Empress Organics Detox Bath

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Empress Organics Detox Bath Recipe Includes:
  • Magnesium Flakes
  • Epsom Salt
  • Pink Himalayan Salt
  • Seaweed
  • Grapefruit & Geranium Salts
  • French Lavender Salts
  • Eucalyptus Salts
  • Bentonite Clay
  • Activated Charcoal 
  • Organic Tea Tree, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Grapefruit or Peppermint Essential Oils.

ALL INGREDIENTS VARIES IN EACH DETOX BATH RECIPE. WHATEVER KIND OF SALTS IN DETOX BATH RECIPE WILL BE THE SAME KIND OF ESSENTIAL OILS PLUS TEA TREE AND PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OILS.

No parabens, phenoxyethanol, silicones, propylene glycol, artificial colors or fragrances. Gluten and Soy free, Vegan, No Animal Testing.

Seaweed can be reused 2-3 Times.

For relaxing your body and mind, we recommend you put 1/2 -2 cups or more in the bathtub, and then soak for a minimum of 30 minutes. NOTE: The temperature of the detox bath should be warm (101° F to 105° F) rather than hot. When you add the detox bath to warm (i.e., not hot) bath water, your skin will feel the results more effectively.

MAGNESIUM FLAKES ~ 100% pure Magnesium Chloride Flakes from the ancient Zechstein seabed in the Netherlands. Pure Magnesium Flakes are highly-concentrated crystals of magnesium chloride sourced from the ancient Zechstein seabed in the Netherlands-- nothing added and nothing removed, The magnesium flakes are extremely pure because the seabed lies 1,600 to 2,000 meters beneath the surface of the earth where it has to be protected. Refresh your body and mind by using Pure Magnesium Flakes in a full bath or foot soak.

Enjoy the benefits of a magnesium bath detoxifying pain reliever.  A soothing magnesium chloride salt bath quickly relaxes muscles and relieves stress. Soaking in magnesium salt flakes has been shown to markedly improve skin hydration, speed wound healing, enhance skin barrier function, and decrease inflammation.  The skin is also able to excrete toxins and waste products via bathing, which lightens the load on the kidney and liver. Magnesium Flakes are an exceptionally pure source of magnesium chloride (MgCl2). Magnesium flakes not only contain high levels of magnesium, but also many trace minerals. When used transdermally (i.e., across the skin), magnesium chloride is rapidly absorbed, thereby quickly boosting magnesium levels in the body. This effect not only can restore healthy levels of magnesium to muscles (and ultimately to cells throughout the body), but also thereby can provide the body with all the benefits associated with high levels of magnesium. Benefits may include the relief of aches and pains (e.g., as in fibromyalgia), increased energy (as magnesium is involved in the production of ATP), support of cardiac tissues and the cardiovascular system (magnesium being a natural muscle nourisher and relaxant), support of processes of detoxfication, support of brain function (which depends upon ATP), improvement of mood and reduction of tension-related stress, support for healthy skin, and numerous other health benefits.

EPSOM SALT ~ is a natural exfoliant and anti-inflammatory remedy that can be used to treat muscle aches and sore muscles, dry skin, and even to fight various internal health issues. The chemical formula for magnesium sulfate is MgSO4, which shows that Epsom salt can actually be broken down into magnesium, sulfur and oxygen. Epsom salt is composed of small, colorless crystals and does look similar to table salt — however, table salt is completely different from Epsom salt since it consists of sodium chloride. The magnesium contained in Epsom salt is a mineral that is crucial to the human body’s functioning. Some of the key roles of magnesium include keeping blood pressure normal, heart rhythm steady and bones strong. Sulfate is an essential mineral key to many biological processes, helping flush toxins; cleanse the liver; and assisting in the formation of proteins in joints, brain tissue and mucin proteins. Recent studies have shown that Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) can even be used intravenously for the treatment of asthma and pre-eclampsia (pregnancy induced hypertension) in pregnant women. Unlike other salts, external contact with Epsom salt does not leave the skin feeling dry, but actually leaves the skin feeling soft and silky.

Benefits of Epsom Salt
1. Boosts Magnesium Levels
Appropriate levels of magnesium are absolutely key to good health, and it is very common to have a magnesium deficiency. Known as hypomagnesemia, low magnesium levels can be caused by alcoholism, severe diarrhea, malnutrition or high calcium levels (hypercalcemia). By simply soaking your feet or entire body in a bath containing Epsom salt, internal levels of magnesium can be increased naturally without taking magnesium supplements. Magnesium regulates over 300 enzymes in the body and plays an important role in organizing many bodily functions, including muscle control, energy production, electrical impulses and the elimination of harmful toxins. Magnesium deficiencies contribute to today’s high rates of heart disease, stroke, arthritis, osteoporosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, digestive disorders as well as mental illness. By boosting your internal magnesium levels through external use of Epsom salt, you can help improve or ward off many avoidable health ailments.
2. Reduces Stress
Everyone has heard of the recommendation to have a good soak in a warm bath after a rough day (whether mentally or physically rough) — it’s a great way to bust stress. If you want to amplify the stress-reducing benefits of a nice, long soak, then add a cup or two of Epsom salt to your bathwater. Not only will the magnesium in the Epsom salt help to relax your muscles, it can also help to relax your mind. According to research from the University of North Carolina, magnesium deficiency enhances stress reactions. Further studies show that magnesium has a profound effect on stress and neural excitability — and magnesium salts such as Epsom salt can reduce stress and improve neuropsychiatric disorders. Magnesium is critical to the production of energy in cells so, by increasing magnesium levels, you can feel revived without feeling restless (as opposed to how people feel revived from caffeine consumption).
3. Eliminates Toxins
The sulfates in Epsom salt assist the body in flushing out toxins and providing a heavy metal detox from the body’s cells, hence lowering the internal accumulation of harmful substances. Human skin is a highly porous membrane; by adding minerals like magnesium and sulfate to your bathwater, it sparks a process called reverse osmosis, which literally pulls salt out of your body and dangerous toxins along with it.
For a detoxing bath, add at least 1-2 cups of Epsom salt to bathwater and soak for at least 30 minutes total. The first 15 minutes will give your body time to remove toxins from your system while the last 15 minutes will allow you to absorb the minerals in the water and help you emerge from the bath feeling rejuvenated. Make sure to consume water before, during and after the bath to protect yourself from dehydration and increase detoxification.

5. Reduces Pain & Inflammation
A warm bath containing Epsom salt is known to ease pain and relieve the inflammation at the root of most diseases, making it a beneficial natural treatment for bronchial asthma, sore muscles and headaches (including migraines). Epsom salt can also help heal cuts and reduce the swelling that accompanies sprains and bruises.
Have an annoying and painful splinter stuck in your hand? Soak the problem area in warm water and Epsom salt, and the splinter should be drawn out of the skin in no time! Soreness after childbirth? Epsom salt can help with that, too. In general, healthy magnesium levels from Epsom salt use can help overall bodily inflammation since low magnesium has been linked with higher C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation in the body.
6. Improves Blood Sugar Levels
Healthy magnesium levels have been linked with a reduced risk of developing diabetes. Epsom salt is an excellent source of magnesium. Both magnesium and sulfate help improve the body’s ability to produce and utilize insulin. Regular intake of Epsom salts, either orally or transdermally, can help to regulate blood sugar, lowering the risk of diabetes and improving daily energy levels. Studies continue to show how a healthy intake of magnesium is associated with a lower risk of the development of type 2 diabetes in both men and women, proving Epsom salts work as natural diabetes remedies.

PINK HIMALAYAN SALT ~ is a truly unique salt. Himalayan salt is a natural mineral made up of two electrolytes, sodium and chloride. Natural salt is one of the fundamental components for life and all living creatures need a supply for survival. When Himalayan salt dissolves in water, it creates a concentrated, electrically charged blend containing 84 trace minerals that match those found in our body. These traces are not found in commonly used refined, bleached and processed table salt. The reason this ionic, mineral-rich solution is so nourishing is because the sole solution that is created makes the salt the right size to be easily absorbed and metabolized by the cells in the human body. Salt harvested from the Himalayan Mountains is unlike any other sea salt, unique in both its majestic beauty and in the benefits it provides. When mixed with water, these salts create an environment that mimics the most ancient seas on earth. When you soak in a salt or “brine” bath, as it is also called, the minerals and nutrients in the salt are delivered to your cells in the form of “ions”, making it easier for your body to absorb them and utilize them. Himalayan Salt contains many elements that naturally occur in our bodies, and are easily absorbed and utilized by our cells when ingested or added to warm water in a bath. Himalayan salt is naturally rich in nutrients and minerals, and each perfectly formed crystal contains crucial minerals including calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron.

Calcium is crucial for the formation of strong bones and teeth, and the benefits are particularly marked in women and children. As we get older, our bones become brittle, as do our nails and our hair. Calcium helps us build bone strength and mass, warding off common conditions such as osteoporosis, the weakening of the skeletal system. Bones and ligaments become stronger and less prone to fractures and sprains that often occur when our calcium levels decrease.

Magnesium is essential to the healthy functioning of all living cells and is the 11th most abundant element in the human body. Magnesium has been used in anesthetics, sports medicine for relief of tired muscles, and antacids for the soothing of the stomach.

Potassium is crucial to heart function and has been used to treat hypertension and heart conditions. During physical activity, our body utilizes and then loses large amounts of potassium, which must be replenished to avoid soreness and tightness in the muscles. Potassium is found in foods such as bananas, broccoli, and many other fruits and vegetables. It is a powerful diuretic as well.

Copper and iron both aide in the formation of red blood cells, and support the nervous system, improve immune system response, and promote healthy bone structure and blood vessel function.
 
Softer, Smoother Skin
You probably have experienced at least one of the following: dry, flaky skin, oily skin, “combination” skin, acne, or dandruff. As you get older, you might also notice a loss of elasticity or “tightness” of your skin, resulting in fine lines and wrinkles. 

Bathing in natural Himalayan sea salt is a low-cost skin care alternative that is not only pleasant, but effective. The salt is readily absorbed into your skin, cleaning and purifying your pores from the inside out; sea salt also plumps the skin, filling out fine lines and wrinkles. The powerful detoxification properties of natural sea salt break down harmful deposits and toxins that lead to a dull, lifeless complexion and uneven coloration. After bathing in Himalayan salt water, you emerge with skin that is soft, smooth, and supple to the

10 Major BENEFITS of Himalayan Salt Crystal Bath:
1. Detoxification and Minerals Infusion
When dissolved in warm water bath, the Himalayan crystal salt becomes a powerful detoxifier as this ionic salt solution helps to extract the toxins out of your skin and tissues.
At the same time, the 84 natural-occurring minerals and elements in the Himalayan pink salt penetrate your skin, leaving you refreshed and nourished.
As a result, this reduces the acidic levels in our body and balances the pH of our body and skin.
2. Re-Energizing Your Body
Soaking in a Himalayan salt crystal bath is like soaking in an ocean of energy. As your body organs resonate with the natural frequency of the minerals in the salt bath, your body is being recharged; hence, re-activating the body’s regulatory mechanism, boosting metabolism and triggering its self-healing powers.
3. Promotes Better Skin Hydration, Leaving Your Skin Softer, Smoother, Supple to Touch, and Glowing
In a normal water bath, moisture tends to be extracted from the skin, as our body fluids are salt solution rather than pure 100% water. The use of expensive body lotions and creams is also often far from being effective, as it functions as a temporary external layer. Bathing in a natural Himalayan salt solution is a different story. The natural sea salt gets absorbed readily into the skin, cleansing and purifying the pores from within. The strong detoxification effect of the Himalayan salt draws out the toxins from the skin, which will otherwise lead to dull, lifeless and uneven complexion. At the same time, your skin is nourished with 84 types of nutrients, leaving your skin with a long-lasting healthy youthful glow. The salt gets stored in the upper layer of the skin, which binds the water molecules. This plumps up your skin and creates a natural protective film on the skin preventing the skin from drying.
4. Treatment for Skin Problems
Himalayan pink salt bath also helps to heal and bring relief to irritating and painful skin disorders such as acne, eczema and psoriasis, as it helps to promote better skin hydration and has excellent antiseptic qualities.
It is also effective against insect bites and blisters.
5. Reduce Inflammation and Soothe Away The Soreness
A warm Himalayan salt water bath also helps to relax and provide relief to cramped muscles and muscle aches, due to the presence of magnesium and some other trace minerals. Other minerals in the Himalayan pink salt, such as calcium, also help to strengthen bones, skin, and connective tissues that may contribute to body soreness in other ways. It is found to also effectively reduce inflammation of sprains and strains of joints, as well as relieves pain from broken bones, arthritis and rheumatism, osteoarthritis and tendinitis.
6. Provide Relief for Migraines
7. Natural Remedy for Insomnia and Other Sleep-Related Disorders
8. Helps to Reduce Depression and Negativity as It Restores Harmony in The Spiritual and Mental Balance
9. Found to be A Natural Remedy to Gynecological Problems and Post-Menstrual Syndrome for The Ladies
10. Stimulates Blood Circulation and Cellular Regeneration

SEAWEED ~ Many therapeutic benefits are attributed to seaweed bathing. Scientific studies have confirmed that seaweed bathing helps lower body stress and relieve skin conditions (psoriasis, eczema, acne etc). It has also been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of muscle aches and joint stiffness (rheumatism and arthritis), and excellent for some circulatory problems. Seaweed treatments are associated with body toning, slimming and the release of toxins. Indeed, the therapeutic merit of seaweed can be aptly described as one of nature's timeless treasures, fostering beauty, balance and vitality. Detoxifying and replenishing, our Whole Seaweed Detox Bath is a pure bathing experience that provides your skin with beneficial vitamins, minerals and amino acids found in the ocean. Only ingredient is organic bladderwrack seaweed with 65+ vitamins and minerals is sustainably-harvested off the coast of Maine. Bladderwrack naturally helps to purify and restore. Of the 25,000+ seaweed species, we chose organic, sustainably harvested, Maine bladderwrack seaweed for its powerful properties. Some of its key benefits are: Nutrient rich with 65+ vitamins, minerals and amino acids to rejuvenate to skin and hair. Detoxifying: Iodine levels in bladderwrack seaweed help the skin’s natural detoxification process to flush environmental toxins and heavy metals. Anti-inflammatory: Fucoidan and phlorotannin, two bioactives in bladderwrack seaweed, have been shown in numerous studies to reduce redness and irritation in inflamed skin. Moisturizing: An abundance of amino acids help to increase hydration and improve skin elasticity, which reduces the signs of aging. Conditioning: Vitamins A, Beta-Carotene, B1, B12, C, E and K naturally condition and promote healthy hair. Smoothing: Increases microcirculation to aid the body in shedding excess fluids to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

The benefits of seaweed and its extracts are numerous and can be attributed to the great wealth of material that it contains. Summarized are some of the amazing facts about our seaweed:
1. In reality, seaweed is a simple and fascinating plant that is a treasure chest of natural chemicals and beneficial ingredients. Seaweed or Algae is the oldest form of life on the planet. All life began in the mineral rich waters of our oceans. Seaweeds draw from the sea an incomparable wealth of mineral elements, macro-elements, vitamins and trace elements. The mineral content of some seaweeds accounts for up to 80% of its dry matter.
2. The Iodine or Iodine-Protein complexes which are prevalent in seaweed are essential for the thyroid gland, to regulate the body’s metabolism. An under-active thyroid can lead to weight gain, fatigue, cold sensitivity, loss of hair and slow pulse. The WHO classifies Ireland as an area of borderline dietary iodine deficiency and says that Ireland’s intake is well below recommended levels.
3. In ancient Polynesia, the people knew of the curative properties of seaweed and used it to treat various wounds, bruises and swellings. Seaweed Alginates are now used as a dressing for severe burns/wounds. These oils in seaweed have long been used to recuperate from illness, by detoxifying the body and helping the renewal of damaged skin cells. Seaweed was known as “Sailor’s Cure” by ancient mariners.
4. Natural anti-aging and anti-cellulite properties. It can improve suppleness and the elasticity of the skin. It can stimulate the renewal of damaged skin cells. It can detoxify and cleanse, tone the skin, naturally smoothed and moisturizes the skin.
5. Algae extracts have a pronounced moisturizing effect on the hair, increasing hair body and softness and decreasing its’ electrostatic charge. Treated hair has more body and is less fly away.
6. Seaweed has the ability to react with protein to form a gel which has a pronounced moisturizing effect on the skin, softens the hands and body, and produces soothing face packs or masks. It has been known for a long time that seaweed is an emollient with smoothing, tissue renewal and anti-inflammatory properties that can have a positive effect on problems such as facial wrinkles. It acts as a moisturizer by its hydrating and protective action of forming a layer on the skin that reduces loss of skin moisture through evaporation.
7. Essential Fatty Acids that are contained in Seaweed are a part of the lipid layer in your skin, and help maintain the suppleness and elasticity of skin. These fats have long been known to be necessary for the body’s functioning, their deficiency results in the skin losing moisture and leading to hardening and drying. Only recently, however, has their role in skincare become clearly understood. Essential Fatty Acids along with Ceramides, Oxidants, Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Vitamin A & E work harmoniously to ensure that the skin is nourished from deep within. They are now an important constituent of products for intensive skincare.
8. Seaweeds contain Algal polyphenols & Carotenoids which have been proven to be powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds that protect against cell damage inflicted by molecules called oxygen-free radicals, which are a major cause of disease and aging. Like beta carotene and vitamins C and E, polyphenols protects the cells in your body from an unstable form of oxygen called a free radical. The antioxidant combines with the free radical to prevent it from attaching to and damaging the cells in your body.
9. Seaweed has been used as an effective treatment for conditions like Psoriasis, Eczema, Dermatitis and Acne. Certain seaweed species have been used in China for the treatment of cancer. Research has indicated cancerous tumors seem to be inhibited by long-chained polysaccharides found in seaweeds.

BENTONITE CLAY ~ “Heavy metal toxins” usually refer to substances like mercury, cadmium, lead and benzene. These can be found in certain products, and also in foods that contain high fructose corn syrup or certain types of fish. Bentonite clay benefits your body by helping to expel many of these toxins (thus as part of a heavy metal detox) and can increase immunity and reduce inflammation. On top of being able to draw-out toxins from the body, the clay itself has a range of nutrients. Bentonite clay is known to have an abundance of minerals, including calcium, magnesium, silica, sodium, copper, iron and potassium.

Bentonite clay also benefits the body because it has the ability to produce a charge that is electrical in nature when it comes in contact with liquid — similar to how earthing (touching your bare feet to the earth, in particular wet grass). When the clay touches any type of fluid (normally water), it takes on a different charge and is thought to bind to any present toxins within the fluid. While in its natural state, bentonite clay has negatively charged molecules, most toxins and heavy metals have positively charged molecules. This allows the two to bind together easily and stay united while the toxin removal process happens.

Bentonite clay essentially “seeks” toxins in the body to bind with because naturally any substance that has a missing ion (which gives it its “charge”) looks for oppositely charged types of substances that will make it complete. Upon binding, the clay is then able to help remove toxins, chemicals, impurities and “heavy metals” from the gut, skin and mouth.

There are a few reasons why clay – specifically bentonite clay – is great for detox.

1) Clay Creates a Natural Pulling Action on the Skin

When clay absorbs water, it expands. Wet clay will feel smooth and slippery on your skin. When it dries out, the clay will return to its former size. The dried clay feels rough and flaky, and makes your skin feel really tight. This isn’t exactly comfortable, but that tightness is a good thing. It is because the clay is literally pulling the toxins, bacteria, and oils from your skin. This is why clay is such a great treatment for acne – it draws the acne out of the pores.

2) Clay Binds to Heavy Metals

Certain clays from volcanic ash (including bentonite clay) have a negative charge. Particles with a positive charge will be drawn to them, much like the sides of a magnet will draw each other. This property is what allows clay to draw damaging positively-charged heavy metals from our bodies. The effect is so powerful that some animals (like parrots) routinely eat clay to counter the effects of poisons in some seeds they eat. 

ACTIVATED CHARCOAL ~ Activated charcoal is a potent natural treatment used to trap toxins and chemicals in the body, allowing them to be flushed out so the body doesn’t reabsorb them. One of the most popular activated charcoal uses is for the safe and effective treatment of poisoning and drug overdoses. It’s used in emergency trauma centers across the world. In addition, it’s used to reduce bloating and gas, lower cholesterol, treat bile flow problems safely during pregnancy, and even prevent hangovers. Research shows that activated charcoal works better than stomach pumping (gastric lavage) in some situations.

So, how does activated charcoal work?

Activated charcoal works by trapping toxins and chemicals in its millions of tiny pores. Typically, however, it’s not used when petroleum, alcohol, lye, acids or other corrosive poisons are ingested. It doesn’t absorb the toxins, however. Instead it works through the chemical process of adsorption. In the body,absorption is the reaction of elements, including nutrients, chemicals and toxins, soaked up and assimilated into the blood stream. Adsorption is the chemical reaction where elements bind to a surface. The porous surface of activated charcoal has a negative electric charge that causes positive charged toxins and gas to bond with it. The nooks and crannies in activated charcoal are created through a heating process. It’s important to note that activated charcoal is not charcoal used in your barbecue grill! Barbecue charcoal is loaded with toxins and chemicals, and should never be consumed.

One activated charcoal use often overlooked is to alleviate uncomfortable gas and bloating. It works by binding the gas-causing byproducts in foods that cause discomfort. A study in the American Journal of Gastroenterology found that activated charcoal prevents intestinal gas following a typical gas-producing meal. As mentioned above, one of the most common activated charcoal uses is to remove toxin and chemicals in the event of ingestion. Most organic compounds, pesticides, mercury, fertilizer and bleach bind to activated charcoal’s surface, allowing for quicker elimination, while preventing the absorption in the body. Activated charcoal uses extend beyond internal applications. For external treatments, it’s effective at treating body odor and acne and relieving discomfort from insect bites, rashes from poison ivy or poison oak, and snake bites. Activated charcoal uses help promote a healthy digestive tract by removing toxins that cause allergic reactions, oxidative damage and poor immune system function. By removing the toxins from your system, you can reduce joint pain, increase energy and increase mental function.

Environmental factors, including pesticides on food, chemicals in the water we drink and exposure to mold, create a toxic burden in our bodies. It’s important to routinely cleanse the digestive tract to support overall health and wellness. Activated charcoal uses include helping prevent cellular damage to kidneys and liver, as well as supporting healthy adrenal glands. It’s imperative to cleanse toxins and chemicals routinely from the body. Activated charcoal benefits major organs by helping the body flush out the toxins and chemicals that cause the damage. Aging is a natural part of life, but due to the toxic load we are exposed to through food, our homes and workplaces, and our environment, to prevent pre-mature aging we must get rid of them.

Grapefruit & Geranium
Our mineral-rich blend of genuine Dead Sea salts and rare Himalayan Pink salts, used for centuries, soothe, detoxify and reduce muscle tension. Organic golden jojoba oil and sweet almond oil moisturize, soften and replenish essential nutrients to dry, dull skin. Luscious Grapefruit and Geranium essence creates a deeply relaxing and luxurious spa experience.

French Lavender
Our mineral-rich blend of genuine Dead Sea salts and rare Himalayan Pink salts, used for centuries, soothe, detoxify and reduce muscle tension. Organic golden jojoba oil and sweet almond oil moisturize, soften and replenish essential nutrients to dry, dull skin. Calming French Lavender essence creates a deeply relaxing and luxurious spa experience.

Eucalyptus
Our mineral-rich blend of genuine Dead Sea salts and rare Himalayan Pink salts, used for centuries, soothe, detoxify and reduce muscle tension. Organic golden jojoba oil and sweet almond oil moisturize, soften and replenish essential nutrients to dry, dull skin. Invigorating and therapeutic Eucalyptus essence creates a deeply relaxing and luxurious spa experience.