Healing Baths

Feb 1, 2018  Healing Baths for sore muscles, joints and other purposes

Conrad LeBeau
In today’s fast world, the relaxing bath has been replaced by the fast shower. Most city water has chlorine and or fluoride added. Many people, including myself, don’t like either the smell or the drying effects of chlorine on the skin. A few years ago, I hired a plumber to install a whole house filter to my water system. Its purpose was to remove most of the chlorine. A low cost alternative to a whole house filtering system is discussed at earthclinic.com. The earth clinic website recommended using vitamin C (ascorbic acid powder) to remove the chlorine and Borax to remove the Fluoride.

After installing a new tub surround and a new faucet for the bathtub, I have been testing and enjoying the benefits of bathing, something I have done without for several years. Recently, I have tried a 20 minutes soak in warm bath water with 2 cups of Apple Cider Vinegar added. I found the experience to be very refreshing and loosen tight muscles and tendons.

I also tried adding 1 cup of Epsom Salt (magnesium sulfate) plus a 1/4 cup of Borax to a tub of bath water. I have found this very beneficial to loosen tight muscles and tendons in the legs. Last year in November, I developed a persistent pain in my left knee. While I am getting physical therapy instructions once a week, I have found that adding either Apple Cider Vinegar or Epsom Salts to be very beneficial. With Epsom salt I also added 1/4 cup of Borax to the bath water for the mineral boron.

In researching the subject of healing baths at earthclinic.com, I came across a very detailed and interesting article on healing baths written by the editors of eartthclinic.com. They discuss using a wide variety of therapeutic baths including the use of –

  • Apple Cider Vinegar – an amazing remedy for multiple purposes.
  • Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulfate)
  • Borax
  • Hydrogen Peroxide – to oxygenate the blood – kill infections systemically.
  • Oatmeal bath – for itchy skin conditions
  • Activated Charcoal – to pull poisons out of the body
  • Herbal baths- for multiple purposes
  • Baking Soda – to alkalize the body

The complete article can be viewed by here. You can also type in https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/detox-and-healing-baths.html#intro

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