Best detox bath recipes

Is your body feeling sluggish, tired and run down? Perhaps you have to take a detox bath with essential oils and natural herbs. Instead of taking a regularbath why not add a few minutes and get a more relaxed and soothing bath with numerous health benefits. Below are some of the best detox bath recipes for you to try at home.

Green tea bath detox

Benefits of using bath salts

It might tosurprising to read that green tea could be used in bath water. Although the name green tea self-explains it as a health drink, green tea is actually made of Camellia sinensis, which is a herb that can topically offer many health benefits. Adding your bath water with green tea can boost your energy, increase the activity of antioxidants in the bloodstream and lower cholesterol. If you have allergies and rashes, bathing with green tea water can soothe your skin and heal wounds. Green Tea contains Vitamin B, which softens the skin, makes it look youthful and flexible. It is best to take green tea baths on an empty stomach after drinking juices or a glass of water.

  • Add 6 Green Tea Bags in a tub of warm water.
  • Let the bags to steep for 20 minutes.

Note: Waiting for tea to steep would turn the warm water cold. So, you need to decide if you want to get in right after putting the tea bags or you would wait for the infusion.

Vanilla and eucalyptus bath

A bath with water infused with Vanilla and Eucalyptus is probably is the best thing to do on a relaxing Sunday morning. Eucalyptus gives a strong sense of smell, which stimulates the sinuses and eases nasal congestion, cold and other respiratory problems. It prevents the start of fungal infections in the ears, armpits and between the legs. Also, it can penetrate the skin and stimulate the immune system. The scent of vanilla excites the brain by producing endorphins and serotonin. It creates a feeling of happiness and satisfaction. Adding Epsom salts along with vanilla and eucalyptus during winters helps to relieve itchiness and dryness of skin.

It is best to create a mixture of ingredients beforehand and use a spoonful for each bath.

  • Take 1 cup of Epsom salt in a glass jar.
  • Add 5 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil.
  • Add 10 drops of vanilla and mix the ingredients.
  • Add ½ cup of baking soda (optional).

Ginger bath detox with body scrub

Having Ginger bath is the best way to remove stubborn toxins from your skin. The gingerols present offer various curative and preventive health benefits. It stimulates the blood circulation and cures the sensation of nausea. If you are going through indigestion, having ginger detox bath calms your stomach and eases gas and tiredness. It kills bacteria on the skin and thoroughly scrubs off the dead cells. The scrub combination of Lemon, ginger and Epsom salts, soothes your skin and makes it silky. Use the body scrub before you take a detox bath. Sipping a ginger tea even before that can enhance theoverall benefits.

  • Add 1 teaspoon of ginger powder or ½ cup of freshly grated ginger in warm water.
  • Let it steep for 15 to 20 minutes.

For body scrub,

  • Take ½-cup of Epsom salt.
  • Add 1 tbs of freshly grated ginger.
  • Add 1 tbs of Lemon Juice.

Epsom salt detox bath

Relaxing bathing tips

Epsom salt finds its use in numerous household and gardening work. It is also commonly used as a base for various forms of detox baths. The nourishing and medicinal quality of Epsom makes it a good addition to your bath water. The magnesium sulfate contained in Epsom salts help people with arthritis, sore muscles and inflammation. It improves circulation of oxygen in the body and relieves blood clots. People with migraine headaches also find Epsom baths very beneficial. When combined with essential oils such as eucalyptus, peppermint, rosemary, cinnamon and lavender, every bath you take would bring great positive change in your life.

  • Take ½ cup of Epsom Salt.
  • Add 1 tbs of Peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary cinnamon or lavender oil.

Dead sea salt with essential oils detox bath

Arefreshing mix of Dead Sea salt with Lavender and Frankincense oil calms and relaxes your body. Dead Sea Salt is rich in Magnesium, Iodine, Bromide, Potassium, Sulfur and other 16 minerals. It has anti-aging and moisturizing properties. It treats skin disorders such as eczema, dermatitis, acne, psoriasis, seborrhea,and scabies. The hard action of Dead Sea salt is well complemented by thebrilliant scent of lavender and soothing magic of Frankincense oil.

  • Fill your bathtub with comfortably hot water.
  • Add ¼ cup of Dead Sea salt and mix.
  • Add 1 tbs of Frankincense oil.

Rosemary and lemon detox bath

Rosemary and Lemon combined togiveyou a citrusy and woody smelling bath. If you are losing a lot of hair, rosemary oil in the bath water can stimulate and strengthen the hair follicles. It improves your digestive system, relieves pain in the muscles and relaxes the digestive system. Lemon oil enhances mood, removes dandruff and fights bacteria.

  • Take 1 Cup of Epsom Salt.
  • Add 8 drops of rosemary essential oil.
  • Add 5 drops of Lemon essential oil and whisk.

Milk and coconut bath

Milk and coconut are an excellent combination for rejuvenating your skin. Milk is rich in proteins and amino acids, which smoothen the skin, improve skin texture, ease irritation, and relax the body. Coconut, on the other hand, contains ahigh amount of fiber, which exfoliates the skin. In addition, you can use your favorite essential oil to make your bath erupt in fragrance.

  • Take 2 cups of powdered cow milk.
  • Add 1 cup of Epsom salt.
  • Add 1 cup of coconut powder.
  • Add 1/2 ounce of lavender essential oil or any other favorite of yours.
  • Mix well.

Lavender bath detox

DIY bath and beauty recipes

Lavender oil has camphoraceous clean and mild fragrance, which relieves stress and anxiety. It promotes good sleep and eases psoriasis and eczema. The perfume of lavender stimulates brain cells and enhances cognitive function. It heals wounds and scars and relieves pain the body.

  • Take 1 Cup of Epsom Salt.
  • Add ¼ cup of baking soda.
  • Add 5drops of Lavender essential oil.
  • Add 5 drops of Lemon essential oil.

Eucalyptus and lavender bath

Eucalyptus oils like said before helps with respiratory-related problems. Combined with Lavender, it creates a therapeutic effect on the body.

  • Take 1 Cup of Epsom Salt.
  • Add 8drops of Eucalyptus essential oil.
  • Add 5 drops of Lavender essential oil.

Almond milk bath

Almond milk is rich in Vitamin E. It cleanses the skin of pollutants and hydrates the skin. The Vitamin B2 contained in it facilitates the absorption of oxygen in the blood and tissues. Almond milk has vegan fatty acids, which help to treat skin problems such as blackheads, acne,andwhiteheads. Almond milk can be used along with coconut oil for relaxing and soothing effect on the body.

  • Take 1 Cup of Epsom Salt.
  • Add ½ cup of baking salt.
  • Add ½ cup of Almond milk.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil.
  • Add 10 drops of any essential oil.

Take bath in any of these detox bath recipes for atleast 20 minutes.