In healthy living circles, the idea of doing cleanses and detox of the body have been around for a long time. But one of the newer buzzwords has been taking detox baths. And while many people think you may need to visit a spa, it is one of the easiest methods of detox to do right from your own home! A detox bath is a great way to help facilitate our body’s natural detoxification process.
In the world we live in, we are surrounded by toxins and because of this; the need to detox our bodies is greater than ever. There are toxins in the air we breathe, the food we eat (both at restaurants and in the food we buy from stores), the medicine we take and in many cases, the water we drink. The toxins in our body can cause irritation and harm us on the inside if left.
The body is built to naturally remove contaminants from within and detox us, but it’s not a cure all, and with so much being pushed into our bodies it can’t always keep up with all the toxins getting stuck inside us. A detox bath is an amazing way for us to help the body to flush out toxins.
Time for some depressing facts…
The list of toxins and places you can get pollutants into your body is nearly endless. And it starts the moment you wake up: from your morning shower that bathes you in water that is contaminated with pollutants, the soap and shampoo is fused and built with all sorts of chemicals, toothpaste with fluoride, and your breakfast where the food has most likely been covered in pesticides or even possibly genetically modified.
Now with that short look at what most people’s mornings look like, you can see how easy it is for toxins to get into our body and why doing a detox is so important.
- 2,100 toxins, including pesticides, herbicides, PVCs, are all active and present in our water supply
- 80,000 metric tons of carcinogens are pushed into North American air every year.
- Over 80% of food has genetically modified ingredients
- The EPA estimates that the average person has residues from over 400 toxic compounds in their body at any given time.
- 82,000 chemicals are in use today across America, but a conservative guess is that one forth has not been checked for toxicity.