Detox baths are something that I have done for years. I do them with my son any time he is sick. I have told many patients about these and I am going to share it with you here. A detox bath is meant to get rid of toxins in the body so the immune system can work at its highest level and keep you as healthy as possible.
I first started detox bathing when I was detoxing from the mold in my home while going through school in Atlanta. Nowadays, I do them when I get a cold or feel a cold coming on. Who has time to be sick? Am I right? And I do them with my son while he is sick because he is still only a toddler and usually needs to be held during the bath. I don’t recommend using a detox bath as a way to clean yourself or relieve sore muscles. The oils will make your hair gross and the water should not be hot but rather warm.
These baths are safe and effective for kids. It helps to lower fevers and increase appetite as well as mood. Coconut is a super-food and has many healing proponents. It is antiviral and antibacterial. It will hydrate the skin. Lavender is calming and healing. Epsom salts pull toxins out of the skin. It is an overall nice experience and I recommend it. If you or your little one is allergic to coconut you can use olive oil as a substitute.
1 teaspoon Organic coconut oil
3-10 drops Lavender essential oil (I will also use tea tree, frankincense, and orange depending on what I have on hand. )
1/2 to 1 cup Epsom Salts or Pink salt
How to take a detox bath
Fill the bath with warm water. Not hot water. This is different from a muscle relieving hot bath.
Add the oils and salt.
Sit in it for 15-20 minutes. Try not to get it in your hair or you will need to show afterwards from the oils.