Seaweed Detox Bath
Seaweed re-hydrates your skin and relieves conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis, back and muscular pain; ease rheumatism, arthritis and assist circulation, helps your skin elasticity, and appearance of your skin tone. This bath is excellent for cellulite. Seaweed activates the release of excess body fluids from congested cells, and dissolves fatty wastes through the skin, replacing them with minerals, especially potassium and iodine. The right kind of Iodine also supports healthy thyroid activity. Seaweed baths also reportedly benefit other organs, because of its vitamin K content. Vitamin K in seaweeds boosts adrenal activity, meaning that a seaweed bath can help maintain hormone balance for a more youthful body. Improved skin tone, skin color, and circulatory strength are almost immediately noticeable.
Author: Jessica Idleman
Recipe type: Skincare
- 2-3 ounces of dried Kelp (sea kelp) crushed or chopped
- 2-3 ounces of dried Dulse (It comes in flake form)
- ¼ cup of sea salt such and Pink Himalayan (optional)
- 3 cups Epsom salt
- 20-30 drops essential oils of your choice ( I like Lavender and Sandalwood)
- Kelp is very abundant in calcium, potassium, iodine, iron, and magnesium. Dulse has a similar nutrient profile but is also rich in vitamin A.
- Bring 4 quarts of filtered water to a boil.
- Combine first 2 ingredients in a muslin pouch. A knee-high stocking will work for this too. Tie up the top so the flakes do not get out. This is important in order to prevent seaweed from clogging the drain.
- Once water is boiling remove from heat and steep pouch in hot water, covered for 30 minutes. After pouch has steeped for 30 minutes or so, start running the bath water and add salt to bath. Add hot water and pouch to bath. Soak in bath for at least 30 minutes but 45 minutes is best.
- Tip: After the bath, take a capsule of cayenne and ginger to put these minerals quickly through the system.