On a cold winters day, relaxing in a nice warm/hot bubble bath sounds like the perfect way to commemorate National Bubble Bath Day, which is celebrated annually on January 8th.
Did you Know? The bubbles on top of the water (also known as foam bath or foaming bath) insulate the bathwater, keeping it warmer for a longer period of time.
What is a Detox Bath?
Generally speaking, a detox bath is one that’s designed to relax, refresh, and even flush your body of toxins. The right detox bath can make you feel as if you’ve indulged in a high-end spa, but all the ingredients you need to create that same experience can be found in your supply closet.
But why bother taking a ‘detox” bath at all? Isn’t simply soaking in hot water enough for your system? The truth is that this special bath’s ability to lower your body’s toxin load is not a feature to be missed.
Salt Detox Bath
¼ cup sea salt or Himalayan salt
¼ cup Epsom salt
¼ cup baking soda
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
favorite essential oils if desired (I use 10 drops of peppermint or lavender)
Salt Detox Bath Instructions
Fill tub with warm/hot water and add apple cider vinegar. Pour salt mixture in and add essential oils if using. Stir tub water with your leg to dissolve salts.
Soak in bath for 30 minutes or as long as desired. Note that with any detox bath, you may feel tired or lightheaded when you get out. I don’t recommend doing this while home alone or before going somewhere in case you are tired or need help. Drink lots of cold water before and after.
This bath is great for soothing skin irritation, boosting magnesium levels, and overall detoxing.
Ginger Detox Body Scrub
Everything I read about detox baths included Epsom salts so I combined that with another detox favorite, ginger, to make a dry scrub. Because according to Dr. Oz (my go-to health source) you can pretty much cure whatever ails you with ginger.
Combine roughly chopped ginger and 1/2 cup Epsom salt in a food processor. Pulse a few times until the ginger is ground and combined.
Remove to a small bowl and add lemon juice.
Put down a towel and apply scrub before your detox bath.
Oxygen Detox Bath To Clear A Cold
Does your skin need a little extra attention these days? Then pull out your trusty container of hydrogen peroxide and add two or more cups of this detoxification agent into your bathwater. Next, add at least one tablespoon of dried ginger powder to the water, and soak for at least half an hour.
This bath is ideal when you feel a cold coming on, as hydrogen peroxide will clear up skin infections and ailments, and the
ginger powder can clear up congestion and ease aching joints.
Lavender Detox Bath Recipe
Add 1 to 2 cups of Epsom salts and 1 cup of baking soda to running warm water Epsom salt soaks can be made ahead of time. When buying oils it’s important to go with brands that have pure organic oils. I would recommend buying Young Living essential oils. For relaxation:10 drops lavender oil
SEA SALT + EUCALYPTUS
For a weekly purifying bath combine 1 cup sea salt, 1 cup Epsom salt, 2 cups baking soda and 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil in hot water and soak for as long as you can. The salts and baking soda draw out impurities and excess water while delivering a dose of natural minerals. The essential oil is great for congestion as well as being stimulating and rejuvenating.
Best Tips for a Successful Detox Bath
Setting up the perfect detox bath takes some practice. Follow these tips to improve your chance of success.
Set aside AT LEAST 30 minutes for your soak. Anything shorter might not be enough for you to experience the full benefits.
Resist temptation by leaving your phone outside the bathroom. If you need to set a timer, use a watch instead.
Once you experiment with one detox bath, you’re likely to make them a routine for yourself. Best of all, many of these recipes can be made well in advance and used when the mood for a bath strikes you.
Cradle your neck with a supportive pillow or rolled up towel so it doesn’t begin to cramp.
Enhance the atmosphere of your bathroom by dimming lights, turning on relaxing music, and even lighting a few candles.
Make detox baths part of your routine by scheduling them in for the same time each week. Sunday evenings work well for many people.
Drink Lots of Water during the day and after your bath!
- Always try to use natural or organic ingredients.