How Baking Soda Baths Can Help
Baking soda is a mixture of sodium and bicarbonate ions that help remove odor, bacteria and acidity. Adding 1/4 cup - 2 cups baking soda to a hot bath and soaking anywhere from 10-40 minutes could help your body by giving you detox support or killing candida or bacteria as in a yeast infection or UTI. If you want extra detox support add 1/2 cup dead sea salts to the bath. Dead sea salts is higher in trace minerals than Epsom salts. This higher content of trace minerals makes Dead Sea salts a better option for detox or relaxing sore muscles.
Always drink plenty of water before taking a baking soda bath to help flush out toxins. For best detox support you may want to dry brush before the bath. Dry brushing helps get rid of dead skin cells. It also helps by opening up your pores to get the most detoxifying and purifying benefits. Don’t get baking soda mixed up with baking powder. You want baking soda. It works so well because it is alkaline and our bodies tend to be too acidic so the alkaline water gets absorbed through the skin and creates a better pH. It’s good for irritated skin as well.
When you add the baking soda or salts make sure you swish it around so it dissolves. I also recommend you rinse with fresh water after the bath to help get rid of toxins and residue. Also drink more water after the bath as well to replace what was sweated out into the hot water.
Take a baking soda bath if you want help with
- Yeast infection
- Boost immune system
- Sore muscle relief (combine with Dead Sea Salt)
- Skin issues like eczema, psoriasis, poison ivy, hives, itchiness, etc.
Be careful and talk to your health care provider before doing a baking soda bath if you have high blood pressure, open wounds, are nursing or pregnant.