A detox bath from the spice shelf; perfect for colds, sinus infections, or when trying to circumvent them.  Great for those times when you’re chilled to the bone, or desire to make detoxing part of your preventative maintenance program.  

Recipe for Detox Bath

1 Tablespoon Cayenne Powder

1 Tablespoon Ginger Root Powder

Yarrow Tea

 Put Cayenne and Ginger into bath water that is as hot as you can tolerate (about 95 – 100 degrees)  and soak for 20 minutes, while drinking plain water as well as Yarrow Tea.  Yarrow Tea will help you to perspire as well as open up the pores in addition to its many other benefits.  Drink plain water before, during and after the detox bath to replenish the fluids you will lose from sweating.  After 20 minutes, drain water, rinse with fresh water and climb into bed.  Rinse off spices with a quick shower, however if you are already weak and perhaps a bit dehydrated, then remain sitting in the tub and pour fresh water over your body to rinse off the spices which can cause skin irritation if left intact.


 *For children and those with sensitive skin, you may want to try Dry Mustard.  If that is well tolerated, then consider adding Ginger, and then Cayenne.

*1 cup of Sea Salt or Epsom Salts can help to draw out impurities

 * 1 – 2 cups of Baking Soda added to water can also draw out toxins and soothe skin


Avoid taking hot baths with detoxing agents if you suffer from diabetes, hypertension or heart disease. Consult your healthcare practitioner before doing any form of detox.