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Bring the benefits of natural spring water into your own home! Combine an effective and enjoyable treatment into a moment of pure relaxation that detoxifies tissues thanks to the high mineral content of this detox bath treatment.

Every day, we are exposed to a host of chemical products and toxins in the air we breathe, in our food, our products, and even in our water. It’s difficult to avoid them. The body’s natural functions do help it detoxify itself, but with the large quantity of toxins present in our everyday lives, we sometimes need to give it an extra boost. An overload of toxins can cause a number of problems such as fatigue, inflammation, irritability, and more. The higher the toxin level, the higher the risk of ailments and diseases.

In the past, hot (or thermal) springs were known for their healing powers. The heat and high mineral content of water plunge the body into a state that is conducive to regeneration. Heat stimulates circulation and promotes the absorption of minerals. What I’m proposing today is to recreate this experience in your own home!

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Filter your shower water. It is important to filter your shower (or bath) water to ensure that you are not bathing in fluoride, which is classified as a neurotoxin and found in most public water. In our home, we use Santevia shower and bath filters.
  2. Add magnesium flakes. These bath flakes are made of transdermal magnesium, meaning they are absorbed through the skin for faster absorption at the cellular level. Magnesium regulates over 300 enzymes in the body, which play key roles in organizing hundreds of metabolic functions, including energy levels, muscular control, electrical impulses, and the body’s ability to detoxify itself.
  3. Add bentonite clay. Clay is known for its ability to draw out impurities and to target and eliminate toxins. Bentonite clay is highly recommended in all natural pharmacies, whether applied on the skin, added to bath water, or taken orally. It is high in magnesium, silica, potassium, sodium, and iron. Once hydrated, it produces an electric charge and absorbs impurities and toxins, which are negatively charged.
  4. Lastly, add your choice of essential oil. I like to use lavender or tea tree oil for their benefits on the skin. Since essential oils don’t dissolve well in water, they should first be mixed with a bit of jojoba or sweet almond oil.


I’ve never measured the exact quantity of each ingredient; instead, I go with what feels right to me and with the quantity of water in the bath. Use good judgment and adjust as required. Here is an estimate:

1 cup magnesium flakes

½ cup bentonite clay

8 drops essential oils

Happy relaxing and detoxing!

Audrey Sckoropad