9 Detox Bath Recipes to Support Your Health

Detoxification is a process of removing toxins from your body to support your health and reduce the risk of various diseases. A detox bath is not the ordinary bubble bath and oils you can purchase just about anywhere. It is made of ingredients you probably have in your home, and besides making your skin smooth, these baths provide a wide array of health benefits while allowing you to rest and relax. In addition to their benefits, detox baths are easy to make. Here are nine easy recipes to try.

9 Detox Bath Recipes to Support Your Health

1. Green tea detox bath

Green tea is one of the healthiest beverages one can drink, but it works wonders when used in the bath too. This tea is abundant in antioxidants and other important ingredients that boost energy levels, improve blood flow, lower your cholesterol among other things. One study discovered that green tea promotes the production of detox enzymes and, thus, making cancerous chemicals in the body harmless.

Green tea detox bath recipes are easy to find. Here is one of them:

Soak in your detox bath (this or any other) for about 30 minutes or as long as desired.

2. Salt detox bath

This detox bath features Himalayan salt which improves respiratory problems, balances your body’s pH, improves digestion, and helps you sleep better. For maximum effects, don’t forget to combine this, or another detoxifying bath recipe, with a detox diet plan which includes consumption of fruits and vegetables, green tea, olive oil, and other healthy foods while avoiding intake of sugars, grains, milk products, and alcohol. Here’s what you need for this detox bath:

  • Himalayan salt – ¼ cup
  • Epsom salt – ¼ cup
  • Baking soda – ¼ cup
  • Apple cider vinegar – 1/3 cup
  • Favorite essential oil – 10 drops (optional)

3. Ginger detox bath

Ginger helps with ingestion and nausea, and it also promotes regular digestion, alleviates bacterial infections, and supports overall health. Thanks to its ability to improve blood flow and digestion, ginger poses as an effective detox tool. To make this super easy, yet beneficial, detox bath you will need:

  • Epsom salt – 2 cups
  • Grated ginger – ¼ cup
  • Baking soda – ¼ cup
  • Mustard powder – ¼ cup

4. Salts for back pain

If you deal with frustrating back pain, this is the ideal recipe for you. Not only will it help you relieve pain and discomfort while improving mobility, but this recipe aids detox too. That’s because Epsom salt allows for minerals to draw out toxins from your body. Want to make this bath? Here are the ingredients you need:

Since detox baths make you sweat (to eliminate toxins), drink plenty of water afterward. Ideally, you should strive to stay hydrated every day because one of the most important health benefits of drinking water is that it helps your body flush out toxins faster.

5. Rose and Frankincense detox bath

Rose essential oil functions as an antidepressant, antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, and aphrodisiac. It boosts your libido while preventing infections and it also helps control high fever. On the other hand, frankincense is also highly beneficial thanks to its healing properties. Studies show frankincense helps us de-stress, and it also has positive effects on respiratory and cardiovascular health, provides antidiabetic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties at the same time.

To make this relaxing and healthy detox bath, you need following ingredients:

9 Detox Bath Recipes to Support Your Health

6. Citrus and clay detox bath

Orange essential oil reduces anxiety and helps you relieve stress after a long and hectic day at work. Thanks to the citrus note, this detox bath is perfect for summer. The bentonite clay absorbs toxins while citrus oils make you feel refreshed and energetic. Here are the ingredients for this amazingly energizing detox bath:

7. Lavender detox bath

Benefits of lavender are numerous including stress management, better sleep, headache relief, and it also aids management of eczema and psoriasis. It is also important to mention that lavender balances blood sugar levels and provides antioxidant protection. When you combine all these amazing benefits with a divine scent, it comes as no wonder why lavender essential oil is one of the most popular detox bath ingredients. To make this bath, you will need:

  • Epsom salt – 1 cup
  • Baking soda – 1 cup
  • Lavender essential oil – 10 drops

8. Lavender Eucalyptus bath

Eucalyptus oil helps fight colds, flu, and respiratory problems treat sinuses and allergy symptoms. Furthermore, evidence shows that eucalyptus oil helps relieve pain. Reasons to enjoy this healthy, pain-relieving, detox baths are numerous. You’ll need these ingredients:

  • Epsom salt – 2 cups
  • Lavender (dry) – ½ cup
  • Lavender essential oil – 5-6 drops
  • Eucalyptus essential oil – 10 drops

9. Almond milk bath

Almond milk regulates blood pressure, supports heart health, improves skin and kidney health, improves your vision, makes your bones stronger, and so much more. Another major ingredient in this recipe is coconut oil which nourishes your skin while improving your overall health. There’s no reason not to make this bath, so here are the ingredients:

  • Epsom salt – 1 cup
  • Baking soda – ½ cup
  • Almond milk – ½ cup
  • Coconut oil – 2 tbsp
  • Favorite essential oil – 10-15 drops


Detox baths aren’t ordinary baths; they go beyond helping you relax. These baths help remove toxins from your body, reduce the risk of numerous diseases, and improve your overall health. It’s incredibly easy to make one of these baths, just combine ingredients, add to your bathtub and soak about 30 minutes. Support your detox effort with a healthy diet.

Also, watch video on “15 Foods That Will Make Your Body Naturally Detoxed.”


Guest Author Bio:

Kathy Mitchell is a writer and avid researcher on the subject of Beauty, nutrition, and general wellness. She likes to go out with her friends, travel, swim and practice yoga. In her free time, you can find Kathy curled up reading her favorite novel, or writing in her journal. To know more about her follow her on Google+, Facebook, and Twitter.

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