A detox bath is a way to help cleanse the body and calm the mind, right in the comfort of your own home. Natural detox baths are a simple and inexpensive way to rid your body of toxins, clear up skin issues, relax muscles, and relieve stress. Try these easy and natural DIY recipes and enjoy a warm, cleansing bath!
Salt Detox Bath
A salt bath is one of the oldest forms of detoxification and is a great option to help you relax and de-stress. Sea salt and Epsom salt naturally pull toxins out of your body; salt also soothes irritated skin and gives you a boost of energy.
1/3 cup sea salt
1/3 cup Epsom salt
1/3 cup baking soda
1 cup apple cider vinegar
Optional: 2 ½ teaspoons ground ginger
Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl. Fill your tub with hot water, adding the mixed dry ingredients and apple cider vinegar to the stream as the tub fills. The running water will help thoroughly mix and circulate all the ingredients evenly. Soak in the bath from 30 minutes to as long as you wish. Remember detox baths are cleansing your body of toxins, so you may feel a bit tired after the bath. Drink lots of water to keep hydrated and avoid lasting fatigue.
Clay Detox Bath
Clay, specifically bentonite, is known to draw heavy metals out of the body. There are many ways heavy metals can accumulate in the body, such as drinking unfiltered tap water, eating certain chemically treated foods, and even through dental work. It is important to detox your body from these metals!
½ cup bentonite clay
½ cup Epsom salts
Dissolve Epsom salts in a hot bath as the tub is filling. For the clay, there are several options to ensure it is fully mixed into the bath water:
- Mix the clay into a small amount of water until mostly dissolved and clump-free. Be sure not to use anything metal to mix – plastic or glass are ideal. The clay can then be added to the bath and you can soak for at least 20 minutes.
- Mix the clay in a small amount of water until it reaches paste consistency. Before you get into the tub, rub the clay all over your body to create a mask and let dry for about 5 minutes. Soak in the bath for at least 20 minutes and use a wash cloth to gently remove all dried clay from your skin.
Easy Detox Bath
This is a basic detox bath recipe that can be adjusted based on your specific needs. Add-ins such as seaweed, hydrogen peroxide, and essential oils can customize this bath to fit you and your skin.
1 cup Epsom salt
2 cups baking soda
Combine the salt and baking soda in a bowl and add to hot running bath water. Relax and soak for 20-30 minutes!
*Essential oils can be added to any of the above bath recipes (about 10 drops per bath). Oils such as lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, grapefruit, cedarwood, chamomile, and rosemary are some of the most popular, but you can really customize your detox bath with the oil that treats your specific needs!