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Natural Detox Bath Recipes

Sometimes, at the end of the day, all you feel like is a nice warm bath to wash away the troubles of the day… but what if you could flush out toxins as well?

Well, with these awesome detox baths, you can do just that! They will help to remove toxins from the body, as well as help you to feel sleepy (I’d recommend doing them just before bed).

We expose ourselves to toxins on a regular basis, through sources like pollution, pesticides, and processed foods. When we are constantly exposed to these harmful substances each day, it can be very difficult for the body to keep up with the toxin overload, and overtime, these toxins build up and accumulate in the body, and this is reflected in our health and the way we feel throughout the day.

So if you’re one who struggles with toxins or skin issues, these detox baths are a great way to boost health!

Detox Bath Recipes

The best part about these baths is they’re super easy to make at home. It is recommended that you soak in a bath for around 40 minutes to an hour for best results. The first 20 minutes will give your body time to remove toxins from your system, while the next 20-40 minutes will allow your body time to absorb the minerals in the water and help you emerge from the bath feel rejuvenated. It is important that you use hot water (not too hot that you burn yourself), as it will help you to sweat out impurities.

Clay Detox Bath Recipe

Instructions

In a warm/hot bath, dissolve the Epsom salts and add the essential oils. For the clay, you can either:

  1. Mix the clay in a small amount of water until the clumps have dissipated. Remember, do not use metal, mix with a plastic spoon in a glass jar. Add the clay mix to the bath and soak for at least 40 minutes.
  2. Mix the clay with a small amount of water to form a paste. Stand in your bath tub that’s filled with water and rub the clay paste all over your body to create a skin mask. Let it dry for 5 minutes before sitting down in the tub. This is great for pulling toxins from the skin as it provides direct contact with the skin. Soak in the bath for at least 40 minutes. While you’re soaking you can use a wash cloth to scrub any remaining clay off the skin.

As the clay binds to heavy metals and the Epsom salts help draw out a variety of toxins while replenishing magnesium levels, it’s a great way to remove lots of toxins.

Eucalyptus and Vanilla Bath Salts Recipe

Instructions

  1. Add Epsom salts, baking soda, and essential oils to a bowl and mix together well until ingredients are combined.
  2. Transfer to a glass jar or container with a lid.
  3. Use one spoonful per bath.

This recipe uses baking soda, eucalyptus oil, and epsom salts, which may help to relieve dry, itchy skin while detoxing.

Salt Detox Bath Recipe

Instructions

  1. Dissolve salt, Epsom salt, and baking soda in boiling water in a quart size jar and set aside.
  2. Fill your tub with warm/hot water and add apple cider vinegar.
  3. Pour in salt mixture and add essential oils (if using).
  4. Soak in bath for at least 40 minutes. Just to note, as with any detox bath, you may feel light-headed or tired when you get out. It is not recommended to do this when you are home alone or about to go out somewhere in case you are tired or need help.

This bath is excellent for boosting magnesium levels, soothing skin irritation, and overall detoxing.

Ginger Detox Bath and Body Scrub

  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup Epsom salts
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Combine roughly chopped ginger and Epsom salts in a food processor. Pulse a few times until the ginger is ground and combined.
  2. Remove to a small bowl and add lemon juice.
  3. Put down a towel and apply scrub before your detox bath.

Ginger is not only great for indigestion and nausea, but it also helps promote regular digestion and aids in alleviating bacterial infections. This scrub will leave your skin feeling silky smooth!

Mustard Detox Bath

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients together well.
  2. Store in an airtight container, preferably in a dark cabinet to keep the essential oils from oxidising.
  3. When ready to use it, dissolve 1/4 cup of mixture in bath and soak for at least 40 minutes.

Note: Essential oils are great, but they must be used safely. Because wintergreen contains naturally occurring salicylates, which is the blood-thinning compound found in aspirin, it is not recommended for children, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, individuals taking anticoagulant medications, individuals who have major surgery planned, or individuals who have hemophilia or other bleeding disorders.

Mustard contains several compounds that are thought to stimulate circulation, warm the body and soothe muscles.

Back Pain Bath Salts

  • 2 cups Epsom salts
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 5 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 5 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 2 tbsp dried lavender flowers
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary sprigs

Instructions

  1. Mix together Epsom salts and baking soda in a large bowl.
  2. Add essential oils and stir well to distribute evenly through salts. Gently stir through dried lavender flowers and rosemary sprigs.
  3. Transfer salts into a glass jar.
  4. Use 1 cup of bath salts per bath and soak for at least 40 minutes.

The high levels of magnesium and sulfate contents found in Epsom salts makes it a wonderful reliever of sore muscles and also helps to fight inflammation.

Oxygen Detox Bath Recipe

Instructions

  1. Fill your tub with warm/hot water, and add in the hydrogen peroxide and dried ginger.
  2. Soak in tub for at least 40 minutes.

Ginger is great for clearing congestion and body aches, and is also helpful for allergies or skin irritation.

Lavender Eucalyptus Bath Soak

  • 2 cups Epsom salts
  • 1/2 cup dry lavender
  • 5-6 drops lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in small bowl.
  2. Fill bath tub up with warm/hot water, and add the mixture.
  3. Soak for at least 40 minutes.

Note: A word of caution, before getting up take a few deep breaths to allow oxygen back to the brain, and get up slowly.

Eucalyptus oil has an array of health benefits! It contains anti-microbial properties, which makes it a great remedy for fighting colds, respiratory problems, and the flu; and it’s helpful in treating sinus and allergy symptoms.

Vinegar Detox Bath Recipe

Instructions

  1. Once or twice a week, fill your tub with warm/hot water and add apple cider vinegar.
  2. Soak for at least 40 minutes. Use a wash cloth and clean your face with the vinegar water, ensuring you get your hair wet too.
  3. After bathing, you can rinse yourself off in a cool shower, although some sources recommend leaving the vinegar water on your skin to dry. It’s up to you which one you’d prefer doing.

Apple cider vinegar has a whole range of benefits. This bath is great for soothing skin problems since vinegar helps to balance the skin’s natural pH levels. If you have sunburn, eczema, dry itchy skin, or dandruff, this bath can help sooth it.

Almond Milk Bath Recipe

Instructions

  1. Mix ingredients together then add to a warm/hot bath as the water is running.
  2. Soak in the bath for at least 40 minutes.

Almond milk is an excellent source of vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals.

I am not a doctor or medical professional and the advice in this post is for informational purposes only. If you are pregnant or have a health condition, consult a doctor before adding anything to your health routine.

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Have you ever had a detox bath before? Do you have another recipe that you use? Share below in the comments!

Vanessa xx

 

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