Today, more than ever, we are the effect of way too much stress alongside far more chemicals and toxins than ever in the history of man. To ensure we maintain optimal health and well-being, it’s imperative to support our body’s ability to effectively detoxify in light of this. The good news is there are plenty of ways to support detox that are both simple, affordable and even relaxing. One of my favorite options is through a detox bath with baking soda.
Why Baking Soda Has Healing Power
Sodium bicarbonate (or better known as baking soda) is found in nature in our oceans, soil and our bodies. But I’m sure you’re more familiar with the orange box with the big arm holding a hammer that you buy from the store and stick in your fridge or pantry.
Sodium bicarbonate is “a natural substance used to regulate pH as a counterbalance to acid build up and accompanying low oxygen conditions. Sodium bicarbonate is the easiest, fastest and safest way to rush oxygen to the cells. Baking soda affects the pH of cells and tissues, balances cell voltage, and increases CO2, all of which helps with oxygenation.” (Source)
Essentially, it turns carbon dioxide in the stomach, which drives bicarbonates into the bloodstream that sends oxygen to the cells. Many hospitals use this natural “medicine” in emergency rooms, intensive care units, and even in cancer treatments. Studies have shown that baking soda can help shrink tumors and kill infections.
Many people use baking soda to help fight off a wide range of sicknesses, such as cancer, flu, diabetes, kidney disease, yeast and fungal infections, and the common cold. You can use baking soda in a variety of forms: transdermal, oral, intravenous, vaporized, in lotions and baths, via catheter, and in enemas and douches.
One easy, relaxing way to use baking soda to help your body dispel any toxins is by taking a baking soda bath.
The Benefits of Adding Baking Soda to Your Detox Bath
There is so much more you can do with baking soda then use it for cleaning purposes and in your baking recipes. Baking soda can help eliminate toxins from your system and neutralize skin acidity.
Here are some other benefits from taking baking soda baths:
- Detoxes and alkalizes the body
- Absorbs heavy metals, helps detox uranium from the body
- Absorbs radiation
- Soothes itching and skin irritations
- Exfoliates and smoothes skin
- Cures diaper rash
- Cleans your hair
- Relieves pain and eases vaginal yeast infections, hemorrhoids, and other delicate nether area discomforts
- Relieves bites and burns
Baking soda can also be used in place of other commercial products that you might normally use when taking a bath. It’s odorless, colorless, fragrant-free, and won’t leave any residue in your bathtub when you’re done.
How to Take a Baking Soda Bath
It’s very easy to make your own baking soda bath and feels so refreshing and therapeutic, especially for those with chronic pain or inflammation. The best way to take a detox bath is with baking soda only, but you can add other ingredients like Epsom salt, sea salt, natural glycerin, essential oils, or aromatherapy oils. You can get more bath recipes here.
1. Fill your bathtub with warm or hot water, enough to submerge your entire body when you sit down.
2. Add ½ to 1 cup of baking soda and let it dissolve. You may want to use a wooden spoon to help it dissolve.
3. Soak for 10-20 minutes, no more than 30 minutes. Then gently dry off with a soft towel to avoid further irritation.
4. Your skin should feel soft, smooth and silky!
*Note: When you are done bathing and detoxing, you may need to lie down for a few minutes if you feel dizzy or light-headed, which is common after soaking in hot water. Once you adjust to this quantity you can try using more in your bath to help detox at a deeper level.
These types of baths are a perfect way to unwind and relax after a long, stressful day. Pamper yourself even more by dimming the lights, playing soft music or drinking a cup of my stress relief tea.
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