Detox Baths: Recipes to Calm the Inner Beast and Whiny Children

Detox Baths: Recipes to Calm the Inner Beast and Whiny ChildrenPhoto Credit: Dennis Wong

This week, we’re talking about detox baths. Lovely, healing, make-you-feel-human-again detox baths. As a holistic practitioner, I heavily recommend them for a gentle method of pulling toxins out of the skin when the detoxification system is compromised.

Don’t forget to read the first post on Baby Step # 2 |Detox Baths| if you missed it.

There are a wide variety of healing agents like herbs, salts, essential oils, and even foods that can be added to a bath to make it another healing tool in your toolbox. Let’s focus on some that provide a gentle detox, are allergen-free, and use ingredients that can do double duty in other areas of your home.



  1. Drink 12-16 ounces of water during the hour before to be sure you’re hydrated.
  2. Fill tub with very warm water (no more than body temperature for children). ‘Very warm’ should be comfortable. Let’s say a happy medium between room temperature and scalding that makes you say Ahhhh when you sink down into it. […]

Homemade Tooth Powder

C’mon. You can’t really clean you teeth with tooth powder…can you? The resounding answer is YES!

Tooth powder has been a great way to get rid of those horrid commercial toothpastes. Even as a child, I never liked the sickeningly sweet taste of artificial sweeteners.

These sweeteners, cleansers, chemical byproduct fluoride, flavors, colors (why would you color something blue, red, or green  – don’t get me started on the sparkles – that is supposed to make your teeth clean and white?), and sundry other ingredients is an absolutely unnecessary way to clean your teeth.

The carcinogens in them certainly don’t help keep your body clean.

And cavity protection? Nope.

Oral health is a reflection of overall health and the amount of nutrients the body receives and processes. The only way to increase your mouth health is through nutrition. Bad breath? It stems from the gut. Cavities? Nutrient depletion, often over generations. Bad gums? That’s often caused by the very products that are supposed to help.

“So now what?” you may ask. […]

Simple Homemade Deodorant

3 ingredient homemade deodorant that totally works!

I have been getting a kick out of making my own products to use at home. Toothpaste, laundry detergent, lotion,