Monday, August 13, 2012

DIY Detox Bath Salt

I found this originally on Pinterest, and I'm HOOKED!!! I've tried lots of different herbs, salts, oils, ect. and have yet to find anything that I don't like! Now, if you have an allergy or super sensitive skin, you'll have to tweak these to meet your needs. But I'm telling you, your body and skin will so thank you for this!! I normally make these up ahead of time and keep them in jars so I can buy the bigger bags of Epsom salt and baking soda (find the big bag of baking soda over by the pool stuff in Walmart), but you can do it however you want.

Basic Detox Bath

What you'll need:

  • 2 Cups of Epsom Salts (magnesium sulphate)
  • 2 Cups of Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonates)
  • 1 Tbs. - 1/3 Cup of Crushed Ginger or Fresh Ginger Tea
Warning: Ginger is a warming agent and the amount you use should be based on your sensitivity and tub size. Be careful using ginger and SLOWLY work your way up!


  1. Set aside at least 40 minutes for your bath. The first 20 minutes to remove toxins, the second 20 minutes to absorb the minerals from the water.
  2. Fill bathtub up with comfortably hot water.
  3. Add ingredients listed above and swish water around until their mixed in.
  4. Get in the tub!! You should start sweating within the first few minutes. Like I said, you should aim for 40 minutes, but do AT LEAST 20 minutes.
  5. Be very careful getting out of the tub. It takes a lot of energy from your body to detox and you may feel dizzy when getting out.
  6. DRINK LOTS OF WATER!!!! Your body just did a super detox and needs to be replenished with lots of water! If not, you may get sick after, which kinda kills the mood! :)

Tips and Warnings:

  • Dry brush skin before bath for better results
  • Do not eat immediately before or after bath
  • Drink water before, during, and after bath
  • Before bed is the best time for a detox bath so your body can relax and restore itself
  • You can rinse off after if you want, but it's not necessary

Ok, so now that we have the basics out of the way, we can get to the fun stuff!! There are lots of different baths you can take for different issues; stress, sleep, cellulite, ect. I love trying new mixes and ordering some pre-made organic mixes from Nature's Alchemy. I almost always add some bubble bath and lavendar essential oil. I'm almost out of everything right now, so next time I make a new batch, I'll put the mixes on here! :)

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