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Detox Bath to Naturally Flush Out Toxins

Sunday, April 23, 2017

For centuries, the ocean, mineral baths and hot springs have been enjoyed worldwide for their therapeutic and rejuvenating effects. Bathing in these healing waters helps to release toxins, promotes energy, circulation and well being.

The benefits of a detox bath depend on the type of bath it is. Some are good for drawing out toxic heavy metals. Others are designed to get you to sweat excessively so you can detoxify through your skin. Still others use aromatherapy to help relax your mind and detox you by helping to release toxic thought patterns.

If the body is clogged up with toxins from the physiological stress of modern living and chemical assault from every direction, it cannot properly utilize the nutrient-dense food we consume.

Overall, you simply feel better after taking a detoxifying bath, and the added ingredients make it more effective than simply taking a regular bath.

I’ve been really inspired through the years by the teaching of nutritionist Dr. Hazel Parcells, who pioneered work involving detoxification. According to her, 65% of body cleansing is achieved via the skin!

Radiation was one of her deepest concerns, which we’re exposed to so often. She said she found it everywhere in America, and recommended that people detoxify themselves with salt-and-baking-soda baths as soon as possible after submitting to dental X-rays or plane trips. And then she encouraged a maintenance program of these baths several times each week.

The Japanese, in particular, greatly value cleansing baths, and in Japan public baths remain popular even today. They favor using water as hot as a person can stand with a special type of cloth used to exfoliate. This encourages detoxification through the body’s largest organ, the skin.

Here’s some food for thought… If traditional cultures valued therapeutic cleansing baths back when our world was pristine with clean water, air, and unprocessed, additive-free food, how important is a gentle and regular detoxification bathing protocol today, given our toxic-soup world with chemicals and other biologically disrupting agents nearly everywhere?

We are so fortunate at this time in which we live to have some amazing technology and knowledge of natural remedies to remove heavy metal toxicity from our bodies!

Bathing is the easiest and least expensive route to go.

So here’s how to treat yourself to a detox bath:

Dissolve one pound of sea salt or rock salt—you can use Celtic, Himalayan, French, or Atlantic salt—and one pound of baking soda into a tub of hot water. Stay in the bath for 30 to 45 minutes as the water cools. Do not shower for at least four hours after the bath. You can do this bath any time during the day, but it’s great before bed.



Did you know the scientific way of referring to baking soda is sodium bicarbonate? It’s great for neutralizing the chlorine that’s been added to most city water sources. It’s hard to detox in a bath that is full of a toxic chemical, so it’s good that this makes the water naturally cleaner.

I’d like to mention that this bath sometimes leaves people feeling tired and weak, at least initially. But once most of the accumulated radiation/chemical energy from the body has cleared, it will feel relaxing, clarifying, and rejuvenating.

Baths for Removing Negative Energy


Have you ever noticed how happy surfers or people living by the ocean are? Maybe it’s because they are cleared from negative energy on a regular basis by the ocean water. If you don’t have access to the ocean, take a bath. Set an intention to release all negativity while you are soaking, and notice how amazing cleansing your body and aura will make you feel.


Healing Detox Recipe: 

  • 1/4 cup Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt
  • 1/4 cup Epsom Salt
  • 1/4 cup Baking Soda
  • Favorite essential oil ( 10 drops)
Dissolve Salt, epsom salt, and baking soda in boiling water in a quart size jar and set aside. Fill tub with warm/hot water and add apple cider vinegar. Pour salt mixture in and add essential oils if using.

Soak in bath for 30 minutes or as long as desired. Note that with any detox bath, you may feel tired or lightheaded when you get out. I don’t recommend doing this while home alone or before going somewhere in case you are tired or need help.

This bath is great for soothing skin irritation, boosting magnesium levels and overall detoxing.

Healer: The Pioneer Nutritionist and Prophet, by Dr. Hazel Parcells
Live Better Longer, by Joseph Dispenza
Energy Secrets, by Alla Svirinskaya

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