Terrifying Bath Bomb Ingredients & Safer Bath Recipes

Terrifying Bath Bomb Ingredients & Safer Bath Recipes

September 15, 2019 100 By Ewald Bahringer


Hey guys, Dr. Josh Axe here. Welcome to Facebook Live and YouTube Live. Today we’re talking about bath bombs and the
toxicity of these bath bombs today and talking about how to take a natural bath and some
of my favorite essential oils to use to really soothe and help heal your body. And I appreciate everybody who’s jumping online
right now, and I also want to say thank you for being part of this episode. I know so many of you guys have a lot you’re
doing, a lot going on. So again, really excited you could be here
with me and I want to say this as well, hey help me share this right now. You know the number of people that are dropping
these bombs into their bathtub? And it’s actually destroying their health
and their kid’s health. So help me spread the word right now, take
a minute, punch that share button, and click that like button. Let’s teach people how to use food, and essential
oils, and herbs as medicine and not use these bath bombs. I’m going to jump in and let’s talk about
this. So, bath bombs, these are things and some
of you may not even know what these are, but bath bombs are these sort of these balls of
toxins, and fragrances, and antibacterials that you can drop in the bath to clean yourself. And here’s the problem, they’re loaded with
toxic fragrances. These have been shown to actually harm the
kidneys and the liver and these are in these bath bombs. Number two, they’re full of dyes which may
affect and cause a toxic in blood stream. So we know dyes actually have been linked
to ADHD in children. A lot of these food dyes and dyed chemicals,
those are found in these bath bombs. They’ve also been linked to UTIs. You know what? They have a lot of, just like they put . . . there’s
antibacterial hand soap. Well, these are antibacterial and contain
compounds like Triclosan which you’ve been linked to liver damage. But here’s the other big thing they do, they
kill the good bacteria in your gut known as probiotics and within your urinary tract. When that happens that’s going to increase
the risk of UTIs, that’s urinary tract infections on a regular basis. Glitter, there’s glitter in these bath bombs
and other colorings that you shouldn’t be soaking your whole body in as one. Here’s something you got to remember, your
skin is your body’s largest organ, and certain things can’t get in but certain things can. Things that are very chemical based, very
small molecules, can actually get from your skin into your bloodstream and they’re very,
very unhealthy and toxic to your system. You know, again they’ve also been correlated
with yeast infections as they also contain boric acid another toxin. So I couldn’t encourage you more to stay away
from bath bombs. Let’s talk about what to use instead. Number one, Epsom salts. You know Epsom salts are loaded with magnesium,
which is known as the relaxation mineral. And magnesium has so many benefits. It’s actually responsible for more than 200
biochemical actions within your body and so Epsom salts, again all of that magnesium is
key. Magnesium has been shown to help lower blood
pressure, it’s been shown to help relieve headaches, it’s been shown to help relieve
tension in the neck and shoulders, it’s been shown to help reduce muscle cramping and muscle
spasms, and help relieve sore muscles, it’s been shown to help with anxiety and depression. The list goes on and on and on with the benefits
of magnesium. It supports hydration of the body and helps
building strong bones. There you go. Epsom salts are a great way to get more magnesium
into your body. Baking soda. Baking soda is very alkaline. It’s alkalizing to the body and can be very
nourishing to the skin and support anti-aging. So baking soda, the other great thing about
it it’s very cleansing. Okay, it’s one of the greatest natural cleaners
out there. Today, in fact, I used baking soda and my
homemade shampoo recipe, I use it as part of my natural toothpaste recipe as well, I
used as part of my natural deodorant recipe. It is very good for staying clean and fresh,
and keeping away certain types of bad bacteria that can cause body odor. So baking soda is a great thing to use in
your bath and in place of these bath bombs that are so toxic to the body. Homemade bath salts. You know different types of salts are full
of electrolytes and those are also very cleansing to the body and also can help with any type
of dampness within your body you know. Have you ever been told if you had a sinus
infection to suck up some sea salt up your nostrils or gargle with salt water if you
had mucus in your throat? Well, salt is drying, right? It can dry things up and so bath salts are
very good for helping get rid of mucus and phlegm. So if you’re sick with a cold or flu, soaking
in some bath salts along with these other things can be very great for your body. And my favorite on this list is bath friendly
essential oils. We know essential oils are beneficial for
a number of things. I’m going to talk about some of my favorites
here really quickly. You know if you’re struggling with some aches
and pains and muscle issues, wintergreen oil and peppermint oil are great because they’re
cooling and soothing whereas ginger oil and cinnamon are very warming. But for most people again, if you’re very
sore very hot, it’s the middle of summer and you want to sort of cool your body down, this
is great for athletes. A little bit of peppermint and wintergreen
oil, or not a lot, just a little bit of peppermint oil in a bath tub can be very, very great
for your skin there as well. Let me show you some of my favorite recipes
here. Here are some DIY recipes. This is a soothing bath soap, if you really
want to soothe your body, three to five drops of lavender and rosemary oil together. Now rosemary oil is actually great for naturally
thickening your hair. Lavender oil is good for naturally relaxing
your body. So this is a great one to do together to sort
of ease withdrawal symptoms as well and actually curb food cravings. So if you’re on a diet right now and you’re
sort of craving some foods, go and soaking in a tub full of rosemary and lavender may
actually help with cravings. An anti-anxiety bath, combine three cups of
Epsom salts and one cup of baking soda in 20 to 30 drops of lavender essential oil and
soak for 20 to 30 minutes. If you have anxiety, this is great. The Epsom salts are full of magnesium, which
is the relaxation mineral, which fights anxiety. Lavender oil has been proven to reduce anxiety
as well. So this is a great type of anti-anxiety healing
bath and a recipe you might like to follow. The sleepy time blend, my wife and I do this
as well. We actually make a blend and we use actually
magnesium oil and we mix that with chamomile oil, and lavender oil, and ylang ylang oil
is another great one. Mixing those together, rubbing it on our neck
and sort of our shoulders and chest and back, and it is a great blend for sleeping. And you can also do those very same things
in the bathtub. So here’s what you need to know number one,
don’t use bath bombs. They are like bombing the good bacteria in
your body. It’s destroying your health. They’ve got chemical fragrances, dyes, they
can cause UTIs, and yeast infections, can also contain boric acid. Safer options, Epsom salts, baking soda, homemade
bath salts, and essential oils. So remember stay away from the bath bombs
and instead use these natural beauty bombs with essential oils, a much better option. And hey, if you’ve enjoyed this live video,
do me a favor, punch that share button, click that like button. There’s a lot of people using these chemicals
and they’re not realizing the damaging effects that’s happening on their body. And hey, if you not subscribed, make sure
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dangers of bath bombs.