body’s detoxification systems, such as the liver and skin, also require magnesium to function properly.
Sulfur promotes the production of glutathione, an antioxidant that attaches itself to toxins in the blood and flushes them out through the body’s other detoxification organs, the liver and kidneys.
Epsom salt baths are a safe and simple way of increasing the levels of magnesium and sulfate in the body, according to a 2004 study published by Magnesium Online Library.
When consumed, ginger has a heating effect on your body. No wonder it is the go-to home remedy when people are down with the flu. When you add ginger juice to your bath, it has a similar heating effect.
It gets your sweat glands going and sweating is one of the strongest ways of ridding your body of nasty toxins.
Don’t worry, it does not turn your bathtub into a sweat-pool, and you do NOT start sweating like an athlete!
Rather, the ginger warms you up, relaxes you and cleanses your pores right out.