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Detox Bath

A detox bath is a great way to help your kiddo relax and boost your their immune system. This is a great routine if your child is exposed to potential illnesses, harsh chemicals, and environmental or medical toxins. Of course, chiropractic is a great thing to pair with this bath protocol to ensure proper brain and nervous system function. In our office we also do cranial work to allow for better brain function and enhance the ability of the body to detoxify itself. Remember, the blood brain barrier is open for the first several years of baby’s life, so prevention is best. Avoiding toxins helps to prevent heavy metals and pathogens from entering the brain tissue. We hope you enjoy this carefully cultivated recipe!

Everyday Detox Bath for Kids
1/4 cup of baking soda OR 1 teaspoon vitamin C powder
1/2 cup of epsom salt or magnesium flakes (flakes are more easily absorbed by the skin)
1 tablespoon coconut oil or olive oil
2 drops lavender essential oil

Immune Boosting Detox Bath for Kids (uses more salt for maximum effectiveness)
¼ cup baking soda OR 1 teaspoon of vitamin C powder (sodium ascorbate)
3/4 cup of epsom salt or magnesium flakes (flakes are more easily absorbed by the skin)
2 tablespoons of bentonite clay
1 tablespoon coconut oil or olive oil
3 drops of Frankincense or Helichrysum essential oil

Instructions:

First draw a warm bath. Make the bath as deep as possible, you want as much of the body in the water as possible for maximum effectiveness. Make sure to monitor your child the entire time while in the bath and of course, use your best judgement on depth of water and do what is appropriate for your child’s age and development.

If your water isn’t filtered you need to neutralize the chemicals (like chlorine) in your water or the detox bath will not work and your children will absorb toxic chlorine instead of eliminating toxins! You can neutralize your water 3 ways: 1) Crystal Ball Bath Dechlorinator (good for 200 baths!) OR 2) 1 teaspoon vitamin C powder. OR 3) ¼ cup to 1/2 baking soda.

Add your de-chlorinator of choice to the bath water and let it sit for 5 minutes to neutralize the chlorine.
Mix the epsom salts or magnesium flakes, coconut or olive oil and essential oils in a small bowl or cup. After the bath is neutralized, add the salts/oils to the bath.

Add bentonite clay if using. Bentonite clay binds to chemicals, including heavy metals, and removes them. To add the clay to your bath, mix it together with water first in a cup to get the clumps out (however you are not supposed to let the clay touch metal so use a wooden or plastic spoon to stir) and then add to bath.

Have your kids get in the bath and let them soak for 20 minutes.

Do not use soaps or personal care products in a detox bath. During a bath your children’s pores are wide open and they can absorb chemicals from personal care products! Skip the soap during a detox bath and just the ingredients work their wonders!

Detox baths can be done once a week on a regular basis. During times of illness you might increase the frequency to stimulate immune function.
Make sure your kids stay hydrated with filtered water before and after a detox bath.

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