Our skin is the largest organ in the body and is our first defense against pathogens and infections. Its other functions are temperature regulation, sensation, Vitamin D synthesis, the excretion of waste and facilitates movement. Therefore it deserves to be nurtured and loved. The skin cleansing properties of apple cider vinegar have been known for centuries. Get ready for the holiday season with this detoxifying bath that draws toxins out of the body leaving behind moisturized and toned skin. The apple cider vinegar helps neutralize acidity in the body caused from too much processed gluten, sugar and oils, alcohol, caffeine, stress and medications. Enjoy this simple “clean” bath!
Before you soak, scrub your skin gently with a soft brush, loofa or other coarse washcloth, so that you can maximize the bath benefits.
Add 1-2 cups of RAW apple cider vinegar to a hot tub. Add 1-2 tablespoons ground ginger if desired. Soak 30 minutes. Never use water that is too hot, which can dry skin.
Shower or rinse briefly afterward to minimize vinegar smell.
Be careful getting out of the tub too quickly, as these baths can be powerful!
Apply raw coconut oil as a post bath moisturizer to protect skin.
To further detox throughout the week, here is a detoxifying drink with apple cider vinegar from Raw For Beauty.