From cooking and cleaning to health and beauty, baking soda has many uses. It helps maintain pH balance because it neutralizes acidic and alkaline substances. Baking soda is also good in the bath, as it gets rid of body odor and cleanses the skin. Combine baking soda with other detoxifying and cleansing ingredients, such as Epsom and sea salts, and start taking one baking soda detox bath per week. If your skin can tolerate it, and you like it, you can take up to three of these baths each week.
Things You'll Need
Wash your body with soap and water. Use a loofah to exfoliate your skin.
Fill your bathtub with enough hot water to immerse yourself from the neck down.
Combine the baking soda and salts in a glass jar. Put on the lid, and shake well to blend the ingredients.
Pour 1/2 cup of the mixture from the jar into your bath. Stir the powder with your hand to mix it into the bath water.
Soak in the detox bath for 5 minutes to start. Each time you take a detox bath, you can increase your soaking time by 5 minutes until you reach 30 minutes.
Drain the tub and rinse your body in clean water to wash away toxins and residue.
References and ResourcesCare 2: Homemade Detox Baths
Arm and Hammer: Basics
Arm and Hammer: My Body Usage and Tips
"Get Healthy Now!: A Complete Guide to Prevention, Treatment and Healthy Living"; Gary Null; 2000