Epsom Salt Baths: How They Help To Lower Cortisol and Lose Weight

Nowadays, there is a lot of stress around us.

This comes from the environment we live in, the food we eat, how we learn to relax, the people we hang around (both positive and negative), and other things (you can usually get some positive vibes from exercising too, but that’s a discussion for another day).

All of this results in toxic overload: where our bodies are packed full of toxicity.

This means there’s a clear need to get rid of it because a body that’s full of toxins doesn’t work as optimally to burn through excess fat and control your stress levels. It’s trying too much to rid itself of the toxins from your body.

These toxins can have an effect on our brains, organs, and on our minds and how we think about things.


It’s hard to control these types of battles and to truly help your body.

There are many ways of helping, such as drink enough water throughout the day or taking different supplements. These help your organs on the inside of your body.

But, there’s one organ you can directly affect the body from the outside: the skin. It sits around the whole of your body and is one area that people often forget about that requires some thought when thinking about health, fitness and lifestyle choices.


There’s a little spa bath remedy that is super cheap and you can do it at home. It’s simple and only takes around 30 minutes to an hour max, and it will have a huge impact on your body.

I show you how in the video below, but let me talk you through it.

Literally, you can get a bath of hot (or warm) water ready in your house. This needs to be big enough for you to sit in obviously, so if you just have a shower then it might be best to ask to “borrow” a friend or family members’ bath for an hour or so.

What you’ll need

Here are some ingredients that you’ll need for the relaxing spa bath at home that will help you to detoxify your body:

  • Epsom salts (a generous scoop)
  • Peppermint essential oils (10-15 drops)
  • Lavender essential oils (10-15 drops)
  • Bicarbonate of soda (one scoop)

All of these ingredients should just be thrown into the water. The Epsom salts are the main element here, but the other bits do help you to feel refreshed and free of some of the drain that your body might feel.

You don’t need to be very precise with the ingredients either, just taking a scoop or shaking the essential oils that you’ll put in should be approximate. There’s no reason to use any other equipment or weigh scales or anything.

I generally use some natural essential oils in my Epsom salt baths because I want to be refreshed when I get out. Peppermint is very refreshing and has a lot of benefits.

Body Fat

The goal of having this kind of bath is for the toxins to be pulled from your body through your skin. Don’t forget that right under your skin is your body fat.

This is where you will store a lot of the toxins contained in your body (and usually why lots of people feel a little different when they’re starting to lose weight: great vibes from the exercises and looking and feeling great, but not so great because the toxins are being released back into the body for the body to get rid of them).

Why use a cleanse spa bath?

When you do this type of cleanse you’ll be cleansing your skin, and if you’re cleansing your skin of more toxins then it will make it easier for you to lose weight, it makes you healthier, you’ll feel better, and everything about your system will improve.

What’s the cost?

It’s dirt cheap.

The Epsom salts spa bath I took with the above ingredients (in the video below) would have cost about 50p.

Yes, it does take some of your time to prepare things, add the ingredients and actually soak your body for 20-30 minutes, but the benefits from it faaaar outweigh the time and the low cost of it.


So, why not try it?



Here’s a video where I talk about Epsom salts and why they’re a good think to use in your bath if your goal is to boost your health and fitness.

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