Hot water draws toxins out of the body to the skin’s surface, and while the water cools it pulls toxins from the skin. Epsom salts augment this detoxification by causing you to sweat and the other salts are highly alkaline and cleansing.
Basic Salt Soak Bath Formula
Minerals and salts make the bath water feel silky and leave your skin cleansed and soft.
1 cup sea salts
2 cups baking soda
1 cup Epsom salts
Combine the sea salts, baking soda, and Epsom salts in a bowl and stir to blend. This mixture can be stored indefinitely in a glass jar with a tight lid. Pour 1/4 cup or so into the bath while the tub is filling. Optionally you can add dd 1 to 2 tablespoons glycerin to keep your skin from drying out (more for dry skin, less for oily skin) and essential oils of choice.
Sweating is one of the best methods there is to encourage detoxification and a ginger bath will help you to do just that. To take a ginger bath, put approximately an 1/8 cup of ginger (fresh grated is best but powder works good also,) under the tap and run pretty warm water into the tub and get in. Then allow the tub to fill with enough hot water to make the bath pretty hot. Lie back and relax or read for about 40 minutes. After about 20 minutes you will begin to sweat an after 40 minutes or so get out of the tub and wrap up in a large towel and get right into bed under the covers. You will sweat for about another hour. This is a great bath to take right before bed because many people will fall right to sleep. If you are worried about getting the bed too wet then prepare a couple of dry towels to lie on before the bath.
Caution: Do not take hot baths and salt baths (including Epsom salt baths) if you have heart trouble, high blood pressure, or are diabetic