6 Detox Bath Recipes - Gillan Elizabeth
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Epsom Salt Bath Recipes

6 Detox Bath Recipes

After a particularly long day this weekend I felt physically drained yet mentally over aware. I decided to take an Epsom salt bath. Luckily I still had a mixture hanging around from a friend and poured it into the bath. When I slipped into the warm foggy water I felt that I could finally rest. Epsom salt baths have a slew of benefits including easing insomnia, ingrown toe nails, arthritis, bruising, sore muscles, sunburn, and much more! Epsom salt baths are particularly helpful for those low in magnesium. Some signs of a magnesium deficiency include:


Yellow teeth

Digestive issues


Body odour




Epsom Salt Bath Recipes


Add 1 to 2 cups of Epsom salts to running warm water. Epsom salt soaks can be made ahead of time (pictured: vetiver and lavender for a restful sleep). When buying oils it’s important to go with brands that have pure organic oils. I would recommend buying doTERRA or Aura Cacia essential oils.

For relaxation:

10 drops lavender oil + 10 drops bergamot oil

For quieting the mind:

10 drops lemon oil + 10 drops rosemary oil

For sore muscles:

10 drops lavender oil + 5 drops peppermint oil

For headache or sinus congestion:

10 drops peppermint oil + 5 drops eucalyptus oil

For allergy relief:

5 drops lavender oil + 5 drops peppermint oil + 5 drops lemon oil

For cramps:

5 drops lavender oil + 5 drops peppermint oil + 5 drops ginger oil


It is recommended that you soak in the tub for at least 12 minutes for the skin to absorb the magnesium.

If you have old essential oil bottles you can remove the lid and cap and let the bottle sit upside down in a bowl of Epsom salts. The salts will pull the extra oil out and you can enjoy a custom scent every-time.


DIY Detox Bath Recipe
Recipe type: Natural Bathroom Remedies
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Serves: 1 bath
Quick and easy bath salt recipe! Unwind after a long day or a hard workout.
  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • 10-15 drops essential oil
  • optional: food colouring: approx. 3-5 drops
  1. Add essential oil to Epsom salts and stir together.
  2. Draw a warm bath. Add Epsom salts mix to bath.
  3. Enjoy!



Do you have any detox bath recipes you swear by? Let me know in the comments below.

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