A warm, relaxing bath is soothing for the mind and the body. But, with a few simple ingredients, you can turn that relaxing experience into a detoxifying bath as well. Detox baths can help remove toxins from the body, reduce stress, sooth irritated skin, help to balance pH levels, and so much more. Detox baths have a tendency to make you sleepy, so it is best to do them close to bedtime.
Salt Detox Bath Recipe
- 1/4 cup Sea Salt
- 1/4 cup Epsom Salt
- 1/4 cup Baking Soda
- 1/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- Favorite essential oil if desired (I use 10 drops of peppermint or lavender)
Salt Detox Bath Instructions
Dissolve Salt, epsom salt, and baking soda in boiling water in a quart size jar and set aside. Fill tub with warm/hot water and add apple cider vinegar. Pour salt mixture in and add essential oils if using.
Soak in bath for 30 minutes or as long as desired. Note that with any detox bath, you may feel tired or lightheaded when you get out. I don’t recommend doing this while home alone or before going somewhere in case you are tired or need help.
This bath is great for soothing skin irritation, boosting magnesium levels and overall detoxing.
Clay Detox Bath Recipe
Clay Detox Bath Instructions
Dissolve the epsom salts in a warm/hot bath and add essential oils if desired. For the clay there are two options:
- Vigorously mix the clay in to a small amount of water until the clumps are mostly dissolved. Do not use metal for this! I mix with a plastic spoon in a glass jar. Add the clay mix to the bath and soak for at least 20 minutes.
- Mix that clay with a small amount of water to make a paste. Stand in the tub full of water and rub the clay mix all over your body to create a skin mask and let dry for 5 minutes before sitting down. This provides direct contact with the skin and effectively pulls toxins from the skin. Soak in bath at least 20 minutes or as long as desired. While soaking, use a wash cloth to scrub any remaining clay off the skin.
This bath is great for removing a lot of toxins as the clay binds to heavy metals and the epsom salts help pull a variety of toxins from the body while replenishing magnesium levels.