The human body is primarily composed of water and salt! Even our blood is a perfect mixture solution of these elements. Doesn’t it sound intriguingly pleasant to soak in what your body is naturally made of and create an incomparable detoxification for your skin, body, mind, and spirit?
Lets begin with the huge misconception about salt: We are told to lower our salt intake because it causes high blood pressure, heart disease, weight gain, bloating, stroke, etc, but the truth is we cannot live without this glorious earth given element. However, there is a difference between unrefined salt and table salt.
In its natural form salt contains 84 essential minerals and no toxins or pollutants. Unfortunately, after our man-made refining process occurs, all the trace minerals and beneficial ingredients are eliminated turning it into a heavily toxic ingredient for our bodies.
On the other hand, unrefined salt is one of the most beneficial elements for our health- physically, mentally and spiritually. By bathing in it, you can create virtually one of the most powerful detoxifications for your body as a whole; by aiding in the healing of physical ailments as well as deep emotional release and spiritual clarity.
Unrefined salts contains minerals such as: magnesium, potassium, sodium, sulfur, zinc, calcium, chloride, iodide and bromide, all of which work harmoniously to nourish our bodies.
• Has a heightening effect on your vibrational energy
• Mental clarity
• Relaxation and stress relief
• Soothes insomnia
• Helps removal of toxins and heavy metals accumulated in the body
• Muscle recovery- eases muscle cramps
• Digestive aid and safe mild laxative
• Normalizes blood pressure
• Alkalizes your body
• Increases bone strength
• Heightens libido
• Relief for headaches
• Relief from menstrual pain
• Highly anti–inflammatory.
If that is not enough to convince you, here is more food for thought: our blood has a crystallized structure component. This means that unrefined salt metabolizes at a cellular level, making it pretty much the healthiest ingredient for your body!
My favorite unrefined salt Is Himalayan sea salt/crystal salt- it is the purest salt available on earth. This sacred salt has been around for over 250 million years and its unique cellular structure is capable of actually storing vibrational energy!
Below are two divine detox bath rituals which will help you get in touch with your inner goddess while soothing and repairing any health troubles you may be experiencing presently.
Tip: Remember to hydrate your body while taking these baths!
Beginning Cleansing Bath Ritual:
This first detox salt bath ritual is less intense, yet extremely effective. I recommend you practice this detox bath ritual for two weeks before moving on to the second one. This particular detox bath will help prepare your body physically and emotionally for the heightened intensity of the second detox bath ritual.
Start with one 8oz box of baking soda and 5-7 drops of tea tree oil for the first two weeks. Use only these ingredients to thoroughly cleanse and alkalize your body. Remember, your breath is natures tool at any given moment. This first set of baths are where you learn and practice to silence your mind and get in touch with your inner self and spirit. Look inward, breathe deeply and rhythmically, and either say your affirmations, listen to calm meditation/Shamanic healing music, or sound vibrations. I love to light some incense or candles to get the energy flowing. This ritual should be done for 20-30 min twice per week.
Goddess Water of Life:
When you’re ready to move into the deeper detox healing bath ritual, add three cups of pure Himalayan salt into your bath water. This should be done for 20-30 min 2x per week.
The water plus the pure crystallized salt is your “goddess water of life,” often called Sole. It will bring your body profound vibrational energy for at least twenty-four hours. Soaking for 20-30 min is equal to a 2-3 day fast! Try this on the next full moon on March 5th for powerful healing results!
Don’t use any toxic lotions or products after your baths, only pure natural oils to moisturize your skin.
Add essential oils of your choice such as lavender, sage, rose, rosemary, tea tree, and/or a carrier oil such as coconut or jojoba for added moisture.
Flower essences can be used as well. They work on the emotional wellbeing and spiritual imbalances. Receive the beautiful energy and powerful vibrations of flowers. These are different from essential oils and other herbal remedies and tinctures, so please don’t get them mixed up. There is a large array of flower essences to choose from based on whatever emotional or spiritual blocks you’re experiencing at the time. Lilac is my flower essence of choice lately because it’s beautiful qualities help release the old and freely welcome the new. Holding onto the past is something I found through my spiritual growth to be a significant struggle for me and has unfortunately manifested into physical pain and disease. These baths changed my life!
Healing takes time, so be patient with yourself and do not rush the process. In order to receive a truly transformational detox experience you need to be open to healing physically, mentally, and emotionally. You are connected to this earth and it’s vibrational energy with every cell in your body. You are here to fulfill a divine purpose and you will get there. These baths will help you to reveal your true essence, your inner goddess, and your purest spirit. Take 20 min out of your busy life, to give this gift to yourself , nurture you and rid yourself of negative energy inside and out. Your body is your temple in this life, my goddesses, so remember- You are allowed to love you. Let the bathing begin!