The Ultimate Sweat-It-Out Detox Bath

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If you are in need of a good detoxification then you absolutely have to try this method. When I feel toxic, this is my go-to detox bath. It works because it causes you to sweat…and I mean SWEAT!

Sweating is good for you for the following reasons: 

  • It helps your body eliminate salt (which causes excess bloating), alcohol and heavy metals
  • It unclogs your pores and improves your skin tone
  • It burns calories (woo-hoo!)
  • It strengthens your immune system because when your body heats up it generates more white blood cells
  • It relaxes your body and relieves stress by heating up the muscles

Okay, ready for the detox bath protocol?

The Ultimate Detox Bath

What you need: 

  • 2-3 Tbsp powdered ginger (the amount depends on how much heat you can handle) — where to find
  • 1 coffee mug full of boiling water, allow it to cool just to the point of drinkability
  • 1 bathtub full of hot water
  • 3 cups epsom salts — where to find


  • Run a tub full of hot water, enough to completely submerge yourself in up to your neck
  • Add epsom salts to water
  • While standing outside the tub, mix the ginger into the hot water and stir until well dissolved
  • Now drink it as fast as you can and climb into the detox bath
  • Lie very still and notice how the heat from the ginger warms you internally just as the hot bath water warms you up externally. Within a few minutes you will be sweating like crazy! The epsom salts help pull out the toxins as they are released.
  • If you really want to crank it up a notch, try drinking this ginger drink before going into a sauna! Yowza, I love it!!!!

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