Treat Yourself With A Hot Ginger Detox Bath
The sole idea of a hot bath during a cold day sounds divine, what if we added a super powerful ingredient to it? Ginger that is. This anti-inflammatory fibrous root has been used for centuries to boost circulation, ease digestion, and support the immune system during cold months.
Nowadays, ginger hot baths are so common and we know why. Thanks to ginger’s naturally warming properties that help to raise your body temperature, making you sweat and get rid of toxins. And that’s not the only thing that makes a ginger bath a great way to end your day. It is relaxing and promotes better sleep. Other benefits include; increasing blood circulation, aiding in digestion, reducing inflammation, improving metabolism, and opening the blockages to promote the flow of blood and energy throughout the body.
How To Make A Ginger Bath?
- ore you soak, you need to test your skin for irritation. Bring freshly grated ginger or a paste made from water and powdered ginger on a small patch of skin, let it set 3-5 minutes, and see if it develops any reaction. Remove immediately if irritation develops. This step is especially important if you have sensitive skin.
- Now, after you’ve tested that the ingredient is safe for you, simply add 1/2 cup of freshly grated ginger or one teaspoon of powdered ginger to a warm bath.
- Soak for 20 – 30 minutes. As mentioned above, ginger can make you sweat so it is recommended to keep a cool cloth next to you to put on your neck or forehead to avoid overheating. (keep ginger water away from your eyes).
- After the 30 minutes are over, you might need to lounge in your bathrobe for some time as ginger might keep you sweating for at least one to two hours after the bath.
- Continue with your regular bathing routine.
To Upgrade Your Detox Experience:
You can take your bath to the next level by adding:
- A cup of Epsom salt to soothe aching muscles.
- One cup of apple cider vinegar or 1/3 cup of baking soda (do not add both) to help balance the PH of the skin.
- A few drops of your favorite essential oils for a relaxing effect. It is recommended to put your essential oils into a carrier oil first like coconut or jojoba oil to protect your skin from irritation. Add essential oils after you turn off the water so that you get the full aromatherapy benefit.
When Can’t I Take A Ginger Bath?
Don’t try a ginger bath if you have any heart disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes. If you’re pregnant, have a liver condition, or are taking blood thinners you have to consult your doctor first. Not recommended for kids under the age of two.