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DIY | Detox Bath Recipes

Updated on January 7, 2016

Detox baths can be the perfect cure to a lot of different ailments the most common ones being stress relief and muscle aches. There are of course more expensive products for at home detox baths, but you can probably find the perfect recipe to suit your needs using things you already have at home.

If you have medical conditions like high blood pressure you should probably talk with your doctor before trying any of these.

Make sure to stay hydrated as any kind of detox bath can dehydrate you. Drink lots of water before and after, and even during if you can.

The hotter you can stand the water the better effect the detox bath will have since your pores will be more open and toxins will have an easier way out. If your bath is hot enough to be steam the steam will help tremendously with opening pores and allowing the detox bath to do it's job fully.

Baking Soda Detox Bath

Dissolve 2 cups of baking soda and 1 cup of epsom salt in a warm bath and soak for at least 30 minutes. Rinse any residue off afterwards as it can dry out your skin. An alternative to this recipe is using 4 cups of baking soda and leaving out the epsom salt.

Baking soda and epsom salt are great for detoxing and relaxing your muscles. Baking soda also neutralizes chlorine that is found in most city water making it an even better ingredient for a detox bath.

Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Bath

Draw a bath as warm as you can stand it and add 2 cups of raw apple cider vinegar to it. Soak for 30-45 minutes. Afterwards do not rinse off, towel dry and if you don't have to don't shower for 8-10 hours. This is a good one to do before going to bed since it's best not to shower, plus this bath will probably make you feel sleepy

An ACV bath can draw out toxins, soothe aches and pain, eliminate excess body odor, and soothes sunburns. An ACV detox bath can be especially helpful for someone with arthritis as it soothes anything related to inflammation. ACV soaks can also be helpful for anyone afflicted with gout.

Sea Salt Detox Bath

Dissolve 1-1.5 lbs of sea salt into a hot bath. Make sure you are using sea salt, regular table salt will not work for this. Soak for at least 30 minutes or until the water starts to cool down. Rinse any salt off of you before drying out since it can irritate skin.

This bath is good to do if you've recently gotten any type of x-ray, or been exposed to radiation of any kind. Sea salt is also great for helping to dry out body acne, so if you struggle with pimples on your back, chest, or butt then this bath can help.

Essential Oils Detox Bath

This one is pretty self explanatory. Just add 5-7 drops of whichever essential oils you want to use to a hot bath and soak for 30-45 minutes. It's not necessary to rinse off afterwards so the scent will stay on your skin and have a better effect.

This kind of bath can be good for almost anything you can imagine depending on the types of oils you want to use. Lavender and rose are good for a calming, relaxing bath. Lemon and orange can work to relieve stress and clear your mind. Peppermint and eucalyptus are good for clearing sinuses. Tea tree and grapefruit are good for helping clear body acne. Those are just a few, the list is almost endless of the benefits of essential oils.

Hydrogen Peroxide Detox Bath

Add 1-2 cups of 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide to a warm bath. While food grade is recommended you can also use 3-6 bottles of 3% hydrogen peroxide (this is the kind in the brown bottle you'd find at a drugstore). Soak for 30-45 minutes. Start off with small amounts of hydrogen peroxide and work your way up if you want to use more and get better results as this bath is a very strong detox and can cause unwanted side effects.

This bath is also referred to as an oxygen detox bath and is great for detoxing. This is a great bath to do if you've been in any particularly germy places such as hospitals or public buses.


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