Everyone loves a good warm and relaxing bath, be it to take off the entire day’s worth of tiredness, just feel refreshed and de-stress or to indulge in self-care. Detox bath does even more than just calm your body; it draws out toxins, leaving you feeling rejuvenated. For your ease, we have gathered here ten amazing detox baths that not only cleanse but are stress relievers and extremely enjoyable as well.
In addition to being enjoyable and relaxing, detox baths have a lot of other benefits too, which include cleansing the body and mind, improving skin health and treating skin issues. Each type of detox bath has its own goals and advantages. Therefore, before you go tossing everything available in your kitchen into the bathtub, you need to know how a combination of specific formulas work, what ingredients work the best and, why.
Below are 10 enjoyable detox recipes that will cleanse and calm your body.
1. Salt Detox Bath
Detox baths using sea salts have been around for the longest time. They are known to draw toxins out of the body. In addition to sea salt, this recipe incorporates ginger that has heaps of mitigating properties to enhance the overall skin health.
• Epsom salt – 1/3 cup
• Sea salt – 1/3 cup
• Ground ginger – 2 ½ tsp
• 1 cup apple cider vinegar or 1/3 cup baking soda
• Any essential oil
Mix all dry ingredients with the essential oil in a bowl. Draw a bath with water as hot as your liking. Add the ingredients in as the water fills the tub, as the flowing water helps blend everything. Soak in the bath for 40 minutes and enjoy!
2. Grapefruit & Himalayan Pink Salt Detox Bath
For centuries, Himalayan pink salt has been used for its healing characteristics in both food and skincare. It balances the skin’s moisture and increases circulation as well. This bath will soothe the nerves and tone the skin. This recipe makes up for one of the best and most luxurious detox baths on the list.
• Himalayan pink salt – 1/2 cup
• Epsom salt – 1/2 cup
• Baking soda – 1 tsp
• Any grapefruit body oil – 2-5 drops
• Any ginger body oil – 2-5 drops
Draw the bath, keep the temperature as you like, add in all the ingredients, and let them mix well in the water. Then, soak up to about 30 minutes.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar & Essential Oil Detox Bath
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has some strong detox powers, but it may not smell as good as other ingredients on the list. To suppress the smell, add anything that can cancel out the smell of ACV such as essential oils. ACV is a great way to restore your skin’s pH and give you smooth and soft complexion.
• Apple cider vinegar – 1 cup
• Any essential oil – 5 drops
Pour the ACV and essential oil in the warm water and soak in the bath for up to 30 minutes.
4. Ginger Detox Bath
For decades, this spice has been used to enhance immunity, calm the digestive tract, and prevent viruses. Ginger has various beneficial properties that have been tried and tested. Using fresh ginger is better than anything else, but the ground ginger powder is a good alternative.
• ½ cup grated ginger root or 1 tsp ginger powder
Draw the bath not as hot as you usually would as ginger can heat your body on its own. Add in the ginger and soak in for about 20 minutes.
5. Essential Oil Detox
You can quickly turn up your detox bath a few notches by making it luscious and luxurious. You need to add divine smelling essential oils. Using essential oils have their benefits and it is very convenient as you can alternate between the oils to fit your present issue. For instance, eucalyptus essential oil is known for soothing the symptoms of a cold, while lavender oil is known for relieving headaches.
• The essential oil of your preference – 15 drops
Mix the oil well with water, soak in for about 30 minutes and enjoy!
6. Epsom Salt and Clay Detox Bath
Epsom salt will diffuse in the water, giving your body the much-needed minerals and enhancing circulation as toxins are drawn out. Bentonite clay is known to extract impurities and toxins from the body since ancient times. Thus, the combination of both ingredients makes for a fantastic detox bath.
• Epsom salt – ½ cup
• Bentonite clay – ½ cup
Dilute the Bentonite clay with water and make sure there are no lumps. Add the clay mixture and salt to the bath and mix them well before soaking in the tub for about 20 to 30 minutes.
7. Baking Soda Detox Bath
This the most feasible and basic DIY detox bath that ever existed. Plain old baking soda, which also goes by its chemical name ‘sodium bicarbonate,’ has some fantastic beneficial properties. This recipe can help calm sensitive skin. You will be able to notice the results immediately after your bath.
• Baking soda – 2 cups
• Epsom salt – 1 cup
• Any essential oil (optional)
Draw a bath and dissolve baking soda and Epsom salt. After mixing it well, soak in for about 20 minutes. Relax and enjoy it!
8. Seaweed and Epsom Salt Detox Bath
This recipe uses a unique mix of kelp or seaweed powder and Epsom salt to create a bath like none other. It is a very luxurious, detox bath that will leave you wanting for more.
• Seaweed powder – 1/2 cup
• Dead Sea salt – 1/4 cup
• Epsom salt – 1/4 cup
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and add to a hot bath. Soak for 45 minutes for the best results.
9. Mustard Detox Bath
Another affordable and easy recipe on the list. Mustard has been used for its medicinal properties since ancient times. It has fantastic circulation-stimulating properties that help soothe the muscles. This recipe does its job of cleansing and making the bath enjoyable too.
• Organic mustard powder – ¼ cup
• A mix of your favorite essential oils – 8-10 drops
• Epsom salt – ½ cup
• Baking soda – ½ cup
The warmer the water, the more intense the detox. Add all the ingredients in the water and mix them well. Now soak in and enjoy!
10. Vanilla and Eucalyptus Detox Bath
When it is freezing outside, and you come home after work, nothing beats a warm relaxing bath, especially if it smells like Christmas. That is the most aromatic and luxurious detox bath recipe, which not only cleanses but also leaves you smelling fabulous!
• Epsom salt – 1 cup
• Baking soda – ½ cup
• Eucalyptus oil – 3 drops
• Vanilla-infused jojoba oil – 8 drops
• Food coloring for dramatic purposes (optional)
Add the salt, baking soda, oils, and food coloring in a jar and mix them until everything is blended well. Now, add a spoonful of this mixture into the bathtub and enjoy a warm, relaxing bath!
A detox bath is not a new invention. It has been floating around ever since the dawn of civilization. People often made use of only water back then to detoxify themselves as they believed water has the power to boost health and cleanse, which was called ‘hydrotherapy.’
The modern-day detox baths have their roots in the original water detox therapy. We tried to gather all the delicious yet straightforward detox bath recipes that can also have therapeutic effects so that you can let off steam in a relaxing way.
We hope that these recipes work for you and help you have that purifying experience you’re looking for.