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10 Great Detox Bath Ideas

 Detox baths represent the perfect method for getting rid of all the bad stuff that likes to house itself in your body, namely toxins, which are poisonous substances (usually proteins) that you ingest as a result of what you eat and the environmental factors you're exposed to. While you might have heard of some of these detox bath recipes in the past, there are some in this list that I'm sure you haven't heard of before: 
 
 
1. Essential Oils
This detox bath is as simple as adding a few drops of essential oils to your bath water. You can even select the essential oils you're going to add in accordance with a current problem you're facing. For instance, you can feel totally fatigued after a long day at work, and choose peppermint essential oil to add to your bath to give you vitality and energy. Seeing as all essential oils are geared towards remedying some physiological problem or other, you can customize your detox bath accordingly. 
2. Hydrogen Peroxide
Also called an oxygen detox bath, this one is ideal if you've been around a big group of people or traveled by bus, train or plane that day. This is because it helps your body get rid of toxins while having antibacterial and antiviral properties. To reap the full benefit of this detox bath, make sure you soak in the tub for at least half an hour, and also remember to take the time to calm and quieten your mind.
3. Sea Salt 
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 This detoxifying bath can trace its roots all the way back to ancient times - people who lived back then had knowledge of sea salt's ability to purify the body. The key thing with this detox bath is to add real sea salt rather than the kind that's iodized and sold in bulk in cylindrical containers.

4. Baking Soda Detox Bath
If you're looking to de-stress, then this bath might be the one to choose. Simply add some baking soda straight from the kitchen cupboard to your bath water, and this will help neutralize the effects of the chlorine and fluoride that's normally added to public water sources. After all, it's difficult to detox in a bath that's full of toxic chemicals!
5. Bentonite Clay Detox Bath
Over time, the human body can become filled with excess levels of heavy metals, however bentonite clay is a great way of releasing them from it. This is because bentonite clay has magnetic properties that can literally pull out the heavy metals from your body. 
 
6. Ginger Detox Bath
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Grate some fresh ginger root or sprinkle some ginger powder into your bath. Ginger is said to increase the body's ability to sweat, thus boosting its ability to release harmful toxins. In fact, a ginger bath's effects are often compared to sitting in a sauna or steam room, leading to increased energy, an increased feeling of cleanliness, and alleviating the symptoms of an upcoming cold.
7. Seaweed Detox Bath
This is a particularly special detox bath, because it incorporates a mix of clay, bladderwrack and kelp to create something quite unique. This combination of ingredients is said to increase blood flow through the body, as well as increase the amount of lymph fluids. Simply combine the ingredients together, mix them up and put them in your bath water prior to a nice, long soak. 
8. Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Bath
Try adding apple cider vinegar to your bath to help with conditions like arthritis and gout, or if you have anything else caused by inflammation. It's also a good detox bath to consider if you have the tendency to lie awake at night with a wandering mind. 
9. Epsom Salt Detox
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Epsom salt is said to have the ability to boost circulatory system function in the body, as well as improving nerve functions. It's also good for drawing out toxins from the body.
10. Magnetic Clay Detox Bath
As its name suggests, magnetic clay is magnetized, therefore it has the ability to draw certain harmful things from the body. This clay can be used to treat ailments such as having an excessive amount of mercury in the body, or other heavy metals such as arsenic or aluminum. In fact, there are different types of magnetic clay that you can add to your bath depending on your ailment. 
 
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