The Helpful, Healing Bath Elements
I am excited to share the wisdom of the helpful benefits of detoxifying the body through bathing. How do you know you have a toxic build up? Is your health suffering in any way? Does your mind cycle over and over? Do you feel sluggish and lack creative flow? These things indicate an unhealth build up.
I first learned about the importance of supporting the body through bathing when I began learning about holistic therapies over a decade ago. It was during that time I began detoxing my life from what I had learned growing up under the inverted health care system of western medicine.
One of the best ways to rebalance and detox through water is to go in the ocean, a lake, river or any clean body of water. Your intention to cleanse is key. So set a strong intention or prayer request for a full release of toxins!
Some things you need to know about Detox baths and purification is, when you go through any type of detoxification you may experience flu-like symptoms due to your body ridding itself of poisons.
General Guidance for the length to soak is 20-30 minutes. Oversoaking may cause exhaustion. In addition, soaking in water that is too hot may cause exhaustion as well. As with all things, trust your own discernment when selecting a bath to help with your purification processes.
Ok lets get started!
Epsom Salt & Ginger:
This bath assist with the elimination of toxins and reduction of pain. Using ginger helps open the pores and balance out mercury and other heavy metals. Stir one cup epsom salts and 2 tablespoons of organic ginger powder in a cup of water first then add to the bath.
Sea Salt & Baking Soda:
The sea salt, baking soda bath counteracts the effects of radiation, whether from x-rays, cancer treatments, radiation fallout from the atmosphere or other household EMF radiation. Add 2 cups each sea salt and baking soda to your bath and soak for at least 20 minutes. You may substitue epsom salt and add an essential oil like frankincense to your bath for added inflammation reduction.
Epsom Salt, Sea Salt & Sesame Oil:
To assist with dry skin and stress reduction this combination can help with both. Take 1 cup epsom salt, 1 cup sea salt and 1 cup sesame oil and place all in your tub full of water.
This is helpful when the body is too acidic. Its a quick way of restoring the acid-alkaline balance. For this bath use 1 cup to 2 quarts 100% apple cider vinegar to a bathtub of warm water. You'll want to soak for 40-45 minutes with this bath. This bath helps with excess uric acid in the body and especially for the joints, arthritis, tendonitis and gout.
Detox baths are supportive when going through life challenges of all kinds. They are also helpful if your creative life is stagnant or your emotions are out of balance. If you feel physically bogged down or your mind is on spin cycle water can help rebalance your bodies - (emotionally, physically, spiritually, mentally).
The healing element of water itself aids in our purification, reshaping, reconciling and
calms that which is burning out of control. It is said in The Healing Wisdom of Africa by Malidoma Some, “that without water nothing can be authentic.” Water soothes that which is trapped and at risk of combustion. It reconciles and cools the burning psyche it imparts serenity upon a person in turmoil, returning focus to a chaotic existence and balance to that which is in emotional disorder.
When water has succeeded balance is restored and the abundance of a thriving life is
possible once more. Wishing you all a loving experience through the healing guide of water.