Your body is full of toxins and over time these toxins can have an effect on your mood, health and overall well-being. Want to sweat out some of those toxins and relax at the same time? Well, sweat out the poisons by taking a ginger detox bath. Ginger is a natural spice that flushes out toxins, helps with eliminating pain and restores energy to your body. Since a ginger detox bath opens up your pores, you may experience cold-like symptoms the next day. Don't worry, it's just your body releasing toxins.
Ginger Detox Bath Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients for the ginger detox bath: 1/8 cup of fresh grated or powdered ginger (from your local supermarket or health food store), a body brush for rubbing your skin and 1 cup of Epsom salts (optional). Your bathtub should be clean and free of any soap residue. Try to use natural cleaning products to clean the tub if needed.
Preparing & Taking the Ginger Detox Bath
Fill the tub with as much hot water as you can stand. Add the ginger to the water. If desired, add Epsom salts (this will help reduce the cold-like symptoms you may experience the next day). After the tub is full, get in: after about 15 minutes you will start sweating. Start rubbing all areas of your body with a body brush 20 times using a clockwise circular motion. Start with each arm, then move on to your chest and proceed down over other parts of your body. You will feel hot and sweaty. Relax in the tub for the remainder of the 30 minutes. Do not exceed 30 minutes in the ginger detox bath.
After the Ginger Detox Bath
Get out of the tub and dry off roughly with a towel until your skin is red. This produces even more heat and sweat for the further release of toxins from your body. Next, wrap yourself in a large towel or clean sheet. Climb into bed and cover up. You will sweat and release more toxins. Don't be alarmed; this is part of the detoxing process.
Before taking the ginger detox bath, remove any nail polish you are wearing from both fingers and toes. Also, remove any acrylic nails. The chemicals in nail polish and acrylic nails are absorbed by the body and the purpose of the bath is to detox and remove poisons and foreign chemicals from the body. After the bath, if you plan to do the ginger detox bath the next night, skip applying any nightly face creams and lotions before bed.