Detox Bath

Hydrogen Peroxide Bath, Detox Baths and Foot Baths

What’s in Magnesium Sulphate / Epsom salt and how it works

Most people know about the importance of calcium and vitamin D, but many people are also magnesium deficient. Research says it stems largely from the increasing prevalence of processed foods in our diets.

Today, 68 percent of U.S. adults consume less than the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of magnesium, according to a recent study, and 19 percent consume less than half the RDA.

Epsom salt is made of naturally occurring minerals magnesium and sulfate, ingredients which can help improve health in numerous ways. A lack of magnesium—which helps regulate the activity of more than 300 enzymes in the body—can contribute to high blood pressure, hyperactivity, heart problems and other health issues, doctors warn. Sulfate is essential for many biological processes, helping to flush toxins and helping form proteins in joints, brain tissue and mucin proteins.

The health benefits of absorbing magnesium, sulfate through the skin

The benefits of Epsom salt aren’t just folklore. In fact, numerous studies have demonstrated the profound and wide-ranging benefits of magnesium and sulfate. Doctors and researchers say that when you soak in an Epsom salt bath, magnesium and sulfate can be absorbed through the skin. They recommend an Epsom salt bath as a safe, easy way to increase the body’s levels of both magnesium and sulfate.

Epsom Salt Baths for Children with Autism

Some research has shown that children with autism might benefit from Epsom salt. One study found that people with autism have a deficient detoxification pathway that uses sulphate to get rid of toxins, and the pathway can get clogged when there is not enough sulphate [source: DeFelice]. Bathing in Epsom salt helps raise sulphate levels in the body, which can get the detoxification pathway flowing again.

DBM Protocol - Adjunct Therapy - Detox / Cell Oxygenation Baths 

General Precaution

Certain precautions are necessary while taking these therapeutic baths. Full baths should be avoided within three hours after a meal and one hour before it. Local baths like the hip bath and foot bath may, however, be taken two hours after a meal. Clean and pure water must be used for baths and water once used should not be used again. While taking baths, temperature and duration should be strictly observed to obtain the desired effects. A thermometer should always be used to measure the temperature of the body. Women should not take any of the baths during menstruation. They can take only hip baths during pregnancy upon the completion of the third month.

Cell Oxygenation Bath #1: Hydrogen Peroxide Bath

Ingredients

  • 1 – 4 cups 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide

Instructions

  • Add 1 cup of 35% food grade peroxide to a bath-­-tub-­-full of water. Then get in and soak, preferably for 30 minutes or longer for an oxygenating soak. (Soaping is not required when bathing as the oxygen oxidises the bacteria responsible for body odour.)
  • When you start taking peroxide baths increase quantity by 1 cup per week to manage side effects like raised energy levels or dizziness due to increased oxygen levels to the brain. Do not exceed 4 cups per bath.

Detox Bath #1: Bicarbonate of Soda (aluminum free)

Ingredients

  • Dissolve 4 cups of aluminum free bicarbonate of soda in a standard size bath of water as hot as you can tolerate.

Instructions

  • Use more as needed if your bath is oversized. Stay in the bath until the water has cooled which will take approximately 45 minutes.
  • Do not rinse after the bath – simply towel dry.
  • This bath is beneficial for exposure to irradiated food, swollen glands, sore throat or soreness of the gums and mouth. It is also beneficial for those with digestive impairment such as the inability to hold food in the stomach comfortably.

Detox Bath #2: Epsom Salts Detox

Ingredients

Dissolve 2 cups of Epsom Salts in a standard size bath.

Instructions

  • Use more as needed if your bath is oversized.
  • The temperature should be comfortably warm but not overly hot.
  • Soak for at least 12 minutes and up to 20-30 minutes. Rinse and towel dry.
  • The scientific name for Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate. Magnesium and sulfur are both critical nutrients but surprisingly can be poorly absorbed from our food. Soaking in Epsom Salts overcomes this problem as these minerals both absorb readily via the skin.
  • According to the Epsom Salt Industry Council, a simple soak is beneficial to heart and circulatory health, can lower blood pressure, helps ease muscle pain and eliminates harmful substances from the body. It also improves nerve function by encouraging proper regulation of electrolytes.
  • Soak in Epsom Salts 2-3 times weekly for general health maintenance or to alleviate the discomfort of bruising and sprains. An Epsom salts soak also encourages detoxification of drugs remaining in the body after surgery.

Detox Bath #3 - Epsom Salt Bath – High Level Detox

  • The immersion bath tub should be filled with about 135 litres of hot water at 40°C. One to 1 ½ kg. of Epsom salt should be dissolved in this water.
  • The patient should drink a glass of cold water, cover the head with a cold towel and then lie down in the tub, completely immersing the trunk, thighs and legs for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • The best time to take this bath is just before retiring to bed.
  • This is useful in cases of sciatica, lumbago, rheumatism, diabetes, neuritis, cold and catarrh, kidney disorders and other uric acid and skin affections.

Detox Bath #3: Sea Salt and Bicarbonate of Soda

Ingredients

  • Dissolve 2 cups of sea salt or rock salt (non-iodised salt) and 2 cups of bicarbonate of soda to a standard size bath of water (more if the tub is large) as hot as you can stand it.

Instructions

  • Stay in the bath until the water has cooled which will be about 45 minutes.
  • If the bath is too hot, you can add some cold water if this is the only way you can manage to stay in for at least 30 minutes. Don’t ever add more hot water after entering the bath, however.
  • Do not rinse or shower but simply towel dry after the bath is complete.
  • This bath will likely make you tired so do it in the evening before bed if possible.
  • This bath is therapeutic for any exposure to environmental radiation, x-rays, plane flights or airport screenings by TSA.

Detox Bath #4: Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

Ingredients

  • Add 2 cups of pure apple cider vinegar to a standard size bath of water as hot as tolerated. Use more as needed if your bath is oversized.

Instructions

  • Stay in the bath until the water has cooled which will be about 45 minutes.
  • Towel dry and don’t shower for at least 8 hours.
  • This bath is a great overall detoxifier and for muscle aches and pains brought on by physical exertion.
  • It is also helpful and the best detox bath choice for those with candida issues that affect the skin as it returns the skin to an optimal, slightly acidic pH which is a difficult environment for candida to thrive.
  • An ACV bath draws excess uric acid out of the body. Uric acid is created when the body breaks down substances called purines in certain foods and drinks. Most uric acid is eliminated via the kidneys in the urine, but for those with gout can have issues with excess levels. An ACV cleansing bath can provide welcome relief for those with joint problems, arthritis, gout, bursitis, or tendonitis.
  • It also is very helpful for those with excessive body odor problems.

Detox Bath #5: Mustard

Ingredients

  • This bath can help soothe the skin, in some cases, and remove certain toxins, including toxic chemicals such as trichloroethylene.
  • Prepare the bath by adding about 2 tablespoons of ground mustard seeds in the warm bath water.

Instructions

  • Stay in the bath until the water has cooled which will be about 40 minutes.
  • If the bath is too hot, you can add some cold water if this is the only way you can manage to stay in for at least 30 minutes. Don’t ever add more hot water after entering the bath, however.

Contraindications

  • Be sure to only do one bathing formula per day. Do not mix ingredients from different bath recipes.
  • It is not recommended that patients are pregnant take detox baths or undergo any form of detox regime without a full consultation and assessment.

Detox Bath #6 – Boric Acid Sitzbath

For Vaginal Yeast Infection (Vaginal Thrush Treatment)

Borax Sitzbath (or Bathtub) – proven and safe remedy for yeast infection. Boric Acid has antifungal and antiviral properties, and helps to restore acidic pH of the vagina which is unfriendly to yeast.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup boric acid [60g] or 30g Borax
  • Witch hazel

Instructions

  • Using warm water, fill a sitz bath (or put 5 – 10cm warm water in a bathtub).
  • Dissolve boric acid or the borax in a cup of boiling water – add it to the bath water.
  • Optionally add ? cup witch hazel to sitz bath.
  • Sit for 10-15 minutes.
  • Repeat every night for about a week - until infection is gone.
  • In the interim attend to regulating bacteria in the gut.
  • DO NOT USE BORIC ACID INSIDE THE VAGINA IF YOU ARE PREGNANT

Restorative Bath #1 – Magnesium Deficiency

Bathtub Soak - Economical to Use Magnesium Chloride Flakes 

  • For a severe magnesium deficiency - consider a relaxing soak in a magnesium chloride solution in the bathtub (and also add baking soda for extra alkalizing).
  • It is counter-productive if your water is chlorinated -in which case you will need to use a filter at the supply. Chlorine filters can be found online.
  • The size of a bathtub warrants the more economical use of magnesium chloride flakes / crystals (instead of oil).

How much magnesium chloride flakes / crystals per bath?

Use 1-2 pounds [ 453g to 900g] magnesium chloride flakes / crystals considering that the more you fill the tub, the more diluted your solution will be. So essential that you do not overfill the bath. If you prefer a deep bath double the amount of crystals added.

Utilizing the principles of balneotherapy, enough magnesium chloride must be added to bath water to make a hypertonic solution (i.e. bath has a higher salt concentration than the body). This is an excellent way to both deliver needed trace minerals directly into the body, and to help the body cleanse itself.

The temperature of the magnesium bath should be warm (101 – 105 °F) [38 - 40°C] - rather than hot, for efficient absorption of the magnesium.

How long? – 25-30 minutes is suggested; longer bath times can increase the amount of magnesium absorbed, but you don’t want to be sitting in cold water;

How often? - for four weeks, take no more than 2 bathtub soaks per week. This is a powerful way to improve your magnesium levels, but be aware that you can have too much of a good thing. Too much magnesium becomes unbalanced with the body’s calcium and can result in muscle weakness—take note of sensations while in the tub, or muscle weakness outside the tub. If this occurs take some good calcium to counteract the magnesium overdose.

DBM Protocol - Adjunct Therapy - Detox / Cell Oxygenation Foot Baths 

How often should you take a footbath?

If you are trying to remedy a magnesium deficiency, you should take a daily footbath for a week and then 3 times/week for a couple months to increase your body’s magnesium levels.

Add in ¼ cup of baking soda for an extra alkalising therapy – sodium bicarbonate is used to counter acidity in the body, which is present in most of today’s degenerative health problems. Cancer cannot survive in an alkaline environment, making this additional alkalizing therapy a must.

Using Mco or Magnesium Chloride Flakes

Using a footbath is a relaxing way to raise body’s magnesium levels. Also, this is the preferred method of application for any health issues with the lower extremities such as the feet, ankles and legs

Instructions:

  • Pour 4 ounces of Magnesium Oil or 1-2 Cups magnesium chloride flakes into a heated footbath –if using flakes allow time for them to dissolve. Massaging and/or vibrating option may enhance your experience.
  • Add just enough warm(101 – 105 °F) [38 - 40°C] water to cover your feet - Do not use water at a temperature of >105 °F / 40°C, which encourages general excretion rather than absorption.
  • Soak clean washed feet for 20-25 minutes
  • Dry feet.
  • Don't throw out the water -to economize, you can reuse it several times - just top it up with some hot water and a little extra oil (it’s important to wash your feet first).

Article Reference: epsomsaltcouncil

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