5 Detoxifying Bath Recipes

How to detox your body with natural ingredients

Detox baths are great for drawing out toxins and impurities from your body.

In this article I’ve put together some of my favorite detox bath recipes that you can make at home using some simple ingredients.

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Detox bath recipes

Why is detoxing necessary?

Every day we’re confronted by toxins – air pollution, cigarette smoke, pesticides and artificial ingredients in our food, cosmetics, perfumes – toxins are everywhere.

Over time these toxins accumulate in our cells and fat tissue, which increases inflammation and puts extra stress on the liver and other organs, so regular detoxing is extremely important.

Taking a detox bath is a great way to relax and unwind while drawing out toxins and impurities.

Depending on the ingredients, detox baths can also help to ease insomnia, relieve arthritis pain, open congested sinuses and top up your magnesium levels.

Before taking a detox bath, it’s important to ensure that you’re properly hydrated.

Detox bath

Common detoxifying bath ingredients

Epsom Salt

Epsom salt is also known as magnesium sulfate, a naturally occurring mineral compound.

Magnesium helps the muscles to relax and sulfate is beneficial for the joints.

Epsom salt baths are a popular remedy for muscle aches and pains, arthritis, swollen feet, bruises, sprains and fibromyalgia.

Magnesium flakes

Magnesium flakes contain magnesium chloride, which is absorbed by the body more effectively than Epsom salts, so they’re helpful for anyone with a magnesium deficiency.

Magnesium flakes can be substituted for Epsom salts in any of the bath recipes listed below.

Bentonite Clay

Bentonite clay has a negative ionic charge and absorption abilities, which pull positively-charged ions like pesticides and heavy metals from the bloodstream for elimination.

Bentonite clay also contains a range of minerals including calcium, copper, iron, zinc, and potassium.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is a common ingredient used to detoxify the body and it is highly alkalizing.

Essential Oils

Lavender essential oil is calming, relaxing and helpful for insomnia and anxiety.

Peppermint essential oil is invigorating and helps with allergies, tension headaches and alertness.

Orange essential oil is uplifting and helpful for anxiety and agitation.

Detox essential oils

Lavender Detox Bath

This is a detoxifying bath that will help to relax your muscles and calm your nervous system.

  • ¼ cup sea salt or Himalayan rock salt
  • ¼ cup Epsom salts
  • ¼ cup baking soda
  • 10 drops of lavender essential oil

Add all ingredients to a warm bath and soak for 30 minutes.

Lavender detox bath

Headache or Sinus Congestion Detox Bath

This bath is ideal for when you’re suffering from a cold or headache.

  • 1 cup Epsom salts
  • 10 drops peppermint oil
  • 5 drops eucalyptus oil

Add all ingredients to a warm bath and soak for 30 minutes.

Dry Skin Detox Bath

This bath is helpful during the winter months or whenever your skin is dry.

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 cups Epsom salts

Add both ingredients to a warm bath and soak for 30 minutes.

Detoxifying Bentonite Clay Bath

This bath helps to draw out toxins.

  • ¼ cup bentonite clay
  • 1 cup Epsom salts

Add both ingredients to a warm bath and soak for 30 minutes.

Anti-inflammatory Ginger Detox Bath

This bath helps to reduce inflammation, improve digestion and increase blood circulation.

½ cup freshly grated ginger or 1 teaspoon of powdered ginger

Add the ginger to a warm bath and soak for 30 minutes.

It’s normal to continue sweating for an hour or two after this bath. You can take a cool shower to reduce the sweating if you like.

If you have high blood pressure, diabetes, a liver condition, a history of heart disease or if you’re pregnant or taking blood thinning medication, this bath may not be suitable for you.

I hope you found these detox bath recipes helpful.

Have you tried adding any other natural ingredients to your detox baths? Let me know in the comments below.

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Natural detox bath recipes

Kelly Martin

Hi, I'm Kelly Martin, a qualified Nutritionist and Herbal Medicine Practitioner. I have a passion for all things natural, healthy and holistic. I created this blog to share my knowledge and inspire women who are looking for natural health solutions. Read more

This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. That’s really cool! I love baths, so this is perfect for me. I didn’t know I could actually detox my body with one.

  2. I could use a good detox. I know my wife would agree she could as well. Using this post will definitely help us a lot.

  3. These detox bath recipes are great! I actually have most of the ingredients. Look forward to trying some of them !

  4. I agree, detoxifying is so important to our body. I would definitely try this asap.

  5. Ohh I better try them out especially that Lavender Detox Bath. I didn’t know you can use some of those ingredients in your baths.

  6. Epsom Salt and Baking Soda really helps in the detoxification process. I hope we can see more detox recipes like this.

  7. I always love an Epsom bath with some essential oils! That ginger detox bath sounds amazing!

  8. i have done a few detoxes. i’ll have to check some of these out more and try them, they look really cool.

  9. These are some great detox bath ideas! I would love to try one of these some time.

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