5 Best Homemade Bath Recipes for that Much Needed Detox
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5 Best Homemade Bath Recipes for that Much Needed Detox

Apr 27, 2021

Our bodies, quite like our minds, can get worn down by stress and overwork. Simply moving around a lot or having too many things to think about can affect our skin. Oh, and don’t get us started on the amount of chemicals we get exposed to in a day!

Like us, our skin needs to take a break from time to time. A spa day is generally the perfect solution for stressed and dull skin, but unfortunately, not all of us have the time of day for such trips. 

Thankfully, some like-minded people had this genius idea of “taking the spa home” with them by infusing their baths with some easy-to-make natural detoxifying recipes! These baths’ benefits go far beyond soothing muscles— they are known for their ability to remove harmful toxins from our bodies! Homemade spa bath, here we come! Let’s dive into five of the best ones.

The Clay Detox Bath

For those whose lymphatic systems need an extra hand and, in turn, get that much-needed super powerful detox.

Sodium Bentonite clay is volcanic ash compressed over time. It is popular for being a magnet for toxins, attracting most heavy metal toxins and free radicals, so if you feel like your skin and your body needs a power detox, this is it!

The Recipe

  • ½ cup Bentonite Clay
  • ½ cup Epsom Salt
  • optional essential oils 

The Instructions

  1. Prepare a warm/hot bath in advance.
  2. Dissolve the Epsom salt into the bath and add in some essential oils if you so desire.
  3. Get a small jar of water and mix in the clay. Make sure not to use metal, as the clay will only stick to it! Once you dissolve all the clumps, you can do one of two things:
    1. Pour it into your bath. You can soak for around 20 minutes.
    2. For a more effective detox: while not in the bath, rub the clay mix all over your body (as with a skin mask) and then soak in the bath for as long as needed. Scrub the clay off after bathing. 

The Oxygen Detox Bath

For those who have gone through a lot of crowded environments.

We know Hydrogen Peroxide as a good companion for treating minor cuts and wounds, even canker sores, in small doses. But did you know that it can be your perfect spa partner, too? Its antibacterial and antiviral properties help wash away all the bacteria and toxins you could have collected during your daily social routines.

The Recipe

  • 2 cups Hydrogen Peroxide
  • 1 tbsp dried ground ginger

The Instructions

  1. Prepare a warm/hot bath in advance.
  2. Add in the Hydrogen Peroxide and ginger.
  3. Relax and get a good soak! Stay in the tub for at least 30 minutes or longer.

The Mustard Detox Bath

For those who are feeling feverish, have colds, and/or sore muscles. 

Surprised? Mustard is more than just a condiment! It used to be a traditional remedy in England used to treat the common cold, fevers, and sore muscles. Its properties help increase circulation, reducing those pesky toxins, leaving its users feeling better than when they got in!

The Recipe

  • ¼ cup Mustard Powder
  • 1 cup Epsom Salt
  • optional essential oils to stave off the mustard scent

The Instructions

  1. Prepare a warm/hot bath in advance.
  2. Dissolve all ingredients in a jar mixed with a small amount of water (in case of excess for future use).
  3. Mix the desired amount to your bath and soak for around 15-30 minutes.

The Salt Detox Bath

For those who need the utmost hydration and relaxation.

Epsom Salt has been used for over 400 years for injuries and skin rashes! Though it looks very similar to table salt, both are made of vastly different compounds. Epsom salt is made of magnesium and sulfate, as opposed to table salt’s sodium. When used in a bath, epsom salt can guarantee a relaxing and hydrating experience, even reducing anxiety and stress with a longer soak. Note that this is best done when you are home with someone, as you are likely to feel lightheaded afterwards. Perfect to be done before going to sleep.

The Recipe

  • ¼ cup Sea Salt
  • ¼ cup Epsom Salt
  • ¼ cup Baking Soda
  • ⅓ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • optional essential oils

The Instructions

  1. Prepare a warm/hot bath in advance.
  2. Dissolve both salts and baking soda into a jar of boiling water. Set aside for a few minutes.
  3. Pour the vinegar into your tub.
  4. Finally, pour in your salt mixture into the tub.
  5. Soak for 30 minutes or more! Enjoy, you deserve it.

The Vinegar Detox Bath

For those who suffer from body odor, yeast infections, eczema, sunburn… and even dandruff!

Apple Cider Vinegar is known for its unique flavor when used in cooking, but did you know it can be used as the top secret ingredient for your next spa bath? It is often used as a treatment for a variety of skin problems, such as eczema, because of its soothing antimicrobial properties. It also helps restore the natural pH level of your skin.

The Recipe

  • 1-2 cups of Apple Cider Vinegar (... that’s it!)

The Instructions

  1. Prepare a warm/hot bath in advance.
Soak for 20-30 minutes, rinse with a cool shower.