The Art of Bathing

Take a Bath

 

I am not concerned with whether or not you LOVE baths. The purpose of today’s lesson, is that you are GOING to start taking baths, or soaking your feet…. whether you LOVE it or not.

Baths Relax You

 

Sure, this is the main reason most people think bathing is important. It is relaxing. Bathing takes more time than a shower. You really won’t rush a bath, seeing as you filled the tub with all this water, you might as well soak in it a little bit.

We use baths to slow us down, take time away from the noise of the household… but these are all very surface components of what goes down in the bathtub, and going forward, I would like you to take the knowledge of baths being relaxing… and leave the rest of that “indulgence” aspect behind.

Baths are just as practical and necessary as showers, yet we have been taught to do it all wrong.

 

Baths Detoxify You

The hot bath encourages detoxification by stimulating blood flow, sweating, and lymphatic flushing. One key to getting a good, cleansing soak is that you MUST rinse off in the shower first! No getting in to a lovely detox bath with filthy feet and films of oils and lotions in your hair and on your skin. Get in the shower and get yourself clean FIRST. Then Get in the bath for a good long 20-30 minute soak.

Make sure to engage all of your detoxification pathways while bathing. Breathing deeply, mediating, and drinking lots of alkaline water before,during and after.

 

Detoxing Bath Recipes

 

 

Basic Bath

an oldie and a goodie

Drip 2-5 drops of lavender into a 1/2 cup of epsom salt

dump into the bath and stir it up

 

Brine Yourself

this bath makes me feel like a turkey

1/4 cup himalayan salt chunks
1/4 cup epsom salts with 1 drop marjoram EO
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (raw/organic/unfiltered when possible)

Mix salts and baking soda into a pot of boiling hot water to dissolve. Fill the bathtub with your warm/hot preference, add the apple cider vinegar and stir. When the bath is full, stir in the dissolved salt/baking soda mixture.

Soak for 20-30 minutes
Drink lots of water afterwards!

 

 

Clay Bath

1/2 cup bentonite clay or redmond clay
1/2 cup epsom salt

Most people try to mix the clay into the bathwater…
and while I suppose that is one way to do it,
I prefer a different route.

Draw bath water and put epsom salt in it.
Mix the 1/2 cup of clay with enough water to make a spreadable paste.
Rub the clay paste all over your abdomen and back (since we are targeting the liver)
Let the clay dry on your skin for about 5 minutes before stepping into the
epsom salt bath.

 

 

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