Baking Soda Baking soda –or sodium bicarbonate - is a great remedy for everything from sunburn and itchy skin to teeth whitening. A lesser known fact is that taking a bath with baking soda can also help you after a tough workout, massage or when your just feeling sludgy during the flu season. Baking soda is very alkaline or basic which makes it able to bind to the so called “sludge” and remove it from your body. After a particularly demanding cross fiber session, 8 cups of baking soda in a hot bath can help to detoxify your body by flushing out the released toxins through your skin.
Epsom Salt Epsom salt isn’t really a salt at all but instead a mineral compound called magnesium sulfate. Epsom salt is great for chronic conditions such as Fibromyalgia, soothing inflammation from ingrown toenails and relieving bruised and aching muscles. This pain relief comes from your skin absorbing the magnesium naturally founds in Epsom salt. Many combinations of these two detoxifying ingredients can be helpful. Some people mix them together or supplement the soak with essential oils or apple cider vinegar for additional detox benefits. As always, be mindful of the potential health risks associated with any treatment. Do not use baking soda or Epsom salts without consulting your doctor if you are pregnant, have high blood pressure, heart problems or are on any prescription medication.