Detox Bath Recipes To Relax

DIY Spa Day at Home

Try these DIY Detox Bath recipes for a mini-spa day at home. Imagine. A hot lavender scented bath, candles and soft music. Sounds heavenly doesn't it. @jillconyers

Happy almost 2016!

Is post-holiday life beginning to slow down a little?

The holiday season often comes with very little down time or very little time to pamper yourself. Now, holiday houseguests are gone. You might even still have a few days off before you go back to work. This is the perfect time to slow down relax and unwind. Clear your mind, detox your body and have an amazing night sleep (or nap).

Benefits of a Detox Bath

  • stress relief
  • improves sleep
  • relaxes tight muscles
  • improves nutrient absorption

And, even if none of the other benefits were true, a detox bath feels incredibly good.

Try these DIY Detox Bath recipes for a mini-spa day at home. Imagine. A hot lavender scented bath, candles and soft music. Sounds heavenly doesn't it. @jillconyers

Ingredients

  • 10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 2 cups Epsom Salt
  • 1 cup Baking Soda
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar

Directions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a standard tub full of comfortably hot water.
  2. Stir the water around to blend the ingredients and begin to dissolve the salt and baking soda.
  3. Immerse yourself in the water, all the way up to your neck. You want as much of your body underwater as you can.
  4. Close your eyes, take deep cleansing breaths.
  5. Soak for at least 20 minutes.
  6. Towel dry and apply a natural moisturizer like body butter or coconut oil with with no perfumes or dyes.
  7. Hydrate with plain or fruit infused water.
  8. Relax.

Try these DIY Detox Bath recipes for a mini-spa day at home. Imagine. A hot lavender scented bath, candles and soft music. Sounds heavenly doesn't it. @jillconyers

Ingredients

  • 5 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 5 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 2 cups Epsom Salt
  • 1 cup Baking Soda

Directions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a standard tub full of comfortably hot water.
  2. Stir the water around to blend the ingredients and begin to dissolve the salt and baking soda.
  3. Immerse yourself in the water, all the way up to your neck. You want as much of your body underwater as you can.
  4. Close your eyes, take deep cleansing breaths.
  5. Soak for at least 20 minutes.
  6. Towel dry and apply a natural moisturizer like body butter or coconut oil with with no perfumes or dyes.
  7. Hydrate with plain or fruit infused water.
  8. Relax.

Tips:

  • for a relaxing ambiance dim or turn out the lights and light a few of your favorite candles
  • play soft music
  • take a warm to cool shower after the bath
  • if possible, enjoy the detox bath right before bed or when you have some time to rest and rejuvenate afterwards
  • to make the whole experience even better, have a cup of hot tea after the bath (Your body will thank you!)

Sounds heavenly doesn’t it! Trust me. It is.

Why these specific ingredients?

According to the Epsom Salt Industry Council, magnesium and sulfur are both critical nutrients but surprisingly can be poorly absorbed from our food. Soaking in epsom salts overcomes this problem as these minerals both absorb readily via the skin. Epsom salt in a bath helps ease muscle pain and eliminates harmful substances from the body.

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is a natural source of B-vitamins, Vitamin C and trace minerals, making it nourishing to skin and it’s possible to obtain these nutrients from soaking. ACV naturally nourishes and moisturizes the skin.

Baking soda reduces muscle fatigue, neutralizes acid, and helps ph balance.

Apple cider vinegar and baking soda in the water offers all of the nutritional benefits of ACV in a less acidic form, thereby increasing even further the beneficial alkalizing effect that apple cider vinegar has for the body.

Lavender reduces anxiety and emotional stress, improves sleep, and restores skin complexion.

Peppermint relieves headaches, has antimicrobial properties, improves mental focus and boosts energy.

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I try to find time to enjoy a detox bath at least once a week. It’s not always possible, but when I do I can feel the difference.

I highly recommend the candles and soft music for a true spa-like experience.

Have you ever tried a detox bath? Do you have a favorite essential oil?

I am not a doctor or medical professional and the advice in this post is for informational purposes only.

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59 Comments

  1. I started taking Epsom salt baths a few years ago and wish I had started taking them sooner. They are a must after a good run. I recently started adding baking soda, but haven’t used apple cider vinegar. I will add that to my next bath. Thanks!

  2. I am so excited to try these bath recipes; particularly as one of my 2016 resolutions is to look after myself and my family better. Also, I can pin / gift these to my lady friends and family.

  3. My hubby and I make sure we do an Epsom salt foot bath every weekend. It does help with minor aches and pain around the ankles and legs. I’m going to try these other bath soaks too. I need it now that the holidays are almost over and I am about to head back to work!

  4. Jill, this is such a necessary post! Here I am stressing out over too many balls juggling in the air, and you come with these awesome relaxation ideas!!! Thanks so much

  5. I don’t often have the time to soak in a tub, but when I really need to de-stress – i make the time. I have never heard of a detox soak though. I am pinning this and getting the ingredients so I have them on hand!

  6. I’ ve not done a detox bath but I love the Lush bath bombs. That said I’ve got a bunch sitting here unused. Maybe once I get these kids back to school. These “recipes” sound amazing.

  7. It’s funny, as a kid I used to LOVE baths. Now I’m definitely a shower snob, Good job as living in So Cal baths would put us over the water ration limit!

  8. I love having a bath but unfortunately because of mobility problems I can’t get out of the bath and have to settle for showers now. I miss bath time x

  9. I have not tried a detox bath but this sounds heavenly I LOVE Lavender it is probably my favorite fragrance in lotions and bath soaps. I actually have a stress relief shower gel with it in it. Great ideas and tips Thanks Jill!

  10. I could definitely benefit from this! I’ve never used essential oils in a bath before because I’m so committed to my Lush products. But, I’ve read so much about beneficial effects of using lavender oil! I’ll have to try this for my next at-home, spa day.

    1. Hi Kiara. I’m Lush obsessed! I was just there yesterday and the shelves were literally empty. They said the holidays were a huge hit and wiped out there inventory. No surprise! What are your favorite products?

      #LUSHlove <3

  11. I absolutely love taking baths! I have both lavender and peppermint essential oils I use all the time (just slept with lavender on my pillow last night!) Usually I buy the scented epsom salts but perhaps i’ll create my own bath sometime with these!!

    1. Once I started making my own I stopped buying the scented salts. I get to use all my favorite essential oils. Let me know what you think if you try making your own.

  12. I love a bath and frequently use epsom salts to detox and soothe my muscles after a tough workout. I grab a glass of wine, a good magazine, and some music and enjoy the time away from work and social media. It forces me to leave my iPhone out of reach as I’m scared of dropping it in the tub! 😉

  13. I’m laying on the couch right now, under a blanket, wishing I was in one of these tub’s, Jill! Sounds so relaxing and wonderful! Peppermint oil is one of my favorites!

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