* Make sure you hydrate well before, during if possible, and after! It is not recommended to eat immediately before or after either. Drink plenty of water!
Add 2 cups epsom salt and 1 cup baking soda to comfortably hot water. (Not too hot, or you run the risk of passing out!) Give a quick mix and soak for at least 20 minutes. 40 is even better. This allows for absorbing the minerals.
You can add fresh calming herbs, such as lavendar, mint or chamomile.
Ground ginger has been said to increase your heat levels and increase perspiration. Depending on your sensitivity, the amount would range between 1 tablespoon to about a 1/4 of a cup. * This may cause your skin to temporarily redden for a few minutes. This can also work if you are trying to sweat out a cold! You just bundle up after your bath and continue to sweat for an hour or two.
Aromatherapy oils are another option. Lavender, tea tree oil or eucalyptus are some examples. About 20 drops is all you need.
I’ve used both tea tree oil when I had sinus issues and fresh lavender after a long day.
Give yourself time to relax afterwards.
TIP TESTED! SUCCESS? Well I can’t say for sure, but I took a detox bath 2-3 times per week during our family’s “sick season”, got as much rest as possible and never got sick!