End Each Night With a Detox Bath

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is the largest detox organ of our body. Once I accepted this, I started taking detox baths every night until my skin cleared up nicely.  I simply used a recommended bath I had heard about online and added some essential oils for fragrance.

My mom has used Young Living Essential oils for years for massage therapy, but I had just thought they were used for their scent alone.  I just hadn’t grasped the healing properties they hold until this year.

Before going to bed each night I would get proactive, I found that I could sleep longer if I bathed before bed.


My Nightly Routine During Intense FLARES (looking back, it would be helpful to find a basket and keep all these things handy for easy access)

  • Cinnamon and Cayenne Scrubs
  • I also found great healing in OTHER METHODS A FEW HOURS BEFORE BATHING OR BED
  • I prepared a detox drink or two to keep hydrated and lots of water, (I sometimes needed help getting these as I would be in the bath ASAP seeking relief from the pain and flaring)
  • I skin brushed for lymphatic detox
  • I gathered my detox bath ingredients, kept under the bathroom sink, a good book or anything to do while in there. (I also kept these things handy in my bathroom when I could)
  • A good towel or two and a robe

Skin Brushing is great to speed up detoxing and help the body move lymph and boost the immune system.  Basically running a dry bristle brush over the skin lightly several times in sets starting at limbs and moving slowly towards the heart.

Skin Brush Basics (Lymphatic Draining using skin brushing)

Standing in the shower just before running the bath or before bed.

  • I start on the hands and move from top of fingers to shoulders to the heart.
  • Then the palm of hands up the arms and then under the armpits then towards the heart.
  • Then repeat the other arm.  Then I go from the face to the neck and down towards the heart and cover every inch.
  • Then I move from the top of the feet up the legs around the groin and up towards the heart and repeat til every area of the legs have been brushed.
  • Then I move from the top of the feet up the legs around the groin and up towards the heart and repeat til every area of the legs have been brushed.

We have lymph nodes in several areas of our bodies and our lymphatic system is part of our immune system and it gets backed up.  There is no pump and it relies on exercise and movement in order to work and flow freely and oftentimes gets backed up and causes inflamed lymph nodes when our body is trying to fight off infections.  Skin brushing helps get thing moving freely as intended.

DETOX BATHS (I rotated these based on what I had available, I would add ingredients until I would get a reaction if I was up for it)

I was healing from ECZEMA and I found heat helped soothe the itch.  The HOTTER THE WATER, THE BETTER.  I even turned up the temperature on my water heater.  PLEASE USE CAUTION AND DO NOT BURN YOURSELF OR YOUR KIDS!!!

Here’s my nightly detox bath soak

Variation of detox bath soak

During the coarse of my healing, I would soak as much as possible.  Almost nightly, and more frequently when my eczema was flaring.  I would only use a mild soap such as goat milk soap


I followed my bath by drying completely and rubbing a mix of 1/4 cup vodka, 5 drops of thyme and 5 drops of cloves essential oils on any eczema until the itch has settled, along with any dry spots, zits, moles, and skin tags and allowing to air dry then applying a pine salve I had made onto my eczema.  I had tried it before from my mom and loved it so much that I made my own.

These are some suggestions on detoxing essential oils

More suggestions for detox baths

  • 1/4 cup epsom salt
  • 5-10 drops of essential oils (add to a soap first to disperse)

Along with Detox Baths and Diet, I applied OTHER METHODS

  • Borax and Dish Soap

I always follow end the night and begin the morning using Herbal Pine Salve

Other people use different combinations of detox baths

  • Apple cider vinegar
  • 20 Mule Team Borax
  • Epsom salt
  • Baking Soda
  • Sea salt
  • Turpentine (pure natural) Pine Spirits
  • Peroxide
  • Vodka
  • Added 5-10 drops of essential oils (add to a soap first to disperse)

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I also buy essential oils local.  But not all are created equal.  Just know the source and find as clean a product as possible.

Contact me with any questions.


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Other uses for 20 Mule Team Borax


  1. Pre Bath Skin brushing and scrubs
  3. Stay hydrated and Detox Drinks
  4. Vodka rub if still flaring (vodka with added thyme or cloves essential oils)
  5. Apply Pain Salve or Cayenne Scrub
  6. Apply Herbal Pine Salve
  7. MORE ON DETOX AND DIET (the other side of the HEALING EQUATION)

UPDATE 2019:  I am now over 2 years FREE of eczema…  I am here to help anyone who is suffering find lasting results.  I do not sell or offer a quick fix.  It is up to each person to take control of their life and eat clean, heal the gut, detox and parasite cleanse and find what works for them best.  What I share, I HONESTLY BELIEVE WILL  HELP!  GOD BLESS




Matthew 10:7-9 King James Version (KJV)

And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.  Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.  Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,

More benefits of BORAX

7 Comments on “End Each Night With a Detox Bath

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  3. hmm interesting. Do you still use the borax? I am interested in this I too have awful extrema


    • Hi Ed, I no longer need to take the detox baths regularly. I have been slacking on my diet for the past several months and so I do believe I am at a point where I may need to do maintenance with cleansing and diet and get back on track, but I am still eczema free over almost 3 years. It is amazing. Please reach out and ask if you have any questions. Also, if you are on facebook you can join my group for Natural Remedies for Skin Issues No Medical Advice. I believe the flair cycle is now along with the moon phase and should taper down again a little after the full moon.

      God bless and may you find relief soon.


    • It truly is unfortunate that many people do not know the many benefits of borax and how the pharmaceutical industry has covered it up by putting in a box and making people think that it’s a detergent when it is not.

      Boron is so essential and yet they don’t tell us this for good reason. It would cut into the way of profits in terms of Dentistry, osteoporosis and other treatments given to people mainly for bone related issues.

      Borax is not boric acid and it is because of the oxygen molecules that are bound with it that makes it extra potent and its efficiency in all that it does for our bodies. You can read up on it here, along with a story of an Australian Doctor Who is shut down by the FDA in that country because of his success with helping so many people.



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