A detox bath is a way of removing harmful toxins from the body. Toxins don’t just show up in the chemical form, but also in the form of stress, tension, and constantly being attached to our phones day and night (social media, email).
All of this can & will take a toll on our bodies. The skin is our largest organ so soaking in a warm bath is a great way to sweat, draw out toxins that have built up, and just relax.
A detox bath is a way to relax, recharge, and “detox” from all the things that may be pulling you in a million different directions these days.
- Epsom salt
- Lavender essential oil
- Peppermint essential oil
- Tea tree oil
- Baking soda
- 1/2-1 cup apple cider vinegar
- Grape seed oil
D.I.Y Bath Salts to replace Epsom salt, oil and essential oil
First, you’ll need to make the bath salts. To do this, you’ll need a jar and 4 cups of Epsom salt or sea salt (or a combination of both Epsom salt and sea salt to equal 4 total cups), 1 Tablespoon of a nourishing carrier oil, and 5-20 drops of lavender and peppermint essential oil.
Pour your salt of choice into the storage jar. In a small bowl, combine the nourishing oil of choice and essential oil of choice (between 5-20 drops, depending on aroma desired). Pour the oil blend into the bath salts and carefully stir to blend everything together. Seal the jar and store away from direct sunlight.
Enjoy a detox bath…
To take a detox bath, fill a bathtub with very warm water. Of course, use common sense when it comes to the temperature of the water.
While the tub fills with water, add your bath salts. (The essential oils will begin to evaporate in the warm water when you do this, but I find they’re still worth adding to the bath salts.) I like to add around 2 cups per bath, but you can go as low as 1 cup. The bath salts should fully dissolve in the bath. You might need to use your hands to swish the salts around until fully dissolved.
Add the apple cider vinegar to the bath water.
I normally soak in the tub for about 20 minutes. You and I are different so please do what works best for you. The goal is to reach a state of relaxation. You stressing out about timing isn’t going to help you get in the mood so set the time aside for yourself to actually enjoy the bath.
While soaking, be sure to drink plenty of water (preferably room temperature water since you’re in a hot bath). You will sweat that is normal so use your best advice if you start to feel sick & get out. Some people may only need a five minute detox, our lifestyles are different therefore the time we need to soak will differ.