19 Jan 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:
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 quieting the mind:
For sore muscles:
For headache or sinus congestion:
For allergy relief:
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.
- 1 cup Epsom salt
- 10-15 drops essential oil
- optional: food colouring: approx. 3-5 drops
- Add essential oil to Epsom salts and stir together.
- Draw a warm bath. Add Epsom salts mix to bath.
Do you have any detox bath recipes you swear by? Let me know in the comments below.