Updated: Oct 29, 2020
An alkaline bath is very relaxing and cleansing. It’s also highly recommended for skin problems. Use detoxifying ingredients such as baking soda, Epsom salts, honey and your choice of essential oils, including eucalyptus, peppermint, lemon or ginger oil.
What should you know about alkaline baths?
A bath with alkalinizing ingredients gently opens the pores of your skin. It also supports the natural function of your skin in eliminating acids and toxins.
Alkaline baths are suitable for all skin types and are particularly recommended for very dry and cracked skin. They also help with skin problems, such as neurodermatitis and psoriasis.
Important detail: Your alkaline bath should have a pH value of more than 8.
Your blood, on the other hand, has a pH value of 7.4. The higher pH value in the bath water causes osmotic pressure to occur and if you bathe longer than 30 minutes in an alkaline solution that has a pH value of more than 8, you will then excrete acids from your skin pores.