Body Detox Recipes

Make your own detox body treatments at home using simple ingredients, and enjoy all the relaxing benefits they bring.

| Spring 2020

sugar-scrub
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Detoxes can help relax your body and mind, and doing them with simple ingredients at home can be an inexpensive, accessible way to enjoy these benefits. Here are some starter recipes to introduce you to the world of body detox treatments that target the skin, and bring about positive results for your overall health.

Basic Detox Bath

Set aside a full hour for the whole treatment. You need time to prepare, and you’ll spend 40 minutes in the bath. Many people enjoy bathing in the evening before bedtime, as this also allows your body to fully rest and relax afterward. If you do bathe during the daytime, make sure to give yourself enough time to recover and rest afterward.

Yield: 24 ounces, enough for one bath.



Ingredients

  • 2 cups Epsom salts
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger

Directions

In a clean container, mix together all of the ingredients. Fill your bathtub with water as hot as you can comfortably stand. Pour in your bath mixture, and stir well until the salts are dissolved. Step into the bath and soak for at least 20 minutes; 40 minutes is recommended. Your body will heat up and start sweating within the first few minutes. If you feel too hot, add cool water to your tub. After 40 minutes, slowly and carefully get out of the tub; you may feel weak and drained. Dry your body vigorously with a towel; this helps stimulate your circulatory system, which also aids in releasing toxins.

Simple Detox Sugar Scrub

Sugar scrubs are helpful in detoxing the body because they can stimulate your circulatory system without dehydrating your skin. A gentle rub-down can counteract stress, help rid your body of excess fluid, and energize your whole circulatory system. Make sure to drink plenty of water as you massage, so that the toxins are released naturally.



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