A staple in the kitchen cupboard, baking soda also has uses in the bathroom too. It helps to alkalize your body, which is great given the high acid diets most of us have.
Epsom salt has been used since the 17th century for detox purposes, and it’s great for cleansing and purifying your skin. Hollywood health guru Gwyneth Paltrow swears by a nightly Epsom Salt bath, as does super-slender Victoria Beckham, who says it helps reduce puffiness and keep her stomach flat.
Not to be confused with a bleach bath, diluted hydrogen peroxide has many benefits for the body, and can help rid the body of toxins, bacteria and viruses. You can buy food grade hydrogen peroxide which is at 35%, and then simply add half a cup to a full bath. Soak for a maximum of 30 minutes.
Sea salt has long been praised for its healing properties. Add ½ to 1 cup of the stuff to a warm bath, and soak for 30 minutes. Great for general cleansing and for any cuts and bruises.