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epsom salt, lavender and baking soda

The UltraBath is a key component of the seven-day UltraSimple program. It provides many powerful benefits in one easy, 20-minute solution every day. (Take a bath just before bed every night.)

Fill your tub with bathwater as hot as you can tolerate. Then add the following:

  • 2 cups of Epsom salts
  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 10 drops of lavender oil

For extra-powerful detoxification, wrap yourself in towels immediately after the bath, get into bed under the covers and sweat more for 20 minutes, then remove the towels and go to sleep. You can go directly to sleep without rinsing off after the bath.

To learn more about Dr. Mark Hyman’s UltraSimple program, see “The UltraSimple Slimdown” from which this article was excerpted.

Mark Hyman
Mark Hyman, MD

Mark Hyman, MD, is an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the field of Functional Medicine. He is the founder and director of The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, Mass., the Head of Strategy and Innovation of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, a fourteen-time New York Times bestselling author, and Board President for Clinical Affairs for The Institute for Functional Medicine. He is the host of the health podcast, The Doctor’s Farmacy. Dr. Hyman is a regular medical contributor on several television shows and networks, including CBS This Morning, Today, Good Morning America, The View, and CNN. He is also an advisor and guest co-host on The Dr. Oz Show. For more information, visit

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