Rejuvenate Your Body With These DIY Detox Baths
Heading back home from work and taking a long, relaxing shower is my favourite time of the day. The ease with which the water washes away the dirt and fatigue of the entire day amazes me!
Incorporating a luxurious bath in our hectic schedules is too much to ask for. However, we cannot deny the fact that sometimes plain water is not enough to rejuvenate our body. That's why, we, at The Brunette Diaries, will chalk down some fantastic DIY detox baths. Indulge in one of these this weekend and you will instantly know the difference.
Essential Oils Detox Bath
Dropping a little of your favourite essential oil in your tub can instantly turn your bathing experience into a sensory sensation. Prepare your hot bath and add half a cup of baking soda and ten drops of an essential oil. Let your body relax in it for 20 minutes and wash away with a quick 5-minute cold shower to close the pores of your skin.
The best part about this DIY bath is that you can opt for an essential oil, depending on what you need that day – lavender for a calming effect, grapefruit for an uplifting effect, peppermint for fatigue, cedarwood for depression and chamomile or rosemary for curing a headache. There, we have you sorted!
Apple Cider Vinegar Bath
Apple cider vinegar is an all-rounder, hands down! But did you know that an apple cider vinegar bath not only helps you flush out the body toxins, but is also a great cure for arthritis and gout? Just add 2 cups of raw apple cider vinegar to your hot bath and soak for about 30 minutes. Dry yourself once you're done but remember that you're going to sweat for a few hours post your bath. Drink plenty of water pre and post your bath to keep your body hydrated. Oh yes... we advise you to hop into bed right after this bath ‘cuz you're gonna feel sleepy ;)
Grating a piece of raw ginger or adding some ginger powder to your hot bath is equivalent to sweating your toxins out in a steam or sauna bath. Bonus points to ginger for warding off any symptoms of an oncoming cold! However, get set to drink loads of water after this bath to combat the excessive sweating. Don't forget to test ginger on your skin for any allergies before choosing to draw a ginger bath.
Sea Salt Bath
A sea salt bath is a great way to keep yourself energized throughout a long day (if you have the time to soak in this one before heading to work)! Combine equal quantities of sea salt, baking soda and glycerine in a bowl and add this to your bath once the water is hot. Soak for around 30 minutes. Not to forget, a sea salt bath has been unwinding people for years now, so trust this for instant relaxation.
Bonus Tip: Once you're done loosening the stress with these DIY detox baths, don't forget to moisturize yourself with nourishing homemade moisturisers.