Salt baths are one of my favorite ways to clear and balance all my chakra at the same time. These baths help to move energy and draw out any toxins and impurities in the system. Even if you do not have access to a bathtub, you can also use this solution as a soak for your feet and still gain the benefits of detoxing your system.
I have heard that it is optimal to use at least 2 cups of pink Himalayan sea salt for this process, but I don’t necessarily measure out as much as let my guidance tell me how much to add to the bath tub. I use the hottest water that I can stand, pink Himalayan sea salt, Epsom salts, baking soda and whatever essential oil I am guided to use at the time. There are many different ways that you can draw your salt bath; do what your intuition guides you to do.
By using water that is hotter than your body’s temperature, this allows for the toxins to be drawn to the surface of the skin. As the water gradually cools, the toxins are pulled into the water via the principle of osmosis. The hot water will also make you sweat profusely, moving liquid energy out through every pore of your body, from some places you didn’t even know existed. Skin is the body’s largest organ and has the most exposure to external elements making this one of the most important habits to get into.
Using baking soda in addition to the salt helps to neutralize the chemicals in unfiltered water, primarily chlorine and also helps to increase mineral absorption through the skin. Epsom salt is chemically magnesium sulfate; its main ingredients, magnesium and sulfur are poorly absorbed from food intake, but readily absorbed through the skin. Pink Himalayan sea salt contains 84 essential minerals that mimic a mother’s amniotic fluid, making the skin feel nourished and super soft, just like a baby!
Here are some of my favorite essential oil combinations for each chakra:
Root: Thieves Oil (Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary)
Sacral: Clary Sage and Sweet Orange
Solar Plexus: Lemon and Rosemary
Heart: Rose and Sandalwood
Throat: Eucalyptus and Basil
Third Eye: Frankincense and Lavender
Crown: Jasmine and Cedarwood
Salt baths can be taken up to three times per week to help keep energy moving and releasing toxins. Regular baths may be taken at any time and can be turned into a relaxing spa bath with the addition of any essential oils. Salt baths are my go-to when I have been working with large groups or out in the public to help me move through energy that is not mine that I may have taken on.
Love and Light,
Please note: If you have any medical conditions, check with your doctor before performing any kind of detox. Hot baths are not recommended for people with high blood pressure.
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Arielle is a best-selling author, holistic life coach and intuitive energy healer.