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5 Natural Detox Bath Recipes

Take your self-care to the next level by indulging in these DIY detox baths.

A detoxing bath is a great way to recharge and rejuvenate. It helps get rid of toxins and regenerate skin cells essential for a healthy glow. It’s also a perfect way to unwind after a hard day’s work or if you’ve had a rough day. Once you try out our natural detox bath recipes, your self-care routine will have a permanent addition to it. Before you soak yourself in a detox bath, make sure you’re hydrated and have tried the ingredients on your skin by doing a patch test.

DIY Natural Detox Bath Recipes

Here we share 5 detoxing baths you can create using natural ingredients. Pamper yourself with one of these luxurious baths.

1)   Epsom Salt Bath

One of the most popular detox baths is adding Epsom salt to warm water. If you want it to be more moisturizing, you can add a spoonful of coconut or olive oil. Adding a few drops of lavender essential also aids in giving it a calming effect.

Epsom salts are a great source of magnesium and sulfur, and they help relax the muscles, reduce soreness and stiffness, and relieve pain.

For a simple Epsom salt bath, pour two cups of Epsom salt into warm water while it’s filling in the tub. Soak for about 15 minutes to half an hour, rinse yourself, and gently towel dry.

Make sure not to consume Epsom salt orally, as it could have laxative effects.

2)   Clay Bath

Bentonite clay is a traditional remedy that could treat many skin conditions. It eliminates toxins from the skin and gently exfoliates it in the process. When you infuse the clay bath with frankincense or lavender essential oils, it can have calming benefits and helps in relieving anxiety. Moreover, it will give your skin a silky-smooth finish, and who doesn’t want that!

To create this bath, add three-fourths a cup of bentonite clay to warm water in a bowl to make a paste. Add this mixture to bathwater, and swirl around so that the clay mix completely dissolves in it without forming any lumps. Soak in the infusion for at least 20 minutes and rinse with cool water under the shower. Alternatively, you can also use the clay mix as a skin mask by rubbing it onto your body. Leave the mask for five minutes until it’s dry, then rinse it off with water. You can also add Epsom salt and essential oils to the bathwater for added benefits.

3)   Apple Cider Vinegar Bath

Apple Cider Vinegar is a fabulous detoxifier and helps relieve sore muscles, restore body alkalinity, balance the pH, and get rid of body odor. It can also soothe dry skin and eczema.  

To make an apple cider vinegar bath, pour 1-2 cups of raw apple cider vinegar into the bathtub while filling it with warm water. We recommend adding some essential oils as raw apple cider vinegar can have a strong vinegar smell. Soak for 20 – 40 minutes, and don’t shower for at least eight hours after the bath.

4)   Green Tea Bath

Green tea is loaded with antioxidants and minerals that have healing and anti-aging effects on the skin. It reduces muscle pain, softens the skin, and relieves inflammation.

To make a green tea bath you simply run hot water to start filling the bathtub. When it’s halfway, put at least five tea bags in it and continue to fill the rest of the tub with water. Leave the tea bags in the tub and soak yourself for around 30-40 minutes. Rinse off in a cool shower and towel-dry. You can also make other tea baths, such as black tea, peppermint, lavender, chamomile, calendula, orange blossoms, thyme, rosemary, linden flowers, etc.

5)   Ginger Bath

A ginger bath is also called a ‘fever bath’ as it detoxifies the body and enhances immunity by raising the body temperature leading to sweating. If you have a cold and flu, this bath will help alleviate some symptoms. It also aids in digestion and improves blood circulation and metabolism. However, because it raises your core temperature, it’s important that you stay hydrated during and after enjoying this bath.

To make a ginger bath you fill the bathtub with warm water and pour either half a cup of grated fresh ginger or one to two tablespoons of ginger powder. Swirl around to mix the ingredients thoroughly. Soak yourself for around 20 minutes and rinse off with a cool shower. If you don’t like the smell of ginger, you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to it. You can also upgrade your ginger bath by adding Epsom salt or apple cider vinegar.

Extra Tips

Do you want to make the most of your detox baths? Try some of these tips to transform a regular bath into a spa-like experience.

  • It’s a good idea not to carry your phone in the bathroom. Bath rituals should be a natural and calming experience, away from the complexities of mundane life.
  • Get a bath pillow or roll up a towel for neck support to avoid cramps.
  • Light a few scented candles, dim the lights, and turn on spa/relaxing music to get into the mood.
  • Make these baths a part of your self-care regime and set up a weekly schedule for it.
  • Finally, as tempting as these baths are, beware of overindulging in them, as soaking yourself for longer could be detrimental to your skin. 

Final Thoughts 

Detox baths can be a great addition to your self-care routine. Not only do you get a chance to relax in the warm water, but the natural ingredients you add can help remove toxins from the skin, alleviate pain, reduce redness and swelling and much more.

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