Dr Campbell-McBride recommends having a detox bath every evening. Her suggestions include 1/2 cup baking soda, or 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar, or 1/2 cup Epsom salts, or 1/2 cup sea salt, or 1/2 cup of powdered seaweed (specifically that from aalgo.com), rotated. (The rotation has various benefits, not the least of which is avoiding irritation from, for example, the salts.)
At least one member has found increased success having the daily bath in the morning, before 10am.
Have as many baths in a day as you feel the need for. Sit in the bath for at least thirty minutes.
I do not know what temperature NCM recommends. Some websites state that hot water is what opens the pores and allows the toxins to be drawn out. I find hot water critical with a ginger bath (below), but any temperature effective with the others. (Be sure bath temperature is safe; follow standard safety procedures when preparing a bath for another person, such as a child, senior or ill person in your care.)
For me, I can tell when a detox bath is especially effective when the following changes occur in my body 10-20 minutes into the bath: my gums sweat, my heart rate increases, I feel uncomfortable, my feet throb. I get out when I can’t stand it anymore or when the peak of these changes passes. My son displays no discomfort (perhaps because his baths are cooler), and simply plays happily in them for 30-60 minutes.
For constipation, an Epsom salt bath is especially helpful. For relieving detox or die-off symptoms, several have found great results mixing the baking soda and epsom salts in one bath.
Another favourite of mine is a ginger bath, as recommended to me by a naturopath years ago. It can knock a cold or flu virus out of one’s system. Please note: It is generally suggested that, in order to effectively draw the toxins out, the bath water should be hot. This bath gets uncomfortable. Its effects are similar to that of a sauna. I would only recommend it for an adult. Young people, old people and people with significant illness should be supervised throughout, as well as assisted out of the tub.
Into a bath, add a couple of tablespoons of powdered ginger or some fresh grated. Sit in the bath for at least twenty minutes. Close to the twenty minute mark, you may find yourself feeling intensely uncomfortable, sweating, heart racing. Breathe through this until the twenty minutes is up. With great care in case of dizziness, get out of the bath. Dry off, then wrap yourself in a blanket and go to sleep.
For an enhanced experience, follow the ginger bath with a cold shower before laying down. For an alternative to this enhancement, please see the comment from Justine, immediately following.by