Today, I’m sharing three of my go-to detox bath recipes that promote weight loss, relaxation, and overall wellness of the body. Personally, I love taking a hot bath. I feel like it’s the easiest way to put my body into a complete state of relaxation and help me wind down for the day. But, what I love even more than regular baths is DETOX BATHS! I try to take a detox bath at least twice per month because they’re so good for you.
For the base of each detox bath recipe, I’ll be using Epsom Salt. Epsom salt is basically a form of magnesium, so it promotes relaxation, helps with sore muscles, calms the nervous system, and can even help correct a magnesium deficiency, which is very common nowadays.
In addition to the Epsom salt, I’ll be using other detoxifying and rejuvenating ingredients, including bentonite clay, apple cider vinegar, and hydrogen peroxide. I’ll explain the benefits of each detox bath recipe throughout this blog post.
Lets get started!
Watch Me Make the Detox Bath Recipes Below…
Detox Bath #1 – Bentonite Clay Bath
The star ingredient in this detox bath recipe is the bentonite clay. Bentonite clay is a natural substance formed by volcanic ash, and it’s highly absorbent.
It’s also negatively charged, which means it can absorb and remove positively charged substances from the body, such as heavy metals and other toxins and impurities.
In fact, clay baths have been used for centuries to help promote overall wellness and detox of the body because it’s a very potent detoxifier. Bentonite clay baths are typically used to help remove heavy metals from the body.
I’m also adding baking soda to this recipe, and it also has cleansing and detoxifying properties that help to boost your immune system. It’s also very alkalizing to the body.
Bentonite Clay Detox Bath Recipe:
- 2 C. Epsom Salt
- 1 C. Baking Soda
- 1/4 C. Bentonite Clay
- 10-15 Drops of Lavender Oil (to promote relaxation)
Detox Bath #2 – Refreshing Apple Cider Vinegar Bath
The star ingredient in this detox bath recipe is the apple cider vinegar. Now, I’m sure you’ve heard of the many benefits of apple cider vinegar but maybe you’ve never thought about adding it to your bath.
The acids in apple cider vinegar are actually great for rejuvenating your skin. Not only will the acids help to kill off any bacteria and yeast on the skin, which is helpful for those with eczema, dry skin, dandruff, etc., but the acids will also help to balance the PH levels on your skin leaving your skin feeling extra soft and moisturized.
Apple cider vinegar detox baths are one of my favorites because you can see and feel the results after one bath.
Refreshing Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Bath Recipe:
- 2 C. Epsom Salt
- 1 C. Apple Cider Vinegar (make sure it’s raw, unfiltered, with the ‘mother’)
- 10 Drops of Peppermint Oil
- 1-2 Lemons, sliced (the acids are also greats for your skin plus the vitamin C will help to boost immunity)
Detox Bath #3 – Restorative Hydrogen Peroxide Bath
The star ingredient in this detox bath recipe is the hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide has been use generation after generation to treat all sorts of ailments. It has anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties.
But, the fascinating theory about hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is that it’s highly oxygenizing because of its extra oxygen molecule. And, when taking a hydrogen peroxide bath, its thought that the extra oxygen molecule is release and absorbed through your skin, oxygenizing your body.
This extra oxygen can help to break down toxins, energize your cells, and boost your immune system.
Restorative Hydrogen Peroxide Detox Bath Recipe:
- 1 C. Epsom Salt
- 1 C. Hydrogen Peroxide
- 10-15 Drops of Palmarosa Oil (great for skin)
Tips When Taking a Detox Bath:
- Make sure you drink plenty of water during and after your bath because detox baths can dehydrate you.
- Feel free to prep your skin beforehand by dry skin brushing. Some believe this allows for better absorption. **also dry skin brushing is just good for you overall
- Soak in the detox bath for at least 20-30 minutes to reap the full benefits
- If you get too hot, feel free to take a cold shower afterwards to cool your body off.
I hope enjoyed this blog post sharing my favorite detox bath recipes. Which detox bath are you going to try?? Comment below!
Hello. I was wondering if these are storable, if so, what storage methods are required and what is the shelf life?
You can store the Bentonite Clay mixture for up to a month. The Apple Cider Vinegar mixture can be made 7 days in advance and stored at room temperature (same goes for peroxide mixture).
Hi. I tried the bentonite clay, epsom salt and baking soda bath tonight and I had an odd reaction to it. As Iayed in my tub, my backside – behind my thighs, bum, back and even my triceps started having a slight burning/prickling feeling and it hurt. I like to think I have a high pain tolerance and even tried to just power through it but I had to get out the tub. Even after I showered I experienced these effects. The funny thing is that is was only my backside. Was this part of the detox experience?
The baking soda can give a tingling effect for some people. Next time, try adding just the bentonite clay and epsom salt to see if the baking soda was the culprit. If so, you can eliminate it altogether or add it in a smaller amount.
I found Epsom salt to be the culprit of this with me but it is always my legs. I am allergic to sulfa and sulfate
hey. can you mix all of these ingredients together? Or the combination you mentioned works best?
The combinations I’ve shared tend to work best for me. But, you can certainly mix them all together or mix and match the ingredients.
So far I tried bathing in a ACV bath it felt amazing and I went back to my normal skin a bit so I’m loving it. Next I want to try adding peroxide to the ACV bath just to see how it will feel!
What percentage is the hydrogen peroxide supposed to be when adding it to the detox bath?
How much are you supposed to use on the first detox bath? Do you mix it all together then add a 1cup or two to the bath?