The Benefits of Adding Baking Soda to Your Detox Bath

by lydia on October 6, 2016

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.

Jar of 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.

Woman soaking in a bathtub

Bath Directions:

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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Lori October 7, 2016 at 8:45 am

Thank you Lydia for the informative article. I have a friend who is fighting cancer. She was told she can take baking soda in water and it destroys cancer. I always try to keep an open mind to alternative methods, but this one sounded crazy to me … until I read your article.

I know your article says you can soak in baking soda, but have you ever heard of anyone taking 1tsp a day with water internally for cancer? Thanks so much for your time.

Rebecca October 9, 2016 at 10:04 am

Hi Lori — sorry to hear about your friend. I also had a friend who had cancer (she had triple negative breast cancer) and she did the baking soda in water every day. She still died :(

I am very natural minded and holistic but there are some really good things to do for cancer, like oxygen therapies, B17, essiac tea, etc. You really don’t want to just focus on one method of healing, as many are complementary and can be used together successfully.

I think the concept of baking soda in water is to somehow magically reduce your pH levels to an alkaline state, but your body’s pH levels do not change…. they say disease cannot survive in an alkaline environment, which may be true. But that is in a petri dish.

We cannot change our blood pH levels. We would DIE within minutes if that happened.

So it is something to think about. Baking soda has many good, healthy uses, but personally that is not the route I would go if fighting cancer.

lydia October 18, 2016 at 8:39 am

Yes I’ve heard of that – I’m not sure I’d recommend it long term though. If someone has cancer they should work with someone who can help them determine a safe holistic path.

Lucy October 9, 2016 at 6:08 am

Yes.. Look up Dr Simoncini I think he has a youtube but you need to dissolve it in molasses or maple syrup and take tbs last thing at night. The molasses is drawn to tumours, but drags the bicarb into the tumour. BRILLIANT!

Jess October 9, 2016 at 8:19 am

I LOVED this!! Something so simple and easy to do that makes a huge difference. This gives me hope!
It’s ok for children too I assume??

lydia October 18, 2016 at 8:38 am

Yes – safe for kids too!

Sue October 14, 2016 at 7:42 pm

Easy, cheap, and relaxing! Can’t beat that!

Can you still suds up after the bath? My skin is extra sensitive and I think I would need soap afterwards.

lydia October 18, 2016 at 8:35 am

I suppose you can – or just shower off. Give it a try and see!

Jon November 25, 2016 at 10:50 am

I’ve been suffering from brain fog for over 5 years now. It’s hell, I’m thinking I might have heavy metal intoxication specifically Lead. Have you heard of Baking Soda clearing out lead?

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