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I know there are a million things mama has to do every day. But know this easy Detox Bath Recipe is waiting for me–that is the light at the end of my tunnel!
You know I don’t joke around about my “me time” and I definitely need it lately with the weather changing and things just being hectic. So, when I had a particularly rough day, I decided to make this DIY bath soak and it was just what I needed–and I was so happy to have it again the next couple of nights when things didn’t really ease up.
Easy Detox Bath Recipe
You don’t need much to get your relaxing bath going. It’s just a few ingredients. And unlike bath bombs, you can use this DIY bath detox recipe immediately and get the full effect. No need to wait for anything to dry out.
Just dump a bit in your hot bath and you’re in relaxation-town, strolling down tension-leaving-lane. I just imagine if I’d had this when I had the baby. Man, that would have been nice to relax for a few minutes in the tub when all THOSE muscles were sore.
If you’re ready to head out on your mini-bathcation, grab a bowl and let’s mix it up.
What You Need to Make this Easy Detox Bath Recipe
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil
- 20-30 drops essential oils, your choice, but I love lavender oil
- 1 1/2 cups Epsom salts
- 1 cups baking soda
- soap dye, optional
Now, I know some recipes call for bentonite clay or apple cider vinegar, even some sea salt. But, seriously–I don’t need that. It doesn’t bring anything to the table that I need.
How to Make Easy Detox Bath Recipe
Combine all your oils, essential, olive, whatever. Go ahead and separate into different containers if you want to make a multi-colored bath soak as I did. Mix your Epsom salts and baking soda together, then put that in with your oils, add your food coloring and stir.
Pop this in an airtight container until you’re ready to use it.
When it’s time to soak, just put 2-3 tablespoons in your hot bath water and give it a little stir.
Why Use a DIY Detox Bath Salt?
There are not enough scientific studies that show that Epsom salts can remove toxins, but there’s a ton of anecdotal evidence. And my own personal experience.
So, the idea is that an Epsom salt based bath regimen can help with:
- Losing Weight
- Sore Muscle Relief
- Tension Relief
The theory of magnesium absorption is the biggest potential benefit of Epsom salt baths. But, even if the science not being there is not strong enough, the fact that one hour in a hot bath, you burn something like 126 calories–well, that’s the same as a 30-minute walk and I know what I’m going to choose.
How Does Detox Bath Salt Work?
In a warm bath, Epsom salts break down into their base compounds, magnesium, and sulfate. The idea is that when soaking in Epsom salts when they break down, they are absorbed into your body through the skin. There’s not enough scientific evidence to show it up as officially proven, but we all know that just soaking in some warm water absolutely helps to relax muscles and ease stiff joints.
In order to soften skin, reduce inflammation and keep your skin hydrated, you should plan to soak for 20 minutes. If your goal is just to relax, I’m planning on an hour-long hot water soak. But even just a 12-minute soak has been proven to help reduce muscle soreness and relieve tension and all those aches and pains.
If you love this easy recipe for detox bath salts, be sure to pin it to your favorite DIY bath and body recipes on Pinterest, so you can find it again fast when you need a detoxifying bath!
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