Cleansing Baths

(for extracting poisonous toxins from the body)

Note:  I took an Iridology training course taught by Teresa Schumacher and her daughter, Toni Lund.  We learned about the Ginger Bath in the training course.  Although I still have this recipe in my notes, the following comes from Teresa’s book “Cleansing the Body and the Colon for a Happier and Healthier You”, which I received at the course.

3 heaping tablespoons of ginger powder (purchased in bulk at a health food store or grocery store)
Bathtub of warm water
Herb Tea or Chicken Broth sprinkled with Cayenne

Get into the bathtub and increase the temperature of the water until it is hot (not burning).
Sit in the tub of water for 20 minutes and drink the tea/soup.

You should feel like sweating.
After 20-30 minutes, dry off and wrap yourself in a sheet or light blanket.

Go to bed for an hour and continue to sweat.  Remove the sheet or blanket and enjoy a good night’s rest.

The ginger bath releases toxins from the body, and will give you a sense of renewed vigor and health.  This treatment is ideal whenever you feel a cold or flu coming on.  It quickly removes the toxins from the body and decreases the time you would spend being ill.

Do not expect results overnight.  Long-term problems take a longer time and patience.


(from a friend, Gail)

1 cup baking soda
1 cup Epsom salts (USP Grade)
Tub filled with hot water – as hot as you can comfortably soak in.

Soak in the tub for 20 – 30 minutes.
When you come out, relax and sweat it out.

Helps the lymphatic system, blood circulation, and skin detox.  See the list below for extra benefits.

When you get out of the tub, wrap in a blanket and let your body sweat and detox even more.


(from a mother of an autistic child)

1 cup Epsom salts  (USP grade)
Tub filled with hot water – as hot as you can soak in

Soak in the tub for 20 – 30 minutes

This bath is a simple, effective way to supply the body with magnesium and sulphur, which are absorbed well through the skin.
It is great for autistic children in that they are generally lacking in magnesium and sulfur, and have difficulty metabolizing them.

Try this bath right before bed time.
May help with insomnia.

Epsom Salts has also been used for:

  • pain relief – like arthritic pain, muscle aches, tenderness and discomfort
  • pain from sports and muscle tenderness from sprains and strains
  • improving sleep
  • cramps or restless leg syndrome
  • energy boost
  • stress relief
  • helping the body heal
  • detoxify the skin and pores
  • insect bites

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