Miracle Bath

Miracle BathYou wouldn’t believe the amazing things you can find on Pinterest.

Recipes, craft ideas, inspirational thoughts and even miracle cures.


A couple of weeks ago while browsing in Pinterest, I came across a site describing how to take a Detox Bath.

A few minutes later Dagmar come down stairs announcing that she felt like death warmed over – headache, body aches, vomiting. She didn’t look good. It was definitely a flu bug.

I told her about the detox bath I had just read about – and she was miserable enough to try it.

It was simple – fill the bath tub with warm water and add 2 cups of Epson salts, one cup of baking soda, and a couple tablespoons of ground ginger.

She soaked for about 40 minutes – sweating the whole time – rinsed off and went to bed, still sweating.

Four hours later she woke up feeling great and ready to eat.

I’m serious.

She declared it a miracle bath as she munched on saltines (just in case).

The head ache, body aches and vomiting were gone.

It worked so well with Dagmar, that when Jan come down with the same thing a few days later – I got a bath ready for him.

Same thing. Forty minute soak followed by a long sleep with lots of sweating. He woke up feeling fine.

I’m totally serious here.

The web site (which you can find here) gives the science behind the miracle.  The secret is in the sweating.

And since it worked so well to take down the nasty flu bug – I wonder how it would work for a head cold? Sinus infection?

It’s worth a try. After all it can’t hurt and it’s really cheap.

I’m stocking up on Epson salt, baking soda and ginger – just in case.

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5 Responses

  1. My toddler is fighting a nasty cold/sinusy thing but I don’t know about 40 minutes, long sleep, or making him sweat that much. I will keep it in mind for me though!

  2. We’ve had the same results just using Ginger. I can see how the salt would help too. I read that since you sweat so much it’s wise to sleep with a towel cause you’ll wake up drenched 🙂

    Glad you’re all feeling better. I’m using Kombucha to keep my queasy tummy from getting worse. Rosie is on the mend, I think :-/ Now Gunnar is down for the count. Only 7 more bodies to go through :-0


  3. Definitely writing this one down! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂 Praying the rest of you are well & healthy!

  4. I’m pinning this one for future reference! Wonder if it would have helped WeeMan last week with his RSV.

  5. I have been using the Epsom Salts and Baking Soda for my broken leg and it is great and takes the swelling down. I will put Ginger on my list and add it next time! Thanks…