Unless you live in a bubble, you literally cannot avoid toxins. Thankfully, God has gifted our bodies with an effective system to ward off much of the harm, but it is important to learn how to detox with essential oils and other natural remedies just in case. If you're not sure how to get started this Detox Bath recipe is a great start!
You can also alter the recipe per my recommendations below for a hand or foot soak and to use on children. It is great for relieving sore muscles, sunburn, and allergies. To learn more about detoxing and essential oils, be sure to check out my hubby's article!
I find it rather surprising that no one seems to talk about emotional detoxification more. Both positive and negative emotional are important and part of being human, but when we can’t manage them properly we can find ourselves in a downward spiral fast. This can have a serious impact on every aspect of our lives – especially our health – and essential oils are so helpful!
Taking regular emotional detox breaks will help you handle your emotions with ease and cleanse your entire system so that you can reach your full potential and enjoy the abundant life. This is how my daughter Bella and hubby like to do it. We invite you along the journey with us…
While detoxing your emotions is important, it’s easier said than done. I have put together 11 steps to emotional cleansing that will give you a good starting point for setting out on your emotional detoxing journey. I have ordered these steps by which I find most important. If you tackle each one at a time, you’ll be well on your way to living the abundant life!
DIY Detox Bath
The use of a carrier oil in this recipe help emulsify the essential oils throughout the entire tub (so oil droplets aren't found floating on the surface), and leaves your body with a nice surface glow. Try for yourself – you'll love it!
This detoxing bath soak is so gentle that I used it during my pregnancy. The version that is safe for kids comes in handy during sickness and seasonal allergies.
If you are treating sore muscles with your detox bath then I recommend you follow it up with my DIY Fibromyalgia Massage Oil Blend.
After treating sunburns, remember to replenish your skin with my soothing healing skin serum.
- Mix essential oils and carrier oil in empty tub
- Pour in epsom salts or bath crystals.
- Fill your bath tub with as warm of water as you can stand.
- Slowly pour the apple cider vinegar into the running water.
- Soak your whole body for 20-30 minutes.
- During the last five minutes first sit up then kneel and lastly stand.
For use on kids or to soak feet/hands only:
*1/2 cup Epsom Salts
*1/8 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
*1 drop lemon essential oil
*3-4 drops lavender essential oil
Use with kids in a full tub of water.
For hands and feet soak in a bucket or foot bath.
Safety & Contraindications
Are you sure you're using essential oils safely and effectively? Are you confused by dilutions and conversions?
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When it comes to drug interactions and contraindications, there are literally textbooks devoted to the study of essential oil safety and, as a trained researcher and doctor, I think it’s important to note that there is virtually no research out there discussing how essential oils interact with drugs in long-term human clinical trials. This means that essential oil safety is still a wild frontier in the science community and no one really knows (for certain) how essential oils will interact with drugs or your body.
Nonetheless, properly diluting your essential oils is fundamental to safety and effectiveness because they are highly concentrated plant compounds. To help you along your journey, I have a created an easy-to-use dilution guide that you can download for FREE to make sure that all of your topical applications are safe and effective for the entire family.
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As with as medicine and natural therapies, this is only a guide and be sure to discontinue use if any adverse reactions occur and consult your physician immediately.