When you aren't feeling good, whether it's pain or illness, there is nothing more relaxing than a long, hot bath. However, you can get so much more out of that bath by making it a detox, essential oil-infused bath. There are so many more benefits to adding these simple natural detox formulas to your hot bath. Remember to follow your bath with What's Hurting You or Calming.
Give these a try:
Just fill the bath to your normal liking, and add these ingredients as your bath fills up.
Bubble Bath for Sore Muscle and Back Pain
This is my post-workout bath. It’s soothing and helps my muscles feel incredible. The Epsom salts will help reduce inflammation and relieve pain as well as muscle cramps.
½ cup of Dead Sea salt
½ cup of Epsom salt
7 drops of Lavender essential oils
3 drops of Chamomile essential oils
A pinch of baking soda
You can add a cup of chamomile bubble bath for more bubbles.
Energizing Green Tea Detox
That’s right. Tea is not just for drinking. The reason this bath is so incredible is because green tea is a great antioxidant and is popular for its detoxification abilities. Also, this bath will help to repair and rejuvenate your skin, strengthen hair and increase growth.
5-7 bags of green tea – added 20 minutes prior to the bath, preferably while the water is running.
4 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
5 drops Lavender essential oil
3 drops Peppermint essential oil
5 drops of Tea Tree essential oil
6 – 8 drops of Almond oil
The Ultimate Clay Detox Bath
This is a very powerful bath. During the bath, clay binds to heavy metals while the epsom salts pull the toxins from the body to replenish magnesium levels. The clay will create a natural pulling action on the skin, so in the process the clay would literally pull toxins, bacteria, and oils from your skin. The apple cider vinegar in this bath is especially great for the skin because it will balance and neutralize the body’s PH levels. The essential oils used in this bath are known for their detoxification properties, making this bath an ultimate, powerful detox.
Although it has not been clinically proven, this bath is known for relieving headaches, body aches, eczema, digestive distress, fatigue, sinus congestion, acne and more.
The only downfall to this bath is that it can be really messy. To avoid the clay clogging the drain, line the drain with cheesecloth or mesh until the water drains.
1/2 cup of Epsom salt
1/2 cup Bentonite Clay
1 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
5 drops Sandlewood essential oil
5 drops Geranium essential oil
7 drops of Ylang Ylang essential oil
After 20 minutes of soaking, use the wash cloth to scrub any of the remaining clay off your skin.
Himalayan Salt and Honey for Peaceful Sleep
Himalayan salt has a dense concentration of minerals and it is so powerful that adding it to your diet can help with some mineral deficiencies you might have. Himalayan salt is known for its purity, containing over 80 minerals and has not been altered by any chemical processing. This bath is also great for relaxation and restful sleep. Himalayan salt may help lower stress hormones while regulating serotonin and melatonin. Try to use organic, raw honey for this bath.
This bath can also help improve skin hydration, soothe sore muscles, help with wound healing and more.
5 teaspoons of Raw Honey
1 cup of Himalayan Salt
5 drops of Lavender essential oils
7 drops of Orange essential oils
1 drop of Basil Oil
Remember that if you start feeling sick, try to slowly get up and sprinkle cool water on your face. Hot baths can be dangerous for anyone with blood pressure issues. It is also a good idea to eat some fruit after the bath in case your blood sugar lowers during the bath. The recommended time spent in a bathtub is around 30 minutes to an hour. The first twenty minutes of your bath will be purely detox, removing the toxins from your body, while the rest of the time will be spent on absorbing the minerals to help you feel rejuvenated.
Do not use harsh soaps or shampoos, as your pores are opened and are prone to chemical absorption.