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Weekly Detox Bath

This may not be the sexiest looking bath, but let me tell you, the results are super hot!

Disclaimer: This blog is for informational purposes only. Please consult with your healthcare professional before trying anything new like a detox.

Daily, our bodies are exposed to invisible pests like heavy metals, toxins, mold, endless amounts of endocrine disruptors, and so much more. After speaking with my functional medicine doctor, Dr Chase Banks, last Spring about my occasional flare-ups from my autoimmune disease (Hashimoto's) he suggested I start taking detox baths. For those of you unfamiliar with autoimmune diseases, the Mayo Clinic explains it like this, "An autoimmune disorder is an illness caused by the immune system attacking healthy tissues."

"These estimates suggest that all autoimmune diseases combined affect about 3% of the US population, thus approximately 10 million people. To put this estimate into perspective, look at the table above based on the current US population of 329 million."

Through my own personal health journey, I've learned that in order to keep our immune systems strong and properly functioning it takes some simple yet consistent habits in order to experience real results. The very nature of autoimmune disorder is stress and/or overwhelm so doing something calming like a weekly bath can calm your mind and body to ease your fight to flight receptors.

Happy to take the order of weekly pampering, I immediately started incorporating this detox soak every Friday night and the results have been significant. Better sleep. Calmer mind. Stronger joints. Muscle strength increase. Less migraines. Loose muscles. Less sugar cravings. Clearer skin.

Detox Bath Recipe:

1 Cup Epsom Salt

1/2 Cup Baking Soda

Essential Oils such as Frankincense & Myrrh or Wintergreen or AromaTouch


  1. Start filling your tub with water that is as hot as you can tolerate.

  2. While it's filling up, pour the Epsom Salt into a small bowl. Add a few drops of your Essential oils. Mix well and then pour into the tub.

  3. Then, add your Bentonite Clay and Baking Soda to the running bath water.

  4. Once your tub is filled, climb in and soak for around twenty minutes or your desired length of time.

Note: I also like to make a Bentonite Clay mask for myself using the Bentonite Clay powder plus Apple Cider Vinegar.

Let me be clear, I'm not a functional medical practitioner. I'm just someone that loves Eastern medicine and reading research on the benefits on certain practices. Below are the benefits that I've been able to find from professionals in the field on the ingredients used in this recipe. Please talk to your doctor before experimenting with this detox bath or any of the products.

Could This Detox Bath Could Be A Game Changer For Your Health?

Bentonite Clay will get this mud/clay-like color in your tub, but don't worry! Here is what it can do...

  • Removes toxins from your body like lead and other heavy metals

  • Treats oily skin and fights acne

  • Treats poison ivy (and diaper rash, momma!)

  • Can help with weight loss

  • Aids in digestion

In addition to the hundreds of other uses for baking soda, have you considered soaking in it? If not, you should!

  • Relieves constipation

  • Alleviates itching

  • Balances pH levels and neutralizes bad odor

  • Decreases bacteria

  • Cure yeast infection and helps fight UTIs

  • Helps combat eczema and psoriasis

You may think epsom salt baths are just for the elite athletes or elderly, but at any age or lifestyle you can benefit from the superior results.

  • Softens rough, dry skin by exfoliating dead skin cells

  • Reduces muscle soreness and pain

  • Reduces stress

  • Promotes better sleep by way of magnesium absorption

  • Eliminates toxins

Which Essential Oils and Why?

  • Considered the ‘king of oils’

  • Reduces inflammation and pain

  • Boosts immune system

  • Helps to maintain healthy skin when applied topically

  • Powerful cleansing properties, especially for the mouth and throat

  • Soothing to the skin; promotes a smooth, youthful-looking complexion

  • Creates an inspiring and balanced atmosphere

  • Myrhh is best described as earthy, sweet, and slightly spicy.

  • Wintergreen oil is great for a warming soothing massage after exercise

  • Wintergreen essential oil has a refreshing aroma that’s uplifting and stimulating

  • Frequently used in gum, candy, and toothpaste for flavoring

  • Comforts and soothes skin

  • Provides a relaxing aroma

  • Great for massages and adding to baths

  • Very comforting and relaxing

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I’d like to issue a thank you to my Functional Medicine doctor, Dr. Chase Banks, DC, CCSP, for recommending this detox bath to me. It has helped and continues to help me in so many ways.

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